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  1. Takahashi - FS-60 Q Tube Holder

    $143.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA20420Q

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    This Takahashi Tube Holder is designed to support the FS-60 Q. Constructed with a traditional Takahashi pebble finish coat with a felt inner lining.

  2. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi TSA-120 Refractor Telescope

    $297.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA36400

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    The Takahashi TSA0121 Tube Holder was composed particularly for the Takahashi TSA-120 and FSQ-ED (same as TFK-1010-NU but excludes balance plate.

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  3. Takahashi - Double Ring Tube Holder for FSQ-106ED

    $457.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA36420W

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    Takahashi double-ring tube holder for the FSQ-106ED "New Q".  Includes a bridge plate for an optional guide scope.

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  4. Takahashi - Clamshell (Long) for FC-100DF / FC-100DL / FC-100DC

    $176.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA21420G

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    Takahashi Clamshell (Long) for FC-100DF / FC-100DL / FC-100DC
  5. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Epsilon 180

    $457.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA68420M

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    Takahashi Epsilon 180 Tube Rings were designed specifically to fit the Takahashi Epsilon 180 telescope.

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  6. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-102 & FSQ-106

    $176.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA23420

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    The Takahashi TFK1010 Tube Holder is designed specifically for Takahashi FS-102 or original Takahashi FSQ-106 optical tube assemblies.

  7. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi New FSQ-106 (New Q)

    $314.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA29429S

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    A necessary accessory for owner's or owner's-to-be of the Takahashi "New Q" FSQ-106 OTA.

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  8. Takahashi - TOA-130 Tube Holder

    $422.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA31420

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    The Takahashi TOA-130 Tube Holder was designed specifically for the Takahashi TOA-130S or TOA-130F refractor.

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  9. Takahashi - Tube Rings for Takahashi TOA-150

    $610.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA32420

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    Takahashi TOA-150 Tube Rings are a two-part, bridged system for a perfect fit with the mount of your choosing. Custom matched paint for a perfect Takahashi fit and finish.

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  10. Takahashi - Tube Holder for FS-78/Sky 90

    $148.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA21420

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    Attaches OTA to Takahashi mount. A tube holder does exactly as the name impliesit holds the tube in a clam-shell-like ring so that the OTA can be mounted to a Takahashi mount.

  11. Takahashi - Double Tube Holder for TOA-130

    $530.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA27420T

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    Takahashi double tube holder for the TOA-130 or FS-132 refractor. Attaches OTA to Takahashi mount and includes bridge.

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  12. Takahashi - Baby Q Tube Rings

    $276.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA21420S

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    A necessary accessory for owner's or owner's-to-be of the Takahashi Baby Q OTA. A tube holder does exactly as the name implies...it holds the tube in a clam-shell-like ring so that the OTA can be mounted to a Takahashi mount.

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  13. Takahashi - Tube Holder Double Ring 166mm Diameter

    $439.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA69429S

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    Takahashi Tube Holder Double Ring 166mm Diameter.

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  14. Takahashi - FS-60CB/FS-60Q Tube Holder

    $130.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA20420

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    Takahashi - FS-60CB/FS-60Q Tube Holder
  15. Takahashi - TSA-120 Double Tube Holder

    Regular Price: $457.00

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    SKU: TAK-TKA36420M

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    Takahashi TSA-120 Double Tube Holder
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Takahashi began manufacturing telescopes in 1967 their 35th year of business. They began and remain in the sand casting business today.

Their first model was TS-65 a 65mm x 900mm achromat. By 1969 they produced their first 65mm triplet semi-apochromat and 100mm f/10 reflector in 1969.

The TS80 built in April of 1972 was the first triplet apochromat Takahashi telescope built. Then in 1973 their first fluorite triplet telescope was used too photograph the total solar eclipse on June 29th of that year in Africa. It was an 80mm x 1200mm and in the same year they produced their first equatorial mount with a polar telescope.

In 1977 Takahashi introduced their second triplet fluorite apochromat the TS-90 a 90mm x 1000mm and the 90S mount and the famous JP mount in 1979. The NJP mount as it is called today is still in production. The JP and NJP mounts can be converted to Takahashi’s Temma “go to” system. This is a testament to its timeless design. Then followed by the introduction of famous Sky Patrol portable mount in 1981, this mount was a favorite for eclipse chasers. It features a polar alignment telescope in the R.A. shaft and integral 40mm guide scope. In that year the fluorite Series FC 65, 78, 100, and 125 were introduced. This series remained in production until 1994.

Takahashi developed the camera angle adjuster which is a bearing device that allows the camera or ocular to be rotated 360° without loss of focus. This rotator device is still used today for all Takahashi focuser from the 2” to 4” focusers and all astrographs.

From this time Takahashi used a compression ring ocular holder to provide precise centering of the ocular and optics of the telescope.

In 1983 introduced their Epsilon Series of Hyperbolic flat field astrographs with the 130, 160, 200, 250 and 300. Takahashi was able to perfect the process for grinding hyperbolic mirrors and is doing so today for its current Epsilons and corrected RC astrographs. This was also the year they introduced the prototype FCT-150 fluorite triplet apochromat and the revolutionary EM-2000 mount which used electric clutches and had a direct read out of R.A. and Dec. This mount could be transported to remote sites because it broke down into three parts.

In 1985 the triplet FCT Series included a 65, 76, 100, 125 and 150mm fluorite triplets. The Mewlon Series Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescopes were the next series in sizes of 180, 210, 250 and 300mm were developed along with the CN-212, a convertible 212mm classical Cassegrain f/12 and corrected Newtonian convertible telescope.

In 1989 Takahashi introduced their famous TSC-225: a 225mm Schmidt-Cassegrain with innovations such as 10 baffles in the baffle tube and a rear cell fan for cooling of the optics. The 225 used white German optical glass for its corrector plate. Ever the innovator Takahashi produced the carbon fiber Epsilon-250 in 1992 closely followed by the carbon fiber Epsilon-210 hyperbolic astrographs.

Takahashi also makes observatory telescopes which include: 350mm hyperbolic astrographs, 300 and 400mm Cassegrains, 200, 250 and 300mm triplet apochromatic refractors and the large EM-3500 mounts to carry them.

Takahashi’s manufacture of refractors, Newtonian reflectors, Cassegrain/Newtonians, classical Cassegrains, hyperbolic astrographs, corrected Baker RC astrographs, mounts and oculars makes it one of the most versatile companies of its type in the world.

The current line of Ortho Apochromatic refractors use a design that is absolutely color free, will include a 110mm, 130mm [currently produced], 150mm [introduced 06/05] and a 180mm. Coming also is a line of Ortho Astrographs.

Their manufacturing facilities are located in Urii, Japan with their headquarters located in the Itabahsi prefecture of Tokyo. The facilities include the main assembly and design facility where the instruments and optics designed, are tested and assembled. The second is the sand casting factory. The third is the facility where the observatory mounts the EM-3500 and EM-2500 are assembled along with the machining shop next door to their warehouse facility. The fourth is the mirror grinding, polishing and testing building.

Takahashi’s staff includes: optical, design and mechanical engineers many of whom are amateur astronomers, who have discovered new asteroids one of which was named Urii in honor of the city where the Takahashi manufacturing facilities are located.