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  1. 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.

  2. Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    $4,430.00
    SKU: TAK-TTK12010

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    The Takahashi TSA-120 is the second triplet apochromat in the TSA Series. Its superb color correction will provide high contrast images with pin point stars across the field.

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  3. Takahashi - TSA-120 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope

    $4,430.00
    SKU: TSS0120

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    The Takahashi TSA-120 is the second triplet apochromat in the TSA Series. Its superb color correction will provide high contrast images with pinpoint stars across the field.

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  4. Takahashi - TOA-130NS Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 2.7" Focuser)

    $6,300.00
    SKU: TAK-TOK13010

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    The TOA-130 is perfect for visual, CCD and photo imaging.

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  5. Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    $6,950.00
    SKU: TAK-TSA13310

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    For those wanting to use a medium format camera, we will offer a deluxe 4° focuser with built-in camera angle adjuster.

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  6. Takahashi - Teegul Sky-Patrol III Equatorial Mount

    $1,095.00
    SKU: TAK-TSP6100

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    This ingeniously designed Takahashi equatorial mount is really lightweight and portable: It weighs only 7-3/4 lbs (3-1/2kg) and, with the 5-1/2" long counterweight shaft removed, will fit in a 7" X 8" X 3-3/4" space! Takahashi suggests a 5 pound

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  7. Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    $740.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT40200

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    Medium fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount. Includes tripod adapter. Medium fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount. Includes tripod adapter.

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  8. Takahashi - SE-L Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    $800.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT40300

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    Long fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount and OTA's up to the FS-128 or TOA-130. Includes tripod adapter. Long fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount and OTA's up to the FS-128 or TOA-130. Includes tripod adapter

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  9. Takahashi - Mewlon CR 0.73x Reducer

    $580.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA82580

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    The Takahashi Mewlong .73x reducer provides an effective focal length of 1825mm with an image circle of 35mm and a metal back distance of 72.8mm
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  10. Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph Telescope Optical Tube Assembly

    $3,450.00
    SKU: TAK-TQE08510

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    The Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the smallest member of the FSQ Series of flat field astrographs. Designed from the ground up for digital imaging, the Takahashi Baby “Q” is the go anywhere, portable astrograph.

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  11. Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    $13,460.00
    SKU: TAK-TQE13010

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    The Takahashi FSQ 130 incorporates optics that use an exceptionally advanced design that produces a flat-field astrograph a with large highly illuminated field that is further enhanced with the new dedicated 645 reducer that produces a Ø70mm image circle at f/3.5.

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  12. Takahashi - FSQ-106EDX4 Quadruplet Refractor Telescope

    $5,350.00
    SKU: TAK-TQE10630

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    Takahashi has redesigned the FSQ106 and created the FSQ-106EDX4 improving the flat field quadruplet design by using advanced Petzval quadruplet optics with ED glass for improved color correction in UV, visible and IR wavelengths. This makes stars appear sharper and more pinpoint. This 4 element 4 group design is definitely a telescope the advanced visual astronomy wants to bring!

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  13. Takahashi - FS-60CB 60mm (f/5.9) Fluorite Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    $860.00
    SKU: TAK-TSK06010

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    Are you looking for an extreme high quality refractor telescope to serve across a variety of purposes? Then look no more... Takahashi has your answer with the FS-60CB Fluorite Refractor

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  14. Takahashi - FOA-60Q 60mm f/15 Ortho Apochromatic Refractor

    $1,920.00
    SKU: TAK-TFA06100

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    The Takahashi FOA-60Q is a compact 60mm fluorite optical tube featuring a fine tuned doublet design that minimizes spherical aberration while maintaining a long focal length. Paired with the included 1.7x extender this telescope has a focal ratio of f/15 and is a premium visual and imaging refractor. Large 44mm imaging circle and over 99% Strehl.
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  15. Takahashi - FC100DL 100mm Apochromatic Refractor

    $2,680.00
    SKU: TAK-TFK10210

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    The Takahashi FC100DL features the longest focal length of the FC series. At f/9 with a Steinheil fluorite optical design, this apochromatic refractor was designed for a premium visual astronomy experience and is as high performing imaging refractor, producing stunning color-free views of the planets, Moon and deep space objects. Includes a dual speed 2.7" focuser and visual adapters and weighs just 8.3 pounds. ***First shipments expected in July 2017. Preorder now to reserve. Limited release! ***
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  16. Takahashi - FC-76DS Doublet Fluorite Apochromatic Telescope

    $1,780.00
    SKU: TAK-TFK07630

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    Takahashi is pleased and honored to announce the FC-76DS Apochromatic Refractor telescope, simply an advancement of the FC-76 from the 1980s. The new FS-78D is an updated version of the original FC-76 from 1980 by Takahashi. This item comes with the Larger 2.6" Focuser.

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  17. Takahashi - Collimating Telescope for Refractors, Cassegrains, & Ritchey-Chretiens

    $284.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00443

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    Designed for use on refractor, Ritchey-Chrieten and classical Cassegrain telescopes. The Takahashi Collimating Telescope is also used on the Takahashi CN-212, Mewlons and refractors of 820mm or more in focal length

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  18. Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for FSQ-106, TOA-130F, FS-128F & FS-152

    $230.00
    SKU: TFP1201

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    The Takahashi TFP1201 Camera Angle Adjuster was designed specifically for the Takahashi FSQ-106, TOA-130F, FS-128F and FS-152 telescopes.

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  19. Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope w/o Bracket

    $326.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00552

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    It's bold, it's bright, it's yellow... but its optical quality is unparalled. The Takahashi 7X50 Finderscope tube is like mounting a Takahashi "mini-refractor" right to your telescope!

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  20. Takahashi - 7X50 Finder Scope Bracket

    $88.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00563

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    Don't mount your 50mm Takahashi finder scope to you Takahashi Epsilon 180ED with just any old bracket... Do it with genuine Takahashi parts!

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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.