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  1. Takahashi - FSQ-85EDX w/ 1.01X Flattener

    $3,650.00
    SKU: TAK-TQE08541

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  2. Takahashi FSQ106 EDX III

    $3,900.00
    SKU: TAK-FSQ106EX3-U

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    Used Takahashi FSQ106 EDX III
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  3. Takahashi - 72mm To NGF-S Flange Adapter

    $158.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0011

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    Takahashi 72mm To NGF-S Flange Adapter
  4. Takahashi - 12V 26AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    $126.00
    SKU: TAK-PSB0026

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    A 12 volt 26 amp hour battery for both Takahashi EM and NJP mounts. This non spillable battery is sealed to ensure highest quality and life.

  5. 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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  6. Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #3

    $138.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0007

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    The Feldstein adapter is used for focuser ends found on some Takahashi telescopes to mate items such as a camera to the telescope - or the other end has SCT thread which allows use of SCT-threaded items such as visual backs, T-adapters, etc.

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Takahashi - FC-76D Flattener

    $224.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA18582

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    This flattener from Takahashi is compatible with FC-76 and FS-78 optical tubes. This can help aid in astrophotography, specifically in deep sky because it reduces the focal ratio.

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  10. Takahashi - 4.6Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    $106.00
    SKU: TAK-TCW02100

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    Takahashi 4.6Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount
  11. Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" f/5 Astrograph Telescope

    Regular Price: $5,150.00

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    SKU: TAK-FQK1061NU

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    Now introducing the NEW Takahashi FSQ106! The FSQ106ED telescope features longer backfocus of 178mm to accommodate most CCD systems

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  12. Takahashi - GT Mounting Bracket

    $146.00
    SKU: TAK-TGT04010

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    The GT mounting bracket adds great versatility to the GT-40.  It can be mounted on top of the special four hole tube holders. This bracket gives great versatility.

  13. Takahashi - CCD Adapter for E-180, Mewlon Reducer or TOA-130FN to SBIG STL-Series with FW8 STL Filter Wheel

    $153.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0012S

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    The Takahashi TCD0012S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8 Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi Epsilon 180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer.

  14. Takahashi - 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    $292.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00734

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    The Takahashi 10:1 MicroEdge Focuser provides precision requirements for a wide variety of Takahashi telescopes.

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  15. Takahashi - White Touch-Up Paint

    $17.00
    SKU: TAK-TTP0003

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    Got a nick? Don't be sick. Touch up paint will fix it quick! All joking aside, accidents can happen. It's easy to knock counterweights together and chip the paint... And just as easy to accidentally scratch mounting rings or brackets.

  16. Takahashi - Abbe 9mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    $153.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00701

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    Takahashi 9mm Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces. They feature the classic three and one configuration. They perform particularly well with the Takahashi 2x Barlow lens and will produce a nearly flat field. The 44˚apparent field of view makes these eyepieces perfect for lunar and planetary observations. This simple configuration produces a high contrast sharp image in this high performance eyepiece. The Takahashi Abbe Series is essentially par focal from the 6mm to the 32mm and is suited to be used in turret eyepiece holder which makes changing eyepieces easy as turning the turret to the desired eyepiece.
  17. Takahashi - 0.9Ib Tube Counterweight for Mewlon 250

    $117.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP72432

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    Takahashi 0.9Ib Tube Counterweight for Mewlon 250
  18. 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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  19. Takahashi - FC-76D Reducer

    $560.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA18580

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    Takahashi has designed a dedicated reducer that is compatible with the FC-76D and all FC-76`s and FS-78`s.

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  20. Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series Camera & CFW10

    $163.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0018L

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    The Takahashi TCD0018L Adapter attaches an SBIG ST-series CCD camera with CFW10 color filter wheel installed.

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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.