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  1. Takahashi - 2" Extension Tube

    $163.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP31112

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    This 2" extension tube by Takahashi is compatible with the TOA-130.

  2. 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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  3. Takahashi - Mewlon 250CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    $9,420.00
    SKU: TAK-TLK25300

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    When Takahashi developed the Mewlon Correctors it meant any Mewlon-250 or 300 ever made could be converted into a flat field corrected telescope.

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  4. Takahashi - E-180 Reducer Adapter for FLI Microline Cameras

    $177.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0012FLI-2

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    Takahashi E-180 Reducer Adapter for FLI Microline Cameras
  5. 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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  6. Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    $13,460.00
    SKU: FQK0130

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    The new Takahashi 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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  7. Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter for FLI IMG/Proline CCD Camera

    $158.00
    SKU: TCD0012FLI

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    The Takahashi TCD0012FLI Adapter was designed specifically to attach a FLI IMG or Proline CCD Camera to a Takahashi telescope.

  8. Takahashi - 29.7mm Spacer for Sky 90/New Q Reducer to SBIG ST with CFW-8 Color Filter Wheel

    $163.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0018

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    The Takahashi TCD0018 is a 29.7mm Spacer/Adapter for the Sky-90, FS-60C, or "New Q" FSQ-106ED Reducer when using an SBIG ST-Series Camera with CFW-8 filter wheel.

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Takahashi - FC-76DC Objective Unit

    $1,240.00
    SKU: TAK-TFK07611

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    The FC-76DC objective unit has been designed to expand the capabilities of the FS-60CB and Q.

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  12. Takahashi - 14.3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    $211.00
    SKU: TAK-TCW06500

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    Takahashi - 14.3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount
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  13. Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Ortho APO Triplet Refractor - EM-200 Temma-2 GoTo Mount and SE-L Tripod - PACKAGE

    $17,373.00
    SKU: TSS1036

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    The TOA-130 (130mm; 5.1") is the first of Takahashi's newest optical design, the Ortho-Apochromat Triplet.   This technology employs newly designed triplet objective lens sets using special elements to produce the highest order of color correction  packaged in a short 32” tube  (lens shade retracted). Takahashi has been the acknowledged leader in ultra-premium apochromatic optics for almost three decades. The new TOA and TSA Series of triplet refractor optical systems show Takahashi's dedication to quality and development of cutting edge technologies.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series Cameras with CFW8/9 Color Filter Wheel

    $152.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0021

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    This Takahashi CCD spacer/adapter attaches an SBIG ST-series CCD camera that has a CFW8 or CFW9 color filter wheel installed to the Takahashi TOA130 Reducer
  16. Takahashi - Reducer/Flattener for Sky 90, FS-78, & FS-60C

    $477.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA35580

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    The Takahashi F/4.5 Reducer-Flattener was designed for the Sky 90II, but it also works well with the Takahashi FS-78 and FS-60C model refractor telescopes, too.

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  17. Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Short

    $650.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT70100

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    The Takahashi TWT7010 Short Wood Tripod was designed for the EM-400 mount. Crafted from fine, luan mahongony. Short wooden tripod for the EM-400 mount

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  18. Takahashi - FC-35 0.66x Reducer for FC/FS Series Telescopes

    $1,070.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA19590

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    The Takahashi FC-35 0.66x reducer was designed to be used with the FC-100DF to produce a 485mm focal length at f/4.9 which is a

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

    $130.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA20420

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    Takahashi - FS-60CB/FS-60Q Tube Holder
  20. Takahashi - EM-200 Temma 2M Mount - Medium Latitude

    $5,210.00
    SKU: TAK-TMM44020

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    With a 40 pounds payload capacity, the Takahashi EM-200 Temma II Mount is an excellent GoTo mount for virtually any telescope within the payload range.

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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.