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  1. Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras with CFW10 Color Filter Wheel

    Takahashi - TOA130 Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG ST-Series CCD Cameras with CFW10 Color Filter Wheel

    This Takahashi CCD spacer/adapter attaches an SBIG ST-series CCD camera that has a CFW10 color filter wheel installed to the Takahashi TOA130 Reducer.

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    Model#: TCD0021L

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    $154.00

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

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

    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 ... Learn More
    Model#: TCD0021

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    $152.00

  3. Takahashi TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-150, TSA-102/120

    Takahashi - TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-150, TSA-102/120

    Takahashi has made a high performance TOA-35 reducer for the TOA-150/102/120 and TSA-120.

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    Model#: TKA32580N

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    $1,099.00

  4. Takahashi - TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-130

    Takahashi - TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-130

    Takahashi has made a high performance TOA-35 reducer for the TOA-130/150 and TSA-102/120.

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    Model#: TKA31580N

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    $1,099.00

  5. Takahashi TOA-150NFB Double-ED Triplet Ortho-Apochromat Refractor Telescope

    Takahashi - TOA-150NFB Double-ED Triplet Ortho-Apochromat Refractor Telescope

    The TOA-150NFB is the second Takahashi Ortho Apochromat to be manufactured by Takahashi. It includes a newly designed triplet objective.

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    Model#: TOK1502

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    $11,400.00

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

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

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

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    Model#: TSA0130

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    $6,300.00

  7. Takahashi TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly with 4" Focuser

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

    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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    Model#: TSA0131

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    $6,950.00

  8. Takahashi - TOA-130NFB  Ortho APO Triplet Refractor - EM-200 Temma-2 GoTo Mount and SE-L Tripod  - PACKAGE

    Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Ortho APO Triplet Refractor - EM-200 Temma-2 GoTo Mount and SE-L Tripod - PACKAGE

    130mm f/7.7 triplet Ortho APO is Takahashi's newest design. Compact design sports 32" tube with lens shade retracted Includes heavy duty 4" focuser EM-200 Temma II Mount handles a payload of up to 35 lbs.

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    Model#: TSS1036

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    $17,373.00

  9. Takahashi - TOA-130 Tube Holder

    Takahashi - TOA-130 Tube Holder

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

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    Model#: TFK1300

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    $422.00

  10. TOA130R

    Takahashi - TOA-130 Reducer

    Make your Takahashi TOA-130 great for deep sky by making its focal ratio to a whopping f/5.76 and making flat field images! This is a magnificient chance for advanced astrophotography (35mm), specifically with larger chips and sensors.

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    Model#: TOA130R

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    $710.00

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    Takahashi - TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

    Takahashi TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

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    Model#: TAR0130

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    $55.00

  12. Takahashi - TG-SM Small Alt-Azimuth Mount & Tripod for FS-60C

    Takahashi - TG-SM Small Alt-Azimuth Mount & Tripod for FS-60C

    This small alt-azimuth mount has slow motion controls and is made for the FS-60C refractor.Includes metal tripod. This small alt-azimuth mount has slow motion controls and is made for the FS-60C refractor. The package includes a metal tripod ... Learn More
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    Model#: TGS6010

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    $750.00

  13. Takahashi - TG-LMLT Lapides Modified Alt-Azimuth Mount and Tripod

    Takahashi - TG-LMLT Lapides Modified Alt-Azimuth Mount and Tripod

    Takahashi Lapides Modified Alt-Az Mount (Green) comes with Slow Motion Controls and Tripod.

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    Model#: TLM7602

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    $999.95

  14. Takahashi - TG-LML Mount-to-SE Tripod Adapter

    Takahashi - TG-LML Mount-to-SE Tripod Adapter

    For the new TLM7601Teegul mount. This adapter allows all Takahashi SE tripods to be attached to Teegul mount.

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    Model#: TLM7603

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    $14.90

  15. Takahashi - TG-LM Lapides Modified Altazimuth Mount - Green

    Takahashi - TG-LM Lapides Modified Altazimuth Mount - Green

    Green Lapides modified alt-azimuth mount head with slow-motion controls. Attaches to any 3/8-16 tripod legs (optional)

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    Model#: TLM7601

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    $681.00

  16. Takahashi TG-LM Lapides Modified Altazimuth Mount Black

    Takahashi - TG-LM Lapides Modified Altazimuth Mount - Black

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    Model#: TLM7601B

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    $681.00

  17. Takahashi - Temma-2M RJ-11 Autoguider Cable

    Takahashi - Temma-2M RJ-11 Autoguider Cable

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    Model#: TGC0004

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    $159.00

  18. Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-200 USD III Mounts

    Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-200 USD III Mounts

    Add GoTo capabilities to your EM-200 USD III (not USD) mount with this 300X Temma II, Jr. Conversion Kit. Includes encoders, electronics, control box, cables and software.

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    Model#: TCK0005

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    $1,004.00

  19. Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD Mounts

    Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD Mounts

    Add GoTo capabilities to your EM-10 USD (not USD III) mount with this 250X Temma II, Jr. Conversion Kit. Includes encoders, electronics, control box, cables and software.

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    Model#: TCK0003

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    $1,439.00

  20. Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD III Mount

    Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD III Mount

    # Add GoTo capabilities to your EM-10 USD III mount with this 300X plug-in Temma II, Jr. Conversion Kit.# The kit includes encoders, electronics, control box, cables and software.# This kit is for USD III versions of the EM-10 mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCK0004

    $1,004.00

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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.