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  1. Takahashi - CA Ring 100 for Reducers

    $79.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP19205

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    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

  2. Takahashi - Narrow Saddle Plate for Lapides Teegul - Green

    Regular Price: $121.00

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    SKU: TAK-TSP0001

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    Saddle plate will fit Takahashi, Vixen and Celestron narrow dove tail plates.

  3. Takahashi - Feldstein CCD Adapter

    $163.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0002

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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.

  4. 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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  5. Takahashi - 7.5mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    $265.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00521

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    The higher magnification eyepieces in the line (2.8, 3.6, 5, and 7.5mm) use ED (extra low dispersion) glass for the best color correction. This is really a bonus when observing planets! All are fully multi-coated for ultimate light transmission.

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  6. Takahashi - 2.7 " Flattener for Takahashi TOA-130S

    $530.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA31582

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    Do you want to get more out of your Takahashi TOA-130S refractor telescope? Now you can with the Takahashi TOA-FL35 Flattener. The TOA-FL35 flattener is perfect for CCD imaging and extends over almost all CCD sensors.

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  7. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 10mm

    $630.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00603

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    Takahashi has just introduced the new TAK-UW ultra wide, flate field eyepieces.  This original design series produces a flat field and a 90 degree apparent field view with pin point stars acros the field

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  8. Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    $109.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP00101

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    Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter
  9. Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" APO Refractor - (EM-200 Temma II Mount)

    $14,499.00
    SKU: TSS1064

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    The NEW  Takahashi FSQ 106 ED Quadruplet Apochromat Refractor  Takahashi has made sfignificant improvements over its predecessor, the "old" FSQ106. Based on a Petzval quadruplet (double doublet!)  apochromat optical design with a four-lens fully-multicoated system using two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements. The modified Petzval design uses a true apochromatic doublet objective lens with an ED element to gather the light.

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  10. Takahashi - MEF-3 7:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    $292.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00733

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    The tension on the 10:1 focus knob can be adjusted to tighten or loosen the focus drag to allow the focuser to carry a heavier load or loosen the tension for normal focusing.

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  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable - 5 ft

    $133.00
    SKU: TAK-TAC03009

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    The Takahashi TRJ0011 Autoguider Cable was designed for CCD cameras other than those made by SBIG.

  14. Takahashi - Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders

    $187.00
    SKU: TAK-TBT0001

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    Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders
  15. Takahashi - Mewlon Focal Reducer/Flattener

    $436.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA70581

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    Designed specifically for the Takahashi Mewlon telescope line, the Takahashi TMC1800 Focal Reducer/ Flattener/ Corrector delivers multiple functions which make it a handsome addition to your photo/visual line up.

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  16. Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA

    $5,510.00
    SKU: TAK-TEK18010

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    The Takahashi Epsilon-180ED (D=180mm, F/2.8), based on catadioptric telescope design (means association of lenses and mirrors) offers a fundamental innovation compared with Newton reflector or Schmidt astrograph.

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  17. Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph - (EM-11 Temma T-2M Mount)

    $9,225.00
    SKU: TSS0851

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    Introducing the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the newest and smallest member of the FSQ Series of flat field astrographs.

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  18. Takahashi - f/8 Visual Extension Tube

    $52.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP00106

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  19. 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.

  20. 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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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.