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  1. Takahashi - 18mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    $154.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00703

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    Takahashi has just re-introduced their line of Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces.

  2. Takahashi - 7.7Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    $136.00
    SKU: TAK-TCW03500

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    Takahashi 7.7Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount
  3. Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-11 Temma II Mount)

    $11,799.00
    SKU: TSS1065

    In stock

    Takahashi has made significant 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.   There is a second widely air-spaced ED doublet within the focuser drawtube itself.

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  4. 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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  5. Takahashi - SBIG STL Adapter Spacer for Epsilon 180

    $153.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0012STL

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    The Takahashi TCD0012STL Adapter was designed specifically for SBIG STL-Series CCD camera.

  6. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-102 & FSQ-106

    $176.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA23420

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    The Takahashi TFK1010 Tube Holder is designed specifically for Takahashi FS-102 or original Takahashi FSQ-106 optical tube assemblies.

  7. Takahashi - 6x30 Finderscope without Bracket

    $153.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00551

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    Do you need to focus? No worries. The eyepiece screws in and out of the Takahashi 6x30 finderscope body to achieve focus and a knurled trim ring locks it into place. What's more, the usable eye relief is an incredible 17mm for virtually unvignetted views for eyeglass wearers!

  8. Takahashi - FC-100DC f7.4 Steinheil Fluorite Doublet APO Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - Visual Model

    Regular Price: $2,230.00

    You Pay: $1,784.00

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    SKU: TAK-TFK10010

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    The Takahashi FC-100DC is a 100m apochromatic refractor featuring high precision Steinheil fluorite optical glass for beautiful color rendering and high control, full detail images. The FC-100DC has been configured for visual use, ready to add your favorite eyepiece and is a superior choice for planetary and deep sky observing. A 2.2" rack and pinion focuser is included. *** Please be aware the telescope is pictured with optional accessories, it doesn't include a mount ***
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  9. Takahashi - 2.4Ib Counterweight for Mewlon 250 & 300

    $141.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP72433

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    Takahashi 2.4Ib Counterweight for Mewlon 250 and 300
  10. Takahashi - Large Accessory Mounting Plate for NJP & EM-500 Mounts.

    $416.00
    SKU: TAK-TMP02100

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    Takahashi large accessory mounting plate for NJP & EM-500 Mounts. Dimensions: 12\" X 8\". Use to attach the Tak FS-152 to NJP or EM-500 mounts.

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  11. 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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  12. Takahashi - CCD Adapter for Sky 90 & New Q Reducer to SBIG STL Series w/FW8 STL Wheel

    $171.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0018S

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    The Takahashi TCD0018S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8/STL Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi Sky 90 or New Q Reducer. The models this adapter works with Sky 90 or New Q Reducer only.

  13. Takahashi - 1.25" Star Diagonal

    $147.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00547

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    Let's talk quality here. The Takahashi 1.25" star diagonal uses a high quality prism instead of a mirror. This means a lifetime of service where the coatings won't erode.

  14. 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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  15. Takahashi - 25mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    $154.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00704

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    Takahashi has just re-introduced their line of Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces.

  16. Takahashi - Saddle Plate for NJP/EM-400/EM-500 Mounts

    $345.00
    SKU: TAK-TBTS0001

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    The Takahashi Saddle plate for NJP, EM400 and EM500 equatorial mounts accepts any Losmandy or D series dovetail plate.
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  17. Takahashi - 10mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    $245.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00528

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    This 10mm Erfle five element parfocal Takahashi eyepiece has a 52º apparent field of view and a good eye relief of 9mm.

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  18. Takahashi - 2" Adapter for FSQ85-ED

    $177.00
    SKU: TAK-TKT37110

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    The Takahashi 2" Eyepiece Adapter TOA0401 was designed specifically for the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, but is also needed for the FSQ-106ED-XIII when using a 1.6X Extender. Slides inside exisiting focuser tube to accept all 2" eyepieces and accessories.

  19. Takahashi - CCD Adapter for TOA130 Reducer to SBIG STL Series with FW8/STL Wheel

    $152.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0022S

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    The Takahashi TCD0022S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8/STL Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi TOA-130 Reducer. The models this adapter works with TOA-130 Reducer only.

  20. Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable for SBIG ST-4

    $133.00
    SKU: TAK-TAC03007

    Wait Time is 3-5 Days

    Do you need to connect your SBIG ST-4 CCD camera to your Takahashi Temma Mount? Then you need the Takahashi RJ-11 Temma Mount Autoguider Cable.

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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.