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  1. Takahashi - TSA-120 Double Tube Holder

    Regular Price: $457.00

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    SKU: TAK-TKA36420M

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    Takahashi TSA-120 Double Tube Holder
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  2. Takahashi - 2x Barlow Extender

    $204.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00597

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    The Takahashi 2x Barlow Extender is excellent when using it in combination with apochromatic refractors.

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  3. Takahashi - Clamshell (Long) for FC-100DF / FC-100DL / FC-100DC

    $176.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA21420G

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    Takahashi Clamshell (Long) for FC-100DF / FC-100DL / FC-100DC
  4. Takahashi - 11 lb. Counterweight for Takahashi EM-200 Mount

    $235.00
    SKU: TAK-TCW05000

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    Is your EM-200 Takahashi mount have a weight imbalance, use the 11Ib counterweight-problem solved.

  5. Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Canon EOS Camera

    $92.00
    SKU: TAK-TMW0004

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    The Takahashi TMW0004 T-Ring was designed for Canon EOS film & digital SLR cameras, including the 20Da.

  6. Takahashi - ST-4 auto guider cable for Temma-2M mounts

    $159.00
    SKU: TAK-TAC03002

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    Connect an SBIG ST-4 Auto guider to the Temma-2M Mount.

  7. Takahashi - Mewlon 210MM Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain Reflector, EM-11 Temma-2M Mount, and FC-L Tripod - Package

    $9,380.00
    SKU: TLS2144

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    Takahashi uses extensive knife-edge baffling to minimize stray reflections as well as a specially designed tube that also acts as a
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  8. Takahashi - Saddle Plate for EM-11/EM-200/EM-400

    $293.00
    SKU: TAK-TBTS0002

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    Takahashi saddle plate for EM-11, EM-200 and EM-400 mounts that accepts Losmandy D-Series dovetails.

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  9. 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.

  10. Takahahsi - 180mm Mewlon M-180C with Dovetail Plate

    $2,320.00
    SKU: TAK-TLK18100

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    Takahashi's Mewlon 180-C is a 180mm f/12 Dall-Kirkham telescope. Designed for a superior observing experience, the Takahashi 180mm Mewlon uses a concave anellipsoidal primary mirror and a spherical secondary mirror for exceptional clarity, contrast and brightness. Includes a 6x30 finderscope and dovetail plate.
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    $109.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP00101

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    Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter
  15. 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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  16. 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.

  17. 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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  18. 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.

  19. 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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  20. 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.

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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.