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  1. 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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  2. Takahashi - Starshoot Guider Cable

    $133.00
    SKU: TAK-TAC03010

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    The Takahashi to Orion StarShoot Autoguider Cable is a brand new offering designed to connect the Orion Star Shoot Autoguider to the Takahashi Temma 2 mount. This is a dedicated cable and will not work with other products.

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

    $152.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0022S

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    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.

  4. Takahashi - Wide Mount - T-Ring Only

    $41.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00240

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    The Takahashi TMW0002 Wide Mount T-Ring was designed for .

  5. Takahashi - ST-7 Auto Guider Cable for Temma-2M Mounts

    $133.00
    SKU: TAK-TAC03008

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    Connect an SBIG ST-7 Auto guider to the Temma-2M Mount.

  6. Takahashi - Charger for Takahashi 12V DC Battery

    $92.00
    SKU: TAK-PSC0001

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    Battery charger with electronic cut-off. For use with PSB0012 and PSB0026 12v rechargeable gel cell batteries.

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

    Regular Price: $121.00

    You Pay: $115.00

    SKU: TAK-TSP0001

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

  8. Takahashi - Reticle Illuminator for Takahashi 7 X 50 & 11 X 50 Finderscopes

    $110.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00554

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    Takahashi TRI0001 Red LED Illuminator was design for Takahashi 7X50 and 11X50 Finder Scopes as well as Takahashi 5mm illuminated reticule guiding eyepieces.Cordless Red LED light source powered by two LR44/SR44/MR44 camera batteries (supplied)

  9. Takahashi - FOA-60Q 60mm f/15 Ortho Apochromatic Refractor

    $1,920.00
    SKU: TAK-TFA06100

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    The Takahashi FOA-60Q is a compact 60mm fluorite optical tube featuring a fine tuned doublet design that minimizes spherical aberration while maintaining a long focal length. Paired with the included 1.7x extender this telescope has a focal ratio of f/15 and is a premium visual and imaging refractor. Large 44mm imaging circle and over 99% Strehl.
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  10. Takahashi - 10-lb. Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    $160.00
    SKU: TAK-TCW04600

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    In case your EM-10 mount isn't weight balanced, solve your problem with the Takahashi 10Ib countweight! The weight of this counterweight is 10 pounds.

  11. Takahashi - 5mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    $265.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00520

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    Takahashi eyepieces have their lenses matched and assembled by hand at their plant in Japan.

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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 - 7.0mm

    $630.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00602

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    Takahashi 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 - Extender-QE 1.6x 2" Field Flattener

    $570.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA36595

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    Created specifically for use with the new Takahashi FSQ-106ED “New Q" refractor , the Takahashi Extender - TSQ0106QE acts as both a 1.6X magnification visual barlow and a photographic tele-extender that flattens the field.

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  15. 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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  16. Takahashi - Wide Mount to T-Thread CCD Adapter

    $126.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0001

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    Attach CCD camera to CA-35 (35mm camera adapter) for telescope series FSQ/TSA/TOA/FS. Wide mount male thread to male T-thread for CA-35.

  17. Takahashi - 30mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    $265.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00525

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    The Takahashi LE Series Eyepiece produces images that live up to the Takahashi name... A name that has become synonymous with terms like "quality" and "precision" in today's amateur astronomy market.

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  18. Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable - 9.8 ft

    $173.00
    SKU: TAK-TRJ0012

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    The Takahashi TRJ0012 Autoguider Cable is for CCD cameras other than those made by SBIG and has RJ12 to mini-din connectors. It measures 3 meters (9.8 feet) long and was designed specifically for the Takahashi Temma Mount.

  19. Takahashi - FC-76DS Doublet Fluorite Apochromatic Telescope

    $1,780.00
    SKU: TAK-TFK07630

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    Takahashi is pleased and honored to announce the FC-76DS Apochromatic Refractor telescope, simply an advancement of the FC-76 from the 1980s. The new FS-78D is an updated version of the original FC-76 from 1980 by Takahashi. This item comes with the Larger 2.6" Focuser.

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  20. Takahashi - 9mm Wide Male to Female T-Thread for SBIG ST Cameras

    $96.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0009

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    Takahashi 9mm Wide Male to Female T-Thread for SBIG ST Cameras
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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.