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  1. Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    $4,430.00
    SKU: TAK-TTK12010

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    The Takahashi TSA-120 is the second triplet apochromat in the TSA Series. Its superb color correction will provide high contrast images with pin point stars across the field.

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  2. Takahashi - 36.5mm 2" Accessory Tube

    $145.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00105

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    Extension tube for the Takahashi Eyepiece Turret.

  3. Takahashi - Epsilon 160/180 CCD Spacer (SBIG ST Series with CFW8/9 Color Filter Wheel

    $158.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0012

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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.

  4. Takahashi - Extender-Q 2 " Adapter

    Regular Price: $82.00

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    SKU: TAK-TKA00596

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    This perfectly machined 2" adapter threads onto the visual adapter section of the Takahashi Extender-Q TEQ0002. The Takahashi Extender-Q allows the use of 2" eyepieces or most 2" refractor star diagonals.

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  5. Takahashi - 6X30 Finder Scope Bracket

    $51.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00562

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    The Takahashi TVF6301 is a heavy-duty finder scope bracket intended to mount onto the rear cell of Takahashi 78mm and larger refractor optical tubes only.

  6. Takahashi - 32mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    $206.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00705

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

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  7. Takahashi - 14.3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    $211.00
    SKU: TAK-TCW06500

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    Takahashi - 14.3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount
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  8. Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    $6,950.00
    SKU: TAK-TSA13310

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    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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  9. Takahashi - 1.7x CQ Extender Module for FS-60Q Refractor

    $407.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA20595

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    The Takahashi 1.7x CQ Extender Module for FS-60 refractors will add focal length to your FS-60 creating a f/10 refractor with 600mm focal length.
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  10. Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #6 for SBIG STL Cameras

    $157.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0017

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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.

  11. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi New FSQ-106 (New Q)

    $388.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA29429S

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    A necessary accessory for owner's or owner's-to-be of the Takahashi "New Q" FSQ-106 OTA.

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  12. Takahashi - SE-LL Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    $860.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT40400

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    Takahashi extra Long wood tripod for EM-200 mount and FS-152 OTA. Includes tripod adapter.

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  13. Takahashi - FC-100DF f/7.4 Steinheil Fluorite Doublet APO Refractor - Imaging Model

    $2,440.00
    SKU: TAK-TFK10110

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    The Takahashi FC-100DF f/7.4 was built for astrophotography. Specialty Fluorite Steinheil optical glass creates a ultra high precision apochromatic refractor that will render color and contrasting details beautifully. A moderate focal length maintains detail across the field of view without costing you exposure time.
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  14. Takahashi - FS-60CB/FS-60Q Tube Holder

    $130.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA20420

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    Takahashi - FS-60CB/FS-60Q Tube Holder
  15. Takahashi - Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    $191.00
    SKU: TAK-TMP02200

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    Takahashi medium (M) accessory plate for the EM-200 mount. Mounts FS-152 tube holder to EM-200 mount.

  16. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi TSA-120 Refractor Telescope

    $297.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA36400

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    The Takahashi TSA0121 Tube Holder was composed particularly for the Takahashi TSA-120 and FSQ-ED (same as TFK-1010-NU but excludes balance plate.

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  17. Takahashi - Sky 90 or New Q Reducer Adapter/Spacer for SBIG STL-Series CCD Cameras

    $171.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0018STL

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    The Takahashi TCD0018STL 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 and does not include color filter wheel attachment.

  18. Takahashi - TCA-4 Camera Eyepiece Projection

    $305.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00210

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    Takahashi TCA-4 camera adapter for .965" and 1.25" variable eyepiece projection device.

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  19. Takahashi - Mewlon CR 0.73x Reducer

    $580.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA82580

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    The Takahashi Mewlong .73x reducer provides an effective focal length of 1825mm with an image circle of 35mm and a metal back distance of 72.8mm
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  20. Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-200 Mount

    $16,299.95
    SKU: TSS1800

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    optics provide high quality images for BOTH visual observation AND large field imaging needs. The wide, perfectly flat field
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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.