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  1. Takahashi 35mm Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    Takahashi - 35mm Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    Now you can adapt your 35mm camera for astrophotography! If you have a Takahashi FS-78, SKY 90, FS-60C, and FC-60E telescope, this may be the right adapter for you.

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    Model#: TCA1020

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

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

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    Model#: TCD0009

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    $96.00

  3. Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD III Mount

    Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD III Mount

    # Add GoTo capabilities to your EM-10 USD III mount with this 300X plug-in Temma II, Jr. Conversion Kit.# The kit includes encoders, electronics, control box, cables and software.# This kit is for USD III versions of the EM-10 mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCK0004

    $1,004.00

  4. Takahashi - Temma 2M Interface Cable - Orion StarShoot Autoguider

    Takahashi - Temma 2M Interface Cable - Orion StarShoot Autoguider

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    Model#: TGC0003-2M

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    $159.00

  5. Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for FS-102, FS-128N & TOA-120

    Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for FS-102, FS-128N & TOA-120

    The Takahashi TFP1100 Camera Angle Adjuster is made specifically for Takahashi FS-102, FS-128N and TOA-120N telescopes.

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    Model#: TFP1100

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    $265.00

  6. Takahashi TOA-150NFB Double-ED Triplet Ortho-Apochromat Refractor Telescope

    Takahashi - TOA-150NFB Double-ED Triplet Ortho-Apochromat Refractor Telescope

    The TOA-150NFB is the second Takahashi Ortho Apochromat to be manufactured by Takahashi. It includes a newly designed triplet objective.

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    Model#: TOK1502

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    $11,400.00

  7. Takahashi - Camera Platform for Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - Camera Platform for Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Machined of anodized aluminum, this felt-topped adapter plate attaches to the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount and accepts anything that has a 1/4"-20 thread hole, including Digital SLR cameras, small telescopes, etc.

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    Model#: TSP0002

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    $69.95

  8. Temma Hand Controller

    Takahashi - Advanced Temma Hand Controller

    Each controller is custom made, and comes with a 3 year warrantyIntroducing a new hand controller designed for Takahashi Temma Mounts by AstroSolutions LLC ... Learn More
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    Model#: ATHC0001

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    $995.00

  9. Takahashi - Jumbo Plate for NJP Mount & Side-by-Side Telescopes

    Takahashi - Jumbo Plate for NJP Mount & Side-by-Side Telescopes

    Takahashi Jumbo Plate to mount two telescopes side-by-side on the NJP mount. Dimensions: 16.5\\" X 10 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TMP0240

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    $334.00

  10. Takahashi - FC-100DF Steinheil Fluorite Doublet Apochromat Optical Tube Assembly - Imaging Model

    Takahashi - FC-100DF Steinheil Fluorite Doublet Apochromat Optical Tube Assembly - Imaging Model

    Takahshi has just introduced an updated version of the original FC-100 now called the FC-100D. It has been designed for the digital age.

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    Model#: TFK10110

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  11. Takahashi - WU Adapter for CN-212

    Takahashi - WU Adapter for CN-212

    Inserts into clamp ring of CN-212 (Cassegrain Newtonian 212) or Mewlon 210/250 to attach SCT (Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope) threaded equipment.

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    Model#: TCD0003

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    $127.00

  12. Takahashi 3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

    Takahashi - 3Ib Counterweight for EM-10 Mount

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    Model#: TCW0150

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    $99.95

  13. Takahashi 11 lb. Counterweight for Takahashi EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - 11 lb. Counterweight for Takahashi EM-200 Mount

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

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    Model#: TCW0230

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  14. Takahashi - FS-60C Tube Holder

    Takahashi - FS-60C Tube Holder

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    Model#: TFK6010

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    $139.95

  15. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Gibraltar Mount & FS-78 or Sky-90

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for Gibraltar Mount & FS-78 or Sky-90

    Felt-lined tube holder for mounting Takahashi FS-78 or Sky-90 OTA's to the Tele Vue Gibraltar mount. The tube holder is slotted for the Starbeam finder.

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    Model#: TGM0076

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    $147.90

  16. Takahashi FC-76D Reducer

    Takahashi - FC-76D Reducer

    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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    Model#: TKA1858

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    $560.00

  17. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 5.7mm

    Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 5.7mm

    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 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TEA0057

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    $660.00

  18. Takahashi Cross Plate for EM-200 or NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Cross Plate for EM-200 or NJP Mount

    Takahashi Cross Plate for Takahashi EM-200 or NJP mount.

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    Model#: TOP0310

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    $157.90

  19. Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #4

    Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #4

    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.

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    Model#: TCD0008

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    $155.00

  20. Takahashi 17.61Ib Countweight for EM-400 Mount

    Takahashi - 17.61Ib Countweight for EM-400 Mount

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    Model#: TCW0250

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    $357.00

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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.