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  1. Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Thread Spacer for Starlight Xpress and SBIG

    $184.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0385

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    Takahashi Wide Mount T-Thread Spacer for Starlight Xpress and SBIG
  2. Takahashi - TOA-150B Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    $12,970.00
    SKU: TAK-TOK15110

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    The TOA-150 is the second Takahashi Ortho Apochromat to be developed by Takahashi. It features a newly designed triplet objective. This new design like its smaller companion the TOA-130 is absolutely color free

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  3. Takahashi - FC100DL 100mm Apochromatic Refractor

    $2,680.00
    SKU: TAK-TFK10210

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    The Takahashi FC100DL features the longest focal length of the FC series. At f/9 with a Steinheil fluorite optical design, this apochromatic refractor was designed for a premium visual astronomy experience and is as high performing imaging refractor, producing stunning color-free views of the planets, Moon and deep space objects. Includes a dual speed 2.7" focuser and visual adapters and weighs just 8.3 pounds. ***First shipments expected in July 2017. Preorder now to reserve. Limited release! ***
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  4. Takahashi - Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonians & Cassegrains

    $63.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00441

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    Great tool for collimating a Newtonian or Cassegrain telescope. This item should be used with Takahashi collimating tube (sold separately).

  5. Takahashi - 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90/FS-78

    $138.00
    SKU: TAK-TOA0060

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    The Takahashi 2" Compression Ring Adapter for Sky-90 and FS78 OTA. With brass interiors, you can safely insert and use your 2" barrel sized eyepieces in this OTA. Simply attach the compression ring directly to the focuser.

  6. Takahashi - UW Flat Field Series Eyepiece - 3.3mm

    $660.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00600

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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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  7. Takahashi - 2" Sleeve to 1.25" Adapter

    $47.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP00113

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    Takahashi 2" Sleeve to 1.25" Adapter
  8. Takahashi - EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    $990.00
    SKU: TAK-TMT30200

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    This all metal tripod was designed for the Takahashi EM200 equatorial mount with telescoping, adjustable legs. Adjustable height between 25 and 44 inches.
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  9. Takahashi - 35mm Wide Mount Camera Adapter

    $82.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA35201

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    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.

  10. Takahashi - Flattener 1.01X for FSQ-85EDX

    $265.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA37582

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    When originally conceived, the FSQ-85EDX was meant for use with APS-C or smaller CCD or CMOS chips.  At image circle radii beyond about 14 mm, field curvature was evident in larger chips.  This new flattener will greatly reduce this field curvature, resulting in a practically flat field out to a 22 mm image circle radios. The two spot diagrams below demonstrate the impact of the flattener on field curvature.

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  11. Takahashi - 2" Mirror Diagonal with 1.25" Adapter

    $540.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00543

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    Don't rob yourself of the extra light by using a 1.25" diagonal... Get the full effect by going to a full 2" with the Takahashi TDM0200 Mirror Diagonal.

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  12. Takahashi - 110V to 12V 12 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    $103.00
    SKU: TAK-TPS0012

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    A great 110V to 12V battery that can power virtually any Takahashi telescope. Comes with a waterproof case.

  13. Takahashi - TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

    $55.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA31584

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    Takahashi TOA-130 25mm Spacer Ring for 67 Flattener

  14. Takahashi - Reducer Coupling for FSQ-106ED Camera Angle A

    $79.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA36002

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    The Takahashi TRDC0106 Reducer Coupling was designed specifically for the FSQ-106ED Camera Angle A. Item #17 on Takahashi FSQ-106 ED Photo-Visual Systems Chart.

  15. Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    $52.00
    SKU: TAK-TKP00105

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    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube
  16. Takahashi - WU Adapter for CN-212

    $127.00
    SKU: TAK-TCD0003

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

  17. Takahashi - TOE 4mm Eyepiece

    $338.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00615

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    Takahashi's TOE eyepieces are the ultimate in high magnification visual observation. These eyepieces, coupled with a premium telescope, will delivery performance close to the diffraction limit over the entire field of view.

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  18. Takahashi - 12.5mm LE 1.25" Eyepiece

    $245.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA00522

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    This Takahashi parfocal eyepiece is based upon the Erfle design which has a 52º apparent field of view and a 9mm eye relief.

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  19. Takahashi - Teegul Sky-Patrol III Equatorial Mount

    $1,095.00
    SKU: TAK-TSP6100

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    This ingeniously designed Takahashi equatorial mount is really lightweight and portable: It weighs only 7-3/4 lbs (3-1/2kg) and, with the 5-1/2" long counterweight shaft removed, will fit in a 7" X 8" X 3-3/4" space! Takahashi suggests a 5 pound

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  20. Takahashi - TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-130

    $1,199.00
    SKU: TAK-TKA32580A

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    Takahashi has made a high performance TOA-35 reducer for the TOA-130/150 and TSA-102/120.

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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.