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  1. Takahashi - TG-LM Lapides Modified Altazimuth Mount - Green

    Takahashi - TG-LM Lapides Modified Altazimuth Mount - Green

    Green Lapides modified alt-azimuth mount head with slow-motion controls. Attaches to any 3/8-16 tripod legs (optional)

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    Model#: TLM7601
    $681.00

  2. Takahashi FSQ-106ED 645 Reducer

    Takahashi - FSQ-106ED 645 Reducer

    The Takahashi FSQ 645 Reducer offers .072X image reduction. Contains four elements in 4 groups and offers a 50% increase in light intensity over the current reducer.

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    Model#: TKA36580LS
    $1,930.00

  3. Takahashi Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    The Takahashi Adjustable Tripod Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount is a threaded adapter that connects to standard camera tripods with 1.25"-20 screws to set the elevation angle of polar axis.

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    Model#: TSH6010
    $69.95

  4. Takahashi - CCD Adapter for Sky 90 & New Q Reducer to SBIG STL Series w/FW8 STL Wheel

    Takahashi - CCD Adapter for Sky 90 & New Q Reducer to SBIG STL Series w/FW8 STL Wheel

    The Takahashi TCD0018S 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.

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    Model#: TCD0018S
    $171.00

  5. Takahashi Sky-90/FSQ-85 Accessory Ring Holder
  6. TEQ0002

    Takahashi - Extender-Q 2 " Adapter

    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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    Model#: TEQ0002

    Regular Price: $82.00

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  7. Takahashi - Short Compression Ring Adapter for M-210/250-CN212
  8. TNK2121

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi CN-212

    It's time to mount up your Takahashi CN-212 and take it for a ride... But don't do it with just any tube ring assembly.

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    Model#: TNK2121
    $205.00

  9. Takahashi Starshoot Guider Cable

    Takahashi - Starshoot Guider Cable

    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.

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    Model#: TGC0003
    $133.00

  10. Takahashi 50mm Finder Bracket for Takahashi Epsilon 180ED

    Takahashi - 50mm Finder Bracket for Takahashi Epsilon 180ED - Black

    Don't mount your 50mm Takahashi finder scope to you Takahashi Epsilon 180ED with just any old bracket... Do it with genuine Takahashi parts!

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    Model#: TVF7501B
    $86.95

  11. Takahashi Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA

    The Takahashi Epsilon-180ED (D=180mm, F/2.8), based on catadioptric telescope design (means association of lenses and mirrors) offers a fundamental innovation compared with Newton reflector or Schmidt astrograph.

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    Model#: TEK0180
    $5,510.00

  12. Takahashi 645 Reducer and Camera Angle Adjuster FSQ106-EDX

    Takahashi - 645 Reducer and Camera Angle Adjuster - FSQ106-EDX

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    Model#: TKA36580LX
    $2,295.95

  13. Takahashi 10mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    Takahashi - 10mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    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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    Model#: TEA0010
    $245.00

  14. Takahashi - Pier Adapter for EM-500 Mount

    Takahashi - Pier Adapter for EM-500 Mount

    The Takahashi TPA0500 Pier Adapter was designed specifically for the Takahashi EM-500 Mount. Includes base, base adapter and mount adapter.

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    Model#: TPA0500
    $423.00

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

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

    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.

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    Model#: TCD0022S
    $152.00

  16. Takahashi - FS-60Q with Teegul Patrol III Mount

    Takahashi - FS-60Q with Teegul Patrol III Mount

    The 600mm focal length offers a good sized image on the sensor or film in an extremely portable package. This ... Learn More
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    Model#: TTG6001
    $4,095.00

  17. TFK1010-NU

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

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

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    Model#: TFK1010-NU
    $314.00

  18. Takahashi Vari-Ring

    Takahashi - Vari-Ring

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    Model#: TKA31581
    $90.00

  19. Takahashi 2.7" Flattener for TOA-130S

    Takahashi - 2.7 " Flattener for Takahashi TOA-130S

    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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    Model#: TOA130FN
    $530.00

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

    Takahashi - SE-LL Tripod for EM-200 Mount

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

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    Model#: TWT6004
    $860.00

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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.