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  1. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202

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    $79.00

  2. Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    Large tripod leveler (aka leveller) allows the NJP mount to be elevated an addition 2º - 5º for far northern latitudes.

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    Model#: TTA0002

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    $109.00

  3. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202

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    $79.00

  4. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200

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    $109.00

  5. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050

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    $52.00

  6. Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Canon EOS Camera

    Takahashi - Wide Mount T-Ring for Canon EOS Camera

    The Takahashi TMW0004 T-Ring was designed for Canon EOS film & digital SLR cameras, including the 20Da.

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    Model#: TMW0004

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    $92.00

  7. Takahashi - 32mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 32mm Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00705

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    $206.00

  8. Takahashi FS-60CB/FS-60Q Tube Holder

    Takahashi - FS-60CB/FS-60Q Tube Holder

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    Model#: TSK6010

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    $130.00

  9. Takahashi Wide Mount Canon FD T-Ring

    Takahashi - Wide Mount Canon FD T-Ring

    Wide Mount T-ring for Canon FD.

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    Model#: TMW0007

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    $72.00

  10. Takahashi - 12V/12AH Gel Cell Battery with Charger

    Takahashi - 12V/12AH Gel Cell Battery with Charger

    * Power your scope anywhere with this 12-volt, 12AH gel cell battery. * Comes complete with charger. Power your scope anywhere with this 12-volt, 12AH gel cell battery. Comes complete with charger ... Learn More
    Model#: PSS0001

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    $175.00

  11. 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

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    $152.00

  12. TPA0200 Pier Adapter for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - Pier Adapter for EM-200 Mount

    The Takahashi TPA0200 Pier Adapter was designed for the Takahashi EM-200 mount.Attach the mount to your pier. If you would like to put your Takahashi EM-200 mount on a pier, you will need this adapter ... Learn More
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    Model#: TPA0200

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    $231.00

  13. Takahashi Narrow Saddle Plate for Lapides Teegul Green

    Takahashi - Narrow Saddle Plate for Lapides Teegul - Green

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

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    Model#: TSP0001

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    $121.00

  14. TBL0002

    Takahashi - 2x Barlow Extender

    The Takahashi 2x Barlow Extender is excellent when using it in combination with apochromatic refractors.

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    Model#: TBL0002

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    $204.00

  15. Takahashi 1.3 Ib Counterweight

    Takahashi - 1.3-lb. Counterweight for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Did adding accesories like a big eyepiece, or a camera unbalance your Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount? Then you need the Takahashi TCW0006 counterweight add-on. This convenient and genuine Takahashi counterweight measures in at 0.6kg (1.3 lb) and is painted Takahashi green.

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    Model#: TCW0006

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    $70.00

  16. Takahashi - Teegul Polar Finder

    Takahashi - Teegul Polar Finder

    Custom designed for the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II mount, the self-contained Takahashi polar finder is ready to mount and serve your needs!

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    Model#: TSF6010

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    $185.00

  17. Takahashi Epsilon 180M Plate

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180M Plate

    Plate dimensions 131 mm x 235 mm with tapered area to attach a guide scope which is 85 mm across.

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    Model#: TMP0221

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    $130.00

  18. Takahashi MEF-3 7:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    Takahashi - MEF-3 7:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    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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    Model#: TFF0003

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    $292.00

  19. Takahashi - Wide Mount to T-Thread CCD Adapter

    Takahashi - Wide Mount to T-Thread CCD Adapter

    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.

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    Model#: TCD0001

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    $126.00

  20. TEA0050

    Takahashi - 5mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TEA0050

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    $265.00

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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.