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  1. Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi - CA Ring 100

    Takahashi CA Ring 100 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA19202
    $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
    $109.00

  3. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050
    $52.00

  4. Takahashi F/3 0.6x Reducer

    Takahashi - F/3 0.6x Reducer

    The new Takahashi F3 0.6x is a high-performance reducer designed to reduce the focal length to F3 for the FSQ-106ED and the premium astrograph FSQ-130ED.

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    Model#: TKA38581
    $945.00

  5. Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi - CA Ring 130

    Takahashi CA Ring 130 for Takahashi reducers.

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    Model#: TKA32202
    $79.00

  6. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200
    $109.00

  7. Takahashi EM-11 USD III Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - EM-11 USD III Equatorial Mount

    The Takahashi EM-11 USD III mount is made for small to medium sized loads and can support up to 25 pounds ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSM1100
    $2,852.00

  8. Takahashi FSQ 645 Reducer .072x

    Takahashi - FSQ 645 Reducer 0.72x

    Takahashi has a 645 reducer for the FSQ-106ED and CCA-250. This unit was designedin response to the use of larger chip CCD cameras. The reducer produces a 60mmø image circle that is70% illuminated

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    Model#: TKA36580LA
    $2,095.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Takahashi - SBIG STL Adapter Spacer for Epsilon 180

    Takahashi - SBIG STL Adapter Spacer for Epsilon 180

    The Takahashi TCD0012STL Adapter was designed specifically for SBIG STL-Series CCD camera.

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    Model#: TCD0012STL
    $153.00

  12. Takahashi 22Ib Counterweight for EM-500 Mount

    Takahashi - 22Ib Counterweight for EM-500 Mount

    The Takahashi TCW0240 Counterweight was designed specifically for the Takahashi EM500 mount. Balance your load and save wear and tear on drive gears.

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    Model#: TCW0240
    $470.00

  13. Takahashi - 30mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    Takahashi - 30mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25"

    The Takahashi LE Series Eyepiece produces images that live up to the Takahashi name... A name that has become synonymous with terms like "quality" and "precision" in today's amateur astronomy market.

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    Model#: TEA0300
    $265.00

  14. Takahashi - Casady Universal Takahashi Plate

    Takahashi - Casady Universal Takahashi Plate

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    Model#: TDJ0007
    $295.00

  15. Takahashi - EM-500 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - EM-500 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    The Takahashi EM-500 Tripod is heavy-duty metal construction designed for the Takahashi EM-500 mount.Adjustable height, with positions between 31.5" and 44.5".The Takahashi EM-500 Tripod weighs only 34 lbs.Maximum payload is 1,000 pounds ... Learn More
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    Model#: TMT0002
    $2,400.00

  16. Takahashi FS-60 Q Tube Holder

    Takahashi - FS-60 Q Tube Holder

    This Takahashi Tube Holder is designed to support the FS-60 Q. Constructed with a traditional Takahashi pebble finish coat with a felt inner lining.

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    Model#: TSK6010Q
    $143.00

  17. Takahashi 6x30 Finderscope without Bracket

    Takahashi - 6x30 Finderscope without Bracket

    Do you need to focus? No worries. The eyepiece screws in and out of the finderscope body to achieve focus and a knurled trim ring locks it into place. What's more, the usable eye relief is an incredible 17mm for virtually unvignetted views for eyeglass wearers!

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    Model#: TVF6300
    $153.00

  18. 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

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

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

    Takahashi 645 Reducer and Camera Angle Adjuster - FSQ106-EDX ... Learn More
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    Model#: TKA36580LX
    $2,295.95

  20. 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

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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.