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  1. Takahashi 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

    Takahashi - 1.25" Compression Ring Adapter

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    Model#: TOA0200

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    $109.00

  2. 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

  3. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050

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    $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

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    $1,200.00

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Takahashi FSQ 106 Adapter for Diagonal

    Takahashi - FSQ 106 Adapter for Diagonal

    Do you have two quality Takahashi products you'd like to put together, but it won't quite work? Then relax... Takahashi has devised a way to enjoy both your Tak FSQ 106 and their premium diagonal in an inexpensive way.

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    Model#: TDR0200

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    $70.00

  8. 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

  9. Takahashi Extender-QE 1.6x 2" Field Flattener

    Takahashi - Extender-QE 1.6x 2" Field Flattener

    Created specifically for use with the new Takahashi FSQ-106ED “New Q" refractor , the Takahashi Extender - TSQ0106QE acts as both a 1.6X magnification visual barlow and a photographic tele-extender that flattens the field.

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    Model#: TSQ0106QE

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    $570.00

  10. 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

  11. Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-200 Mount

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    Model#: TSS1800

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    $16,299.95

  12. 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

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    $314.00

  13. Takahashi 645 0.7x Reducer for FSQ-130ED

    Takahashi - 645 0.7x Reducer for FSQ-130ED

    Takahashi developed the dedicated 645 Reducer 0.7x to compliment the ultra high performance of the FSQ-130ED.

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    Model#: TKA38580

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    $2,310.00

  14. TOA130R

    Takahashi - TOA-130 Reducer

    Make your Takahashi TOA-130 great for deep sky by making its focal ratio to a whopping f/5.76 and making flat field images! This is a magnificient chance for advanced astrophotography (35mm), specifically with larger chips and sensors.

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    Model#: TOA130R

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    $710.00

  15. TWT7001

    Takahashi - J-M Tripod for NJP Mount

    Medium fixed height wood tripod for Losmandy NJP mount.Includes tripod tray. Medium fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Tripod tray included.Length of Leg: 28.74" (730mm)Height (Set-up): 25.59" (650mm)Height (To Base of Dec ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7001

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    $668.00

  16. FSQ-85ED Astrograph OTA

    Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph Telescope Optical Tube Assembly

    Introducing the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the newest and smallest member of the FSQ Series of flat field astrographs. Designed from the ground up for digital imaging, the Takahashi Baby “Q” is the go anywhere, portable astrograph.

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    Model#: FQK0085

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    $3,450.00

  17. Takahashi Abbe 9mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 9mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

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

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    Model#: TKA00701

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    $153.00

  18. 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

  19. Takahashi - Wide Mount Nikon T-Ring for FS-60C Refractor

    Takahashi - Wide Mount Nikon T-Ring for FS-60C Refractor

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    Model#: TWT6010

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    $84.00

  20. Takahashi - Temma-2 GoTo Conversion Kit for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Temma-2 GoTo Conversion Kit for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Add GoTo capabilities to your NJP mount with this 350X Temma II Conversion Kit. Includes software & cables. A PC or the optional Temma Hand Controller is required for GoTo operations.

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    Model#: TCK0001

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    $2,539.00

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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.