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  1. 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

  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 - 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

  6. Takahashi f/6 Visual Extension Tube

    Takahashi - f/6 Visual Extension Tube

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    Model#: TSP0050

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    $52.00

  7. Takahashi - Band Adapter for 2-Hole Telescopes to NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Band Adapter for 2-Hole Telescopes to NJP Mount

    This Band adapter allows 2-hole (8mm X 1.25 screws) Takahashi tube holders, and other accessories that match that pattern, to attach to the NJP, a 4-hole mount.

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    Model#: TBA0100

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    $147.90

  8. Takahashi Wide Mount Ring to FS-60C for Canon EOS

    Takahashi - Wide Mount Ring to FS-60C for Canon EOS

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    Model#: TMW0012

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    $97.00

  9. Takahashi - Collimating Telescope for Refractors, Cassegrains, & Ritchey-Chretiens

    Takahashi - Collimating Telescope for Refractors, Cassegrains, & Ritchey-Chretiens

    Designed for use on refractor, Ritchey-Chrieten and classical Cassegrain telescopes. The Takahashi Collimating Telescope is also used on the Takahashi CN-212, Mewlons and refractors of 820mm or more in focal length

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    Model#: TCE0100

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    $284.00

  10. Takahashi EM-400 Temma II Mount Medium Latitude

    Takahashi - EM-400 Temma II Mount - Medium Latitude

    Serving as the middle brother between the EM-200 and EM-500 mounts, the Takahashi EM-400 is an excellent mount that can be disassembled into three parts making it quite portable for the user.

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    Model#: TSM0400ML

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    $9,150.00

  11. Takahashi Star Diagonal

    Takahashi - 1.25" Star Diagonal

    Let's talk quality here. The Takahashi 1.25" star diagonal uses a high quality prism instead of a mirror. This means a lifetime of service where the coatings won't erode.

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    Model#: TFP0090

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    $147.00

  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. TWT7020

    Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Medium

    The Takahashi TWT7020 Medium Mahogony Tripod is a medium-length wood tripod for the EM-400 mount. Medium-length wood tripod for the EM-400 mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7020

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    $800.00

  14. Takahashi TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly with 4" Focuser

    Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    For those wanting to use a medium format camera, we will offer a deluxe 4° focuser with built-in camera angle adjuster.

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    Model#: TSA0131

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    $6,950.00

  15. Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by world-renowned TakahashiJapan© combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design. ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLK3502

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    $17,410.00

  16. Takahashi - TOA130FN Flattener Wide T-Mount

    Takahashi - TOA130FN Flattener Wide T-Mount

    Suitable for 35mm astrophotography, too! Now you can use your 35mm camera or DSLR camera with your Takahashi TOA-130 telescope.

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    Model#: TCA1050

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    $103.00

  17. Takahashi - E-180 Reducer Adapter for FLI Proline Cameras

    Takahashi - E-180 Reducer Adapter for FLI Proline Cameras

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    Model#: TCD0012FLI-1

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    $177.00

  18. 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

  19. Takahashi - FC-S Wood Tripod for P2-Z Mount

    Takahashi - FC-S Wood Tripod for P2-Z Mount

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    Model#: TWT1010

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    $309.95

  20. Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for Takahashi FC-60

    Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for Takahashi FC-60

    The Takahashi TFP6100 Camera Angle Adjuster was designed specifically for the Takahashi FC-60 telescope.

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    Model#: TFP6100

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    $172.00

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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.