Takahashi

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Takahashi - A History of Innovation

Takahashi began manufacturing telescopes in 1967 with their first model, theTS-65.The TS80 built in April of 1972 was the first triplet apochromat Takahashi telescope built. Then in 1973they produced their first equatorial mount with a polar telescope.

In 1977 Takahashi introduced their second triplet fluorite apochromat the TS-90 and the famous JP mount in 1979. The NJP mount, as it is called today, can be converted to Takahashi’s Temma “go to” system. This is a testament to its timeless design.

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.Takahashi also uses a compression ring ocular holder to provide precise centering of the ocular and optics of the telescope.

In 1983 Takahashi 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 for its current Epsilons, like the Epsilon 180ED, and corrected RC astrographs. This was also the year they introduced the prototype FCT-150 fluorite triplet apochromat and the revolutionary EM-200 mount which used electric clutches and had a direct read out of R.A. and Dec.

In 1985, the Mewlon Series Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescopes was the next series in sizes of 180, Mewlon 210, Mewlon 250 and Mewlon 300mm were developed along with the CN-212, a convertible 212mm classical Cassegrain f/12 and corrected Newtonian convertible telescope. Ever the innovator Takahashi produced the carbon fiber Epsilon-250 in 1992 closely followed by the carbon fiber Epsilon-210 hyperbolic astrographs.

The current line of Ortho Apochromatic refractors use a design that is absolutely color free, and include the TOA 130mm and TOA 150mm. Coming also is a line of Ortho Astrographs.

Takahashi 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 Takahashi instruments and optics are designed, tested and assembled. The facility where the observatory mounts EM-3500 and EM-2500 are assembled along with the machining shop next door to their warehouse facility. Next to that is the mirror grinding, polishing and testing building.

Takahashi Back Focus Guide

Takahashi System Charts

PolarisFinder v1.2 for Takahashi Mounts


STARBASE 80 6X30 FINDER W/BRACKET

SKU: SBP08110

Price: $70.00

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TAKAHASHI FC/FS MULTI FLATTENER CA RING 76

SKU: TKA18203

Price: $41.00

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TAKAHASHI 92MM THREAD ADAPTER FOR FLI PDF THREAD (TCD0092FLI)

SKU: TCD0092FLI

Price: $161.00

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Takahashi Coupling TW for FSQ-106ED, EDX, EDX2, EDX3

SKU: TKP30003

Price: $86.00

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Takahashi 98MM Spacer Ring (32.5MM) for CCA-250 645 Reducer

SKU: TKP86002

Price: $115.00

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Takahashi FC-100 Camera Ring M72 to M55.9 Coupling

SKU: TKA19205

Price: $102.00

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Takahashi F 50.8 AD Adapter

SKU: TKP19001

Price: $54.00

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Takahashi 0.93X Field Flattener for FOA-60

SKU: TKA28582

Price: $324.00

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Takahashi Clamshell (Long) for FC-100DF / FC-100DL / FC-100DC

SKU: TKA21420G

Price: $176.00

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Takahashi FC-76D / FC-100D Flattener

SKU: TKA18582

Price: $224.00

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Takahashi FQR Quick Release for Finder Bracket

SKU: TKA00571B

Price: $122.00

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Takahashi Wide Mount Adapter for FS-60C (Canon EOS)

SKU: TMW0012

Price: $97.00

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Takahashi Reducer QE 0.73X for FSQ-130ED / FSQ-106ED / FSQ-85ED

SKU: TKA36580

Price: $710.00

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Takahashi Double Ring Tube Holder 232WM for the Epsilon 180

SKU: TKA68420M

Price: $457.00

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Takahashi SBIG STL Series Adapter for Epsilon 180

SKU: TCD0012STL

Price: $153.00

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Takahashi 10-to-1 Micro Edge Focuser for 4.0

SKU: TKA00734

Price: $292.00

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Takahashi Touch-Up Paint (Green)

SKU: TTP0002

Price: $17.00

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Takahashi Feldstein #2 72mm Adapter

SKU: TCD0006

Price: $157.00

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Takahashi Camera Angle Adjuster for FC-50 and FC-65

SKU: TFP6100

Price: $169.00

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TAKAHASHI SBIG CFW-10/ST SPACER FOR TOA

SKU: TCD0021L

Price: $154.00

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Takahashi Prime Focus Ring 89mm

SKU: TKA86002

Price: $120.00

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 Takahashi 25mm Spacer for TOA-130NFB - TKA31584

SKU: TKA31584

Price: $55.00

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TAKAHASHI - EXTENDER-Q 2

SKU: TKA00596

Price: $82.00

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Takahashi Coupling TW for TOA-130NFB, TOA-150B

SKU: TKP31003

Price: $86.00

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