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


TAKAHASHI FC/FS MULTI FLATTENER CA RING FC-60, FC-65

SKU: TKA03203

Price: $68.00

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TAKAHASHI FC/FS MULTI FLATTENER CA RING 100

SKU: TKA19203

Price: $41.00

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TAKAHASHI SKY 90 OR NEW Q REDUCER ADAPTER/SPACER FOR FLI IMG OR PROLINE CAMERAS

SKU: TCD0018FLI-1

Price: $163.00

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TAKAHASHI TCD0013 13MM FEMALE TO MALE T-THREAD SPACER

SKU: TCD0013

Price: $112.00

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TAKAHASHI BREWER ADAPTER 72MM TO NGF-S FLANGE

SKU: TCD0011

Price: $158.00

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TAKAHASHI TCD0092A ADAPTER PDF TO 92MM X 1 APOGEE THREAD

SKU: TCD0092A

Price: $161.00

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TAKAHASHI PDF TO 92MM ADAPTER

SKU: TCD0092

Price: $161.00

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Takahashi T-mount DX-60W for Nikon

SKU: TKA20246

Price: $122.00

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Takahashi FS-60CB Visual Adapter

SKU: TKP20005

Price: $57.00

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Takahashi Coupling TW (FSQ-130ED) for FSQ-106EDX4

SKU: TKP38003

Price: $110.00

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Takahashi 7X50 Finder Bracket for Epsilon 180ED (Black)

SKU: TKA00563B

Price: $88.00

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Takahashi 7X50 Finderscope for Epsilon 180ED (Yellow)

SKU: TKA00552Y

Price: $326.00

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Takahashi Auxiliary Ring for 645 Reducer (FSQ-106EDX3)

SKU: TKA36582

Price: $127.00

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Takahashi Double Ring Tube Holder 280CW for Mewlon 250CRS

SKU: TKA84420

Price: $580.00

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Takahashi 67 Flattener for TOA-130NFB

SKU: TKA31583S

Price: $1,010.00

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Takahashi 645 Reducer CA 0.72X for CCA-250

SKU: TKA86580L

Price: $2,150.00

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Takahashi L-bracket for GT-40 Guide Scope

SKU: TGT04010

Price: $146.00

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Takahashi GT-40 Guide Scope

SKU: TGT04000

Price: $360.00

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Takahashi Wide Mount Adapter for Sony NEX E-mount

SKU: TMW0100

Price: $136.00

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Takahashi 10-to-1 Micro Edge Focuser for 2.7

SKU: TKA00733

Price: $292.00

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Takahashi Tube Holder 125S for TSA-120 / FSQ-106EDX

SKU: TKA36420

Price: $297.00

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Takahashi Sky-90 / FS-78 / FS-60C T-thread Male Adapter

SKU: TCD0014

Price: $153.00

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