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Takahashi - A History of Innovation  

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


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Takahashi System Charts

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Takahashi Starlight Express to FSQ-106ED / Sky-90 Reducers


Price: $157.00


Takahashi Epsilon 180 Tube Holder Plate

SKU: TMP02300

Price: $229.00


Takahashi Morris Adapter for CN-212

SKU: TCD0005

Price: $157.00


Takahashi Feldstein #3 72mm to SCT Thread

SKU: TCD0007

Price: $138.00


Takahashi Touch Up Paint (White)

SKU: TTP0003

Price: $17.00


Takahashi 2.5

SKU: TOA0320

Price: $101.95


Takahashi 2

SKU: TKP00113

Price: $80.00


Takahashi Spacer for Sky-90 and FS-60C Reducer/Flattener

SKU: TCD0018

Price: $163.00


Takahashi CCD Adapter for TOA

SKU: TCD0022

Price: $154.00


Takahashi TEMMA RJ-11 Auto-guider Cable (5 ft.)

SKU: TAC03009

Price: $145.00


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

SKU: TKP31003

Price: $113.00


Takahashi Wide Mount T-ring DX-S for Canon EOS

SKU: TKA01250

Price: $144.00


Takahashi FOA-60Q f/15 OTA

SKU: TFA06100

Price: $2,080.00


Takahashi Tube Holder for FS60C/Q and FC-76DC(U) (80MM)

SKU: TKA20420Q

Price: $175.00


Takahashi Mewlon 180C Cassegrain Reflector OTA

SKU: TLK18100

Price: $2,050.00


Takahashi Wide Mount Adapter for QSI/WSG w/2.156

SKU: TCD0774

Price: $172.00


Takahashi 18mm Abbe Eyepiece 1.25

SKU: TKA00607

Price: $173.00


Takahashi 5.7MM Flat Field Series Eyepiece

SKU: TKA00601

Price: $660.00


Takahashi 3.3MM Flat Field Series Eyepiece

SKU: TKA00600

Price: $660.00


Takahashi Mewlon-250CRS Corrected Mewlon OTA

SKU: TLK25300

Price: $8,320.00


Takahashi Double Ring Tube Holder 125WS for FSQ-106EDX

SKU: TKA36420W

Price: $560.00


Takahashi 2

SKU: TKP27110

Price: $177.00