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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 Wide Mount Canon FD T-Ring

SKU: TMW0007

Price: $72.00


Takahashi TSP Visual Extension Tube

SKU: TSP0020

Price: $23.00


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

SKU: TFP6100

Price: $169.00


Takahashi E-180 Spacer for FLI ProLine w/CFW


Price: $177.00


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

SKU: TKA01250

Price: $144.00


Takahashi Pentax 6X7 T-Mount for FS-128F/FS-152/FSQ106

SKU: TFP2840

Price: $248.99


Takahashi T-mount DX-60W for Canon EOS

SKU: TKA20245

Price: $144.00


Takahashi Wide Mount T-ring DX-S for Nikon

SKU: TKA01254

Price: $144.00


Takahashi Temma, Temma PC, Temma-2 ST-4 Autoguider Cable

SKU: TAC03007

Price: $145.00


Takahashi Wide Mount Adapter w/o T-Ring

SKU: TMW0002

Price: $41.00


Takahashi Wide Mount Minolta AF / Sony T-Ring

SKU: TMW0008

Price: $98.00


Takahashi Wide Mount  Nikon T-Ring

SKU: TMW0001

Price: $92.00


Takahashi Wide Mount Pentax-S T-Ring

SKU: TMW0005

Price: $63.00


Takahashi LE Ocular Adapter for Digital Camera Adapters


Price: $21.95


Takahashi 35.0mm CCD Adapter

SKU: TCD0350

Price: $184.00


Takahashi Wide Mount FS-60C Refractor

SKU: TWT6010

Price: $86.99


Takahashi TCA-4 Camera Eyepiece Projection

SKU: TKA00210

Price: $322.00


Takahashi Wide Mount Ring (Female) for FS-60C

SKU: TMW0010

Price: $92.00


Takahashi T-mount DX-60W for Nikon

SKU: TKA20246

Price: $144.00


Takahashi Wide Mount Adapter for Sony NEX E-mount

SKU: TKA00250

Price: $136.00