Takahashi

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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.

 

Takahashi Back Focus Guide

Takahashi System Charts

PolarisFinder v1.2 for Takahashi Mounts

 

 


STARBASE OR-6 MM EP

SKU: SBP08020

Price: $58.00

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Takahashi F/8 Visual Extension Tube

SKU: TKP00106

Price: $59.00

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Takahashi F/6 Visual Extension Tube

SKU: TKP00105

Price: $59.00

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Takahashi TSC Prime Focus Ring

SKU: TSC0160

Price: $59.95

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TAKAHASHI CCA-250 VISUAL ADAPTER

SKU: TKP86005

Price: $60.00

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Takahashi Vixen-Style Dovetail for Clamshells

SKU: TVP0001

Price: $60.00

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Takahashi Coupling L

SKU: TKP00104

Price: $61.00

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Takahashi Vari-Ring Spacer - TKA31581

SKU: TKA31581

Price: $61.00

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Takahashi 6x30 Finder Bracket

SKU: TKA00562

Price: $63.00

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Takahashi CC250 Visual Adapter

SKU: TKA86005

Price: $63.00

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Takahashi Wide Mount Pentax-S T-Ring

SKU: TMW0005

Price: $63.00

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TAKAHASHI FC/FS MULTI FLATTENER CA RING FS-128, FS-152

SKU: TKA24203

Price: $68.00

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TAKAHASHI FC/FS MULTI FLATTENER CA RING FC-50

SKU: TKA01203

Price: $68.00

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Takahashi MCR300 Short Aux Ring

SKU: TKP83001

Price: $68.00

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Takahashi Collimating Eyepiece

SKU: TKA00441

Price: $68.00

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

SKU: TKA03203

Price: $68.00

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Takahashi Adapter for Extender-Q 1.6x to 1.25

SKU: TEQ0003

Price: $71.99

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Takahashi Wide Mount Canon FD T-Ring

SKU: TMW0007

Price: $72.00

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STARBASE 80 6X30 FINDER W/BRACKET

SKU: SBP08110

Price: $72.00

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Takahashi DSLR Camera Coupler for FC-60C/CB

SKU: TKA00205

Price: $75.00

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Takahashi CA Ring for TOA-150

SKU: TKA32202

Price: $77.00

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Takahashi CA Ring for TOA-130

SKU: TKA31202

Price: $77.00

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DOUBLER 2X

SKU: TVE0120

Price: $79.00

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