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 MCR300 Short Aux Ring

SKU: TKP83001

Price: $68.00

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Takahashi 35MM Camera Adapter for TSA/FC/FS Series and TOA-130F/N

SKU: TKA23201

Price: $70.00

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Takahashi DSLR Camera Coupler for FC-60C/CB

SKU: TKA00205

Price: $70.00

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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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Takahashi 12V/12AH Rechargable Gel Cell Battery

SKU: PSB0012

Price: $73.00

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Takahashi .965

SKU: TOA0100

Price: $76.95

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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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TAKAHASHI - EXTENDER-Q 2

SKU: TKA00596

Price: $82.00

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Takahashi 35MM Mount Camera Adapter f/FS-78 SKY 90, FS-60C & FS-60E

SKU: TKA35201

Price: $82.00

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Takahashi 2

SKU: TKA23250

Price: $82.00

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Takahashi SD Ring for FS-60C/CB

SKU: TKA20583

Price: $86.00

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

SKU: TKP30003

Price: $86.00

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

SKU: TKP31003

Price: $86.00

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Takahashi Coupling DT for FS-60CB, FS-60Q, FC-76DC, FC-100DC

SKU: TKP20006B

Price: $86.00

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Takahashi Wide Mount FS-60C Refractor

SKU: TWT6010

Price: $86.99

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Takahashi 7x50 Finder Bracket

SKU: TKA00563

Price: $88.00

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

SKU: TKA00563B

Price: $88.00

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Takahashi 1.25

SKU: TKP00101

Price: $89.00

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Takahashi 1.25 IN Adapter

SKU: TKA00111

Price: $91.00

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Takahashi Wide Mount  Nikon T-Ring

SKU: TMW0001

Price: $92.00

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Takahashi Wide Mount Canon EOS T-Ring

SKU: TMW0004

Price: $92.00

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

SKU: TMW0010

Price: $92.00

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