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 Auxiliary Ring for 645 Reducer (FSQ-106EDX3)

SKU: TKA36582

Price: $127.00

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Takahashi SCT Adapter for CN-212, M-180/210/250

SKU: TCD0003

Price: $127.00

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Takahashi

SKU: TSD0004

Price: $129.00

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Takahashi Epsilon 180 Tube Holder Plate

SKU: TMP02300

Price: $130.00

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Takahashi Tube Holder for FS-60CB

SKU: TKA20420

Price: $130.00

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Takahashi Orion Star Shoot Autoguider Cable for Temma-2 Mounts

SKU: TAC03010

Price: $133.00

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

SKU: TAC03009

Price: $133.00

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

SKU: TAC03007

Price: $133.00

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Takahashi ST-7 Auto Guider Cable for Temma-2M Mounts

SKU: TAC03008

Price: $133.00

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TAKAHASHI TCD0024 ADAPTER - FSQ TO MEWLON/CN FOCUSER

SKU: TCD0024

Price: $136.00

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Takahashi 3.5 KG (7.7 Lbs) Counterweight for EM-10 / EM-11 Mount

SKU: TCW03500

Price: $136.00

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Takahashi Wide Mount Adapter for Sony NEX E-mount

SKU: TMW0100

Price: $136.00

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Takahashi Feldstein #3 72mm to SCT Thread

SKU: TCD0007

Price: $138.00

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Takahashi Aux Ring (L) for FSQ-130ED

SKU: TKA38206

Price: $141.00

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Takahashi 1.1 Kg (2.4 Lbs.) OTA Counterweight for Mewlon 250

SKU: TKP72433

Price: $141.00

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Takahashi Extender C2X for FS-60CB, FC-76D, and FC-100D

SKU: TKA00594

Price: $142.00

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Takahashi Extension Tube for Eyepiece Turret

SKU: TKA00105

Price: $145.00

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Takahashi L-bracket for GT-40 Guide Scope

SKU: TGT04010

Price: $146.00

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Takahashi 1.25

SKU: TKA00547

Price: $147.00

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Takahashi Adapter for JMI NGF-S Focusers to CN212 or Mewlon 250

SKU: TCD0010

Price: $149.00

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TAKAHASHI TCD0023 13.7MM SPACER FOR SBIG CAMERA AND CFW8/9 FITLER WHEEL

SKU: TCD0023

Price: $152.00

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TAKAHASHI TCD0025 25MM SPACER FOR FS-60C REDUCER

SKU: TCD0025

Price: $152.00

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Takahashi STL-11000/FW-8 to TOA Reducer N

SKU: TCD0022S

Price: $152.00

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