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 Sky-90 / FS-78 / FS-60C T-thread Male Adapter

SKU: TCD0014

Price: $153.00

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Takahashi 6x30 Finder Scope

SKU: TKA00551

Price: $153.00

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TAKAHASHI SBIG CFW-10/ST SPACER FOR TOA

SKU: TCD0021L

Price: $154.00

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Takahashi 18mm Abbe Eyepiece 1.25

SKU: TKA00703

Price: $154.00

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Takahashi 25mm Abbe Eyepiece 1.25

SKU: TKA00704

Price: $154.00

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Takahashi CCD Adapter for TOA

SKU: TCD0022

Price: $154.00

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Takahashi 32.7mm Wide Mount To Male T-Thread Adapter

SKU: TCD0327

Price: $154.00

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Takahashi Feldstein #4 72mm Male to Male T-thread

SKU: TCD0008

Price: $155.00

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Takahashi Adapter Wide Mount to QSI 500 Series WS & WSI CCD Cameras

SKU: TCD0204

Price: $156.00

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Takahashi Feldstein #2 72mm Adapter

SKU: TCD0006

Price: $157.00

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Takahashi Feldstein #6 Adapter

SKU: TCD0017

Price: $157.00

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

SKU: TCD0018SLE

Price: $157.00

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Takahashi Morris Adapter for CN-212

SKU: TCD0005

Price: $157.00

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TAKAHASHI BREWER ADAPTER 72MM TO NGF-S FLANGE

SKU: TCD0011

Price: $158.00

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Takahashi E-180 CCD Spacer

SKU: TCD0012

Price: $158.00

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Takahashi Orion Star Shoot Autoguider Cable for Temma-2M Mounts

SKU: TAC03005

Price: $159.00

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Takahashi Temma-2M RJ-11 Autoguider Cable

SKU: TAC03004

Price: $159.00

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Takahashi ST-4 Auto Guider Cable for Temma-2M Mounts

SKU: TAC03002

Price: $159.00

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Takahashi Auto Guider Cable for SBIG ST-7,8,9 or 10

SKU: TAC03003

Price: $159.00

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Takahashi 4.6 KG (10.1 Lbs) Counterweight for EM-10 / EM-11 Mount

SKU: TCW04600

Price: $160.00

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TAKAHASHI 92MM THREAD ADAPTER FOR FLI PDF THREAD (TCD0092FLI)

SKU: TCD0092FLI

Price: $161.00

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TAKAHASHI TCD0092A ADAPTER PDF TO 92MM X 1 APOGEE THREAD

SKU: TCD0092A

Price: $161.00

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TAKAHASHI PDF TO 92MM ADAPTER

SKU: TCD0092

Price: $161.00

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FLI MICROLINE TO FSQ/SKY90 ADAPTER (TCD0018FLI-2)

SKU: TCD0018FLI-2

Price: $163.00

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