Takahashi

TAK-LOGO

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 OR NEW Q REDUCER ADAPTER/SPACER FOR FLI IMG OR PROLINE CAMERAS

SKU: TCD0018FLI-1

Price: $163.00

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Takahashi Spacer for Sky-90 and FS-60C Reducer/Flattener

SKU: TCD0018

Price: $163.00

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Takahashi Feldstein Adapter #1 CCD Adapter

SKU: TCD0002

Price: $163.00

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Takahashi Feldstein #5 CCD Adapter

SKU: TCD0016

Price: $163.00

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Takahashi 2

SKU: TKP31112

Price: $163.00

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Takahashi New Q / Sky-90 Reducer to SBIG ST Series Cameras w/CFW-10 Filter Wheel

SKU: TCD0018L

Price: $163.00

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

SKU: TFP6100

Price: $169.00

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Takahashi 2

SKU: TOA0080

Price: $170.00

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Takahashi STL-11000/FW-8 to FSQ-106ED / Sky-90 Reducers

SKU: TCD0018S

Price: $171.00

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Takahashi Adapter for Sky 90 &

SKU: TCD0018STL

Price: $171.00

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Takahashi Wide Mount Adapter for QSI/WSG w/2.156

SKU: TCD0774

Price: $172.00

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Takahashi 2

SKU: TCN0055

Price: $173.00

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Takahashi 12V/12AH Gel Cell Battery w/Charger

SKU: PSS0001

Price: $175.00

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Takahashi Clamshell (Long) for FC-100DF / FC-100DL / FC-100DC

SKU: TKA21420G

Price: $176.00

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Takahashi 114MM Tube Holder 114S for FS-102 / TSA-102

SKU: TKA23420

Price: $176.00

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Takahashi 2

SKU: TKT37110

Price: $177.00

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Takahashi 2

SKU: TKP27110

Price: $177.00

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Takahashi E-180 Spacer for FLI ProLine w/CFW

SKU: TCD0012FLI-1

Price: $177.00

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Takahashi E-180 Spacer for FLI MicroLine w/CFW

SKU: TCD0012FLI-2

Price: $177.00

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Takahashi Starlight Express and SBIG Wide Mount to T-thread Adapter

SKU: TCD0385

Price: $184.00

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Takahashi Tube Holder 68S-GT for FOA-60 / FOA-60Q

SKU: TKA02420G

Price: $184.00

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Takahashi 35.0mm CCD Adapter

SKU: TCD0350

Price: $184.00

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Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders

SKU: TBT0001

Price: $187.00

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Takahashi 4mm Abbe Eyepiece 1.25

SKU: TKA00610

Price: $189.00

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