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 TJL0178 STX Adapter Bolt Circle

SKU: TJL0178

Price: $190.00

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Takahashi Medium Accessory Mount Plate for EM-200

SKU: TMP02200

Price: $191.00

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Takahashi 2x Barlow 1.25

SKU: TKA00597

Price: $204.00

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Takahashi 32mm Abbe Eyepiece 1.25

SKU: TKA00705

Price: $206.00

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Takahashi 40 mm ortho

SKU: TEP0400

Price: $219.00

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Takahashi FC-76D / FC-100D Flattener

SKU: TKA18582

Price: $224.00

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Takahashi Mewlon 300 to T-Thread Adapter

SKU: TCD0020

Price: $226.00

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Takahashi Mewlon 300 to SCT Adapter

SKU: TCD0019

Price: $226.00

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TAKAHASHI FC/FS MULTI FLATTENER 1.04X

SKU: TKA00582

Price: $233.00

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Takahashi 12V/26AH Gel Cell Battery w/Charger

SKU: PSS0002

Price: $234.00

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Takahashi 5 KG (11 Lbs) Counterweight for EM-200 Mount

SKU: TCW05000

Price: $235.00

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Takahashi Universal Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for TOA-130 /150 / Epsilon 180ED Dual Ring

SKU: TBT0002

Price: $238.00

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Takahashi Camera Angle Adjuster for FS-78/FS-60C/FC60E/Sky-90II

SKU: TKA21200

Price: $244.00

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Takahashi LE 10.0mm Long Eye Relief Eyepiece

SKU: TKA00528

Price: $245.00

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Takahashi LE 24mm Long Eye Relief Eyepiece

SKU: TKA00524

Price: $245.00

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Takahashi LE 18mm Long Eye Relief Eyepiece

SKU: TKA00523

Price: $245.00

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Takahashi LE 12.5mm Long Eye Relief Eyepiece

SKU: TKA00522

Price: $245.00

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Takahashi 114MM Tube Holder for FS-102 / TSA-102 w/ Guidescope Mount

SKU: TKA23420G

Price: $246.00

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Takahashi Pentax 6X7 T-Mount for FS-128F/FS-152/FSQ106

SKU: TFP2840

Price: $248.99

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Takahashi Prime Focus DSLR Kit for FSQ-106EDX4

SKU: FSQKIT0001

Price: $249.00

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Takahashi Accessory Ring Holder for FS-152/TOA-130F&S (155mm)

SKU: TAH0050

Price: $257.00

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Takahashi DM Mounting Plate for Mewlon-250

SKU: TKA84421

Price: $260.00

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Takahashi Camera Angle Adjuster for FS-102/FS-128N/TSA-102

SKU: TKA23200

Price: $265.00

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Takahashi LE 30mm Long Eye Relief Eyepiece

SKU: TKA00525

Price: $265.00

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