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Takahashi has been a pioneer in the telescoping community since 1967 when they produced their first Takahashi telescope. With their unwavering attention to detail, the 'TAK' brand has come to be known for their quality and durability of their Takahashi telescopes. Continuing to push the envelope, Takahashi has brought new and innovative products to the telescope industry by pioneering the use of optically-pure fluorite crystal in place of the glass elements in their telescopes.
Takahashi Seisakusho of Tokyo, Japan has been producing fluorite apochromatic refracting telescopes since they introduced the 90mm f/10 FC-90 telescope in 1979. This revolutionized amateur astronomy as the world’s first fluorite apochromatic telescope in regular production. Since that time Takahashi has not only produced fluorite apochromats up to 250mm but also equatorial mounts and a variety of state-of-the-art telescopes such as the FSQ-106, Hyperbolic Newtonian Astrographs, and Dall-Kirkham Cassegrains, and their TOA series and TSA series of refractors. Consistently known for their enduring perfection, Takahashi's telescopes and mounts have been long-time favorites for astrophotographers worldwide. Need help in making a buying decision or have a question about the brand? Please contact our experienced staff today and we'll be glad to help.