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  1. Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma 2M Equatorial Mount)

    Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma 2M Equatorial Mount)

    The TSA-120 is a great scope for imaging. The TOA 35 flattener converts the 120 into an f/7.3 882mm flat field 2.6º instrument and the reducer changes it to an f/5.6 672mm.

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    Model#: TSS0121
    $14,220.95

  2. Takahashi TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The TSA-120 is the second triplet apochromat in the TSA Series. Its superb color correction will provide high contrast images with pin point stars across the field.

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    Model#: TSA-120
    $4,695.00

  3. Takahashi TSA-120 Apochromatic Refractor with EM11 T-2M Mount

    Takahashi - TSA-120 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM11 T-2M Mount)

    The Takahashi TSA-120 is the second triplet apochromat in the TSA Series. Its superb color correction will provide high contrast images with pinpoint stars across the field.

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    Model#: TSS0120
    $10,299.00

  4. Takahashi TSA-102S 102mm Triplet Super APO Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - TSA-102S 102mm Triplet Super APO Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The TSA-10S2 is the first in the new TSA line of Takahashi triplet apochromats. The color free images produced will delight the lunar, planetary and deep sky observer with very high contract images with pin point stars.

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    Model#: TSA0102
    $3,350.00

  5. Takahashi TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-150, TSA-102/120

    Takahashi - TOA-35 0.7X Reducer and Camera Ring - TOA-150, TSA-102/120

    Takahashi has made a high performance TOA-35 reducer for the TOA-150/102/120 and TSA-120.

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    Model#: TKA32580N
    $1,099.00

  6. Takahashi TOA-150B Refractor with EM-400 Temma II Mount

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Refractor with EM-400 Temma II Mount

    The Takahashi TOA-150B employs a newly designed triplet using special elements to produce the highest order of color correction.

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    Model#: TSS1501
    $27,386.00

  7. Takahashi TOA-150B Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The Takahashi TOA-150B optical tube assembly is based upon an apochromatic refractor design which is beneficial to inhibit uncessary color often exposed when viewing bright stars and/or planets.

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    Model#: TOA-150B
    $11,885.00

  8. Takahashi - TOA-130S 5.1" f/7.7 Ortho APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma IIM Mount)

    Takahashi - TOA-130S 5.1" f/7.7 Ortho APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma IIM Mount)

    The new style EM-200 mounts include the ability for operation on 12v or 24v and feature high speed slewing at 350x [sidereal rate] at 12v and 700x at 24v. 12V operation takes place with the use of the hand controller only. The mount will then function just like the EM-200 USD model (no GoTo functions).

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    Model#: TSS1045

    Regular Price: $19,209.95

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  9. Takahashi - TOA-130NS Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 2.7" Focuser)

    Takahashi - TOA-130NS Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 2.7" Focuser)

    The TOA-130 is perfect for visual, CCD and photo imaging.

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    Model#: TSA0130
    $6,500.00

  10. Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    For those wanting to use a medium format camera, we will offer a deluxe 4° focuser with built-in camera angle adjuster.

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    Model#: TSA0131
    $7,200.00

  11. Takahashi TOA-130F Ortho Apochromatic Refractor Telescope with EM-200 II Mount

    Takahashi - TOA-130F 5.1" (f/7.7) Ortho APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma II Mount)

    130mm f/7.7 triplet Ortho APO is Takahashi's newest design. Compact design sports 32" tube with lens shade retracted Includes classic 2.7" focuser EM-200 Temma II Mount handles a payload of up to 35 lbs.

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    Model#: TSS1036

    Regular Price: $20,694.95

    Special Price: $17,299.00

  12. Takahashi Sky-90II f/5.6 Fluorite APO Refractor OTA

    Takahashi - Sky-90II 3.5" f/5.6 Fluorite APO Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The Takahashi Sky 90 is a refractor telescope that executes optical excellence.

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    Model#: TSK9001
    $2,400.00

  13. Takahashi Sky 90II Fluorite Refractor Telescope

    Takahashi - Sky 90II 90mm 3.5" f/5.6 Fluorite Refractor Apochromatic Telescope - (EM-11 Temma IIM Mount)

    90mm f/5.56 Fluorite APO refractor yields beautiful,high-contrast views.OTA weighs only 7 lbs., great travel scope.EM-11 Temma II, Jr. is a GoTo Mount that can handle a payload of up to 25 lbs.10 arc-second or better tracking accuracy ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS9033
    $10,143.95

  14. Takahashi - Sky 90II 90mm 3.5" f/5.6 Fluorite Apochromatic Telescope - (P2Z Single-Axis Mount)

    Takahashi - Sky 90II 90mm 3.5" f/5.6 Fluorite Apochromatic Telescope - (P2Z Single-Axis Mount)

    90mm f/5.6 Fluorite Doublet APO on the single-axis P2Z mount is portable and powerful!Comes with FC-L tripod, 6X30 finder, and more ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS9022
    $5,036.00

  15. Takahashi - Sky 90II 90mm 3.5" f/5.6 Fluorite Apochromatic Telescope - (EM-200 Temma II Mount)

    Takahashi - Sky 90II 90mm 3.5" f/5.6 Fluorite Apochromatic Telescope - (EM-200 Temma II Mount)

    Not only is this instrument an excellent choice for astronomy, it can be used as a portable high-quality telescope for birding. The oversize focuser has an adapter for 2" and 1-1/4" diagonals, and accepts the FS series photographic adapters.

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    Model#: TSS9043
    $11,216.00

  16. Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    The Mewlon-300CRS is the largest in the corrected Dall-Kirkhams made by Takahashi.

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    Model#: TLK3502
    $16,995.00

  17. Takahashi Mewlon 300 Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300 Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    The Mewlon combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design.The 300 optical tube assembly has 11.8" of aperture and a focal ratio of 11.9

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    Model#: TLK3001
    $15,995.00

  18. Takahashi Mewlon 300 12" Dall-Kirkham Telescope and EM-500 Mount

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300 12" Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-500 Mount, Tripod)

    Dall-Kirkham Telescope combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design.The Takahashi Mewlon 300 at prime focus provides a focal length of 3572mm, focal ratio of f/11.9 and image circle of 25mm.

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    Model#: TLS3219T
    $30,150.80

  19. Takahashi - Mewlon 300 12" Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-500 Mount, SQ-LL Pier)

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300 12" Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-500 Mount, SQ-LL Pier)

    The Mewlon series of Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescopes from Takahashi offer the experienced observer a level of performance and portability not found in other Cassegrain telescopes mass produced for amateurs.

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    Model#: TLS3219P
    $30,150.85

  20. Takahashi Mewlon 250CRS Dall-Kirkham OTA

    Takahashi - Mewlon 250CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    When Takahashi developed the Mewlon Correctors it meant any Mewlon-250 or 300 ever made could be converted into a flat field corrected telescope.

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    Model#: TLK2502
    $9,250.00

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Takahashi began manufacturing telescopes in 1967 their 35th year of business. They began and remain in the sand casting business today.

Their first model was TS-65 a 65mm x 900mm achromat. By 1969 they produced their first 65mm triplet semi-apochromat and 100mm f/10 reflector in 1969.

The TS80 built in April of 1972 was the first triplet apochromat Takahashi telescope built. Then in 1973 their first fluorite triplet telescope was used too photograph the total solar eclipse on June 29th of that year in Africa. It was an 80mm x 1200mm and in the same year they produced their first equatorial mount with a polar telescope.

In 1977 Takahashi introduced their second triplet fluorite apochromat the TS-90 a 90mm x 1000mm and the 90S mount and the famous JP mount in 1979. The NJP mount as it is called today is still in production. The JP and NJP mounts can be converted to Takahashi’s Temma “go to” system. This is a testament to its timeless design. Then followed by the introduction of famous Sky Patrol portable mount in 1981, this mount was a favorite for eclipse chasers. It features a polar alignment telescope in the R.A. shaft and integral 40mm guide scope. In that year the fluorite Series FC 65, 78, 100, and 125 were introduced. This series remained in production until 1994.

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.

From this time Takahashi used a compression ring ocular holder to provide precise centering of the ocular and optics of the telescope.

In 1983 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 and is doing so today for its current Epsilons and corrected RC astrographs. This was also the year they introduced the prototype FCT-150 fluorite triplet apochromat and the revolutionary EM-2000 mount which used electric clutches and had a direct read out of R.A. and Dec. This mount could be transported to remote sites because it broke down into three parts.

In 1985 the triplet FCT Series included a 65, 76, 100, 125 and 150mm fluorite triplets. The Mewlon Series Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescopes were the next series in sizes of 180, 210, 250 and 300mm were developed along with the CN-212, a convertible 212mm classical Cassegrain f/12 and corrected Newtonian convertible telescope.

In 1989 Takahashi introduced their famous TSC-225: a 225mm Schmidt-Cassegrain with innovations such as 10 baffles in the baffle tube and a rear cell fan for cooling of the optics. The 225 used white German optical glass for its corrector plate. Ever the innovator Takahashi produced the carbon fiber Epsilon-250 in 1992 closely followed by the carbon fiber Epsilon-210 hyperbolic astrographs.

Takahashi also makes observatory telescopes which include: 350mm hyperbolic astrographs, 300 and 400mm Cassegrains, 200, 250 and 300mm triplet apochromatic refractors and the large EM-3500 mounts to carry them.

Takahashi’s manufacture of refractors, Newtonian reflectors, Cassegrain/Newtonians, classical Cassegrains, hyperbolic astrographs, corrected Baker RC astrographs, mounts and oculars makes it one of the most versatile companies of its type in the world.

The current line of Ortho Apochromatic refractors use a design that is absolutely color free, will include a 110mm, 130mm [currently produced], 150mm [introduced 06/05] and a 180mm. Coming also is a line of Ortho Astrographs.

Their 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 the instruments and optics designed, are tested and assembled. The second is the sand casting factory. The third is the facility where the observatory mounts the EM-3500 and EM-2500 are assembled along with the machining shop next door to their warehouse facility. The fourth is the mirror grinding, polishing and testing building.

Takahashi’s staff includes: optical, design and mechanical engineers many of whom are amateur astronomers, who have discovered new asteroids one of which was named Urii in honor of the city where the Takahashi manufacturing facilities are located.