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  1. Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Medium fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount. Includes tripod adapter. Medium fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount. Includes tripod adapter.

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    Model#: TWT6002
    $699.95

  2. Takahashi - SE-LL Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - SE-LL Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Extra Long wood tripod for EM-200 mount and FS-152 OTA. Includes tripod adapter.

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    Model#: TWT6004
    $873.00

  3. Takahashi - SE-L Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - SE-L Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Long fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount and OTA's up to the FS-128 or TOA-130. Includes tripod adapter. Long fixed height wood tripod for EM-200 mount and OTA's up to the FS-128 or TOA-130. Includes tripod adapter

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    Model#: TWT6003A
    $817.00

  4. Takahashi - NJP Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - NJP Adjustable Metal Tripod

    The Takahashi TMT0001 Metal Tripod was designed specifically for the Takahashi NJP mount.Adjustable height, with positions between 31.5" and 44.5". The Takahashi TMT0001 Metal Tripod weighs only 34 lbs ... Learn More
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    Model#: TMT0001
    $3,099.95

  5. Takahashi - Metal Tripod for Takahashi EM-400 Mount

    Takahashi - Metal Tripod for Takahashi EM-400 Mount

    The Takahashi TMT0003 Tripod was designed with the Takahashi EM-400 mount in mind.

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    Model#: TMT0003
    $2,599.95

  6. Takahashi J-XL Tripod NJP Mount

    Takahashi - J-XL Tripod for NJP Mount

    Extra long (60"), custom fixed height tripod made of African Mahogany.For very tall observers. Extra long (60"), custom fixed height tripod made of African Mahogany. For very tall observers ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7700
    $830.85

  7. TWT7001

    Takahashi - J-M Tripod for NJP Mount

    Medium fixed height wood tripod for Losmandy NJP mount.Includes tripod tray. Medium fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Tripod tray included.Length of Leg: 28.74" (730mm)Height (Set-up): 25.59" (650mm)Height (To Base of Dec ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7001
    $668.00

  8. TWT7003

    Takahashi - J-LL Tripod for NJP Mount

    Extra tall (48") fixed height tripod for taller observers.Includes tripod tray.  Extra tall (48") fixed height tripod for taller observers. Tray included.Length of Leg: 56.29" (1430mm)Height (Set-up): 49 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7003
    $754.95

  9. TWT7002

    Takahashi - J-L Tripod for NJP Mount

    Long fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Includes tripod tray. Long fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Tripod tray included.Length of Leg: 50.39" (1280mm)Height (Set-up): 43.70" (1110mm)Height (To Base of Dec ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7002
    $699.95

  10. Takahashi - FC-S Wood Tripod for P2-Z Mount

    Takahashi - FC-S Wood Tripod for P2-Z Mount

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    Model#: TWT1010
    $309.95

  11. Takahashi - FC-M Tripod for EM-2 / EM-10/ EM-11/ P2Z Mounts

    Takahashi - FC-M Tripod for EM-2 / EM-10/ EM-11/ P2Z Mounts

    The Takahashi FC-M Wood Tripod is crafted from fine Luan Mahogany and is medium-length.Designed specifically for the Takahashi EM-2, EM-10, EM-11, or P2Z Mount.Tripod adapter is supplied with respective mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT2020
    $599.95

  12. Takahashi - FC-L Wood Tripod for EM-200 or SE-S

    Takahashi - FC-L Wood Tripod for EM-200 or SE-S

    Includes tripod tray,  tripod adapter and shimano clamps.

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    Model#: TWT4010
    $719.95

  13. Takahashi - FC-L Tripod for EM-2 /10 /11 / P2Z Mounts

    Takahashi - FC-L Tripod for EM-2 /10 /11 / P2Z Mounts

    The Takahashi FC-L Tripod is crafted from fine Luan Mahogany.Designed specifically for Takahashi EM-2, EM-10, EM-11, or P2Z mounts. The Takahashi FC-L Tripod has adjustable height.Tripod Adapter is supplied with mounts, not with tripod ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT2000
    $624.00

  14. Takahashi EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

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    Model#: TMT0200
    $1,199.95

  15. Takahashi - EM-500 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - EM-500 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    The Takahashi EM-500 Tripod is heavy-duty metal construction designed for the Takahashi EM-500 mount.Adjustable height, with positions between 31.5" and 44.5".The Takahashi EM-500 Tripod weighs only 34 lbs.Maximum payload is 1,000 pounds ... Learn More
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    Model#: TMT0002
    $2,599.95

  16. TWT7010

    Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Short

    The Takahashi TWT7010 Short Wood Tripod was designed for the EM-400 mount. Crafted from fine, luan mahongony. Short wooden tripod for the EM-400 mount

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    Model#: TWT7010
    $786.00

  17. TWT7020

    Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Medium

    The Takahashi TWT7020 Medium Mahogony Tripod is a medium-length wood tripod for the EM-400 mount. Medium-length wood tripod for the EM-400 mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7020
    $969.00

  18. TWT7030

    Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Long

    The Takahashi TWT7030 Tripod is a long wooden tripod for the EM-400 mount.Crafted from fine, luan mahogony. Long wooden tripod for the EM-400 mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7030
    $989.95

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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.