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  1. Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD III Mount

    Takahashi - Temma-2 Jr. GoTo Conversion Kit for EM-10 USD III Mount

    # Add GoTo capabilities to your EM-10 USD III mount with this 300X plug-in Temma II, Jr. Conversion Kit.# The kit includes encoders, electronics, control box, cables and software.# This kit is for USD III versions of the EM-10 mount ... Learn More
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    Model#: TCK0004
    $1,004.00

  2. Takahashi - Temma-2 GoTo Conversion Kit for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Temma-2 GoTo Conversion Kit for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Add GoTo capabilities to your NJP mount with this 350X Temma II Conversion Kit. Includes software & cables. A PC or the optional Temma Hand Controller is required for GoTo operations.

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    Model#: TCK0001
    $2,539.00

  3. Takahashi - Temma Hand Controller HP Pocket PC

    Takahashi - Temma Hand Controller HP Pocket PC

    The Takahashi Temma Controller steps into the 21st Century with style!Drive your Takahashi Temma controlled mount with an HP iPAQ HX2400 Pocket PC loaded with the Sky Pocket Edition software & T-Point!This package includes the Packet PC, TheSky P ... Learn More
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    Model#: TTCC0011
    $592.00

  4. TGC0001

    Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable for SBIG ST-4

    Do you need to connect your SBIG ST-4 CCD camera to your Takahashi Temma Mount? Then you need the Takahashi RJ-11 Temma Mount Autoguider Cable.

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    Model#: TGC0001
    $139.95

  5. Takahashi 9.8 Feet Temma Autoguider Cable

    Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable - 9.8 ft

    The Takahashi TRJ0012 Autoguider Cable is for CCD cameras other than those made by SBIG and has RJ12 to mini-din connectors. It measures 3 meters (9.8 feet) long and was designed specifically for the Takahashi Temma Mount.

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    Model#: TRJ0012
    $127.00

  6. Takahashi Temma 5 ft Autoguider Cable

    Takahashi - Temma Autoguider Cable - 5 ft

    The Takahashi TRJ0011 Autoguider Cable was designed for CCD cameras other than those made by SBIG.

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    Model#: TRJ0011
    $153.95

  7. Takahashi - Temma 2M Interface Cable - Orion StarShoot Autoguider
  8. Takahashi Teegul Sky-Patrol III Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - Teegul Sky-Patrol III Equatorial Mount

    This ingeniously designed equatorial mount is really lightweight and portable: It weighs only 7-3/4 lbs (3-1/2kg) and, with the 5-1/2" long counterweight shaft removed, will fit in a 7" X 8" X 3-3/4" space! Takahashi suggests a 5 pound

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    Model#: TSP6100
    $1,289.00

  9. Takahashi - Teegul Polar Finder

    Takahashi - Teegul Polar Finder

    Custom designed for the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II mount, the self-contained Takahashi polar finder is ready to mount and serve your needs! Why waste valuable observing time trying to guess at accurate polar alignment when this unit does it for you!

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    Model#: TSF6010
    $185.00

  10. Takahashi TCD0774 QSI WSG Series Camera Spacer

    Takahashi - TCD0774 QSI WSG Series Camera Spacer

    The Takahashi TCD0774 Spacer is a Wide Mount T-Thread Spacer for Starlight Express and SBIG Cameras

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    Model#: TCD0774
    $163.00

  11. Takahashi - TCA-4 Camera Eyepiece Projection

    Takahashi - TCA-4 Camera Eyepiece Projection

    Takahashi TCA-4 camera adapter for .965" and 1.25" variable eyepiece projection device.

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    Model#: TFP0310
    $299.95

  12. Takahashi - Table Top Tripod & Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - Table Top Tripod & Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Metal tabletop tripod made for the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II mount.Tripod adapter included. Metal tabletop tripod made for the Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II mount. Tripod adapter included ... Learn More
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    Model#: TST6010
    $285.00

  13. TOASD150S

    Takahashi - Super Reducer for Takahashi TOA-150

    The Takahashi 645-RD Super Reducer is designed specifically for Takahashi TOA-130F and TOA-150 refractors. now you can change the focal length of 1100mm (F/7.3) telescope down to 840mm (F/5.6) with ease.

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    Model#: TOASD150S
    $2,119.95

  14. Takahashi - Super Reducer for Takahashi TOA-130F

    Takahashi - Super Reducer for Takahashi TOA-130F

    Designed specifically for the Takahashi TOA-130F refractor telescope, the Takahashi 645-RD "Super" Reducer is ready to take on the task of shortening your focal length from 1000mm to 760mm.

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    Model#: TOASD130F
    $2,119.95

  15. Takahashi - Super Navigator - Setting Circles with Encoders & Read Out Unit

    Takahashi - Super Navigator - Setting Circles with Encoders & Read Out Unit

    High precision setting circles with encoders and read-out unit.

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    Model#: THP0002
    $2,090.95

  16. Takahashi Star Diagonal

    Takahashi - Star Diagonal

    Let's talk quality here. The Takahashi 1.25" star diagonal uses a high quality prism instead of a mirror. This means a lifetime of service where the coatings won't erode.

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    Model#: TFP0090
    $143.00

  17. Takahashi ST-7 Auto Guider Cable for Temma-2M Mounts

    Takahashi - ST-7 Auto Guider Cable for Temma-2M Mounts

    Connect an SBIG ST-7 Auto guider to the Temma-2M Mount.

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    Model#: TGC0002-2M
    $140.00

  18. Takahashi ST-4 auto guider cable for Temma-2M mounts

    Takahashi - ST-4 auto guider cable for Temma-2M mounts

    Connect an SBIG ST-4 Auto guider to the Temma-2M Mount.

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    Model#: TGC0001-2M
    $139.95

  19. Takahashi - Spacer for TOA Reducer & SBIG STL Camera

    Takahashi - Spacer for TOA Reducer & SBIG STL Camera

    The Takahashi TCD0022S Adapter was designed specifically to attach a SBIG STL-Series CCD camera with a FW8/STL Filter Wheel attached to a Takahashi TOA-130 Reducer. The models this adapter works with TOA-130 Reducer only.

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    Model#: TCD0022
    $146.00

  20. Takahashi - Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C

    Takahashi - Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C

    Takahashi Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C guidescope. Can also be attached to guiding plate, tube holder bridge plates, and Juraplates. Takahashi Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C guidescope.

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    Model#: TMG0320
    $219.00

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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.