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  1. 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

  2. TMP0103

    Takahashi - Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-2S & EM-10 mounts.

    Takahashi accessory mounting plate for EM-2S & EM-10 mounts. Dimensions: 10 ... Learn More
    Model#: TMP0103
    $172.85

  3. FSQ-106ED on EM-200 Temma II Mount

    Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" APO Refractor - (EM-200 Temma II Mount)

    The tube length of 16.7”allows the new “Q” to be highly airline transportable. Even when the lens shade is extended the total length is only 20.5”.

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    Model#: TSS1064
    $14,519.00

  4. Takahashi Mewlon 250 Dall-Kirkham OTA

    Takahashi - Mewlon 250 Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    The Mewlon combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design. The 250 optical tube assembly has 9.8" of aperture and a focal ratio of 12.

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    Model#: TLK2500
    $7,500.00

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Takahashi - Mewlon 210 Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-11 USD III Mount)

    Takahashi - Mewlon 210 Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-11 USD III Mount)

    The Mewlon Series of Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by Takahashi combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design.The integral polar alignment telescope and R.A ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLS2143
    $6,464.00

  9. Takahashi - Mewlon 250 10" f/12 Dall-Kirkham - (EM-200 USD III Mount)

    Takahashi - Mewlon 250 10" f/12 Dall-Kirkham - (EM-200 USD III Mount)

    The Mewlon Series of Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by Takahashi' combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design.The EM-200 mount provides a stable, accurate platform for the M-250. The integral polar alignment telescope and R.A ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLS2543
    $10,748.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Takahashi EM-11 USD III Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - EM-11 USD III Equatorial Mount

    The Takahashi EM-11 USD III mount is made for small to medium sized loads and can support up to 25 pounds ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSM1100
    $2,852.00

  13. Takahashi - EM-11 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - EM-11 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    With a weight capacity of up to 25 pounds, the Takahashi EM-11 Temma IIM "GoTo" mount is made for small to medium sized loads.

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    Model#: TSM1101
    $4,325.00

  14. Takahashi EM-200 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - EM-200 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    The EM-200 Temma II is an accurate, precision-built GoTo German equatorial mount that provides a stable platform for payloads of up to 40 pounds. It is an ideal mount for any type telescope, be it a refractor, reflector, or cassegrain

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    Model#: TSM6001
    $6,690.00

  15. Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New" APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 USD III Mount)

    Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New" APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 USD III Mount)

    The FSQ-106 is a state-of-the-art fluorite refractor that sets a new standard for innovation and color correction. It is excellent as a astrograph, not exhibiting inherent problems with field curvature and astigmatism ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1063
    $9,743.00

  16. Takahashi EM-400 Temma II Mount (counterweight not attached)

    Takahashi - EM-400 Temma II Mount

    The new EM-400 mount has been developed to fill in the gap between the NJP and larger EM-500 mount. This new mount has been designed to carry an 85 lb load.This mount disassembles into three sections, the R.A

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    Model#: TSM0400
    $10,800.00

  17. Takahashi 12V 26AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    Takahashi - 12V 26AH Gel Cell Battery for EM & NJP Mounts

    A 12 volt 26 amp hour battery for both Takahashi EM and NJP mounts. This non spillable battery is sealed to ensure highest quality and life.

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    Model#: PSB0026
    $144.95

  18. Takahashi Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA

    The Takahashi Epsilon-180ED (D=180mm, F/2.8), based on catadioptric telescope design (means association of lenses and mirrors) offers a fundamental innovation compared with Newton reflector or Schmidt astrograph.

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    Model#: TEK0180
    $5,400.00

  19. 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

  20. 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

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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.