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  1. Takahashi Saddle Plate for NJP/EM-400/EM-500 Mounts

    Takahashi - Saddle Plate for NJP/EM-400/EM-500 Mounts

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    Model#: TBTS0001
    $249.95

  2. Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for FS-102, FS-128N & TOA-120

    Takahashi - Camera Angle Adjuster for FS-102, FS-128N & TOA-120

    The Takahashi TFP1100 Camera Angle Adjuster is made specifically for Takahashi FS-102, FS-128N and TOA-120N telescopes.

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    Model#: TFP1100
    $251.00

  3. Takahashi 36.5mm 2" Accessory Tube

    Takahashi - 36.5mm 2" Accessory Tube

    Extension tube for the Takahashi Eyepiece Turret.

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    Model#: TKA00105
    $129.00

  4. Takahashi - 110V to 24V 6.5 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    Takahashi - 110V to 24V 6.5 Amp Regulated Power Supply

    A great 110V to 24V battery that can power virtually any Takahashi telescope. Comes with a waterproof case.

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    Model#: TPS0024
    $115.00

  5. 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

  6. Takahashi Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    Takahashi - Medium (M) Accessory Mounting Plate for EM-200

    Takahashi medium (M) accessory plate for the EM-200 mount. Mounts FS-152 tube holder to EM-200 mount.

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    Model#: TMP0220
    $195.00

  7. Takahashi Abbe 9mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 9mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi has just re-introduced their line of Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces.

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    Model#: TKA00701
    $149.95

  8. Takahashi - Morris Adapter for CN-21

    Takahashi - Morris Adapter for CN-21

    For CN-212. Morris Adapter attaches to Newtonian corrector with wide thread and has an external SCT thread and internal T-thread.

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    Model#: TCD0005
    $146.00

  9. Takahashi - Wide Mount Nikon T-Ring for FS-60C Refractor
  10. TDJ0002

    Takahashi - Dovetail Saddle Plate for Takahashi EM-10, EM-11, or EM-200 Mount

    Are you ready to mount your Takahashi telescope to your Takahashi EM-10, EM-11, or EM-200 mounts? Then you need a saddle, partner! The Takahashi TDJ0002 Dovetail is the perfect fit for all of these needs and accepts any standard dovetail plate.

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    Model#: TDJ0002

    Regular Price: $191.00

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  11. Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2M Mount Low Latitude

    Takahashi - EM-200 Temma 2M Mount - Low Latitude

    With a 40 pounds payload capacity, the Takahashi EM-200 Temma II Mount is an excellent GoTo mount for virtually any telescope within the payload range.

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    Model#: TSM6001B
    $6,690.00

  12. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Gibraltar Mount & FS-78 or Sky-90

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for Gibraltar Mount & FS-78 or Sky-90

    Felt-lined tube holder for mounting Takahashi FS-78 or Sky-90 OTA's to the Tele Vue Gibraltar mount. The tube holder is slotted for the Starbeam finder.

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    Model#: TGM0076
    $147.90

  13. Takahashi GT 40 Guide Scope System

    Takahashi - GT 40 Guide Scope System

    The GT-40 Takahashi guide scope serves as a great guiding mechanism for Takahashi telescopes. With a 40mm diameter, stars up to 9th magnitude are visible.

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    Model#: TKA0140
    $389.00

  14. Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-60C Telescope

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for Takahashi FS-60C Telescope

    The Takahashi TSK6010 Tube Holder is designed specifically for Takahashi FS-60C Refractor optical tube assembly.

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    Model#: TSK601
    $124.00

  15. 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

  16. Takahashi Mewlon 210 Dall-Kirkham OTA

    Takahashi - Mewlon 210 Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Dall-Kirkham Telescope combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design. The Takahashi Mewlon 210 at prime focus provides a focal length of 2415mm, focal ratio of f/11.5 and image circle of 18mm

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    Model#: TLK2101

    Regular Price: $4,238.00

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  17. Takahashi - M-250/Large Juraplate Mounting Puck

    Takahashi - M-250/Large Juraplate Mounting Puck

    Takahashi M-250/Large Juraplate Mounting Puck 1" thick, circular indented and raised puck that allows Takahashi M-250 to be mounted directly to the large Juraplate

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    Model#: TAA0251
    $108.95

  18. Takahashi Tube Holder Double Ring 166mm Diameter

    Takahashi - Tube Holder Double Ring 166mm Diameter

    Takahashi Tube Holder Double Ring 166mm Diameter.

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    Model#: TEK1301
    $499.00

  19. Takahashi - Abbe 6mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 6mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi has just re-introduced their line of Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces.

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    Model#: TKA00700
    $149.95

  20. Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter for FLI IMG/Proline CCD Camera

    Takahashi - E-180, TOA-130FN or Mewlon Reducer Adapter for FLI IMG/Proline CCD Camera

    The Takahashi TCD0012FLI Adapter was designed specifically to attach a FLI IMG or Proline CCD Camera to a Takahashi telescope.

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    Model#: TCD0012FLI
    $158.00

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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.