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  1. 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

  2. Takahashi TSA-102S Triplet APO Refractor with EM-200 Temma 2M Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - TSA-102S Triplet Super APO Refractor with EM-200 Temma 2M Equatorial Mount - COMPLETE PKG.

    The TSA-102S is a compact, high quality, apochromatic, versatile Takahashi, made for the refractor enthusiast who wants ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1023
    $11,899.95

  3. 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
    $4,315.00

  4. Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" APO Refractor - (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
    $14,499.00

  5. 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
    $5,385.00

  6. Takahashi - TOA-130NFB  Ortho APO Triplet Refractor - EM-200 Temma-2 GoTo Mount and SE-L Tripod  - PACKAGE

    Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Ortho APO Triplet Refractor - EM-200 Temma-2 GoTo Mount and SE-L Tripod - PACKAGE

    130mm f/7.7 triplet Ortho APO is Takahashi's newest design. Compact design sports 32" tube with lens shade retracted Includes heavy duty 4" focuser EM-200 Temma II Mount handles a payload of up to 35 lbs.

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    Model#: TSS1036
    $17,373.00

  7. Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2M Mount - Medium Latitude

    Takahashi - EM-200 Temma 2M Mount - Medium 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#: TSM6001A
    $6,690.00

  8. 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

  9. Takahashi - TSA-102 Triplet APO Refractor with EM-11 Temma II Mount - COMPLETE

    Takahashi - TSA-102 Triplet APO Refractor with EM-11 Temma II Mount - COMPLETE

    The compact size, less than 23" with the lens shade retracted, makes the TSA-102 the perfect ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS1021
    $8,499.95

  10. 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

  11. Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-11 Temma II Mount)

    Takahashi - FSQ-106ED "New Q" APO Refractor Telescope - (EM-11 Temma II Mount)

    The new Takahashi FSQ makes some significant improvements over its predecessor. The new FSQ telescope has significantly longer backfocus at 178mm to accommodate most CCD systems.

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    Model#: TSS1065
    $11,799.95

  12. FSQ-85ED Astrograph OTA

    Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph Telescope Optical Tube Assembly

    Introducing the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the newest and smallest member of the FSQ Series of flat field astrographs. Designed from the ground up for digital imaging, the Takahashi Baby “Q” is the go anywhere, portable astrograph.

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    Model#: FQK0085
    $3,650.00

  13. Takahashi EM-500 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - EM-500 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    EM-500 has a tracking accuracy of +/- 3.5 arc seconds without periodic error correction.Temma II GoTo system slews at 560X sidereal rate. Can be operated via The Sky, Level IV.Comes with illuminated polar finder. Tripod or pier optional

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    Model#: TSM7100
    $13,199.00

  14. Takahashi FSQ-106ED "New Q" f/5 Astrograph Telescope

    Takahashi - FSQ-106EDXIII "New Q" f/5 Astrograph Telescope

    Now introducing the NEW Takahashi FSQ106! The FSQ106ED telescope features longer backfocus of 178mm to accommodate most CCD systems

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    Model#: FSQ106EDXIII
    $5,150.00

  15. Takahashi CCA-250 Tri-Focal Astrograph

    Takahashi - CCA-250 Tri-Focal Astrograph

    Designed to replace the Takahashi Baker-Ritchey Chretien BRC-250, the new Takahashi CCA-250P Tri-Focal Astrograph takes its place among the stars as the latest visual and astrophotogic instrument

    "Check out imaging and collimation results and pictures below by New Mexico Skies Staff!"

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    Model#: CCA-250
    $16,795.00

  16. 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

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

    Takahashi - TOA-150B Ortho-APO Triplet Refractor, EM-400 Temma 2 Mount, SR-L Tripod - PACKAGE

    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
    $27,376.00

  18. 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

  19. EM-2500 Temma II 400X Observatory Mount and Pier

    Takahashi - EM-2500 Temma II 400X Observatory Mount & Pier

    EM-2500 Temma II GoTo 400X Observatory Mount & Pier. 2.5 arc second accuracy. Mount weighs 700 lbs. with pier.

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    Model#: TSM3500
    $46,190.85

  20. Takahashi Mewlon 210 UHC Dall-Kirkham with EM-11 Temma-2M Mount

    Takahashi - Mewlon 210MM Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain Reflector, EM-11 Temma-2M Mount, and FC-L Tripod - Package

    Takahashi uses extensive knife-edge baffling to minimize stray reflections as well as a specially designed tube that also acts as a ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLS2144
    $9,380.00

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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.