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  1. Takahashi - Teegul Sky-Patrol III Equatorial Mount

    Regular Price: $1,289.00

    You Pay: $1,095.00

    SKU: TAK-TSP6100

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    This ingeniously designed Takahashi 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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  2. Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    $740.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT40200

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

    $860.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT40400

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

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

    $800.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT40300

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    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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  5. Takahashi - NJP Adjustable Metal Tripod

    $3,099.95
    SKU: TMT0001

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

    $2,310.00
    SKU: TAK-TMT70300

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

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

    $620.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT40100

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    This Takahashi tripod includes tripod tray,  tripod adapter and shimano clamps.

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  8. Takahashi - EM200 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    $990.00
    SKU: TAK-TMT30200

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    This all metal tripod was designed for the Takahashi EM200 equatorial mount with telescoping, adjustable legs. Adjustable height between 25 and 44 inches.
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  9. Takahashi - EM-500 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    $13,020.00
    SKU: TAK-TTM74110

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    The Takahashi EM-500 equatorial mount 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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  10. Takahashi - EM-500 Adjustable Metal Tripod

    $2,310.00
    SKU: TAK-TMT60300

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    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
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  11. Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Short

    $650.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT70100

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    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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  12. Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Medium

    $800.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT70200

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    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
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  13. Takahashi - EM-400 Wooden Tripod - Long

    $850.00
    SKU: TAK-TWT70300

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    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
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  14. Takahashi - EM-400 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    $9,150.00
    SKU: TAK-TTM63010

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    The Takahashi EM-400 Temma II mount has been developed to fill the gap between the Tak NJP and EM-500 mount.

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  15. Takahashi - EM-200 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    $5,210.00
    SKU: TAK-TTM44010

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

    $5,210.00
    SKU: TAK-TMM44020

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

    $5,210.00
    SKU: TSM6001B

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    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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  18. Takahashi - EM-200 2-TM ML

    $6,690.00
    SKU: TSM6001 BL HL

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    Takahashi has just introduced a modified version of the EM-200 T-2M denoted by ML. The EM-200 T-2M ML uses a fix counter weight shaft that allows the use of extra counter weights for heavy loads.

     

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  19. Takahashi - EM-11 Temma 2Z Equatorial Mount

    $3,350.00
    SKU: TAK-TTM34010

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    With a weight capacity of up to 25 pounds, the Takahashi EM-11 Temma 2Z GoTo equatorial mount is made for small to medium sized loads. Includes a polar finder good through the year 2050 and improved RJ-12 jack for autoguiding.

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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.