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  1. Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma 2M Equatorial Mount)

    Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - (EM-200 Temma 2M Equatorial Mount)

    The TSA-120 is a great scope for imaging. The TOA 35 flattener converts the 120 into an f/7.3 882mm flat field 2.6º instrument and the reducer changes it to an f/5.6 672mm.

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    Model#: TSS0121

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  2. 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#: TSA0120

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  3. Takahashi - TSA-120 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope

    Takahashi - TSA-120 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope

    The Takahashi TSA-120 is the second triplet apochromat in the TSA Series. Its superb color correction will provide high contrast images with pinpoint stars across the field.

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    Model#: TSS0120

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  4. Takahashi TOA-150NFB Double-ED Triplet Ortho-Apochromat Refractor Telescope

    Takahashi - TOA-150NFB Double-ED Triplet Ortho-Apochromat Refractor Telescope

    The TOA-150NFB is the second Takahashi Ortho Apochromat to be manufactured by Takahashi. It includes a newly designed triplet objective.

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    Model#: TOK1502

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  5. 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

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    $6,300.00

  6. Takahashi TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly with 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

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  7. 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

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  8. Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by world-renowned TakahashiJapan© combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design. ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLK3502

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    $17,410.00

  9. Takahashi Mewlon 250CRS Dall-Kirkham OTA

    Takahashi - Mewlon 250CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    When Takahashi developed the Mewlon Correctors it meant any Mewlon-250 or 300 ever made could be converted into a flat field corrected telescope.

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    Model#: TLK2502

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    $9,420.00

  10. Takahashi Mewlon 250 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope with EM-200 Temma II Mount

    Takahashi - Mewlon 250 10" f/12 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope - (EM-200 Temma II Mount)

    The Mewlon Series of Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by Takahashi combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design.

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    Model#: TLS2146CRS

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    Regular Price: $21,500.00

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  11. 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

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  12. Takahashi - Mewlon 210 Dall-Kirkham Telescope with EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - Mewlon 210 Dall-Kirkham Telescope with EM-200 Mount

    Because the Mewlon primary mirror is larger than the effective aperture, its cell installation engineering helps to eliminate mirror stress which can cause ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLS2145

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  13. 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

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    $6,464.00

  14. 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

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    $3,670.00

  15. Takahashi FSQ-85ED Baby "Q" Refractor with EM-200 Temma 2M Mount

    Takahashi - FSQ-85ED Baby "Q" Refractor with EM-200 Temma 2M Mount

    This superb Takahashi Complete Set does everything well, with correction for ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSS0852

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    $11,552.00

  16. 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

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  17. Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph - (EM-11 Temma T-2M Mount)

    Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph - (EM-11 Temma T-2M Mount)

    Introducing the Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the newest and smallest member of the FSQ Series of flat field astrographs.

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    Model#: TSS0851

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    $9,225.00

  18. Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    The new Takahashi incorporates optics that use an exceptionally advanced design that produces a flat-field astrograph a with large highly illuminated field that is further enhanced with the new dedicated 645 reducer that produces a Ø70mm image circle at f/3.5.

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    Model#: FQK0130

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    $13,150.00

  19. Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III Astrograph Telescope - Imaging Edition

    Takahashi - FSQ-106EDX IV Astrograph Telescope - Imaging Edition

    Introducing the new Takahashi FSQ-106! The last rendition, the FSQ106N, has long been regarded as one of the finest refractors available for film and CCD imaging.

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    Model#: FQK0106NUEXIV

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  20. Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III Astrograph Telescope - Imaging Edition

    Takahashi - FSQ-106EDX III Astrograph Telescope - Imaging Edition

    Introducing the new Takahashi FSQ-106! The last rendition, the FSQ106N, has long been regarded as one of the finest refractors available for film and CCD imaging.

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    Model#: FQK1061NUEX

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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.