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  1. 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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  2. 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

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

    Takahashi - Metal Tripod for Takahashi EM-400 Mount

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

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    Model#: TMT0003

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    $2,400.00

  4. Takahashi MEF-3 7:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    Takahashi - MEF-3 7:1 MicroEdge Focuser

    The tension on the 10:1 focus knob can be adjusted to tighten or loosen the focus drag to allow the focuser to carry a heavier load or loosen the tension for normal focusing.

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    Model#: TFF0003

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    $292.00

  5. Takahashi - Medium Juraplate for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - Medium Juraplate for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi Medium Juraplate for the EM-200 mount. Mount two smaller telescopes side-by-side. Slotted to move laterally for better balance ... Learn More
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    Model#: TOP0100

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    $349.95

  6. Takahashi - Medium Guiding Mount for FS-78

    Takahashi - Medium Guiding Mount for FS-78

    Takahashi Medium Guiding Mount for FS-78 guidescope.
    Can also be attached to guiding plate, tube holder bridge plates, and Juraplates.

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    Model#: TMG0310

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    $511.00

  7. 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

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    $191.00

  8. Takahashi - Mamiya 645 Camera Adapter for FS-102/128/152 & TOA-130

    Takahashi - Mamiya 645 Camera Adapter for FS-102/128/152 & TOA-130

    • The Takahashi TCA0200 Camera Adapter was desinged for the Mamiya 645.
    • Fits Takahashi FS-102, FS-128, FS-152, and TOA-130 telescopes.
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    Model#: TCA0200

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    $247.00

  9. 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

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    $108.95

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    Takahashi - Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders

    Takahashi Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate for Clamshell Tube Holders ... Learn More
    Model#: TBT0001

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    $187.00

  11. Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Large Tripod Leveler for NJP Mount

    Large tripod leveler (aka leveller) allows the NJP mount to be elevated an addition 2º - 5º for far northern latitudes.

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    Model#: TTA0002

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    $109.00

  12. TAA0250

    Takahashi - Large Juraplate for Mewlon 250/Losmandy Mount

    Use this large adapter plate to attach a Takahashi Mewlon 250 OTA to a Losmandy mount.

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    Model#: TAA0250

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    $108.95

  13. Takahashi - Large Juraplate for EM-200 or NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Large Juraplate for EM-200 or NJP Mount

    Takahashi Large Juraplate for the EM-200 or NJP mount. Mount two medium-sized telescopes, such as the FSQ-106 or FS-128, side-by-side. Slotted to move laterally for better balance. Can use with M-250 with use of TAA0251 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TOP0200

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    $271.00

  14. Takahashi - Large Accessory Mounting Plate for NJP & EM-500 Mounts.

    Takahashi - Large Accessory Mounting Plate for NJP & EM-500 Mounts.

    Takahashi large accessory mounting plate for NJP & EM-500 Mounts. Dimensions: 12\" X 8\". Use to attach the Tak FS-152 to NJP or EM-500 mounts.

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    Model#: TMP0210

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    $416.00

  15. Takahashi - Jumbo Plate for NJP Mount & Side-by-Side Telescopes

    Takahashi - Jumbo Plate for NJP Mount & Side-by-Side Telescopes

    Takahashi Jumbo Plate to mount two telescopes side-by-side on the NJP mount. Dimensions: 16.5\\" X 10 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TMP0240

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    $334.00

  16. 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

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    $830.85

  17. TWT7001

    Takahashi - J-M Tripod for NJP Mount

    Medium fixed height wood tripod for Losmandy NJP mount.Includes tripod tray. Medium fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Tripod tray included.Length of Leg: 28.74" (730mm)Height (Set-up): 25.59" (650mm)Height (To Base of Dec ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7001

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    $668.00

  18. TWT7003

    Takahashi - J-LL Tripod for NJP Mount

    Extra tall (48") fixed height tripod for taller observers.Includes tripod tray.  Extra tall (48") fixed height tripod for taller observers. Tray included.Length of Leg: 56.29" (1430mm)Height (Set-up): 49 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7003

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    $754.95

  19. Takahashi - J-LL Pier for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Takahashi - J-LL Pier for Takahashi NJP Mount

    Centrifugally cast pier for the NJP mount.J-LL model. Centrifugally cast pier for the NJP mount. J-LL model

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    Model#: TMP7040

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    $1,675.00

  20. TWT7002

    Takahashi - J-L Tripod for NJP Mount

    Long fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Includes tripod tray. Long fixed height wood tripod for NJP mount. Tripod tray included.Length of Leg: 50.39" (1280mm)Height (Set-up): 43.70" (1110mm)Height (To Base of Dec ... Learn More
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    Model#: TWT7002

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    $699.95

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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.