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  1. 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

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    $46,190.85

  2. Takahashi FSQ-106ED 645 Reducer

    Takahashi - FSQ-106ED 645 Reducer

    The Takahashi FSQ 645 Reducer offers .072X image reduction. Contains four elements in 4 groups and offers a 50% increase in light intensity over the current reducer.

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    Model#: TKA36580LS

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    $1,930.00

  3. 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

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    $158.00

  4. Takahashi 2.4Ib Counterweight for Mewlon 250

    Takahashi - 2.4Ib Counterweight for Mewlon 250

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    Model#: TKW0100

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    $141.00

  5. Takahashi - 12.5mm LE 1.25" Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 12.5mm LE 1.25" Eyepiece

    This Takahashi parfocal eyepiece is based upon the Erfle design which has a 52º apparent field of view and a 9mm eye relief.

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    Model#: TEA0125

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    $245.00

  6. Takahashi - Compression Ring Adapter - Mewlon 2"

    Takahashi - Compression Ring Adapter - Mewlon 2"

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    Model#: TOA0080

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    $170.00

  7. Takahashi - Wide Mount - T-Ring Only

    Takahashi - Wide Mount - T-Ring Only

    The Takahashi TMW0002 Wide Mount T-Ring was designed for 35mm.

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    Model#: TMW0002

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    $41.00

  8. Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope for Takahashi E-180ED Epsilon Telescope

    Takahashi - 7X50 Finderscope for Takahashi E-180ED Epsilon Telescope

    It's bold, it's bright, it's yellow... but its optical quality is unparalled. The Takahashi 7X50 Finderscope tube is like mounting a Takahashi "mini-refractor" right to your telescope!

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    Model#: TVF7500Y

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    $315.00

  9. Takahashi EM-11 USD III Equatorial Mount

    Takahashi - EM-11 USD III Equatorial Mount

    The Takahashi EM-11 USD III mount is made for small to medium sized loads and can support up to 25 pounds ... Learn More
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    Model#: TSM1100

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    $2,852.00

  10. 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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    $4,850.00

  11. Takahashi - TG-SM Small Alt-Azimuth Mount & Tripod for FS-60C

    Takahashi - TG-SM Small Alt-Azimuth Mount & Tripod for FS-60C

    This small alt-azimuth mount has slow motion controls and is made for the FS-60C refractor.Includes metal tripod. This small alt-azimuth mount has slow motion controls and is made for the FS-60C refractor. The package includes a metal tripod ... Learn More
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    Model#: TGS6010

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    $750.00

  12. Takahashi Temma Auto Guider Cable for SBIG ST-7/8/9/10/2000

    Takahashi - Temma Auto Guider Cable for SBIG ST-7/8/9/10/2000

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    Model#: TGC0002

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    $159.00

  13. Takahashi 29.7mm Spacer for Sky 90

    Takahashi - 29.7mm Spacer for Sky 90/New Q Reducer to SBIG ST with CFW-8 Color Filter Wheel

    The Takahashi TCD0018 is a 29.7mm Spacer/Adapter for the Sky-90, FS-60C, or "New Q" FSQ-106ED Reducer when using an SBIG ST-Series Camera with CFW-8 filter wheel.

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    Model#: TCD0018

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    $163.00

  14. Takahashi TSA-120 Double Tube Holder

    Takahashi - TSA-120 Double Tube Holder

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    Model#: TFK0120

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    Regular Price: $457.00

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  15. Takahashi Tube Holder for Epsilon 180

    Takahashi - Tube Holder for Epsilon 180

    Takahashi Epsilon 180 Tube Rings were designed specifically to fit the Takahashi Epsilon 180 telescope.

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    Model#: TEK0181

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    $457.00

  16. 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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  17. Takahashi 4-Turret Eyepiece Holder

    Takahashi - 4-Turret Eyepiece Holder

    Takahashi has just introduced a high quality 90° 4-turret eyepiece holder. The 90° design allows the observer to conveniently view through any if the selected eyepiece in the turret.

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    Model#: TKA00404

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    $650.00

  18. Takahashi - 1.6X 2 " Extender for TOA, Mewlon, and FS-Series Telescopes

    Takahashi - 1.6X 2 " Extender for TOA, Mewlon, and FS-Series Telescopes

    A unique five element barlow, the Takahashi 1.6x2" Extender is compatible with TOA, Mewlong and FS-Series refractor telescopes. This extender serves two purposes, it can magnify at 1.6x therefore acting as a barlow lens, and it can serve as a flattener.

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    Model#: TOA130EX

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    $530.00

  19. Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    Takahashi - SE-M Tripod for EM-200 Mount

    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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    Model#: TWT6002

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    $740.00

  20. 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

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    $5,510.00

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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.