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  1. 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

    Regular Price: $4,238.00

    Special Price: $3,670.00

  2. 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
    $334.00

  3. Takahashi Tube Holder Double Ring 166mm Diameter

    Takahashi - Tube Holder Double Ring 166mm Diameter

    Takahashi Tube Holder Double Ring 166mm Diameter.

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    Model#: TEK1301

    Regular Price: $499.00

    Special Price: $439.00

  4. Takahashi - Feldstein CCD Adapter

    Takahashi - Feldstein CCD Adapter

    The Feldstein adapter is used for focuser ends found on some Takahashi telescopes to mate items such as a camera to the telescope - or the other end has SCT thread which allows use of SCT-threaded items such as visual backs, T-adapters, etc.

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    Model#: TCD0002
    $154.00

  5. Takahashi Pentax 6x7 T-Mount Camera Adapter

    Takahashi - Pentax 6x7 T-Mount Camera Adapter

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    Model#: TFP2840
    $239.95

  6. Takahashi - 3.6mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    Takahashi - 3.6mm ED LE 1.25 " Eyepiece

    This 3.6mm eyepiece has a barrel size of 1.25" and provides 9mm of eye relief.

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    Model#: TEA0036
    $269.95

  7. Takahashi - FC-S Wood Tripod for P2-Z Mount

    Takahashi - FC-S Wood Tripod for P2-Z Mount

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    Model#: TWT1010
    $309.95

  8. Takahashi - Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C

    Takahashi - Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C

    Takahashi Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C guidescope. Can also be attached to guiding plate, tube holder bridge plates, and Juraplates. Takahashi Small Guiding Mount for FS-60C guidescope.

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    Model#: TMG0320
    $219.00

  9. Takahashi FSQ-106ED f/5 Astrograph Telescope with Feathertouch Focuser - DEMO

    Takahashi - FSQ-106ED f/5 Astrograph Telescope with Feathertouch Focuser - DEMO

    Well known for being excellent for film and CCD imaging, this scope has significantly longer backfocus at 178mm to accommodate most CCD cameras.

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    Model#: FQK1061NU-DEMO

    Regular Price: $5,150.00

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  10. Takahashi - 45° V-Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    Takahashi - 45° V-Adapter for Teegul Sky Patrol II Mount

    V-shaped tripod adapter for Takahashi Teegul Sky Patrol II equatorial mount; an aluminum "wedge" fixed at a 45º angle, used for setting the elevation angle of the polar axis. Adapter is threaded to attach to standard camera tripod with 1/4"-20 screws.

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    Model#: TSV6010
    $69.95

  11. 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

  12. 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#: TCCA250
    $16,795.00

  13. Takahashi Cross Plate for EM-200 or NJP Mount

    Takahashi - Cross Plate for EM-200 or NJP Mount

    Takahashi Cross Plate for Takahashi EM-200 or NJP mount.

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    Model#: TOP0310
    $157.90

  14. Takahashi - Abbe 6mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi - Abbe 6mm Orthoscopic Eyepiece

    Takahashi has just re-introduced their line of Abbe Orthoscopic eyepieces.

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    Model#: TKA00700
    $149.95

  15. Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #3

    Takahashi - Feldstein Adapter #3

    The Feldstein adapter is used for focuser ends found on some Takahashi telescopes to mate items such as a camera to the telescope - or the other end has SCT thread which allows use of SCT-threaded items such as visual backs, T-adapters, etc.

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    Model#: TCD0007

    Regular Price: $142.00

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  16. Takahashi 13mm Female to Male T-Thread Spacer
  17. Takahashi - 24mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25 "

    Takahashi - 24mm LE Eyepiece - 1.25 "

    A parfocal eyepiece with an apparent field of view of 52º, the 24mm LE Eyepiece by Takahashi includes ED glass and multi-coated optical coatings for improving light transparency and color correction, making this eyepiece a must have for planetary observing.

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    Model#: TEA0240

    Regular Price: $253.00

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  18. 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
    $251.00

  19. Takahashi - NJP Adjustable Metal Tripod

    Takahashi - NJP Adjustable Metal Tripod

    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 ... Learn More
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    Model#: TMT0001
    $3,099.95

  20. Takahashi - 6x30 Finderscope without Bracket

    Takahashi - 6x30 Finderscope without Bracket

    Do you need to focus? No worries. The eyepiece screws in and out of the finderscope body to achieve focus and a knurled trim ring locks it into place. What's more, the usable eye relief is an incredible 17mm for virtually unvignetted views for eyeglass wearers!

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    Model#: TVF6300
    $154.00

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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.