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  1. Takahashi FSQ106 EDX III

    SKU: TAK-FSQ106EX3-U

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    Used Takahashi FSQ106 EDX III
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  2. Takahashi - FSQ-85EDX w/ 1.01X Flattener

    SKU: TAK-TQE08541

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

    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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  4. Takahashi - TSA-120 Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    SKU: TAK-TTK12010

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    The Takahashi 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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  5. Takahashi - Epsilon 180ED f/2.8 Hyperbolic Flat-Field Astrograph OTA

    SKU: TAK-TEK18010

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    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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  6. Takahashi - Mewlon 210MM Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain Reflector, EM-11 Temma-2M Mount, and FC-L Tripod - Package

    SKU: TLS2144

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    Takahashi uses extensive knife-edge baffling to minimize stray reflections as well as a specially designed tube that also acts as a
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  7. Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-200 Mount

    SKU: TAK-TSS1800

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    optics provide high quality images for BOTH visual observation AND large field imaging needs. The wide, perfectly flat field
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  8. Takahashi - Mewlon 210 Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    SKU: TAK-TLK21000

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

    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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  10. Takahashi - TOA-130NFB Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 4" Focuser)

    SKU: TAK-TSA13310

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    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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  11. Takahashi - EM-500 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    SKU: TAK-TTM74110

    This item is special order. Delivery times will vary. Place your order today and your card will not be charged until the item ships.

    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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  12. Takahashi - Epsilon 180 Telescope with EM-400 Mount

    SKU: TAK-TSS1802

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    addition to the new Epsilon Series introduces the newly designed ED corrector and fast speed of f/2.8.
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  13. Takahashi - FSQ-85ED "Baby Q" Astrograph Telescope Optical Tube Assembly

    SKU: TAK-TQE08510

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    The Takahashi FSQ-85ED, the 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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  14. Takahashi - TSA-120 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope

    SKU: TSS0120

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    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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  15. Takahashi - TOA-130NS Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - (includes: Micro Edge Focuser/MEF 2.7" Focuser)

    SKU: TAK-TOK13010

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    The TOA-130 is perfect for visual, CCD and photo imaging.

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  16. Takahashi - Mewlon 250CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    SKU: TAK-TLK25300

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    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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  17. Takahashi - CCA-250 Tri-Focal Astrograph

    SKU: TAK-TCK25010

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    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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  18. Takahashi - FSQ-106EDX4 Quadruplet Refractor Telescope

    SKU: TAK-TQE10630

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    Takahashi has redesigned the FSQ106 and created the FSQ-106EDX4 improving the flat field quadruplet design by using advanced Petzval quadruplet optics with ED glass for improved color correction in UV, visible and IR wavelengths. This makes stars appear sharper and more pinpoint. This 4 element 4 group design is definitely a telescope the advanced visual astronomy wants to bring!

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  19. Takahashi - EM-400 Temma II Equatorial Mount

    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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  20. Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    SKU: TAK-TQE13010

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    The Takahashi FSQ 130 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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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.