Baader 1.25" Classic Q-Eyepiece Set # BCQ-SET 2957000

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Baader 1.25" Classic Q-Eyepiece Set # BCQ-SET 2957000

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The Baader Classic Q-Turret Eyepiece Set is a combination of the following items:

  • Q-Turret quadruplet 1.25" eyepiece revolver/holder
  • Classic 1.25" 6mm, 10mm, and 18mm Orthoscopic eyepieces
  • Classic 1.25" 32mm Plossl eyepiece
  • 2.25x Q-Barlow with dual factor lens (1.3x/2.25x)
  • Q-Turret quad eyepiece revolver/holder
  • Astro Box #1 padded metal case with window top

The Baader Q-Turret & Classic eyepiece set offers maximum ease of use and a full spectrum of magnifications in one set.

The Baader Classic eyepieces offer an optical quality level thought impossible in this price range, utilizing the original unmatched design of the very first Carl Zeiss Orthoscopic and Plossl eyepieces - without any compromise in workmanship. These eyepieces offer exceptional sharpness and contrast , featuring a 50° field of view, sharp field stops, and excellent ergonomics for a comfortable viewing experience. Modern true high-transmission (HT) multicoatings on all air to glass surfaces provide a remarkably brilliant view.

How to use this set of Classic eyepieces with 2.25x Q-barlow and Q-Turret

  • For 2.25x power, the Q-barlow lens cell can be mounted either into the barlow body (individual eyepiece holder) or directly into the 1.25" nosepiece of the Q-Turret eyepiece revolver. The resulting eyepiece focal lengths in this set with the 2.25x Barlow will be 2.7mm, 4.6mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 14mm, 18mm, 32mm.
  • There is also an additional 1.3x option: Mount the Barlow Q-lens cell straight into any of the four classic eyepieces. Due to the shorter spacing between barlow and eyepiece the magnifying factor changes from 2.25x to 1.3x, providing you with four additional magnifications.
  • All four eyepieces can be rotated in the Q-Turret perfectly parfocally to change magnification in a wink. The lens with cell of the supplied 2.25x Q-barlow assembly can unmount from the 1.25" barlow-body and directly threads into the 1.25" nose piece of the Q-Turret for an additional set of four magnifications – also yielding a 25 mm gain in backfocus.
  • Alternatively work with three eyepieces and a CCD-guider camera or planetary camera to end up with a quad revolver that perfectly replaces a flip mirror accessory – perfectly parfocally for every piece of equipment mounted.
  • Included turret has a very short optical path length (38mm). Usable on many scopes, even when inserted into a diagonal. Should have no trouble reaching focus on catadioptric and most refractor telescopes. Some Newtonian/Dobsonian reflectors will likely not have enough in-focus travel. Not for use with spotting scopes.

Options for use of the Q-Turret

The quad eyepiece turret in this set serves more purposes than just holding these four eyepieces:

  • Mount your CCD-guider alongside three eyepieces and easily flip from aiming to guiding mode
  • Flip planetary cameras in and out, in perfect focus, with or without the added magnification of the 2.25x Q-Barlow lens
  • Compare any of your favorite eyepieces side by side in light speed while rotating them with the Q-Turret revolver perfectly parfocally

Please Note: This set is packed by Baader with the eyepieces inserted into the turret and the locking screw clamped down. A small set screw mark or two on the eyepiece barrels is hence quite common.

Additional Information

Nylon thumbscrews to replace the metal ones on the Baader turret can be purchased from us at this link.

Orthoscopic Eyepiece Spec Sheet

Useful Resources

Preliminary reports of these eyepieces:

- Astronomy and Living by Hernando

- BCO Review on Cloudy Nights

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