The Baader Q Turret is an ingenious system that allows you to mount four small 1.25" eyepieces simultaneously on your telescope. You simply rotate the turret to select your desired eyepiece and magnification. With this accessroy, you have a variety of magnifications right at your fingertips.
- Designed for use with optional Baader Q Orthoscopic Eyepieces.
- Can also be used with other 1.25" eyepieces that have a small body diameter.
- Concave body shape results in a very short optical path length (38mm), enabling the turret to be used even in many Newtonians.
- Also allows you to mount 1.25" barlows, small cameras, and other accessories. Change from the eyepiece to camera in seconds - perfect for lunar and planetary photography. The Q-Turret enables rapid, and parfocal, changing between an eyepiece and CCD cameras / webcams.
- 1.25" nosepiece is threaded for standard 1.25" astronomy filters as well as the 2.25x Q-Barlow.
- Usable on most scopes, even when inserted into a diagonal. Should have no trouble reaching focus on refractor and catadioptric telescopes. Some reflectors may not have enough in-focus travel.
- Click stops at each eyepiece position.
- Sturdy yet lightweight plastic/aluminum hybrid construction will not upset telescope balance.
- Eyepieces, barlow, camera, etc. not included.
dvoprvb New Member
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- Time with Product
May 10, 2017
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- Review by Robert B.
TurretPros: Cons: Comments:
This is the first turret I've owned after many years in the hobby. I have been observing Jupiter with it and 4 graduated powers. I think it is great. One trip out and the scope is ready to observe. it is lightweight and the only drawback is no compression rings.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com
Mark Mathosian New Member
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- Time with Product
Mar 17, 2017
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- Review by Mark M.
Worth the moneyPros: Cons: Comments:
This product is exactly what I expected based on reviews I read. Made of plastic, yes. Nicely constructed, yes. The turret works nicely, smooth and clicks into place firmly when you rotate eyepieces. However , a few observations. With my Televue TV-85 refractor I could not use my Ortho oculars, had to use plossls and Televue Delites. Orthos wouldn't come into focus. You may not have this problem based on your scope. For the price, this was a great investment. I plan on using it regularly in my scope so I don't have to swap out oculars. I have a tendency to drop them in the dark. That problem will now go away. Baader, good job!
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comApr 5, 2016
Way Too ExpensivePros:
Lightweight,Easy to UseCons: Comments:
The convenience of safely changing eyepieces without losing one cannot be understated at all. Build quality is quite cheap. Detents are quite secure, however. It would have been certainly worth it at $40, tops. No regrets. It's the only decent one available.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comApr 4, 2016
Inexpensive,Lightweight,Easy to UseCons: Comments:
Simple and inexpensive way to easily and quickly change the eyepiece you want to view with. Much cheaper than other turrets like Takahashi's or TEC's. Works well once you get used to how to position it and change ep's. Lightweight plastic construction, but doesn't need to be any sturdier or heavier.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comAug 19, 2015
A Great IdeaPros:
Difficult to Use,UnstableComments:
A nice concept but construction is of thin plastics except for the screws which causes flexture and limited use to small lightweight eyepieces. I ended up throwing it in the garbage can after salvaging the dust covers and screws.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comJul 17, 2014
Light weight,Rapid Eyepiece ChangingCons:
Yes, it is "plastic" (synthetic) and not titanium, but that is to keep the weight down - after all,you are putting this device plus as many as four eyepieces at the end of a lever! It is durable, has solid click-stops and smooth motion. I use it for solar-lunar-planetary viewing with my Brandon orthoscopics and am well pleased with it.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comJul 28, 2013
Ingenious little dodadPros:
Accurate,Easy to Use,LightweightCons:
Needs To Be A Bit TougherComments:
Great little utility I've managed to used 3 eyepieces of varying strengths and a Webcam at the same time and easily flipped between them without having to refocus each time.
I start with the wide angle and gradually zoom in to get accurate positioning before switching to the webcam to get my final images.
Now I need to find a 2" version to work with my CCD camera.
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