The Baader Q-Turret Set

Available in North America through Alpine Astronomical

P.O. Box 1154, Eagle, ID 83616


S&T: Sean Walker
Baader Planetarium unveils an innovative observing kit for planetary enthusiasts. The Baader Classic Q-Turret and Eyepiece Set ($395) combines its new Classic Eyepieces series with a 4-position Q-Turret and 2.25× Q-Barlow in one convenient package. The Q-Turret ($85) is a 1¼-inch, 4-position click-stop eyepiece turret that enables observers to rapidly change magnifications with a simple twist of the unit. The turret’s concave body is designed to add only a minimal 38 mm to your telescope’s optical path, enabling it to be used with many Newtonian reflectors. The Classic Eyepieces set ($74 each) consists of 6-mm, 10-mm, and 18-mm Orthoscopic occulars with an unprecedented 50° apparent field of view, plus a matching 32-mm Classic Plössl. Each eyepiece is fully multicoated and includes integrated winged, folding rubber eyecups. The 32-mm Plössl also includes a slip-on eye guard extension tube to help place your eye at the optimum viewing distance. Also included is the 2.25× Q-Barlow ($69) with a removable, threaded lens cell that can be mounted directly to the barrel of the Q-Turret, or on any eyepiece barrel for a moderate 1.3× magnification boost. See the manufacturer’s website for additional details.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.