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Questar Brandon Eyepieces (28,962 bytes).

Reintroduced in August 2009 - another resurrection of a fine old Questar tradition from 1971. Each metal canister consists of three parts made to accommodate one of the six current standard production Questar Brandon eyepieces thereby protecting each from impact and moisture. The canister will also accommodate older Questar Brandon eyepieces or those eyepieces offered in the Questar Brandon Eyepiece Presentation Set; these are made without the thread-on eye cup as they were made in the 1970's.

Right: complete assortment of Questar Brandon Eyepiece canisters (28,962 bytes)
Click on the image to see enlarged view (101,346 bytes).

The Questar Brandon eyepieces are 1.25 inch diameter eyepieces suitable for use either as slip fit, or with with Questar telescopes and their photographic accessories owing to their unique outer threaded barrel. The modern Questar Brandon eyepiece is made very much as they were in 1971 when the Questar Corp. first elected to include these eyepieces with their telescopes. The set originally included 8 mm, 12 mm, 16 mm, 24 mm and 32 mm focal lengths however, in April 2006 this was expanded by the addition of the 6 mm Questar Brandon. These are sold individually or can be purchased in a limited production arrangement organized within a beautiful plush lined solid walnut presentation case. Originally these were made available with a finely crafted metal canister, a three part arrangement consisting of a precisely machined metal cylinder, with a thread-on metal lid, and another thread-on lid for the bottom but threaded with a male fitting to accept the Questar Brandon eyepiece. The eyepieces each are threaded for Brandon filters so the bottom lid of the case is threaded make to fit the eyepiece filter thread.

The canisters each share the same 44 mm diameter but differ in overall length so that it is easier to differentiate one eyepiece from another. These cases are made to hold only the Questar Brandon eyepieces with 29.85 mm dia. x 32 tpi filter threads, they will not work with 1960's Questar eyepieces or with modern conventional slip fit eyepieces that have 1.25 inch diameter x 42 tpi (28.5 x 0.6 mm) threads.

Questar Brandon 16mm threaded onto lid (32,306 bytes).
The Questar Brandon eyepiece canister is precision machined from aluminum stock. Each component is anodized in a black finish. Each cylinder is laser engraved "QUESTAR BRANDON" with the focal length "Xmm EFL" and "U.S.A.". The lettering is filled in white so the 24 mm for example reads "QUESTAR BRANDON 24MM EFL U.S.A." as does the eyepiece. The interior is fully anodized black too.

Left: Questar Brandon 16 mm Eyepiece threaded onto the canister cover (32,306 bytes).
Note the thread-on rubber eyecup typical of the modern Questar Brandon Eyepieces except the 6mm.
Click on the image to see enlarged view (86,475 bytes).


For Length Overall* Weight*
6 mm Questar Brandon 43.15 mm 0.9 Oz. / 46.8 Grams
8 mm Questar Brandon 43.5 mm 1.1 Oz. / 49.5 Grams
12 mm Questar Brandon 49.12 mm 1.9 Oz. / 52.3 Grams
16 mm Questar Brandon 49.76 mm 2.0 Oz. / 55 Grams
24 mm Questar Brandon 81.43 mm 2.8 Oz. / 79 Grams
32 mm Questar Brandon 81.48 mm 2.8 Oz. / 79 Grams

* Specifications given are as measured by Company Seven in August 2009, subject change.


optional wood case for Questar Color Filter Set. (52,803 bytes).
Optional Pine Wood Case

In keeping with their traditions of time honored craftsmanship, Questar makes available an optional pine wood accessory box. This solid pine crafted case's interior lid and bottom sections are fully lined with die cut foam inserts. The foam lining has space for twelve Questar 1.25 inch color filters and it can also accommodate all six Questar Brandon 1.25 inch eyepieces, or a mix with other small accessories for your telescope. The lid of this case is hinged and is secured by two thumb claps.

Left: optional pine wood box for Questar Brandon eyepieces as provided with the Questar Color Filter Set (52,803 bytes).
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This is the same pine wood case as is provided with our Questar Color Filter Set. Please refer to our Questar Pricing page for current prices for the filter set and of this optional case.

Questar Eyepiece Walnut Box (52,803 bytes).
Walnut Wood Case The limited production Questar Brandon Presentation Set includes all six eyepiece made as they were in 1971 without Eye Cups. This set is provided with a beautiful solid walnut wood case. The case interior is padded and lined in plush red fabric. The lining is fitted with six spaces to hold these eyepieces or some mix of eyepiece and other small accessories. The lid of this case is hinged with two thumb claps.

Company Seven will make the walnut presentation case available for those who prefer to buy the case with the set of modern Questar Brandon eyepieces. Otherwise, one may buy the optional standard pine wood case as is provided with the Questar Color Filter Set. Please refer to our price list or contact us for availability and part number information.

Right: Questar Eyepiece Walnut Presentation Case (70,602 bytes).
Click on the image to see enlarged view (192,315 bytes).

Company Seven routinely stocks the Questar Brandon eyepieces and many other accessories at our Laurel, Maryland showroom. For further information please contact Company Seven.

* Specifications subject to change.

For more information about how to work your way through the decision making process of choosing and specifying a Questar 3-1/2 telescope, their common accessories, and desirable options please feel free to call us or send an E-mail inquiry, or visit our showroom. You may find more help by referring to the articles in our Questar Library section on line.


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