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Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope

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Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Celestron
GoTo
No
Weight Complete
46 lbs.
Mount Design
CG-4 Equatorial
Warranty
2-Year Limited
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Astrophotography, Viewing the Moon
Features
Equatorial Mount
Good for Astrophotography
Yes
Optical Design
Refractor
Objective Lens Size Code
120
Finderscope
6x30
Focal Length
1000mm
Highest Useful Magnification
200x
Star Diagonal
1.25 Inch
Eyepiece 1
25mm (40x)
GPS
No
Lens Coating
StarBright XLT
Focal Ratio
f/8.3
User Level
For the Enthusiast
Aperture
120mm
Telescopes Series
Celestron Omni XLT Telescopes

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  • For help and guidance, call our optics specialists at 1-800-303-5877.
  • Excellent tool for astrophotography
  • Perfect light allowance with StarBrite XLT coatings
  • Precise slow-motion controls with Equatorial Mount
  • Ball-bearing mount for smooth precision
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Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (19)
  • Quality lenses (16)
  • Accurate (14)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (15), Avid adventurer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An excellent buying experience!

By Willis

from Lancaster, PA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope:

    A rugged, high quality and versatile scope that I will probably use much more often than my bigger scope because it is easier to transport and quicker to set up. The German equatorial mount is very solid and the optical clarity is outstanding. I will probably upgrade to the 2" diagonal and lenses at some point but the 1.25" diagonal and lens that comes with the scope was even better than I expected. The telescope arrived in excellent condition and precisely as scheduled. An overall good buying experience.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Well Built, Good Value

    By Russ L.

    from Plantsville, CT

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope:

      This is the first telescope I have owned since I was a kid. I did a lot of research and made a good choice with the Omni XLT120 for my reintroduction to astronomy. This is a well built solid telescope. The CG-4 mount is very sturdy and provides a solid base for casual observing and astrophotography. It is heavy, almost 50lbs,so if you have any lifting limitations due to health issues, this is not the telescope for you.I am glad I bought the Celestron filter and lense kit with the telescope.I had a beautiful view of Saturn last week with the 6mm eyepiece.I plan on purchasing motor drives for the mount in the near future.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful scope

      By Fozzie

      from FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Expandable capability
      • Quality Lenses
      • Stable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope:

        This is my first telescope and I must say I was surprised by the size even after hearing again and again about it. It is a LARGE refractor and weighs a solid 50+ lbs once set up on the tripod. That being said the build quality is wonderful and the optics seem great for the money. I obviously don't have much for a point of reference but the views of the moon, Orion and Jupiter have been great. I can't wait to actually get it out to darker skies and start exploring. Being a nearly 5" refractor it seems to have great light-gathering potential and I plan on pushing it up to around 300x. I've read elsewhere of people pushing them even further with good views.

        I definitely think it's a great beginner scope because it seems to have excellent potential to grow with you. Right out of the box it is very capable with some new eyepieces. Replace the stock 1.25" diagonal with a 2" one and add 2" eyepieces, etc. The tripod can be motorized and polar-aligned.

        I plan on keeping this scope for a VERY long time.

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        (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great scope for the money

        By ArtDirector

        from Fort Myers, FL

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Great mount
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Tight focuser

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope:

        This is a great scope with a nice sturdy mount. I've had the older mount and this mount is 100 times better. The scope is well crafted and has great views. I use this scope with Televue eyepieces and a Minus Violet filter so I really don't see much false color. Scope is large and has great views. Great bargain for what you get.

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A feature packed achromat, Great Price

        By sarahabebob

        from Seymour, Mo.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Value for a 120mm
        • Quality Construction
        • Very Sharp optics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope:

        This is a truly fine achromatic refracting telescope, capable of sharp and contrasty images. A telescope like this , when i was younger would have cost several thousand dollars. I have built many of my own instruments in the past, and i currently own numerous comercially made telescopes of differing types and apertures that are housed in my private observatory. I like this telescope,and would recomend it to anyone,beginer or above

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        Customer Q & A

        3 Questions About This Product
        Q: "Is the Equatorial Mount suitable for terrestrial viewing?"
        A: Yes. The equatorial mount has a good slew applied to its movement which makes it ideal for terrestrial viewing.
        Q: "Which accessories are most useful or helpful to purchase with this scope? I would like to use it for both planetary and deep sky viewing?"
        A:

        The only thing that I could recommend right off the bat would be a nice eyepiece and filter kit.  The different eyepieces would allow you to really investigate different star clusters and galaxies.  And the filter set would be great for looking at the moon or mars.

        Q: "Does this model provide "erect images" like astro90EQ?"
        A: Yes, the Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope provides erect images.
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