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Celestron Omni XLT 127 5"/127mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

B&H # CEOXLT127 Mfr # 11084
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You Pay: $599.00
Product Highlights
  • 1250mm f/9.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Manual Equatorial Mount

The Celestron Omni-XLT 127 telescope is a versatile option. Its 5" diameter and catadioptric design definitely make it a portable telescope. Those who are interested in seeing faint sky objects such as nebulae and clusters will find it particularly useful. The Omni XLT 127 is also considered a good instrument for lunar and planetary observing.

The Omni XLT 127 is featured with the CG-4 mount. This German equatorial is a sturdy and heavy duty mount. Included is a stainless steel manual tripod with vibration damping for best stability. In addition, it is fully equipped with a storage tray, and a quick release dovetail attachment for easy tripod mounting. The Omni-XLT 127 is a lightweight construction telescope, which offers the user the ability to move it around easily.

The Celestron's patented StarBright XLT coatings further enhance light transmission, and therefore make this telescope an excellent choice for astrophotography. The telescope also comes with a 1.25" "star" diagonal to properly correct image direction, and a 25mm multi-coated eyepiece for high magnification. All of these important features are provided by Celestron to deliver stunning views beyond the visible universe.

Hand selected mirror and fine grade optical glass insuring high quality
StarBright XLT coatings provide excellent light transmission
1.25" Star diagonal
25mm multicoated eyepiece with a 20mm eye relief
CG-4 German equatorial mount with setting circles and slow motion control to accurately track and locate celestial objects
Heavy-Duty, pre-assembled stainless steel tripod with bubble level and accesory tray
Ball bearings in both axes of the mount for smooth performance
Easy no tool set up
The sky level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database

Note:StarBrightXLT coatings provide excellent light transmission

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Lens Diameter 127mm (5.0")
Focal Length 1250mm (49.21")
Focal Ratio 9.84
Maximum Useful Magnification 300x
Resolving Power 0.91
Optical Tube Dimensions 11.0"
Mount Type Equatorial
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Finderscope 6x30
Tripod 1.75" stainless steel
Motor No
GO-TO Capability No
PC Compatible No
Power Source None
Weight 40 lbs (18.14 kg)
Optical Coatings StarBright XLT
Celestron Omni XLT 127 5"/127mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
  • 25mm (50x) Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 6x30mm Finderscope
  • Star Diagonal - 1.25"
  • Visual Back (1.25")
  • Dovetail Mounting Plate
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 4 lb Counterweight
  • 7 lb Counterweight
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    CelestronOmni XLT 127 5"/127mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (5)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Accurate (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      4.0

      Great closeout price

      By MoonRaker

      from Wisconsin farm country

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • A Little Heavy But Solid
      • Not very portable

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Very Good 4 Moon Planet

      Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 127 5"/127mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit:

      Half of the price covers the HD CG-4 German Equatorial Mount & 1.75" Steel Leg Adjustable Tripod. There are few solid tripods of this quality at this price. A motor can be added later for under $. The optical tube is about average for a 127cc. The poorest part is the view finder, with a poor mount that means repeated alignments are necessary. It is worth every penny if you are a fan of Celestron. You can buy the tripod separate and go with another optical tube of better quality for the same price. But either way you end up with a great value. Not everyone uses the go-to features that keep driving the prices up. So if you don't mind manually screwing across the sky, this is a great buy. All in white, it even looks pretty enough to make your wife stop complaining about all the money you spend on sky watching.

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      5.0

      Nice optics good price

      By bk man

      from Ridgely, MD

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Travel

        Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 127 5"/127mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit:

        I bought this scope to view planets from my window. Very versatile and easy to maneuver unlike other styles. Just need extra eye pieces as it only comes with one. B&H had the best price and were fast with shipping.

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        3.0

        Superb optics but poor Equatorial Mount

        By Jim B

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Excellent Quality Optics
        • No Focuser Image Shift
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

        • Instructions Very Poor
        • Poor mount

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions
        • Low Visibility

        Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 127 5"/127mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit:

        I purchased the Omni 127 which features the venerable and highly regarded Celestron 5" f/10 optical tube assembly on the CG-4 Equatorial mount.

        The 5-inch optics can only be described as extraordinary, some of the finest I have used in a half century of observing. But ironically, the superb optics are hampered by a mount that is nowhere up to the quality of the optics. That's why I gave it only 3 stars overall. I'd give 5 for the optical quality by itself, but only two for the mount. I would highly recommend the tube assembly to a friend.

        I reluctantly returned the entire instrument and am looking for the same 5" OTA on a better mount.

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        5.0

        Great Scope

        By Sky

        from Palm Springs, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 127 5"/127mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit:

          I purchased this as a gift for my girlfriend. We're both big fans of science and space, and I wanted to go beyond a beginner level scope. It's worth every penny.

          The tripod mount on this is very very stable and sturdy, handling the scope with ease. The fluid motion is smooth and easily assembled. Took it out the first night and pointed it at Jupiter, which easily revealed it's clouds and 4 moons as well as the Orion Nebula. We look forward to many many dark nights with our new instrument.

          While a little more technical, the EQ mount is worth the time it takes to learn how to use and makes this something we can enjoy now and grow with as our skills increase. I purchased this because it's also had good reviews as useful for astrophotography. So far I have no complaints whatsoever. This telescope is good to use right out of the box. Would recommend this scope to friends.

          The telescope is smaller and portable- however the tripod, while sturdy, is a little on the heavy side. I'll save that from being listed as a con because while it makes it a little difficult on the portability- it makes for very very stable viewing.

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          5.0

          Omni XLT 127 5.0"/127mm

          By Phil

          from Panama

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Celestron Omni XLT 127 5"/127mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit:

            Great for a starter, complete kit easily assembled for viewing stars quickly out of the box. Tripod is very heavy and strong providing an excellent base for the telescope.

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