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Celestron Omni XLT 120 mm Refractor Telescope - 21090
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If you are after a point-and-view experience and know nothing about how telescopes work, this telescope is not for you. The EQ mount alone can be diso...
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Celestron Omni XLT 120

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on November 5, 2012
Views of the moon and planets are excellent with this 120mm / 4.7-inch achromatic telescope and I can use 300x on a night when the seeing is good and steady. The XLT120 is capable of good deep sky work, especially double stars. The fit and finish are first-rate; when considering the price the build quality of this scope is excellent. The views are sharp and very contrasty, however a light yellow filter will help a lot on any false color. Jupiter has a slight halo around it with out a filter but that does not in any way detract from the viewing experience one iota. This scope works quite well for solar viewing in fact the addition of a solar filter will increase the utility of the XLT120 immensely. The rack and pinion focuser is adequate, however it will be my first upgrade. I would like to see Celestron support this scope with a bit heaver mount, but this mount and scope are well worth the price. I would recommend it to a friend.
Pros: Excellent Opticw
Cons: Needs heavire mount...
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron Omni XLT 120 Review

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, PR Written on April 29, 2010
I have used the telescope a few times already, and I feel good with my purchase. With the included eyepiece I have been to watch some nice stars in the Orion Constellation and the moon, but you will soon notice that you will need better eyepieces and filters to maximize the potential of this telescope.
Pros: Very large telescope for the price, good construction quality.
Cons: Only one eyepiece is included, equatorial mount takes a little bit to get used to....
Would recommend: Yes
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great upgrade

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MI Written on June 13, 2009
i feel for the money this was a great upgrade from my previous and smaller scope.i really like the tri pod and mount.
Pros: quality/price
Cons: not a skinny lightweight...
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I'm quite pleased

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on April 12, 2009
If you are after a point-and-view experience and know nothing about how telescopes work, this telescope is not for you. The EQ mount alone can be disorienting, and don't expect hand-holding from the documentation. But if you have a basic understanding of telescopes and why they are the way they are, then this is the kit that you want.

I'm quite pleased with the optics. With the bundled eyepiece I got a nice, sharp (albeit small) view of Saturn. With a 6mm eyepiece I can see some of its moons. And this from my (sturdy) deck overlooking downtown Oakland CA.

The focuser is a little stiff, but handles 2" eyepieces. The package includes an adapter for 1.25" eyepieces (and camera T-rings) including the bundled star diagonal and 25mm eyepiece. In spite of its stiffness, the focuser does work. Depending on your climate, you may want to replace the grease.

The EQ mount is solid, and works. If balance is off, it can be a bit wobbly, but it's easy enough to balance; and you will need to rebalance on the R/A axis if you add/remove your camera. With a little practice, you can balance on both axis in less then 8 seconds. It is this mount that separates the men/women from the boys/girls;-)

There is plenty of room to grow into this telescope. I happen to have some eyepieces already, but I see that I'll be needing a variety of filters, a tracking motor, a barlow lens, etc. There are after-market focuser assemblies that I'm planning to look into as well.

In all, I'm highly pleas...
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