Excerpt: I purchased this mount and scope to be my grab and go unit and it sure has lived up to my expectations. It is a very stable, lightweight, portable mount that packs and sets up quickly. The optics in the 102mm refractor are excellent for the price you are paying for it.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Summary: I finally had a chance to use this under fair/good skies. It gave an incredible view with an 8.8mm eyepiece which gave about 115x I only looked at Venus and Saturn. Phase of Venus could be seen and Saturn was great looking with rings visible and four pinpoint moons.
Summary: This is an excellent value in an astronomical telescope of the refracting type. The optics and German equatorial mount are very good and provide excellent stable viewing. Many accessories, such as eye piece kits are available for this telescope at reasonable prices.
Pros: Good optics and solid mount work together to provide excellent viewing. Easy to set up with clear instructions. Excellent value for the money.
Cons: None for a knowledgeable buyer. Aperture is smaller than available with other telescope types. Not for the user who relies on electronics to find objects in the sky.
Summary: Wanted to supplement my goto Mead Reflector, w/Equtorial; Refractor while stayin' under $500. Didn't Did a lot of "Window Shopping,"and I picked this one. Images are small but one has to remember;.
Excerpt: In my astronomy group we were used to reflectors, and we had a great surprise when this Omni XLT 102 joined in. As it has no secondary in the way, Jupiter looks much sharper. The equatorial mount is sturdy and precise if you know how to point it to the celestial pole.