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6.9 out of 10

Celestron Omni XLT 127

Optical Design : Schmidt-Cassegrain Aperture : 127 mm (5 in) Foc Read more

Great Deal: $597.95

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Overall 10

good deal

Robert L, B&H Photo
21 August 2014
  • Excerpt: good optics for this price. powerful in observing planets.easy to assemble
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 8

Great closeout price

MoonRaker, B&H Photo
10 July 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: A Little Heavy But Solid, Not very portable
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Overall 10

Nice optics good price

bk man, B&H Photo
26 July 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 6

Superb optics but poor Equatorial Mount

Jim B, B&H Photo
22 April 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Excellent Quality Optics, No Focuser Image Shift, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Instructions Very Poor, Poor mount
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Overall 10

Great Scope

Sky, B&H Photo
15 March 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10

Omni XLT 127 5.0"/127mm

Phil, B&H Photo
15 November 2011
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10

Great first views through this scope

HughB, Amazon
12 March 2014
  • Summary: Just got this very nice telescope today and set it up tonight. Perfect weather for viewing tonight, so out I went. Didn't take long to get things lined up. Great views of the moon and Jupiter. I've never seen that level of detail on Jupiter through a telescope before. A nice line of moons and two bands on Jupiter itself. That's just using the 25mm eye piece that's supplied with the telescope. The tripod is excellent. Very sturdy and easy to use.
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