This review appeared in the December 2009 issue of Astronomy magazine.
Celestron is famous for its high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Anyone who has attended a large star party has seen a variety of these scopes. Now Celestron has updated one of its all-time favorites — what had been the company’s traditional 5-inch telescope — as the Omni XLT 127.
For this new incarnation, Celestron replaced the old orange-and-black finishes with a deep metallic-blue barrel and powder-coated white end caps. The XLT 127 comes with a German equatorial mount, slow-motion controls, and a high-quality stainless steel tripod. The package also includes a 25mm eyepiece and a 1-1/4″ star diagonal.
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