Celestron Omni XLT 127 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

With the Omni XLT 127, Celestron has made its signature 5-inch scope even better.
By | Published: December 7, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Celestron Omni XLT 127 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Celestron’s Omni XLT 127 is a complete 5-inch telescope system. It has an equatorial mount, sturdy steel tripod, counterweights, 1-1/4″ star diagonal, 25mm eyepiece, and finder scope.
Astronomy: William Zuback

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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