Celestron Omni XLT 150 R Telescope – The Professional Telescope For The Amateur Astronomer

These days few manufacturers go for innovation rather than following market trends. Celestron is one of them and are recognised as true pioneers in astronomical products. Since launching its first telescope in 1960, Celestron haven’t looked back and are now one of the world’s leading telescope makers.

All over the world Celestron is turning ordinary backyards into suburban observatories with their AstroMaster and Omni XLT series of non-computerized telescopes. These telescopes are designed to satisfy the demands of both beginning astronomers and more serious astronomers. They are easy to set-up, nearly maintenance free and utilize Celestron’s superior optics to deliver stunning views of a wide range of celestial objects, from Jupiter’s moons and the rings around Saturn, to deep-space objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy.

The Celestron Omni XLT 150 R has been manufactured with amateur astronomers in mind. It has a 6 inch refractor optical pipe body, with a purely manual mounting. Although designed for shorter distances it is a straightforward process to adapt the telescope for long range use with the addition of a motor drive and polar axis finder.

The refractor allows users to see broader and clearer images which often take people by surprise when they first use the telescope. The “Celestron Omni XLT 150 R” includes a CG-4 German type mounting that makes operating of telescope simple by providing the right support required to move the XLT 150 R. A DC-operated motor for automatic movement of the scope is available separately.

The telescope comes with adjustable tripod 1.75″ stand in an off-white colour for mounting of telescope upright. In all the telescope weighs only 45.5 lbs and is 34 inches in length, making is extremely portable.

The Celestron Omni XLT 150 R is an elegant telescope coming in a metallic blue colour scheme with off-white touch patches. However it’s the optical quality of this scope that really takes people by surprise, expecting much less from a product that is targeted at the amateur astronomer.

Owning an Omni XLT 150 R comes with many benefits;

  • 6 inch refractor for better focusing
  • StarBright XLT coatings provide maximized light transmission
  • CG-4 German Type Manual mounting with setting circles and slow motion controls that give great accuracy
  • Heavy-duty pre-assembled stainless steel tripod featuring 1.75″ legs, accessory tray and bubble level
  • 25 mm multi-coated eyepiece – 20 mm eye relief, 50° FOV.
  • “The SkyX” planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images.
  • High quality optics start with each lens and(or) mirror being hand selected so only the finest grade of optical glass is used.

The Celestron Omni XLT 150 R” is a delight with unexpectedly better performance and portability due making it ideal for those new and seasoned astronomers alike and at a very affordable cost. steve stratis

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