Celestron Omni XLT 150R
This Celestron Omn XLT 150R telescope is made of high-quality material to ensure best possible stability and durability. Thus, you can enjoy your telescope for a lifetime. Furthermore, the Celestron Omni XLT 150R has a wide range of features that continue to fascinate every astronomer. In addition, the telescope is fitted with globally recognised quality lenses. Although mastering all of its functions requires a little practice, this Celestron telescope is, in fact, quite easy to use.
The Celestron Omni XLT 150R is a refractor telescope. The advantage is that a refractor (also called lens telescope) yields sharp and diffraction-free images with high contrast. The refractor is mainly used for the observation of moons, planets and stars. However, the refractor also offers surprisingly good images of the bright Messier, NGC and objects from the IC-catalogue.
Mirror and coating
The mirror in the Omni XLT-150R telescope has a diameter of 150 mm, and features Celestron's Starbright XLT coatings. Thanks to the coating used, the absorbed light is more evenly distributed, making the light output higher and the image sharper. The coating consists of several layers; Celestron have used aluminium, titanium and magnesium to make the coating as strong and effective as possible.
Tripod and mount
The Celestron Omni XLT 150R comes with a tripod mount. The tripod delivered with the Omni XLT 150R is equatorial and has sturdy stainless steel legs. The tripod and mount weigh about 15kg. For greater stability, this equatorial tripod has counterweights totalling about 5kg. This tripod is very easy to fold up and set up; however, due to its large weight it is not the most mobile tripod.
Features Celestron Omni XLT 150R telescope
- Lens Diameter: 150 mm
- Focal length 750mm
- Eyepiece (1,25"): 25 mm
- Maximum useful magnification x 360
- 6x30 finder scope
- Includes erecting eyepiece
- Includes StarBright XLT Coating
The telescope is also suitable for astrophotography. You do need to have a camera adapter and the right T2-ring. Below you will see a picture which was made using the Celestron Omni XLT 150R telescope.
The craters on the moon are clearly visible.