Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope

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  • Ideal for astronomy and astrophotography
  • StarBrite XLT optical coatings provide optimum light allowance
  • German Equatorial Mount features slow-motion controls
  • Hand-selected lenses and mirrors use only the finest glass
  • Description

    Celestron Omni XLT 120mm Refractor Telescope 


    The Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope's innovative design features and high-quality optics make it an excellent tool for astronomy and astrophotography. Its refractor telescope design makes it sturdy, easy to use, and easy to clean and care for. Additionally, this model features simple, no-tool assembly.


    Only the finest grade of glass is used in the Celestron Omni XLT's hand-selected and hand-figured mirrors and lenses. StarBright XLT multi-coatings and a generous 120mm objective lens allow for optimum light transmission. The included 25mm eyepiece features 20mm eye relief, making it comfortable even for those who wear glasses.


    Additionally, this telescope features the Celestron CG-4 German Equatorial Mount with setting circles and slow-motion controls to aid in accurately locating and tracking sky objects. Ball bearings in both axes of the mount allow for better control and smooth performance.


    Model includes a heavy-duty, pre-assembled stainless steel tripod with 1.75-inch legs, an accessory tray, a bubble level, and "The Sky Level 1" planetarium software, which features a 10,000-object database and enhanced images.

    Celestron Omni XLT 120 - General Features

    • High quality optics start with each lens and(or) mirror being hand selected so only the finest grade of optical glass is used
    • StarBright XLT coatings provide maximized light transmission
    • 25 mm multi-coated eyepiece - 20 mm eye relief, 50° FOV
    • 1.25" star diagonal
    • CG-4 German Equatorial mount with setting circles and slow motion controls - to accurately locate and track sky objects
    • Ball bearings in both axis of the mount for smooth performance
    • Heavy-duty pre-assembled stainless steel tripod featuring 1.75" legs, accessory tray and bubble level
    • Easy no-tool setup
    • "The Sky®" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images



    About Celestron Refractor Telescopes

    Celestron’s high-quality refractor telescopes allow beginners to improve upon Galileo’s vision with a simple, reliable design that is easy to use, requires minimal maintenance, and is versatile enough for land or sky viewing. Known for viewing planetary detail and splitting close double-stars.

    A refractor telescope uses a lens as the primary. The lens at the front of the telescope bends the light passing through it until it comes to a single point called the “focal plane”. The long, thin tubes of refractor telescopes look much the same as those Galileo used centuries ago. High quality optical glass and multi-coatings provide today’s sky watchers views Galileo never dreamed of.

    The refractor type of telescope is very popular with individuals who want mechanical simplicity, rugged reliability and ease of use. Because the focal length is limited by the length of the tube, refractor telescopes become quite bulky and expensive beyond a four inch aperture. This limits the light gathering properties of refractor telescopes, but it is an excellent choice for beginners and those who prefer simple operation and versatility. Refractor telescopes are also a popular choice because of their unobstructed view, high contrast and good definition.

    Refractor Advantages


    • Easy to set-up and use
    • Simple and reliable design requires little or no maintenance
    • Excellent for lunar, planetary and binary star observing especially in larger apertures
    • Good for terrestrial viewing
    • High contrast images with no secondary mirror or diagonal obstruction
    • Color correction is good in achromatic designs and excellent in apochromatic and fluorite designs
    • Sealed optical tube reduces image-degrading air currents and protects optics
    • Objective lens is permanently mounted and aligned


    Refractor Disadvantages


    • More expensive per inch of aperture than Newtonians or Catadioptrics
    • Heavier, longer and bulkier than equivalent aperture Newtonians and Catadioptrics
    • The cost and size factors limit the practical maximum size primary to smaller apertures
    • Some color aberration in achromatic designs (doublet)

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    Shipping Restrictions

    Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

    Dimensions & Specifications





    Eyepiece 1

    25mm (40x)


    Equatorial Mount



    Focal Length


    Focal Ratio


    Good for Astrophotography






    Highest Useful Magnification


    Lens Coating

    StarBright XLT

    Mount Design

    CG-4 Equatorial

    Objective Lens Size Code


    Optical Design


    Recommended Usage

    Viewing Nebulae
    Viewing the Moon
    Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters
    Viewing the Planets

    Star Diagonal

    1.25 Inch

    Telescopes Series

    Celestron Omni XLT Telescopes

    User Level

    For the Enthusiast


    2-Year Limited

    Weight Complete

    46 lbs.


    Download Celestron Omni XLT Telescopes User Manual
  • Product Guarantee

    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

Customer Q&A

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  • Q1: Does this model provide "erect images" like astro90EQ?

    A: Yes, the Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Telescope provides erect images.

  • Q2: Is the Equatorial Mount suitable for terrestrial viewing?

    A: Yes. The equatorial mount has a good slew applied to its movement which makes it ideal for terrestrial viewing.

  • Q3: Which accessories are most useful or helpful to purchase with this scope? I would like to use it for both planetary and deep sky viewing.


    The only thing that I could recommend right off the bat would be a nice eyepiece and filter kit.  The different eyepieces would allow you to really investigate different star clusters and galaxies.  And the filter set would be great for looking at the moon or mars.

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