The Celestron Omni XLT 114AZ is a Newtonian reflector type telescope with an easy to set up Altazimuth mount. The new Omni manual slow-motion Altazimuth mount uses worm gears for smooth easy tracking of celestial or terrestrial targets and slip clutches for quick and easy pointing. The quality optical components are fully coated using Celestron’s proprietary XLT coatings—the same ones found on Celestron's observatory-grade telescopes.
the Newtonian reflector offers a large 114mm parabolic mirror for wide fields of view when used for both astronomical and terrestrial viewing. The mount’s single arm can be repositioned to point near the zenith for astronomical use or downward for terrestrial observing from a deck or window. An included premium Star Pointer Pro finderscope projects a dual-circle reticle instead of a simple red dot for easy targeting of the telescope. A sturdy aluminum tripod anchors the Omni XLT and stabilises your images, and setup comes together in just minutes with a simple, no-tool setup design.
For objects outside of our solar system, generally referred to as “deep sky objects, or “DSO’s” a reflector telescope generally offers larger objective sizes to gather more light in order to see such objects. A reflector telescope uses a mirror to reflect the light gathered through the hollow tube of the telescope into the eyepiece. The eyepiece is located at the top of the tube along with the focussing mechanism. The main advantage of a reflector telescope is that generally they offer larger objective sizes vs a refractor to gather the all-important light. Perfect for the more intermediate telescope users and deep sky observations. They do require more care when handling vs. a refractor, due to the fact the telescope tube is not sealed at the front, which makes them better suited to more intermediate or older users.
An Altazimuth mount or “AZ” is a simple design using two axes to support or rotate the telescope, restricted to up, down, left or right motions. Its simple design makes this mount easy to use and allows a quick manual adjustment by the user. The simplicity of use makes this mount a great choice for a beginner’s telescope, or as a secondary instrument for quick and easy use. The limitation of this type of mount is if you are planning to view one object all evening, constant small adjustments in all directions will be needed, as the stars and planets rise and set in the sky like the sun.
Onmi XLT 114AZ Features:
- 114mm objective lens reflector telescope
- Parabolic mirror for wide fields of view instead of a red dot
- Finderscope StarPointer Pro red LED with dual circle reticle
- Free Celestron SkyPortal app
- 2 year manufacturers warranty
- Optical Design: Reflector
- Optical Tube Length: 46.99cm
- Focal Length 450mm
- Focal Ratio f/3.95
- Included Eyepiece/Magnification: 25mm Plössl (1.25”) / 18x
- Resolution Rayleigh: 1.22 arc seconds / Dawes Limit: 1.02 arc seconds
- Light Gathering Power: 212x the unaided eye
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.8
- Optical Coatings: Fully XLT coated glass optics
- Tripod: Aluminum
- Aperture: 11.4cm
- Mount: Altazimuth