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    Default Anyone got a Celestron Omni XLT 150? What do you think of them?



    Considering I'm still in my late teens and the fact that it is my first telescope, I think this scope is brilliant! It's well capable and sophisticated for its rather cheap price tag. I recently went to an observing session at my local observatory and got the opportunity to use a 10 dob and there was no real discernible difference with that scope and mine. Sure, under better conditions a 10 inch dob would kick ass but for Irish conditions I think I bought the perfect telescope.

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    How are you enjoying this scope so far? I'm considering buying it later in the summer.
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    I have the Omni XLT127 and quite enjoy it. It's my main astrophotography scope at the moment. Though I cant comment on the OTA of the 150 I can say the CG4 is a quite a good mount. Quite sturdy and with the addition of the dual axis motors and polar scope is a really great starter astrophotography mount.
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    Awesome! Thanks for the tip. Maybe if there's any public viewing sessions in the GTA this summer I can take a look at one.
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    There's lot's of them. I know our club has one usually on the 3rd tuesday-wednesday of every month as well now that the nights are getting warmer a few of us usually head up to Forks of the Credit park in Caledon for observing on friday & saturday nights usually around new moon or when the moon is not in the sky the whole night.
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    I've been thinking about joining a club. Is yours centered around Mississauga?

    I know there's also a North York one, but that's the only other one I've heard about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxinias View Post
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    how is the celestron 4se

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    venture star,
    I bought a 150 last year. Nice scope. I have a bad back and found the Eq mount a bit unforgiving. I went up to a 10" dob to save my back. Still use the 150 though, now on a home made dob mount. Must say though, I noticed a difference between the 6" and the 10", I live in a reasonably dark location about 10 miles from Youghal

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    I use one for my imaging... it's a bit, er, modified. I like it so much I bought a second one for visual, even though I already have an 8". The imaging one is quite a bit modified but takes great images.


 

 

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