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#1 ben2112

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

After my first light, I decided that my next piece of equipment is a very solid yet comfortable chair. I like the Stardust but at the same time I like something I can swivel on while looking at my laptop where I am running Stellarium. So, I found 2 chairs I like.. The Tele Vue Air Chair (Kind of pricey) Tele Vue Air-Chair or this drummer's throne Gibratar Hydraulic Moto Throne Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne . The specs are almost a like in adjustment height.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

After my first light, I decided that my next piece of equipment is a very solid yet comfortable chair. I like the Stardust but at the same time I like something I can swivel on while looking at my laptop where I am running Stellarium. So, I found 2 chairs I like.. The Tele Vue Air Chair (Kind of pricey) Tele Vue Air-Chair or this drummer's throne Gibratar Hydraulic Moto Throne Gibraltar Hydraulic Moto Throne . The specs are almost a like in adjustment height.


What sort of telescope are you using?

Jon

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

I am using the Nexstar 8SE.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

Hi Ben:

For the Nexstar 8SE you need about 8-10" of adjustment height. Here's the stool I use that has 10" of adjustment and at $60 is MUCH less expensive than the ones you linked:
http://www.bhphotovi...sing_Stool_2...

It's comfortable, sturdy, and very easy/quick to adjust.
-Dan

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

Cool.. Thanks Dan.. Going to order it when I get home.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

you may want to look at the "Denver chair". You can build your own for less than $30 and if you do not care how pretty it is less than 2 hours. All IMO; Don T.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

See this thread: http://www.cloudynig...5668367/page...

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

+1 re: Don T's suggestion . . . or you could spend some $$ and get a StarDust chair. Very adjustable and very stable to > 400 pounds (my personal choice) - I think a good obs chair is as valuable as a high-end eyepiece.

Just sayin',
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:41 AM

Do you have to extend the legs out all the way on the mount for an 8SE? If not, I was playing around and adjusted the legs down to where I can use an old task chair I have with no back. The task chair is adjustable and very comfortable.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

Hi Ben:

For the Nexstar 8SE you need about 8-10" of adjustment height. Here's the stool I use that has 10" of adjustment and at $60 is MUCH less expensive than the ones you linked:
http://www.bhphotovi...sing_Stool_2...

It's comfortable, sturdy, and very easy/quick to adjust.
-Dan



That's a nice chair. I wonder if you can add casters to it.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

I'm pretty well satisifed with my Vestil CPRO-800, about $85 from Amazon. It's infinitely adjustable from 18" to 33", folds flat, and is very stable. I posted a short review of it here:
http://www.cloudynig...5676774/page...

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

My wife bought me the stardust chair for Christmas. It is really nice. Although not cheap.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

That looks very comfortable and well padded!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

Are these chairs the same?

Vestil Ergo Worker Chair CPro-600

Stardust Chair

I showed this to my co-worker and he agreed with me that these are the exact same chair.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

They look identical. Are the Vestil's made in Japan? The Stardusts are. I have a Stardust, but pretty obviously these are designed for other uses, and adapted to astronomy rather than being designed with astronomy in mind. I'd buy the Vestil if it was materially cheaper than the Stardust.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

Are these chairs the same?

Vestil Ergo Worker Chair CPro-600

Stardust Chair

I showed this to my co-worker and he agreed with me that these are the exact same chair.


I own the 600 and I cannot see a difference between it and a Stardust. It's built really well as is solid as a rock. I believe it's the same chair. It also has the same pivoting padded seat.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

Are the Vestil's made in Japan?


I have the Vestil CPRO-200, the shorter of the two. It's made in Japan as well.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:39 AM

Ben, those two chairs in the photo look like the same thing except the seat. If so the Gibraltar would be a good deal if it has the same base as the TV air chair. Easy to store, move and adjust in the dark.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

I have the $85 Vestil CPRO-800LP, and it is made in Japan. My review of it is here:
http://www.cloudynig...5676774/page...

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

I keep looking at the CPRO-600 as I am a big guy and I like how it can hold 400lbs. I wish I had access to one to try out. Like a try before you buy.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Ben, I have a Stardust and a Cats Perch Pro, and as much as I like both, for a fork mounted SCT, you don't need a huge range of motion. I think a stool or throne that is hydraulic and adjusts up and down with the flick of a lever, and also swivels, would be *much* easier to live with and complementary to that scope design.

Regards,

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

I'm pretty well satisifed with my Vestil CPRO-800, about $85 from Amazon. It's infinitely adjustable from 18" to 33", folds flat, and is very stable. I posted a short review of it here:
http://www.cloudynig...5676774/page...


This chair is identical to the STARDUST...A Club member purchased one and I can not see any difference either mechanically or cosmetically between his chair and my StarDust

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

If you're viewing in the cold, a hydraulic isn't the best choice. Mine binds up completely when it's below freezing...

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

If you're viewing in the cold, a hydraulic isn't the best choice. Mine binds up completely when it's below freezing...


Mine works fine at temps at least down to 10° F. At that point, I bind up completely! :grin:

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

Do you have to extend the legs out all the way on the mount for an 8SE? If not, I was playing around and adjusted the legs down to where I can use an old task chair I have with no back. The task chair is adjustable and very comfortable.


Most office type chairs and stools only adjust up/down about 3 to 4 inches. Not enough range for viewing comfort. To try a chair out, see if you can get a comfortable view when the scope is aimed near the horizon and near zenith without changing he tripod height.

-Dan






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