Quote:Quote:I'm shopping around for an observing chair and it kills me to see how expensive it is. I think all of the astronomical equipments are over priced. Which chairs do you guys have and which one would you recommend? Part of the reason for the expense is economy of scale. Astronomy equipment companies cater to a small niche market, so they can't crank out high quality gear 24/7 like other products. Profit margins for such companies is actually pretty slim, I would imagine. If we want good products, it has to be worth the maker's while, or we make it ourselves.I have a Starbound chair, and despite the expense, it has proven itself to be a great investment, in my opinion.
Quote:I'm shopping around for an observing chair and it kills me to see how expensive it is. I think all of the astronomical equipments are over priced. Which chairs do you guys have and which one would you recommend?
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
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"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
Quote: I couldn't even keep my eye over the ocular . Not only that , but a about fell right over.
Quote:Quote: I couldn't even keep my eye over the ocular . Not only that , but a about fell right over. Same thing happened to me--but, I think it was the Jameson.
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Quote:StarBound, StarDust, StarSearch.....at some point in time, we all fall on our butt and completely embarrass ourselves....
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Lunt LS60TS50DS/B1200/FT SolarMax 60mm filter Denk.Bino's with 21's/TV Genesis Lunt Herschel Wedge/ES 127ED Orion ED80T- CF/C4-R/CG-5 C6-R/Moonlite CF2 /Atlas GoTo 12" LB/Roundtable/Discovery 10"