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gonzosc1
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Reged: 11/08/12

Loc: South Carolina
how high do you set your mount for sitting..
      #5595673 - 12/30/12 08:17 AM

getting ready to order a starbound chair. just wonder how high I should set the tripod. I have the atlas with a sct.
this is a new setup for me, I've only had it out one time so far and set it up high for standing up...

I have setup in the house at the lowest position and the ota is really low but looks like it may be close if a chair is used..


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Agatha
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Reged: 06/04/12

Loc: Coulee Region, Wisconsin
Re: how high do you set your mount for sitting.. new [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5595855 - 12/30/12 10:37 AM

Only you can determine where your tripod will be set. I suspect that at a lower setting as you mentioned may be necessary. Play with it once you get your chair. Oh, and I think you will love seated observing.

Best, Linda B.


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WadeH237
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Reged: 02/24/07

Loc: Snohomish, WA
Re: how high do you set your mount for sitting.. new [Re: Agatha]
      #5596265 - 12/30/12 02:32 PM

For visual with the Starbound chair, I set my SCTs up with the tripod at the lowest setting. For refractors, I raise the tripod about 12" to 18" from the lowest settings.

And I agree with with the previous poster, you will love seated viewing with the Starbound chair.


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gonzosc1
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Reged: 11/08/12

Loc: South Carolina
Re: how high do you set your mount for sitting.. new [Re: WadeH237]
      #5596533 - 12/30/12 04:45 PM

thanks, I have never viewed in seated position. I imagine its a lot more enjoyable.

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Tom and Beth
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Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: how high do you set your mount for sitting.. new [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5597045 - 12/30/12 10:25 PM

Quote:

thanks, I have never viewed in seated position. I imagine its a lot more enjoyable.




Seating helps an observer to not only be relaxed, but able to keep your eye trained on the 1 or 2 MM exit pupil most observing is done at.

My pier was 40 inches for an older C-8.

Edited by Tom and Beth (12/30/12 10:26 PM)


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Tom Andrews
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Reged: 01/25/07

Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Re: how high do you set your mount for sitting.. new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5597141 - 12/30/12 11:32 PM

I determined where to set mine by having the scope pointed at zenith then setting my chair to the lowest setting I was comfortable sitting and adjusting the tripod height to line up the eyepiece with my eye. Of course, that means waiting until you get the chair...

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