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Smart Astronomy Smart Seat II
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My Comments: My name is Anthony Rogers and I live in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. I have been into amateur astronomy since 2003 plus I have been registered on Cloudy Nights since 09/24/07 as stargazertony. Over the years I have owned 10 telescopes but my collection is now down to four telescopes which consists of two Newtonians, one Maksutov, and one SCT.
I purchased the Smart Seat II and all I can say is I LOVE IT! I can't imagine I could have made a better choice at all. It is really very sturdy, and is extremely lightweight and comfortable. I have seen other observing chairs but they seem bulky and I only have limited space when transporting my equipment to remote sites. The seat is easy to adjust, just tip the seat up and slide it to whatever height you need then drop and lock the seat into place. The chair folds up to be 32" long by 4" deep by 10" wide which makes it easy to transport.. The seat is covered with soft vinyl and is really quite comfortable. The best thing is being able to observe without straining my neck and back for hours which actually allows me more time at the eyepiece without taking breaks. I use it with my Discovery 12.5” Dobsonian and it sets me up high enough when viewing at zenith or low enough when observing near the horizon. The observing chair is rated for 300 Lbs. I weigh 220 lbs and it does not bend or strain under my weight. I don't know how I ever managed observing before I bought the Smart Seat II observing chair!
Pros: Lightweight, strong, folds for easy storage and transportation, Lengthens my time at the eyepiece!
Cons: None at all!
Recommended: Yes, I highly recommend this product!