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#1 Jeff Lee

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:09 AM

Hi All:

What's you favorite chair? Do you even use one?

Next item on my list, would like to know - starbound seems to be a nice item.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:13 AM

My favorite chair was handcrafted for me; it is absolutely beautiful, & has the quality plus the emotions tied in with it, as it was a gift to me!

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:14 AM

Stardust Observers chair. Stable, comfortable, easy to adjust and NO danger of dropping me in the dirt in the dark. :whee:

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:30 PM

Carol,
That chair is beautiful.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 01:45 PM

I'm with Karen (1965Healey)

I have taken that unexpected trip to the ground one time too many ... the last time was 203 years ago and the next morning I was down at Hands On Optics writing a check for a Stardust chair...

I've used other chairs but this thing is absolutely the most satble AND comfortable chair I have ever used..

The Major side effect was that my "seeing" improved significantly using this chair..no more using the brain to keep track of your seating
position or worrying about "that trip" ..

This is NOT saying that it is the Best chair all I can say is I am no longer even glance at ads for other chairs...

I LOVE IT !

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 04:12 PM

I have been happy with this chair. It was $10 or $15 cheaper when I bought it.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 04:15 PM

Carol,
That chair is beautiful.


Everything, including the spindles were handcrafted! Everything fits so perfectly, it is indeed a work of art!

It is extremely stable, so comfortable one could fall asleep :grin: Needless to say, I love it!

Carol

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 04:54 PM

I have been happy with this chair. It was $10 or $15 cheaper when I bought it.


I second the above recommendation. This is the exact chair I got from the same vendor a while ago. I do not know if this is the best chair for astronomy but I have been pleased with it thus far.

Jason

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 05:21 PM

Carol,

With your permission, would you mind if I build a chair very similar to yours? I've looked at several wooden ones and I like yours. Having asked - how long is the upright piece that the seat and foot rest are on? I can work out all the rest of the diminsions from there.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 05:37 PM

I have been using the Starbound chair for 6 or 7 years now and it has worked well for me. I like how easy it is to adjust the height, I often adjust the height switching between the finder and the eyepiece, it's that easy.

I have never had mine slip while I was sitting on it, and I use it every night.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:13 PM

I have both the Stardust chair and the Cat's Perch. Both are great, but the Cat's perch is used for my taller scopes and the Stardust is used for imaging and short scopes.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:15 PM

My Cat's Perch Chair
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:42 PM

Adrian, It's not my design, but knowing the graciousness of the craftsman that built it, I know he would have no problem with it.

I will go down to the Observatory & measure & post later.

Carol

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 07:39 PM

I'll be the odd man out here--I use a Televue air-chair (I understand a musician's stool is very similar). For SCT's 11" and under and refractors not more than 1000mm this is very adequate, comfortable, and easy to adjust one-handed.

OTOH, I must admit that Carol's chair is beautiful. :bow:

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:18 PM

starbound seems to be a nice item.





I like mine. The ability to instantly change seat heights with one hand behind my back was a selling point for me.
No problem with slippage, though a minimal amount of care should be taken that the seat is in it's normal resting position before sitting down. This quickly becomes intuitive.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:40 PM

I like my hand made Star Seat,
like a lounge chair with a built in beverage holder.
I make them in Maple.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:41 PM

Folded up ready to go to dark sky area

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#18 Manny Myles

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:42 PM

Beverage holder built into the foot rest

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#19 DennisF

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:14 AM

I've got a Starbound and love it. Use it frequently, never had a problem with slipping and it adjusts quickly.

If for some reason you prefer the Stardust chair, here's a cheap place to get one.

http://tedthorsen.co..._id=60901&msg=1

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 07:58 AM

Uhh...the best chair is the one you use the most? No, no that's for scopes...

The best chair is the one with the biggest, cushiest seat that you're willing to carry around.

No...no, that's for scopes too. :shrug:

Well, anyway MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Patrick :smirk:

#21 Maureen

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:47 PM

"Best Chair" is really up for grabs and based on personal preference. Where are you located? Any chance of getting to NEAF this spring? You can try most of the chairs recommended and frequently get really good deals.
Maureen

#22 Jeff Lee

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:54 PM

Wow :grin:

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 08:41 PM

Sincere vote for the Stardust! A really great observing chair.

Just save yourself around $50 and get the "ergonomic workers seat" from Ted Thorsen (just add an "astro" prefix to anything, and the price goes up 40% straight away!)

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 11:34 PM

Stardust Observers chair. Stable, comfortable, easy to adjust and NO danger of dropping me in the dirt in the dark. :whee:


I'll second that! :bow:

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 05:35 AM

I feel so low tech. Those chairs are so pretty, I use a white plastic extruded thing that everyone in israel has like 8 of somewhere. Its not adjustable or anything but its light and we have a bunch of them in the house so if one stays outside no one will miss it. Plus rain can't hurt it


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