Bino Chair (StarRocker)
Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:25 AM
I was getting tired of the two or three trips it takes to move the StarRocker to the observing site, I decided it was time for wheels. It became obvious that the folding cart sitting in my garage, that I purchased because it was unique and inexpensive, was the answer. The first time that I put the cart and the StarRocker together and realized that it was a good fit (thanks to the small Velcro sports strap) I smugly sat down in the StarRocker. While seated and still in the garage, I called my wife Doris on the cell phone and asked if she could do me a couple of favors. She said, â€œSureâ€, and then asked what she could do. I said that I would like a cup of coffee in my big observing mug, and then because I was already seated, would she please roll the StarRocker and me out to the driveway for an observing session? At that point the cell phone transmission seemed to become garbled (probably due to the warping of my spacetime envelope caused by my massive dinner!) - the only thing I was able to make out was something about a high cliff??? I am almost certain that she had to be referring to some geological features on Mars or the moon and I was about to explain that at 15X features of this nature would not be visible!!! However, after a few moments of contemplation my better judgment prevailed and I concluded that this was perhaps not the most appropriate time for a lesson in basic optics and resolution! Therefore, I proceeded to wheel the StarRocker out to the observing site myself - concluding that it would be better to have the coffee after the session â€“ after all, coffee can disrupt the tempo of an observing session â€“ then there is the issue of spillage on maps etc. etc!!
As we know, amateur astronomy is a multifaceted endeavor and we must be sensitive to the ebb and flow of each!!?? The cart was a nice improvement and added to the fun of this hobby/addiction! CN Rocks!
Here is a (YouTube peek!) (StarRocker) Don M
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