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#1 Andresin150

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:25 PM

After more than two years of dreaming, saving, thinking about it again and again, I finally placed an order for one Starchair 3000 to use with my binoculars.
Just wanted to share that with all of you, I'm so happy :)
Hopefully it will be here in approximately 6 weeks.
Then I'll post some photos and impressions.

#2 EricP

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

Hey - quit gloating! :lol:

I am so envious. That's first on my list when I win the lottery. :bow:

Can't wait to see your report when you get it.

#3 Andresin150

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:42 PM

To avoid the lottery odds, I started saving monthly, it took me a year :)

And to avoid me backing from buying it (it is a big investment for me), I bought first an accessory: an inflatable pillow to compensate for eye distance when fully reclined and my head weight will sunk into the upholstery :)

I ordered the Penny and Giles joystick too along with the 150mm Fujinon Kit... ohhh, I can't wait!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:46 PM

Nice

Can't wait for the pictures.

What is the price tag?

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#5 Andresin150

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:55 PM

BB, a bit more than $8.000 plus shipping (because of the extras).
I'm sure it will boost the time and joy of using my binos. I found that because of the uncomfortability of observing too high, staring at an object for more than two minutes was rare.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:43 PM

I am happy for you
and a little bit of envy

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:44 PM

I am happy for you
and a little bit of envy

edj



who am I kidding,
a whole lot of envy

#8 Rich V.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:19 PM

Congratulations, Andres, this sounds perfect for you! :bow:

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#9 Andresin150

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:08 PM

Thank you all ;). Ed, you are very Welcome here (as any other of you) to rry it when it arrives

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

Congrats! Now you just have to mount it on a drivable observatory. ;)

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:55 AM

Andresin,

I would like to invite you for a tour of the US,
with the ED 40x150s and Starchair3000, of course

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#12 Andresin150

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:46 AM

Now I need a Visa :(

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:05 PM

Andresin: No ser√° mucho para los Swarovski???? :shrug:
¬°FELICITACIONES!!!

#14 Andresin150

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:18 AM

Tonight is the final test under Australian skies before shipment!

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:42 AM

Congratulations. That is going to be very cool.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:15 AM

Chris Floyd, the inventor/manufacturer of the Starchair 3000 sent me some photos of my actual chair, as a sneak peak before packing and shipping. let me share some with you... (Oh I'm happy :) )

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:15 AM

another one..

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:16 AM

last one... :)

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:43 AM

That's first on my list when I win the lottery.



First on my list, too. That's for sure.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:00 AM

:bigshock: WOW cool chair..........

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:41 AM

With the Star chair 3000 your high (over 60 deg) observing will definitely go from a few minutes to a few hours. I really enjoyed seeing the set-up of the chair. Congratulations. :bow:

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:29 PM

Looks great. You place the bar on which the vertical support rests over your legs once seated?

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:31 PM

Now that is a chair! (or a throne your magestry) ;)

#24 Andresin150

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:31 PM

Indeed, the goal is to take the most advantage of the sky when it clears, unfortunately the sky has become cloudier and polluted as the years go by. For that I pretend to have it in a "semi permanent" setup... we'll see how it works.
The most important issue the chair will cover is the comfortability; I'm only 35, but my back and neck suffer easily like in a much older person.
The most impressive views I had are from the 40x150's, but the most comfortable experience is always with the 10x42 lying on a mattress on the floor, of course only at or very near the zenith, I'm just trying to get the best of both experiences :)

"Looks great. You place the bar on which the vertical support rests over your legs once seated?"
Yes, but that's optional and will give extra support and rigidness in the case of strong winds that may make the image to shake. In normal situations it wont be necessary.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:41 PM

Gorgeous! I'm dying with envy, here.

I could spend the whole night in that chair. If I bought one, and my wife found out how much it cost, that's likely where I'd be sleeping from now on. :lol:


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