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#26 Pinbout

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 03:54 PM

Some 2x4’s and a little bit of 1/2” plywood

 

https://3dwarehouse....2855933140d3bc4


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#27 sevenofnine

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:48 PM

I absolutely love my Tele Vue Air Chair! choo-choo.gif



#28 jcj380

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 07:18 AM

This stool has plenty of up/down adjustment for the dob - totally love it.    

What I like best is the comfy molded seat, low low price, and super light to 

lift with a couple of fingers and moves super easy around the scope. 

 

And for the mockers....just Ignore the wheels....they don't work on gravel or dirt or grass anyway.

If you are on concrete or asphalt, occasionally being able to wheel around the scope is actually fun too.     

 

-Lauren   

What brand is that?  Tnx.



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Posted 05 May 2021 - 01:33 PM

It is from Flash Furniture, currently available at walmart.com or bed bath and beyond website

 

https://www.walmart....ull&athena=true

 

I use this with all three of my scopes.   10 inch F 4.8 dob,   13 inch F3 dob  and SE6 (tripod lowered for seated view)  

 

It may not have enough adjustment range for a larger dob or a refractor. 

But is perfect for my equipment.

 

I believe I paid $39 on Amazon, but I don't see it there any longer.

Possible supply chain issues? 

 

-Lauren  


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#30 Richie2shoes

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:20 PM

When I had my 8", I used an adjustable rolling stool from Harbor Freight.  It was too low for my 12", so I bought a starbound chair.  At my heaviest I was 375 and used it without problems.  I'm 235 now and still no issues.


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#31 bbbriggs

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:57 PM

Love the Vestil 600. Very solid when adjusted. Have seen too many people at outreach get dumped by any chair with a sliding machanism, even after you show them how to use it.



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Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:36 PM

Love the Vestil 600. Very solid when adjusted. Have seen too many people at outreach get dumped by any chair with a sliding machanism, even after you show them how to use it.

 

Been a Starbound for 20 years and outreach too.  Family and friends. No dumps yet. But I don't just turn someone loose.. I'll adjust it for them until I'm confident.

 

I think this pretty much says it all:

 

When I had my 8", I used an adjustable rolling stool from Harbor Freight.  It was too low for my 12", so I bought a starbound chair.  At my heaviest I was 375 and used it without problems.  I'm 235 now and still no issues.

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 06:00 AM

  Ive had it for awhile now but I believe this is the one I have.

Works great, I don’t really have to adjust while observing but I can.

 

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 07:31 AM

  Ive had it for awhile now but I believe this is the one I have.

Works great, I don’t really have to adjust while observing but I can.

That looks identical to my Vestil from AMZ.



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 08:18 AM

Love the Vestil 600. Very solid when adjusted. Have seen too many people at outreach get dumped by any chair with a sliding machanism, even after you show them how to use it.

I have had my Starbound chair for about 15 years and I can't imagine how it could possibly slip down unintendedly.  confused1.gif   To adjust mine, I have to take every bit of the weight off the seat and lift the front up to a pretty extreme angle before it will move either up or down.  Other makes and home brews may be a different story.



#36 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 08:58 AM

I have had my Starbound chair for about 15 years and I can't imagine how it could possibly slip down unintendedly.  confused1.gif   To adjust mine, I have to take every bit of the weight off the seat and lift the front up to a pretty extreme angle before it will move either up or down.  Other makes and home brews may be a different story.

 

What can happen is this:

 

The proper technique:

 

- Unlocking the seat:  Hands under the front of the seat,  lift up with your legs, partially standing. This tilts the seat up and unlocks it.

 

- Adjusting the height: While holding the seat against your legs, position it by raising or lowering yourself.  This is so quick and easy.

 

- Locking the seat: lower the front of seat until it's in position. I do this by sliding my hands back under my butt, this keeps the seat in position while locking it.

 

This entire process takes less than 5 seconds. It's so quick and easy, I often adjust the seat height just to look through the finder.

 

- What can go wrong:  Trying to sit down before lowering the seat into position and locking it.

 

When I'm showing someone how to use the chair, I demonstrate the proper and improper technique. 

 

Jon


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 09:19 AM

Is this omegon a copy of starbound ? https://www.teleskop...m-to-82-cm.html



#38 esd726

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 07:20 PM

That looks identical to my Vestil from AMZ.

I think they probably ARE the same thing. 



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Posted Today, 03:28 AM

I have been very happy with the Starbound chair. It is worth every penny ten times over. One time I went to a dark sky star party and forgot to bring it, and my lower back was just screaming at me.....




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