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#26 esd726

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 07:33 PM

This is what I’ve had for quite awhile.  Wouldn’t observe now without it. 

 

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 08:43 PM

If you want a fun woodworking project the Catsperch chairs are the ticket — about $25 for the plans and less than $60 for the plans plus stainless hardware pack. If you are not a woodworker the project is a bit beyond the scope of a novice. The chair can be bought fully assembled, not sure of the price.

 

I have used the Starbound and it is also good. The Denver chair is functional but heavy and ugly. It works okay unless built improperly, which can result in injuries if it slips.



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Posted 30 October 2021 - 12:40 AM

I have star bound from Amazon.

Worth every penny.

I can adjust it without fully getting up and having to turn around. Its portable and you can use it for other things.

I am very comfortable using it.
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Posted 31 October 2021 - 01:55 PM

I just got the shorter Vestil CPRO-200 chair from Amazon and found it works great with my Celestron 6se. I’m 6’1” and 230#. Chair is both sturdy and stable.

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 05:29 PM

I also use a 12" Dob. My seat is second from the right.

 

https://www.wood-won...tsperch-chairs/



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Posted 03 November 2021 - 06:29 PM

I have been observing for a little over a year now. I got a starbound chair last month. I should have bought it sooner =)

 

I use it with an Alt Az mounted refractor and an EQ mounted Reflector. 


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Posted 03 November 2021 - 08:14 PM

I hate, HATE, chairs designed for astronomy. Generally speaking, they are flimsy, uncomfortable, way overpriced and/or cheaply made... usually all of those combined.

 

I use a vintage pneumatic dental stool which raises and lowers without having to stand up, it's comfortable, has wheels, has a retractable footrest, and cost me about a third of one these plywood or cheap tubing abortions that people call "chairs"

 

Mine looks like this

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Posted 03 November 2021 - 09:59 PM

I hate, HATE, chairs designed for astronomy. Generally speaking, they are flimsy, uncomfortable, way overpriced and/or cheaply made... usually all of those combined.

I use a vintage pneumatic dental stool which raises and lowers without having to stand up, it's comfortable, has wheels, has a retractable footrest, and cost me about a third of one these plywood or cheap tubing abortions that people call "chairs"

Mine looks like this


That chair is a nightmare.

In that it reminds me of a root canal that went south on me.

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#34 RalphMeisterTigerMan

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Posted 03 November 2021 - 10:15 PM

Hey Jon. Are those the original "astro-goggles" from Orion circa 1985?

 

BTW, for the ultimate in observing comfort I use nothing but the best. I stole Captain Kirk's command chair from the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701. No bloody A, B, C, or D. LOL!

 

Clear skies and keep looking up!

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