I am looking for advice on buying a chair to use while observing. After observing some lunar craters at 2200 this week, when the moon was about 20 degrees off the horizon, I hunched over to get to the EP for an hour. My back is still in mild spasm four days later! This is not the first time this has happened and I need something better.
I currently use a wooden pool deck chair. If I am in my yard, I observe from my pool deck and drag it over from the table. If I am driving to a dark site, I throw the wooden chair in the back of my truck. The seat is 19 inches off the ground.
I will use the chair mostly with my AD10 f/5 Dob, although I may use it some with my 80 mm Lunt on a Vixen Porta II tall mount and perhaps occasionally with other equipment that I might borrow or buy (don't tell my wife but a 16-20 inch Dob will help me make it through the Herschel 400!) My AD10 has a stock rocker box, but I am still debating on upgrading it to something better (lighter, taller and sturdier).
The major issue is my size. I am 6'4'' and 250 pounds (hence the hunching for low targets). I don't really care if it is heavy or bulky. I will have no trouble throwing anything short of a La-Z-Boy in the truck bed. I would love one that adjusts in height, as my kids sometimes observe with me as well (2 and 3 ft). This would also accommodate swinging from the zenith to the horizon.
Does anyone have any recommendations? Please don't say make one because my craftmanship skills are limited.
All the best,