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    Now that's just rude. That's cutting into eyepiece money.
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    Default Re: Binos chair?

    It definitely does!
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    Default Re: Binos chair?

    Another vote for the Zero Gravity chair. Just be aware that it is really easy to fall asleep in this thing while observing. This opens the possibility of dropping the binos. Trust me, I speak from experience.

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    Default Re: Binos chair?

    Last year I got a pair of the Zero G chairs on ebay (new, shipped free) on a super deal of $32 for both. They look a lot like the one in Bryan's pic. My balcony cant fit two so one is in my living room to look at Stellarium on the TV on cloudy nights (maybe using a TP0x40 ? ) I played around with all kinds of DIY tripods for the binos, none seem to work very well, so I finally bungee tied two cardboard boxes about 8" tall (usual Amazon shipping boxes) to the arm rests for better elbow support while handholding my 15x70s.

    The chairs I have do not go to complete horizontal but to a slight slant. Does not bother me, as I do not have zenith views from my balcony anyway. Something to check if you care.

    I did add some cup holders to the chairs seperately which are perfect for holding EP/Bino caps safely.
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    Here ya go folks! And its on special for Mothers' day!!! What more could you ask for?
    The Rolls Royce of zero-gravity chairs: https://www.inadamassagechairs.com.a...-massage-chair
    - although I must admit I prefer the lines on this one (I think it is the Questar/Moonraker Apo version): https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/se...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Sorry Bigzmey, they won't fit in your car for that trip to the dark sky site though...

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    Here ya go folks! And its on special for Mothers' day!!! What more could you ask for?
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    Sorry Bigzmey, they won't fit in your car for that trip to the dark sky site though...
    My wife wants one of those.
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    I've found zero gravity chairs to be useful for birding and casual stargazing with binoculars. I can either recline and look up, or prop my elbows on the arm rests if sitting up. Doesn't beat a tripod, but does the job for anything of moderate magnification.

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    Ha! 3 a.m. today, I'm in a similar chair (looks-wise) to Bryan's, no reclining. Both legs are hanging over one arm, me head hanging over the other. Tried to get up and was so crippled and stove up I had to roll forward and dump myself onto the deck.
    Gotta check out Wally World.
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