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    I'm looking into Astronomy chairs and was wondering what you guys use? I want to try and find one less than $100 if possible. Not sure if its really that important or not? What do you guys think about chairs?

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    A chair is the best pc of equipment you can own, adjustable and rated for your weight is what to look for,,drummer stools are also a cheap alternative some have backs also

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    I use the "Stardust" observing chair from hands on optics. You'd have to find one used for that price though.
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    I use a lightweight portable ladder with 3 steps - just have not gotten around to getting a chair yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photonseeker View Post
    I use the "Stardust" observing chair from hands on optics. You'd have to find one used for that price though.
    Those Stardust observing chairs are real nice; I might buy one yet, but if you're on a tight budget and want to get pretty close you can build yourself a Denver observing chair, which is basically the same thing, but made out of wood. I have one. Here's a google search that will help:
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    Well after thinking about it more, I decided to spend more money and get a nice chair since its a very important accessory. I ended up getting the Orion Deluxe Quick Adjust Observers Chair.

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    That's a nice chair but very expensive. Your back will still appreciate it even if your wallet doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cladinator View Post
    That's a nice chair but very expensive. Your back will still appreciate it even if your wallet doesn't.

    I made this for free using supplies around the house.
    Yeah I know it would be cheaper to build one but my woodworking abilities are not that impressive.

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    ...my woodworking abilities are not that impressive.
    Oh believe me, mine aren't either. This was extremely easy to build.
    You definitely don't need to be a carpenter to build one of these.
    You might want to reconsider. It works amazingly well. That money might be better spent on an EP or something. But I understand if for convenience purposes you go with the Orion chair.
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    I've been using this one for over a year now and it still works great.. Took an afternoon to build. The only thing I had to buy was the bolt for the seat, and the piece of flat aluminum for the lock. Really easy to build especially if you have a little scrap lumber laying around.

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