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    Can anyone point me in the right direction for a good scope chair. I saw the one Tele Vue is pimping but imagine it cost alot. What do some of you guys/gals use?

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    I share a little tykes plastic chair with my son. it's heavy duty plastic and I'm sure I look goofy sitting on it, but it's about the right height for looking through the starblast 6. It's the right height for him to look through his 60mm refractor.
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    Lamphater: Some folks use *whatever* as a chair...kids chairs, bar stools, etc. Some use adjustable height drummer chairs, etc.

    There is also a design for building your own chair, called a "Denver Observing Chair":

    http://www.tulsawalk.com/projects/de...air/index.html

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    Here is a link to the one I have. It works pretty well, and I like the ease at which it comes apart, folds up and fits into a small duffle bag.

    http://www.telescope.com/control/pro...oduct_id=05935

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    ... a steel folding chair, or stacked plastic patio chairs for extra height when using the Newty (thanks for that idea Vin) ...

    ... I will probably end up making a Denver Chair at some point in time, but it is low on the "to-do" list ...

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    I use a drum throne or drum stool . I dont know why they call it a throne . There is nothing to lean aganst . www.musiciansfriend.com has a good assortment with the cheapest prices out there .
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    roverich,

    Thanks for the link. Thats what I was after.

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    Your welcome lampy . I dont know about you , but i am a heavy weight and i bought one that is rated at 3bills . Mine swivels and is adjustable in height by loosining a wingnut and carriage bolt , then you slide a shart either up or down . They do make one that has a pnumatic adjuster but i think these are a lot pricier . The one like televues has a pnumatic adjustment . Make sure you get one with a vinyl seat so it dosent wick moisture like a cloth seat would .
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    Lamp, I just use an $8 plastic chair I got at K-mart. It doesn't fold, but that's ok with me. Weighs about as much as a cup of coffee.

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    A drummers chair,since I sold my drums to buy the scope!

 

 
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