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If so, who makes it, do you like it? I am looking to get one. At 6'2", and 270 lbs, it better be built well !!! Please give me a recommendation.

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I have one from http://www.buyastrostuff.com/ and like it just fine. I use it as my computer chair when it isn't being used for astro stuff and the kids like it as well.

Donna

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Thanks for the tip. The chair is actually rated to hold my weight!! YAAA! Nice price too. Many chairs seem to sell for $150 or more.

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Mike,

These guys are really active on the NexStar group and are really super nice people. They go out of their way to help anyone with a question and well, they're just the sort of folks it is nice to do business with. Frank in particular, has done so much for me in terms of teaching me the ropes and encouraging my interest in astronomy.

Tell 'em Donna sent you if you buy one.

I have their "Ray's Brackets" on my NexStar 5i, too. I can swap the C5 with a Short Tube 80 which is nice for entry-level imaging.

Donna

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Donna,
I see you have a C5. I bought a C5 at Xmas, because I got sick of lugging my Meade LX200 10" out all the time. I must say though, that once you have 10" of aperature, it's hard to be happy with a C5. I can't see virtually anything with it. Do you use it mainly for imaging??? I do only DSLR stuff with my 10", but have been thinking of getting a DSI and doing some quick work with the 5"... the shorter focal length would work better with the small DSI chip size.
Mike

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Mike,

Yeah. Most of what I do with the C5 (N5i) is imaging. It is fine for open clusters and globs and such, but the fainter fuzzies remain way too faint. However, with a camera the little guy does just fine. The winter skies are a lot better, too, so there's always the change in season to give you a little more oomph out of the 5".

I have an MX916 camera and using the F6.3 reducer I've got massive undersampling, but that's OK. It means I can image virtually under any conditions.

I think the DSI would be a nice fit for the C5.

Donna

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I use an ironing chair, very cheep, very reliable, and white so I don't trip over it in the dark, and only weighs about 10lbs, folds flat, and is usable from about 18" to 40" off ground:-

http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=384376


Copernicus had those Renaissance ladies
Crazy about his telescope
And Galileo had a name that made his
Reputation higher than his hopes
Did none of those astronomers discover
While they were staring out into the dark
That what a lady looks for in her lover
Is Charm, Strangeness and Quark
HAWKWIND - QUARK, STRANGENESS AND CHARM

   
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Looks nice! The price is right, too.

Donna

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Looks nice... but at my mass, I have to be concerned with max loading, which they don't supply. Did your chair list max weight allowable when you got it? I just can't seem to find it on the website.

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I have the Starbound chair and it hold my 275 lb weight just fine. Get the white one. The black one was the only one available when I bought mine and it is easy to trip over in the dark.

Don

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