Crazy Binocular Viewing Chairs

Posted by XTSee on 29th October , 2008

You may have read one of my recent posts reviewing the Adler Optik Jupiter 20×80 Giant Observation Binoculars.

With binoculars of this size, they are quite heavy and suitable methods of supporting them is a must. Not only will your arms buckle under the weight after a while, but they just cannot hold the binos steady enough, and stars will just be a constant blurry motion.

While a good sturdy Tripod is the simplest method, why not consider one of the following alternatives, from the sublime to the ridiculous!

All of these are homemade chairs, and a couple of these sites will supply the chairs as kits for purchase.

Thanks goes to Walt Reil at Central Coast Astronomical Society for the above fascinating links. You can see more pictures of Tom Frey’s EZ Gazer Astro Lounger Chair in use at this CCAS Star Parties page.

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11 Responses to “Crazy Binocular Viewing Chairs”

  1. Chris Solomon (1 comments)

    Much planning must have gone into designing these hand-made chairs. Wonderful

  2. quiche recipe (1 comments)

    Thanks for the great info, pretty strange chair…

  3. Image Stabilization Binoculars (1 comments)

    well that is a unique idea… i appreciate and would love to have it :)

  4. XTSee (25 comments)

    Yeah, they’re pretty cool aren’t they!

  5. Bredbånd (1 comments)

    Hehe, that’s a really cool chair but why are there no cushions in it? :)

  6. Mark Pitt (1 comments)

    That’s really pretty cool chair. It is a hand made creativity.

  7. Danielle (2 comments)

    I appreciate and would love to have it. But they just cannot hold the binos steady enough. Thank you for your good information.

  8. Danielle (2 comments)

    That’s a really cool chair but why are there no cushions in it. Not only will your arms buckle under the weight after a while, but they just cannot hold the binos steady enough.

  9. Cathy (1 comments)

    That was a great idea. That’s a really cool chair but why are there no cushions in it. Thank you for your good information.

  10. Americki Plakari (1 comments)

    Cool chair.

  11. Dara (1 comments)

    This binocular chair is a great work of art. Thanks for the share!


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