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Product no.: 49750

astro observation chair

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Product description

Omegon observing chair - relaxed observing and better viewing

A chair for your astronomical observing? - this is a lot more important than you may think, as it allows you to observe while remaining completely relaxed. It has been demonstrated that nothing disturbs your observing as much as a cramped posture at the telescope.

The advantages in a nutshell

  • height adjustable - seat height can be set between 30cm and 87cm
  • ideal for Dobsonian, refractor, Maksutov and SC telescopes
  • relaxed posture - a 50mm thick seat cushion plus metal backrest
  • sturdy metal construction - for feeling secure when observing
  • easy transport - collapsible and lightweight

Crouching on your knees in the dark on freezing ground and straining to look into the telescope's eyepiece - many hobby astronomers are all too familiar with this scenario. But now the Omegon observing chair means this is, finally, a thing of the past.

Observing while sitting?

For many telescopes this is the optimal observing position. Nearly all small to medium-sized Dobsonian telescopes are included in this. Likewise most refractors - whose eyepiece is situated not at the top but at the lower end of the telescope.

Comfortable padded seat for extended observing sessions

On the comfortably soft seat cushion, you may not feel exactly like you are at home on the couch, but it still allows you to spend long periods at the telescope without discomfort. The generous 35x25cm seating area and 5cm thick padding makes it ideal for those long astronomy evenings.

Adjustable via a handle

Whether you are using a refractor or a Dobsonian telescope, you can individually adjust the seating height - with a handle and without tools!

Just take your seat 'in the first row' for guest appearances of Jupiter and Co.

Specifications

Capacity


Type of build
Astrochair
Height (cm)
30 - 82
Comfort
high
Dimensions (cm)
95 x 46 x 65

Special features


Foldable
yes
Weatherproof
yes

Use


Hunting
no
Nature Observation
no
Astronomy
yes
Hiking
no
Camping
yes
Travelling
no
Sailing
no
Angling
no
Photography
no
Budget
no

General


Colour
black
Material
Metal
Length (cm)
95
Length (closed) (cm)
108
Width (cm)
46
Weight (kg)
6,3
Omegon astro observation chair
Omegon astro observation chair
Omegon astro observation chair

Customer reviews

A good addition to my observing sessions

Review by Rock22 on 07.01.2021 21:11:49

( 4 / 5 )

I read a lot on Cloudy Nights about having an observing chair that is made for astronomy, but only recently took a serious look into getting one. At this price shipped to California, this Omegon astro observation chair is worthwhile.

I was using an adjustable and uncomfortable wooden stool, but this chair has a much better range of sitting heights. It's sturdy and stable, but I haven't tried it on grass. It is similar to another popular observing chair, but the Omegon one has wheels, which are very useful. The chair feels heavier than 6.3 kg (more like 9 kg), but the wheels make moving the chair easier. The frame is constructed of very heavy metal (cue Metallica).

I wouldn't buy this for its looks as I think it's quite ugly, but it definitely gets the job done and is comfortable. There are wood observing chairs that look very nice, but I don't care what the chair looks like (also because it's dark when I observe) as long as it's functionally smart. The seat adjustment is easy and quick.

The seat doesn't fold up, so if I want to store it flat, I need to remove the seat cushion. It's not hard to remove, but then I have a separate seat cushion to make sure I don't lose.

Overall, I do recommend the chair. I'd give it 4.37082 stars. Good/pros: reasonable price, comfortable, good range of heights which are easy to adjust, and stable on hard ground. Not so good/cons: heavy so not as easy to transport, seat cannot fold up so it sticks out/up/down when stored or transported, and the cover of the seat cushion looks like it won't last long... and for those who care, it's a little ugly.

Astroshop shipped fast, though. They get 5 stars.

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