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  1. From the album: Astronomical Equipment

    I had just acquired my new 8 SE and realized very quickly that I needed an observing chair. So I built one. I'll show you the important modifications I made in subsequent images
  2. From the album: Astronomical Equipment

    Here is the finished Denver observing chair
  3. From the album: Astronomical Equipment

    I don't have a lot of money. So i made my own chair instead of paying $200 or more. I did make some mods to the design since it wasn't safe the way I found it on the internet. One of which is the alteration of the use of an adhesive strip to the glued sand.
  4. From the album: Astronomical Equipment

    This is part of the replacement for the adhesive non-skid strip. The non-skid strip failed within the week. I replaced that with sand glued on with waterproof wood glue. The original design called for a piece of rubber fuel line tubing to be nailed to the back edge of the seat assembly. This new design adds another piece of rubber tubing to the backside over the large bolt you see in the image above.
  5. From the album: Astronomical Equipment

    This actually failed one evening and I landed flat on my back. I was luckily not hurt but this was unacceptable to my thinking. So I installed a safety feature. A hand tightened lag screw that prevents the bar from backing off the main bolt. I just remove it to set the chair up, then replace the lag screw to lock the bar down. This mod has made this chair safe and quite securely usable in my opinion was one of two essential modifications. the other was the replacing of the adhesive non-skid strip with the waterproof glued sand on both sides.
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