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Old 18-04-2017, 10:52 PM
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The effect of Whiskey on seeing

Did an experiment tonight. Drank one double shot and went out and looked
Did a second experiment an hour later after two shots
DFid a tird expment an hor later afer thrtee shots

did s futh expt an hur latr aNE AFER fie shotsy

so many more sarts after los whicksey

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Old 18-04-2017, 10:58 PM
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Presumably this post was written over the course of 8 hours as you'd gotten worse every line and sobered up kinda by the end.

You therefore actually wrote this yesterday and needed a day to completely sober up enough to push the "post" button.

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Old 18-04-2017, 11:40 PM
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Ahhh ! The joys of an 12 year old , peat fired, single malt whiskey.
But only on cloudy nights, not anywhere near telescopes.
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Old 18-04-2017, 11:50 PM
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Did you get to observe many double stars?
Could you see the universe expanding...and contracting and expanding?

I actually sat outside for a while it was clear just my eyes ...real nice.
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Old 19-04-2017, 02:28 PM
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Yes Alex - too much alcohol does give double vision so the number of
observable stars double. This is similar to driving a car when intoxicated
(not these days of course) when single vision could be restored by closing one eye. Moderate intake of alcohol provides an effect similar to dithering of the eyeballs such that stars may appear clearer and the total effect is very
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Old 19-04-2017, 02:39 PM
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Double stars become quadruple stars!
I have to close my bad eye. Think i need an eye patch.
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Old 19-04-2017, 02:44 PM
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As to "The effect of Whisky on seeing" question .....

I suspect that if it was delivered as an aerosol, that the aerosol cloud would locally affect the seeing as a sort of Rayleigh scattering, but if poured, say from a bottle in a long stream in to a mouth waiting below, that the affect on seeing would be minimal.

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Old 19-04-2017, 04:49 PM
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I remember many years ago, back in Scotland, I was outside observing Jupiter....the neighbour and his friends rolled up a little worse for wear and asked "what the divil are you doing!!!"
I invited them over to look at Jupiter and said the two bright points visible were the moons of Jupiter.....
The first couple who looked said "Ohh Aye I can see those small Bu****rs"
the last, and obviously under the weather lady, when she looked said "Ohhhh but there's three of those things"
A wink to the others I said "Hmmmm - a bit late in the night for you..."
She staggered across to me and said "Sonny, hiccup, there's nothing wrong with me - it must be your crappy telescope"
I went back to the eyepiece to find a third moon had just appeared!!!
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Old 19-04-2017, 05:34 PM
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You need many years of alcohol abuse under your belt before you can successfully drink and observe with reliable results. This isi not a game for amateurs and those without at least two liver biopsies should give it a miss.
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For this to be a valid experiment it needs to be reproducible, and I volunteer to check your science

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Old 19-04-2017, 08:12 PM
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Now pass me another dram of Limeburners please
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For this to be a valid experiment it needs to be reproducible, and I volunteer to check your science

I'll drink to that...

We are having the summer we missed... Magnificent days followed by night after night of glorious seeing. Its ridiculous how incredible the weather has been for the last week and there are at least another 4 days of it to go...

Can think of only a few things better than laying on a trampoline with a set of 15 X 70's under dark skies with a decent bottle of scotch... and a STRAW!

Did I mention, its clear as a bell out there with a visual limit of about 6.0+. I'm off to see how many multiple star systems I can find...

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Old 19-04-2017, 09:57 PM
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Great thread, very funny- I'm a bit of a Japanese whiskey fan lately- probably need a nice Tak FSQ to go with it now too.
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As to "The effect of Whisky on seeing" question .....

I suspect that if it was delivered as an aerosol, that the aerosol cloud would locally affect the seeing as a sort of Rayleigh scattering, but if poured, say from a bottle in a long stream in to a mouth waiting below, that the affect on seeing would be minimal.

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But what if the whiskey is in the OTA? SCT's and fracs could be sealed pretty easily, though not newts - especially truss tubes. Of course, if you don't want to splash out that much you could try a whiskey-spaced doublet.
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Old 20-04-2017, 02:25 PM
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But what if the whiskey is in the OTA? SCT's and fracs could be sealed pretty easily, though not newts - especially truss tubes. Of course, if you don't want to splash out that much you could try a whiskey-spaced doublet.
That would add a nice yellow hue to things, or if that offends, go for Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum ..... Sorry Whiskey drinkers

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We are having the summer we missed...
I know! Short sleeve weather through the day, and beautiful nights. I think most people here have forgotten how little good weather we got before February.
I for one, am not complaining about the warmth, but I do miss the usual Autumn colours of Early April, though they're starting to happen around the NW now.

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But what if the whiskey is in the OTA?
The real problem here with whiskey separated optics, as opposed to oil, is having to re-align everything once you have gotten it out, and replaced it with water.

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That would add a nice yellow hue to things, or if that offends, go for Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum ..... Sorry Whiskey drinkers

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People use coloured filters to improve the view of planets. Perhaps someone could investigate to use of spirit filters on planetary detail. You can get various shades of yellow/brown from whiskey. If you need a stronger yellow try tequila and ouzo can be used as a neutral density filter for lunar observing. Winos like myself are probably limited to subtle yellow/green filtering from whites, though of course champagne isn't a good option. And if the next total lunar eclipse isn't red enough a bit of pinot noir in the light path could be just the thing.
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Did an experiment tonight. Drank one double shot and went out and looked
Did a second experiment an hour later after two shots
DFid a tird expment an hor later afer thrtee shots

did s futh expt an hur latr aNE AFER fie shotsy

so many more sarts after los whicksey
Hahaha

Well done there.

I recall doing much the same, and found that 100% of the stars up there were multiples, some 4, 6, or even 8 (octalsh?)

Cheers
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People use coloured filters to improve the view of planets. Perhaps someone could investigate to use of spirit filters on planetary detail. You can get various shades of yellow/brown from whiskey. If you need a stronger yellow try tequila and ouzo can be used as a neutral density filter for lunar observing. Winos like myself are probably limited to subtle yellow/green filtering from whites, though of course champagne isn't a good option. And if the next total lunar eclipse isn't red enough a bit of pinot noir in the light path could be just the thing.
Heheheeee

That reminds me ....I bought a bottle of tequila recently, well MEZCAL actually. It was a salute to the past, when the custom was that if you drank the last glass in the bottle then you got to eat the worm !!! Except this time around there was a complimentary tiny bottle with the normal 700ml bottle with probably 30 or so worms in it. WORMS FOR EVERYONE !!!!

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