All about stars viewed through a telescope, binoculars, or with the naked eye. Topics include magnitude, luminosity, and the types of stars including why variable stars are so interesting.

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The Secrets Behind the Twinkling of Stars: What They Reveal

Why do stars twinkle? Stars appear to twinkle because of the atmospheric turbulence that’s everywhere blanketing the Earth, causing the ...

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What Sort Of Star Is That? All About Star Types in Space

When you’re out stargazing, you might notice some stars stand out because they are brighter and different in color to ...

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Southern Hemisphere Constellations and Asterisms

There are a total of 88 constellations in the night sky. A few constellations are unique to ‘down under’. Here, ...

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Why Variable Stars Are Worth Targeting

Why target variable stars? It helps to improve your ability to distinguish faint objects when out stargazing. Variable stars are ...