Telescope Review Guide | What to See in the Night Sky

by trg

We’ve all drawn a star before – those five intersecting lines that form a pentacle – but have you ever wondered what they actually look like?

Those small bright lights we see in the sky at night, the stars that light up the dreams of every dreamer – are actually luminous balls of plasma held together by gravity. Here on earth we only get to see a glimpse of them at night, and we do not see them during day time, but the stars are always in the sky no matter what time of the day.

We do not see stars during the day because the sun outshines every little star we see at night. The sun itself is a luminous ball of plasma held together by gravity, and is the closest star to earth. Not only are they symbolic icons that represent the dreams of every dreamer, the stars also played an important role in history. Civilization after civilization looked to stars for guidance in religious beliefs and practices, using celestial navigation and celestial orientation. The stars have also contributed to keeping track of time, as people have created the Gregorian calendar out of the motion of the sun against the stars at its horizon.

We all see stars spread out in the sky; across the universe, stars are not uniformly spread. Not all stars are not isolated stars, some stars choose to have a buddy that would tag along with them as they orbit. These are called multi star system, it can consist up to a hundred stars bundled up together, but that is rare, two to three stars bonding with each other are more commonly found by astronomers.

If you want to look at the stars more closely, you can buy a telescope to get a better view of it. There are telescope for beginners, but if you wish to have something more powerful, to get a better view of not only the stars, you can purchase the best telescope you money can buy. Telescopes are great investments, your kids or future kids would surely appreciate it when you introduce them to stars, you can show them your favorite stars, and they can show it to their children afterwards since stars can age to about 10 billion years old, some of them even ages more than ten billion; the oldest star observed is about thirteen billion seven hundred years old.

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Binoculars December 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

Thanks for sharing nice review on telescope.It’s very useful for choose best one.

December 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

Thank you, I’m glad you found it informative! I hope you enjoy your telescope for many many years to come.

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