oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - What is a star?

Volume 3, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



If one looks m at the sky on any clear night one sees it studded with innumerable points of light - at least, they seem innumerable, but actually scarcely two thousand can be seen at once without a telesccpe. These points of light differ from one another in brightness, and, if one looks intently, in colour too.

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