Night sky

Night Sky

Dark skies!
Image credit: Visit Coll

Stargazing is something that we can all do. You just need to look up at the night sky. But there are ways to improve your experience. We have put together some tools for you. They should help you to plan your stargazing and help you understand what you see. 

Astronomical Seeing

Variations in Seeing on Star and Moon
Credit: The Schools' Observatory

Astronomical seeing is why objects in the night sky appear to blur and twinkle. The worse the seeing, the more they blur. It is changes in the Earth's atmosphere. which causes the seeing conditions. The less steady the atmosphere, the worse the seeing becomes.