"8,870 stars"

In this computer-generated image, the North Star presides over the 8,870 stars that a person with very good vision could see on a very dark night, if they could see the entire sky at once. Your experience may vary.

See if you can find the Big Dipper pointing its outer bowl stars at the North Star. Look for Orion toward the middle right. How many other skyfriends can you identify? - Apr 4, 2014

Submitted by David Bubenik on Apr 4, 2014