Giant outer space and billions of stars can fit even in the smallest bedroom. With a starry sky projector, you can create a romantic setting, study astronomy or fall asleep every night with the most unusual night light.
Types of starry sky projectors
Today, you can find several dozen types of starry sky projectors on sale, and most of them are just imitations. Turning on such a projector, you will not find the constellation Ursa Major, you will not see the Milky Way and the shape-changing gas nebulae. Since different light spots of a wide variety of colors will be projected in random order. Of course, as a night light, it is probably not bad, however, such a device cannot be called a projector of the starry sky. There are a wide variety of simulators on the market, they can have a built-in clock, an alarm clock, a thermometer and an mp3 player. They are inexpensive and are quite suitable as a night light for the little ones.
For older children, it is better to choose a more expensive device that will exactly imitate the heavenly bodies. Very often these projectors are sold with a constellation map for additional study, a laser pointer and educational materials. These devices are equipped with high-brightness LEDs thanks to which more than 9000 stars and 60 constellations are projected onto the walls and ceiling. As an optional feature, projectors may be able to project constellations with a specified date. This function allows you to view the starry sky that can be observed in other parts of the world, for example, Africa or Australia. Using the timer, you can safely fall asleep under the amazing views of the stars, without worrying about the device, which turns itself off after a specified number of minutes.
Starry sky projector or home planetarium
Some projectors are so good and versatile that they deserve to be called home planetariums. The starry sky here is as realistic as possible, you can see how comets fly by and meteorites fall. The minimum number of celestial bodies is 50,000. Some home planetariums display the Moon in addition to the sky and can design the Earth. Many are based on showing films about space. Some planetariums have built-in nature sounds, and dynamic projection allows you to admire the colorful Hawaiian sunsets, the Northern Lights or a fantastic rainbow.
When buying, pay attention to the method of charging the device. This can be a simple connection to an electrical outlet, the ability to use batteries or a charging system. Check the range of the device, the accuracy of displaying constellations, the number of celestial bodies and the presence of additional functions. The decisive factor in making a purchase decision should be the availability of a warranty for the device.