Stars per Unit Dime at Arm's Length
On a dark night, if you held up a dime towards the sky (direction
and location not exact), how many stars could fit behind the dime?
There is no consistent answer to your good question. It depends on how dark the
sky is, how good your eyes are, what part of the sky is being covered, and on a
host of other issues. On the low end, it could be millions.
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Update: June 2012