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Homestar Pro Home Planetarium Review

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The Sega Toys Home Planetarium Homestar Pro aims to bring a sky full of stars to your home.  If you live in a built up area and have ever looked up at night you might not realise just how full of stars the night sky is due to light pollution.  Take a trip to Egypt and go on a star gazing tour and you’ll be amazed at the beautiful light show on offer when you’re in an area with clear skys and no surrounding light.

The Homestar Pro attempts to give you that experience in the comfort of your own home by projecting 60,000 stars onto the surface of your choice, be it wall, ceiling, or floor.

Homstar Pro

The Homestar Pro comes with 2 discs, one disc projects stars with an overlay of the constellations, very useful if you want to learn how to spot the constellations in the night sky.  The second disc gives you the night sky without any additional markings, and it’s this disc you’ll likely use the most.

Setup is very easy, just pop the disc into the Homestar Pro, plug it in, aim at the surface of your choice and press the on switch.  To ensure the projection looks at its best you’ll need to focus it using the focus ring that runs around the lens, and while most of the stars look crisp there was some blurring for the stars at the peripheral edges.

The Homestar Pro can project a static image or you can set it to rotate, something that injects a little life into the projection.  To add a little more life you can also choose to have shooting stars appear and these are a really nice touch that gives it a bit of excitement as you watch the starfield rotate.

It’s nice and relaxing watching the stars, they fill your surface with light and look much better then I’ve been able to capture in the video below.  It’s a pity the motor used is a little noisy, although that was soon masked by popping on some relaxing music in the background.  Spotting this might cause you to drift off to sleep the manufacturers have included an automatic shutoff countdown timer, allowing you to fall asleep under the stars.

The rotating star field is beautiful, especially with the odd shooting star, it’s a pity the motor used in the unit is a little loud.  It is expensive and for the price it would be nice to see some additional slides included, perhaps some less serious ones that children would enjoy using.

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Features

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Features

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Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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