I've circled them in this edit:

Source: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_Horizons_Approach_to_Arrokoth.ogv

Note, this has generated frames, see the source. The twinkling stars are regular though, almost taking turns to twinkle.

I know it is sped up, are those variable stars, that vary that much regularly over the course of hours and days? If so wow, how many stars are like that?

Are there any good videos that show the sky in time lapse demonstrating what it would look like to see the stars twinkle like that?

  • $\begingroup$ Very cool! Different but slightly related (and not the answer) Which are stars and which are noise in this comet photo? When it approached the exposure times were much shorter, so the stars didn't streak or creep. If one chooses playback speed of 0.25 in YouTube they do interesting things! I'm wondering if some frames of the video are interpolated and zoomed to make the growth of the size of the asteroid smooth in the final video. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Mar 24 at 12:40
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    $\begingroup$ I hear that. And very interested thank you. I will try to make a GIF of the stars later. They flash very regularly, and are changing position with everything else, seems real. Would like a direct analysis. $\endgroup$
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Mar 24 at 12:56


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