Asked • 03/27/19

Are there stars that wouldn't look white to the naked eye?

I have a small YouTube channel in which I make videos about topics relating science and things I find interesting. The topic I'm working on recently is on the color of the sun. What I thought at the start was going to be an easy topic to tackle has turned into something a little more complex and with more nuances.Now I will make some statements that I have infer from my little investigation. Feel free to challenge any so I can get to the bottom of this.* All stars emit light in the full light spectrum.* Depending on the temperature of the star, it will emit certain wavelengths of light much more than others.* We perceive the mixture of many colors as white (or more precisely the mixture of green, blue and red light in roughly equal amounts).Well, certainly our sun does not emit equal amount of red light than of blue or green. But seen from the space the sun appears as white, even though it emits a little more green light than any other wavelength. So I assume there is certain threshold in which our eyes does not perceive the difference so they see just white.Now, how often are stars like this? If we look at any other star in the space and with the naked eye (assuming we wouldn't mind burning our retina) will we just see white light? Have some stars in the universe a blackbody curve skewed enough so we would be able to see them in any particular color?

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