reply to post by Nizzmo
What you're describing sounds like normal scintillation.
"Scintillation or twinkling are generic terms for rapid variations in apparent brightness or color of a distant luminous object viewed through the
You need to describe how high the star is in relation to the horizon, preferably in degrees. If you want to know which star it is exactly, we need to
know what time it's at a given location in the sky. Use a compass to find the azimuth and use your hands to find the altitude.