Star Walk 2 Night Sky Map: Watch Stars and Planets
By Vito Technology Inc.
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Star Walk 2 is a next-generation tool for not only learning the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night sky but also for investigating its’ depth like watching constellations, nebulae and satellites from aside.
Star Walk 2 is an exquisite stargazing tool that combines astronomical data with premium technology to deliver an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, and constellations. All you have to do is point your iPhone or iPad at the sky.
“She’s a beauty.”
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“Star Walk 2 is a terrific introduction to astronomy for young and old. It’s also handy for serious stargazers for observing planning.”
“For those who enjoy the original app, Star Walk 2 is worth the upgrade — the interface is gorgeous. Anyone with even a passing interest in astronomy should grab Star Walk 2.”
“It is worth every penny.”
BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people.
NEW IN STAR WALK 2
All-new stunning design:
- New simpler and cleaner interface in vibrant colors for retina displays
- Atmospheric visual and sound effects, stirring soundtrack
- Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations, inspired by minimalist low-poly art
Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies*:
- Planetary nebulae
- Dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids
- Man-made satellites
- Layer by layer planets and missions
*Available through In-App Purchase.
*No Internet connection required*
Universal app that works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
DISCOVER NEW DEPTHS
Star Walk 2 is the first astronomy guide to introduce plausible three-dimensional models of planetary nebulae. Star groupings of the 88 officially recognized constellations are also presented in volume. You can see them as separate entities, turn them around and take a look from the other side. Complemented by articles on connected myths and history, this is the most comprehensive collection of information on constellations.*
REAL-TIME MOTION TRACKING
As you hold your phone up and point it towards the sky, Star Walk 2 follows your motions using the built-in gyroscope to match the map on your screen to the stars seen from your location. Easily find any star, constellation, or satellite in the sky by tapping Search. Star Walk will indicate the direction to look in.
NEW POINT OF VIEW
Unlike on a plain photograph, every star in Star Walk 2 has coordinates. That means you can look at objects, for instance, a constellation from any vantage point in space, not to mention the ultimate accuracy of your map for your exact location.
NOW AND LATER
Star Walk 2 gives you accurate daily data on current moon phase, time of sunset and sunrise, and elevation of planets. With just one slide you can see how the sky will look later tonight or throughout the year.
Special night-time soft red mode will help you preserve night vision when stargazing with a telescope. You can see the sky in X-Ray (and 5 more filters) to study the invisible structure of the universe. Live tracking for over 8,000 satellites will help you catch iridium flares, and detailed articles will satisfy the most curious inquirer.
What's New in Version 2.3.10
+ Fixed Digital Compass on new iPad Pro devices
+ Bug fixes & improvements
Constant prompting for upgrade purchases makes app very frustrating to use.
The pushing of in-app purchases (upgrades) makes this program extremely frustrating to use. Since one pays for this app, why do we have to suffer continual prompts to buy upgrades? Very very often when you touch the screen to get information, a splash screen is displayed to purchase upgrades instead of giving you the desired information. You never know when a screen touch will wipe out what you were looking at and display the purchase screen. Very disappointed! I'm just going to use other astronomy programs ... this one is much too annoying do use.
I love this app and I'm fascinated by all the information it has to offer. However, I'd like to see more information about planetary moons. I also don't understand why Saturns hexagon formation on the North Pole is not included in any of the information or images given. I know that adding moons for every planet is a lot to ask, but it would make me very happy If additional information was provided for Saturn.
Eyes on the sky
If you are outside at night you have likely wondered what stars you are looking at while maps exist almost none of them are easy to use, typically far harder than a typical road map and hey many of us can not even use those. This you can
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jun 22, 2017
- Version: 2.3.10
- Size: 248 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © Vito Technology, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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