Star Walk™ 2 - Guide to the Night Sky to Watch Stars, Planets, Meteor Showers & Constellations
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.
BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people.
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.”
The Next Web
“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.”
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. Constellations are available for free for limited time.
*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 1.3.1
- Martian surface in HD
- Missions to Mars
- Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages fixed for iOS8.2
- Minor bug fixes
don’t listen to the naysayers…best astronomy app for everynight stargazing.
this is a great app. I’ve tried and paid for many of the other competing astronomy apps and I still come back to this one. the updated design is clean, clear, and elegant. the typography in this new design is a great choice - larger for when using it on smaller iPhone screens, but with a thin weight that’s not distracting or overpowering. it looks phenomenal, and it does everything you need for a consumer-level educational astronomy app.
finally, let’s address all the cranky, pouting children that are complaining about micro-transactions, in-app purchases, special effects, and whatnot. this is a new version, so it makes sense to offer a lower price and let people choose extra features they’d like. all the extra content is optional - if you’d like to unlock it, it’s more cost-effective to drop a few dollars on the complete package instead of unlocking new features one at a time. next, it’s not that expensive - less than the price of a fancy coffee drink, but you still have petulant man-babies that expect high quality to be free.
I got this app from a free promotion on iTunes, and quickly realized how I felt like I was stealing... To give this app out for free dumbfounds me. You can clearly see the passion the team who built this application had for our universe. Not only is it simply gorgeous to get lost in, it is super functional. I've never had a problem and the stars definitely match up. I love this application (easily my favorite) as it allows me to dream about another world as I get lost every night before bed. Not only that, I am learning much as well! I'm looking up in the sky (without the app) and thinking to myself "hey! That's Hercules!" You guys are awesome, I quickly bought the bundle for $2.99 that unlocks all the parts of the app, and yet again what a steal. Keep up the great work guys, seriously in awe.
Best game EVER!!!😀
I've always been amazed by space, but Star Walk 2 is way better than space. In real life you can't get a close up look at Jupiter, Saturn, or any of the planets, but in Star Walk 2 you can! I love looking at the constellations in the game. I now even know what everyone of planets look like! I haven't gotten to see everything yet since this is the first day that I even have the game, but I'm eager to find the Big Dipper. I just wish that you didn't have to pay to see dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, astroid showers, or colors in space that happen when a star blows up or something like that, but other than that, this is the best game that I have on my iPod.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Apr 09, 2015
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 124 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © Vito Technology, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Top In-App Purchases
- Constellations info upgradeFree
- All additional content$2.99
- Deep Space Objects$0.99
- Extended Solar System$0.99
- Planets Info Upgrade$0.99