Star Walk™ - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide to the Night Sky Map & Planets
By Vito Technology Inc.
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***Over 8 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010***
Star Walk now works with Apple Watch to alert you of upcoming astronomical events.
Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.
Get started quickly
• Launch the app and point your iPhone at the night sky, you'll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time. The Moon is the easiest first target.
• Tap Augmented Reality icon in the upper right corner to add the image from your camera to your sky view.
• Use Night Mode to go easy on your eyes and preserve night vision when exploring the Universe.
Go deeper and beyond
• Every object you tap has an (i) next to its name, tap it to access information.
• A scale on right is the Time Machine, slide it to explore the map of the night sky of tomorrow or years ago.
• A calendar of celestial events will make sure you never miss anything interesting.
• TelRad will help you find the exact position of an object when stargazing with a telescope.
Share your experience
• Project to a big screen with no picture quality loss. Star Walk is your personal planetarium.
• Explore stunning space pictures in Picture of the Day.
• There is an entire stargazing twitter community within Star Walk - don't miss out!
Duran Duran's keyboard Nick Rhodes mentions Star Walk as his favorite app:
"With the Star Walk app, if you hold your iPod up towards the sky, you can see all the stars and constellations. It even tells you the names of all the planets. Then, if you point it towards the ground, it shows you what all the stars are in the other hemisphere. It’s brilliant, and if you’re ever somewhere with a clear sky and no light pollution, it’s a revelation. It’s beautifully designed and makes clever use of the available technology. I’m fascinated by astronomy, but even if you’re not, give this a go."
What's New in Version 7.1.0
Star Walk now works with Apple Watch to alert you of upcoming astronomical events and anything interesting going on in the sky. Schedule a reminder for the next spectacular meteor shower, the International Space Station flying over your location, or catch the perfect night for astrophotography.
— Calendar of upcoming astronomical events
— Current phase of the moon
— Time of sunset and sunrise
Star Walk on Apple Watch works together with your iPhone — you can schedule an alert on any device and it will appear on your Apple Watch just in the right time.
Update: Why does this version have a Watch function but not Star Walk 2?
I have Star Walk and Solar Walk for the iPad and knew them to be absolutely stunning applications, but on my phone I had Pocket Universe for quite a while and didn't see a need to replace it because I figured they did about the same thing. Last night I finally broke down and bought this application for my phone and I absolutely cannot believe how much better this one is. The graphics are more beautiful, the information is deeper and more interesting, the experience is made a million times richer by the music. I can just stand outside looking around the sky, even without a telescope, and feel like I'm being introduced to friends. Perhaps most importantly, the 3GS-based Star Spotter function is waaay more accurate that the similar implementation on Pocket Universe. On the other app, it was just frustrating because I could see easily that the direction would be off by as much as 45-90 degrees. With Star Walk, I hold up my phone and it matches the sky perfectly.
Our family loves this app!
So many times have we sat outside watching the stars and satellites fly by with this app ready to help us learn all sorts of extra details about what we are viewing.
If I could ask for anything to make this even better (6 star rating if it were possible) it would be the identification of constellations from other cultures. How the modern Orion was Osiris to the Egyptians and the Japanese saw a tsuzumi drum. I think it would be great to be able to switch between these in the settings.
Tech support needed
For some reason, the map no longer moves when I scan the sky with my phone. The map would move with my phone when I first used it. And I have my gps set up. Also, when it did work, whenever I would click the info button on a satellite, constellations, planet, etc. or zoom in or out, it would no longer move with my phone as well. If someone could help me with how to fix this, it would be a 5 star rating. How are you to know what you are looking at, if the map doesn't move with the phone?? It helps beginners like me.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Apr 20, 2015
- Version: 7.1.0
- Size: 72.8 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © 2008-2012 Vito Technology Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6.