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*** Star Chart is now FREE! *** The top educational & augmented reality astronomy app - download and find out why over 20 million people use Star Chart!

You can now have a virtual star chart in your pocket. Look through the eyes of your iPhone or iPad* to see a high-tech window into the whole visible universe.

All you have to do is point your AR enabled device* at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.

Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D simulation of the visible universe, and a great deal of technical wizardry, Star Chart calculates – in real time - the current location of every star, planet and moon visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight!

Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your device* at it – you might just find out it’s a planet!

Want to know what the night sky looks like to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your device down!

Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart will tell you all this and more.


Star Charts features include:
- Just point and view. When you hold your device up to the sky, Star Chart will automatically start tracking your movements to match the sky *.

- Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers!

- In a single app of less than 30MB, Star Chart dynamically scales its visuals and capabilities across all iOS devices to meet the high end capabilities of a retina display iPad while also running smoothly on the earliest iPhones and iPods.

- Accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres - a total of approximately 120,000 stars!

- Fly to and explore all the planets of the solar system, their moons and the sun all rendered in beautiful 3D with state of the art visual effects.

- Using the powerful Time Shift feature, simply tap the time button and smoothly shift up to 10,000 years forward or backward in time.

- Displays all 88 constellations, with constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.

- Includes the complete Messier catalogue of 110 exotic deep sky objects.

- Tap on anything in the sky and get the facts on what you are looking at, including distance and brightness.

- Very powerful zoom function, lets you view the sky in extra detail, using intuitive finger gestures.

- Fully configurable. Star Chart displays only the sky objects that you are interested in.

- Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon. So now you can see where the sun is, even at night!

- Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world.

- Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your iPhone/iPad* at any angle.

So point your iPhone/iPad* at the sky and see what's out there!

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* Augmented Reality mode is available on devices that include a built-in compass. Manual scrolling is supported on all other devices.

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Star Chart is published by Escape Velocity Ltd and developed by Escapist Games Ltd. We update Star Chart regularly, so please send us your feedback and feature requests to starchart@escapistgames.com.

And thanks for all your feedback so far!

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What's New

Version 3.98

A few bug fixes:
- Fixed occasional crash when selecting constellations, either from search or by directly tapping on them.
- Star Chart now understands that Pluto has 5 moons, not 4.
- When running in an English variant other than US English, planet/moon order text was not displaying correctly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

328 Ratings

328 Ratings

Sky looks different

iphonehighfivingfanboy

After the initial novelty and suspension of frustration, I find it disappointing that the sky just looks nothing like the images this app presents. No, I am not expecting to see actual pictures of crabs and Viking ships in the sky... but at least the visible stars and planets should match up with what's presented - and they just don't quite do it for me: right now I am looking at Jupiter and, in my basic spotter scope I can see what looks like several moons which happen to be in a straight line; in this app they are not shown, or they are in the wrong places.

While bright planets can be found and identified, on the screen they are shown to be closer through gross exaggeration of their size, which I find unhelpful.

Speaking of exaggeration, the galaxies and nebula displayed by the app take the cake. They really take away from the usefulness of this app and make finding things more difficult as one has to mentally suppress the garbage.

Could be so much better.

Star Chart

The Contractor.

For someone that would like to get back into "Star gazing" this is an App that can help me get back into a fantastic pastime. The darker the outside environment the more your eyes can gain light from distant light sources. There is so much to look in ore, that if a white light is used to read a map, drawing or notes, your night sight can be put at risk. Having a "Night" red light function means you can keep your night vision, and using the app, you can see a lot more that most of the books l have on this topic.

Good In Theory - with a lot of in app purchases

AdaaLovelace

As title states this is a good app, the details are great and information pop up and reminders are well done BUT there are a lot of in app purchases to have it functioning at its best. They are not cheap either. While I can appreciate the effort and time put into creating the add ons I'd be more likely to purchase them if they were discounted and offered in a bundle pack.

The interface looks good on first open but the swap between a "view event" and real time chart is cumbersome. That clunkiness is all throughout the app and its switches between menus/options.

The aesthetics are impressive and enjoyable, the random shooting star animation is a cute touch.

Most importantly the stats for each celestial body are informative and well done.

All and all a good app but if you are looking for a one off payment equally a complete package type app than look elsewhere.

Information

Seller
ESCAPE VELOCITY LIMITED
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
28.6 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2009 Escape Velocity Limited
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Meteor Showers $7.99
  2. Satellites $7.99
  3. Comets $4.49

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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