Star Walk™ - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide
By Vito Technology Inc.
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***Over 8 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010***
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 7.0.3
1) It is likely that ISON is not going to be the comet of the century. Nevertheless, we decided not to remove it from the app.
2) You can now turn on Picture caching in the Star Walk Settings. When caching is ON it will download the content only once and store it on your device. However when caching is OFF it will save you some space on your device.
3) Minor adjustments in texts and tables in Info to make them more readable.
4) Chinese localization improved.
Still BEST APP by miles in it's class
I'm happy this is still by far the best semi-pro app on the market after years of appalling competition. It's easy to use and is a wealth of knowledge. Unless you're looking to literally shoot off into the galaxy, Star Walk still sits at number one as the best night guide to the stars you'll ever need. It's even better if you're a keen astrophotographer. It's very user friendly and mesmerising to watch. Just get this one. I wasted money on others that are a disgrace. I've used it for years without a single flaw and I never write reviews. 👍
Hard to use
I seem to be the only one but I find this app hard to use. The real reason someone gets an app like this is to point it to the sky and it will tell you what you're looking at. But this feature is hard to find. It should be the default setting on opening. If I've somehow changed it on mine I can't see how to easily change it back. I have to search for the moon to get a screen where I can manually position the horizon to what I'm looking at. Even then the whole sky wants to flip upside down if i move it anywhere near the middle to the screen. Not that great for a paid app. Lots of bells and whistles but the basics need to be better sorry to say.
The features in this app keep getting better. The main function of the app is great. It's a wonderful aid for navigating the night auk especially when using a telescope to gaze. It's also a great learning tool with heaps of information about planets and man made objects in space. Also the photo of the day are stunning and the fact that I can save stellar events into my phone calendar through this app make it more super awesome.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 02 December 2013
- Version: 7.0.3
- Size: 50.0 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © 2008-2012 Vito Technology Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.