Star Walk ™ 2 - Night Sky Guide to Stars & 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.
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.
*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 2.3.0
This newest version of Star Walk 2 is our present for the coming holiday season. Hope you’ll enjoy using it with your family during the holidays.
- New Watch App
New Star Walk 2 app uses gyroscope on Apple Watch and compass on the iPhone app. After pairing the gyroscope and compass on your devices one can initialize Star Spotter in a unique way: instead of pointing the phone in the night sky one can lift up the hand (with Apple Watch on it) and point at the bright sky objects, Star Walk 2 app on the iPhone will move the sky map accordingly.
- Voice Search
Search function is modernised and it uses the latest technology of Speech Recognition to find the celestial objects by voice.
- New Space Missions
New space missions will be added to the app, their trajectories, 3D models, general info and more.
- iOS 10 fixes
- Fixed bugs.
Now the work of the app is flawless on all iOS 10 devices.
Star Walk Team.
If you have the previous version of Starwalk then don't waste money upgrading. I think I've been conned as the so called new and improved version is no where near as good as the old one. Satellites appear as a white dot somewhere in the sky and many of the planets are without a name. The animated graphics are an acquired taste and not for me; they look as though they come from a Disney cartoon. It's yet another example of an 'upgrade' to an app that was totally unnecessary and at a cost to your pocket. A certain backward step.
All star walks
Well put together well explained I am always looking up with iPhone or iPod in my hand great for identifying stars,planets,satellites if I look up and it glows twinkles or moves outcomes the phone or iPad I want to know what it is and this app tells me my advice is get the apps,many thanks john
Yes and No
This is a good app on its own. For me, it does not add to the original Star Walk. Much of the info' is similar. However the graphics are improved. If this is your first astronomy app SW2 is fine and worth having.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 08 December 2016
- Version: 2.3.0
- Size: 293 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Developer: Vito Technology Inc.
- © Vito Technology, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.