Star Walk™ 2 - Guide to the Sky Day and Night
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.
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 1.2.0
The (RED) campaign has come to an end, we would like to thank everyone for participating.
New gallery for constellations
New better models for some of the satellites
New additional content - The Planets
- 3D models of the inner structure of the planets - zoom-in, zoom-out, spin and explore the layers
- Maps of planets’ features - learn the names of the mountains, volcanos of Venus, craters on Moon
- Read exclusive stories of exploratory missions and see the spacecraft models, objectives and results, real-time positions of active orbiting spacecrafts and landing sites of the missions
- High-resolution maps of Venus, and the Moon.
The Planets update is available in Star Walk In-App Purchase store. If you have purchased All-in-One pack, this update will be available to you for free.
P.S. By popular demand, this year Santa will again be appearing in the sky nearing the holidays, you can go ahead and track his way in the sky.
As I write this review I'm looking at the night sky ( the moon specifically) and the app cannot locate such an obvious object. It says I'm pointing north when the big bright full moon is obviously in the western sky for my position. Tried to google directions on compass calibration and the only info I found was how to set location manually. I tried this option, but for some unknown reason starwalk 2 wants to face me 90* in the wrong direction. Seeing as how the backbone of this app is to provide accurate location for viewing bodies in the sky, this app is in need of some major attention from its creators. I'm very upset I payed money for this app, a few dollars or not.
Disappointing when compared to the original
I am looking at this only because my Star Walk one has stopped working on my 5c.
I purchased this when it first came out but stopped using primarily due to the focus being on show not function. The calendar was gone. Several things that were standard now required purchase.
Unfortunately, I am going to look for an alternate as my sky guide.
I have always liked the product from Vito until now.
Please let me know if the original gets fixed
Pretty, but disappointing
Have had (and loved) the original Star Walk, and I finally broke down and bought this new version. If I could go back in time, I would. Yes, the graphics are beautiful, but the functionality is no different than the original, and it didn't cost me nearly $6 (app plus add-on bundle)! Furthermore, I was looking through the galaxies, and noticed the tiny preview image shows the real galaxy, but the zoomed image rotates between a handful of pictures. VERY disappointing.
Wishing I could get my money back, because the original app will be the one I continue to use.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 08, 2014
- Version: 1.2.0
- 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
- All additional content$2.99
- Constellations info upgradeFree
- Deep Space Objects$0.99
- Extended Solar System$0.99
- Planets Info Upgrade$0.99