Description

Star Walk 2 is an exquisite stargazing app enabling you to explore the night sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, and constellations. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!

Star Walk 2 taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night 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.” - TUAW

“Star Walk 2 is visually stunning.” - PCmag

“This is a very beautiful and unusual application that turns your phone into a real planetarium.” - Free apps for me

“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.” - iLounge

“It is worth every penny.” - PadGadget

⁕ 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 the sequel to the original Star Walk, which is one of the most popular apps for stargazing. If you enjoy exploring the stars and the skies above, then this star map app a must-have for your arsenal.

Main features:

◆ Sky map watching day and night
◆ A huge number of demonstrated celestial objects
◆ Real-time​ celestial bodies tracking
◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
◆ The ability to manage time with “Time machine”
◆ Deep sky objects
◆ Constellation star finder in augmented reality
◆ Pro stargazing (the sky at different wavelengths)
◆ Night mode
◆ An abundance of interesting information

Turn on the augmented reality mode of Star Walk 2 and start your best stargazing experience!

► Star Walk 2 shows night sky map on your screen in whatever direction you are pointing the device. Orient your device toward the sky and the app activates your camera so you can see charted objects appear superimposed on live sky objects.

► 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.

► Get a deeper understanding of the constellation`s scale and place in the night star map. Enjoy observing wonderful 3D models of constellations, turn them upside down, read their stories.

► Touching a clock-face icon at the upper-right corner of the screen allows you select any date and time and lets you go forward or backward in time and watch the night sky in fast motion.

► Find and study deep sky objects such as meteor showers, planetary nebulae, star clusters, etc.

► A slider at the left-hand edge of the screen lets you see the sky at different wavelengths. See objects that are only visible at radio, microwave, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, or gamma-ray frequencies.

► The night-mode of this constellation star finder will make sky and stars gazing at night time more comfortable.

New in Star Walk 2:

- Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies*
- 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

*Available through In-App Purchases. The app contains ads. If you want to use the app without ads, please, download the paid version of Star Walk 2 or remove ads from the app with the help of In-App Purchases.

If you’ve ever said to yourself “I’d like to learn the constellations” or wondered “Is that a star or a planet?”, Star Walk 2 is the app you’ve been looking for!

What's New

Version 2.6.0

Dear Astronomy Lovers!
To make Star Walk 2 Ads+ better for you, we bring updates to the App Store regularly. The latest version of the app includes performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Thank you for staying with us. Any feedback is always appreciated.
Happy stargazing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14.5K Ratings
14.5K Ratings

Exactly what I wanted plus some

Carylynn75

I think the free version of this app is great, so awesome that even though the free version has all that I needed to know (we had mars hanging in the eastern sky and Jupiter in the West every night for the last month), I’m considering just upgrading because the information about the stars and planets is so much fun for all of us. Even driving down the highway, without internet service, the calibration to my phones compass kept everything where it was suppose to be.
I was concerned after I read the first review that I wouldn’t be able to find the information we were asking ourselves all month due to adds, but up until I used a notification about the international space station rising to open the app I hadn’t seen an add at all, except for when I would click on some planets and stars for more information when I would get a suggestion to upgrade for the extra planet information.
Very cool app.

Developer Response

We are excited to get your review! Thank you very much for being our user!

Worth it

ireallylikethesestars

This is the best star app I have ever seen. You can scroll around the sky manually or tilt your phone to show the position of the stars and even the sun and moon. You can also change the level of “light pollution” to see more or less stars. Tapping on a celestial body yields more information (this is the part where you get ads- Mostly banners.) The planets also show up! Even the fabled planet 9 makes an appearance (no, not pluto :( ) constellations and stars are named, and are traced out as you look at them. An unobtrusive picture of what the constellation “looks” like also appears. This is so useful!!!

Developer Response

So glad you enjoy the app! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your opinion with us!

Can’t even test it with the excessive ads

Kyle14532

I want to try this app before I buy the full version, but seemingly every few seconds an add takes up the screen. I can’t even view the stars due to this. Please change this

- update:
The only apparent fix by the developer is “if you don’t like the ads pay for no ads”. Well, I actually want to see if it’s worth my money before I purchase an app, which is not possible with the excessive ads. The developer knows this problem, however they only care about your money, and not satisfaction. Please download other versions that are not money pits. I will change my review if I see this problem fixed.

Developer Response

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The ads can be easily removed with no-ads or all-in-one bundle. Bundles are available in the Additional content section of the app. Have a nice day.

In-App Purchases

Night Sky:Full Version,Ad-free
Star Walk 2 Ads+ with all additional content
$5.99
Satellite Tracker in the Sky
Satellites 3D, their position in real time
$0.99
Space Explorer: Kids Cartoons
Educational cartoons about our solar system
$0.99
Explore Planet Finder 3D
Planets atlas, their internal structure, etc.
$0.99
Discover Solar System Objects
Watch dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, etc.
$0.99
Explore Deep Space Objects 3D
Galaxies, star clusters, nebulae on sky map
$0.99

Information

Seller
Vito Technology Inc.
Size
248.1 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Vito Technology, Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Night Sky:Full Version,Ad-free $5.99
  2. Night Sky View: without Ads $2.99
  3. Night Sky Map: Limited Offer $3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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