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 2.5.0

Dearest Stargazer,
We’re excited to let you know about the major update of Star Walk 2 app. We’re glad to have you onboard.
+ Updated with the ARKit that allows you to experience the latest AR technology for stargazing
+ Added moons of the major planets of our Solar System (identify in the sky, read info, available via search)
+ Added space missions to the search catalogue
+ Added ExoMars and Chandra space missions
+ Added Tesla Roadster with the updated orbit
+ Added Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor of unusual form
+ New default models for dwarfs and asteroids
+ Auto restore of In-App Purchases
+ Fixed model for XMM-Newton mission
+ Fixed default model for satellites
+ Bug fixes

Keep looking up to enjoy the sky!
Team Star Walk.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

8.8K Ratings

8.8K Ratings

Can’t even test it with the excessive ads


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.

Star walk 2 paid for version

David Arthur Webster

I would love to give this product a good review, it has excellent features.

However once you buy it to remove ads, they still persist. They pound you with ads about the company products.

I bought it and I’m considering uninstalling. You guys are making a bug mistake misrepresenting your product.

You’re not helping anyone forcing ads on them. Have you lost your mind? I think so the world is no longer asleep.

Stop influencing people who buy your dang product. If I want a product you have I would go buy it. Due to your tactics I will make sure everyone knows what your doing! Greed is whats wrong with the world. Join the living awake community of fully awake human beings aware of sakes tactics and the greed, lies!

You’re as bas as most companies pretending to sell good products. You have done nothing but bother me and I’m finding all the app provides is names for everything. How about combining all apps together in one! Rip off artists will soon die!

Developer Response

We offer two versions of Star Walk 2 - the paid one with no ads and the free with ads. It is the choice of the user which version to use.

Pretty to look at but lacks basic functions


I have the full paid version with every option. It is a very beautiful interface with many features. lacks one feature that is unacceptable for an astronomy app. The settings do not allow for Messier Object Labelling. There is no option to choose what objects you want labelled or not. Sure, you can access the side menu and select a Messier object one at a time...but to use this as a serious star chart for telescope use is futile.

I also have a free app of Star Chart which had the good sense to label Messier objects like it does with the stars, and has every feature I wish this app had. Shame I paid for this one.

Since developers read reviews here, I am begging you...just add a toggle switch that allows Messier objects to have labels on the map, and this would gladly change my rating to 5 star app!

Developer Response

Thank you for sharing with us your thoughts on the app. We will consider your remark.

In-App Purchases

Night Sky:Full Version,Ad-free

Star Walk 2 Ads+ with all additional content


Satellite Tracker in the Sky

Satellites 3D, their position in real time


Space Explorer: Kids Cartoons

Educational cartoons about our solar system


Explore Planet Finder 3D

Planets atlas, their internal structure, etc.


Discover Solar System Objects

Watch dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, etc.


Explore Deep Space Objects 3D

Galaxies, star clusters, nebulae on sky map



Vito Technology Inc.
247.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Vito Technology, Inc.
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


  • Family Sharing

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

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