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, constellations, and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!

The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, nebulae, meteor showers, etc., 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 ⁕

Main features:

◆ Watching real-time map of the sky day and night
◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
◆ The ability to manage time with “Time machine”
◆ A collection of deep sky objects
◆ Info about celestial bodies and sky events
◆ Pro stargazing (the sky at different wavelengths)
◆ Augmented reality mode
◆ Night mode
◆ "What's new" section with the latest astronomical news
◆ "Visible Tonight" section
◆ Siri Shortcuts to observe the celestial events quicker than ever*

► Star Walk 2 shows the real-time map of the sky on your screen in whatever direction you are pointing the device. As you hold your phone up and point it towards the sky, the star map follows your motions using the built-in gyroscope to match the map on your screen to the stars seen from your location.

► What's up in the sky tonight? Open the "Visible Tonight" section of Star Walk 2 and quickly find out all upcoming astronomical events and celestial objects visible for your location.

► Be aware of the latest news from the world of space and astronomy. The app's "What's new" section will tell you about the most outstanding celestial events in time. You won't miss anything!

► Create shortcuts to take your stargazing experience to a whole new level. Go to the "Visible Tonight" section and add the shortcut to Siri. Next time when you want to access the list of astronomy events for your location, ask Siri and get it quicker than ever.

► Touching a clock-face icon at the upper-right corner of the screen allows you to select any date and time and watch the sky of different periods.

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

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

► The night-mode will make your stargazing at night time more comfortable.

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, then our app is a must-have for your arsenal.

New in Star Walk 2:
-Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies
-All-new stunning design
-New simpler and cleaner interface in vibrant colours for retina displays
-Atmospheric visual and sound effects, stirring soundtrack
-Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations

The app contains In-App Purchases.

*Siri Shortcuts feature is available for iOS 12 users.

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.

Start your best stargazing experience right now!

What's New

Version 2.7.0

● Based on your feedback, we’ve added translations of our Astronomical news.
● New for iOS 12: use Siri Shortcuts to see what’s up in your sky quicker than ever. Create shortcuts and get a list of astronomical events for your location at any time without opening the app.
● Check out our new “Visible Tonight” section and be aware of the most interesting space sightings visible in your sky.
● Full support for the newest Apple devices.
● Minor bug fixes and performance improvements, of course.

Don't hesitate to reach us at support@vitotechnology.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

As always, your ratings and reviews on the App Store are very welcome.

Make the most of your stargazing experience with Star Walk 2!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18.5K Ratings
18.5K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Discover the wonders of the universe with this powerful, easy-to-use astronomy toolkit. Just aim your device to view the real-time positions of planets, stars, constellations, and more in a stunning interactive map. Zoom in to explore Wikipedia articles, 3D models, and other media related to your favorite celestial bodies.

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Suggestion

This is a very nice, useful app. However, when I tap on a constellation or while I’m looking at the 3D view, I would like the option of turning off the picture of the mythological person/beast that appears. While using the app to look at the sky, I can choose how I want the constellations to appear, but once I tap on the constellation, the picture appears and obstructs my view. I like seeing the picture, and I love that the app includes information about the mythological person/beast, but I don’t like that the picture obstructs my view of the constellation and all that appears in it. So once I’ve seen the picture, I would like to turn it off.

What I really want to see when I tap on a constellation is the boarder lines of the constellation. I.e., I want to see the region of space bordered by the constellation.

Here is my reply to the developers response. I appreciate your response, but it looks like you misunderstood my suggestion. I know how to change the settings of the constellations. I mentioned this in my review, and I have my constellations set to appear with the lines connecting the stars. However, when I tap the constellation the picture still appears. This is the part I don’t like and can’t change.

Developer Response

Sorry for the misunderstanding and thank you for clarifying. We will consider whether it is possible to implement your suggestion now. Thank you for using our app.

SPACE-BAGEL🚀🌌

Excellent, especially if you are a huge space nerd

The app is designed very well, with options to change how the constellations appear (lines or actual pictures) and how many stars are visible in the sky. The music is also very nice. You do have to download packs to get information on satellites, the cores of planets, etc. but it is well worth it. The app never lags, which is fantastic, because if you are like me you get the urge to smash furniture when apps are slow. My one complaint (if you can even call it that) is that not every star has its own information. Many of the stars, when you click on their info tab, simply give the definition of a star. I understand that this is because many stars do not have much information known about them, but at the same time I’d rather not be able to recite the “a star is a luminous sphere of plasma...” spiel in my sleep. If you have read this entire review, I feel sorry for you, because you are either very very bored or a 45-year-old with severe indecisiveness.

Developer Response

Thank you very much for taking the time and sharing your opinion with us. We will take into consoderation your remark and try to make the app better.

In-App Purchases

Star Tracker AR: Full Version
3D Constellations, satellites, star clusters
$2.99
Satellite Finder in Sky Above
Satellites 3D, their position in real time
$0.99
Planets of the Solar System
Learn planets, their internal structure, etc.
$0.99
Explore Solar System Objects
Dwarf planets, meteor showers, asteroids
$0.99
Deep Space Objects Explorer
Find star clusters, nebulae and galaxies
$0.99
Constellations 3D on Sky Map
Constellations 3D, their legends and myths
$0.99

Information

Seller
Vito Technology Inc.
Size
270.2 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
$2.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Star Tracker AR: Full Version $2.99
  2. Constellations 3D on Sky Map $0.99
  3. Satellite Finder in Sky Above $0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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