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 our sky guide app is a must-have for your arsenal.
◆ 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
◆ Pro stargazing (the sky at different wavelengths)
◆ Constellation star finder in augmented reality
◆ 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, 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. 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 of the sky guide app
- 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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 PurchasesSee All
Star Tracker AR: Full Version
3D Constellations, satellites, star clusters
Satellite Finder in Sky Above
Satellites 3D, their position in real time
Planets of the Solar System
Learn planets, their internal structure, etc.
Explore Solar System Objects
Dwarf planets, meteor showers, asteroids
Deep Space Objects Explorer
Find star clusters, nebulae and galaxies
Constellations 3D on Sky Map
Constellations 3D, their legends and myths
- Vito Technology Inc.
- 252.6 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
- Star Tracker AR: Full Version $2.99
- Constellations 3D on Sky Map $0.99
- Satellite Finder in Sky Above $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.