Star Walk ™ 2 - Night Sky Guide to Stars & Planets
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.
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.”
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“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.”
BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people.
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.
*No Internet connection required*
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 2.2.0
It’s time for big updates and new features for Star Walk 2.
Now you can chat with your friends in new iOS 10 iMessage app and challenge each other on basic knowledge in astronomy. Star Walk Quiz let’s you interact with your friends answering the questions and competing whose score is better.
If you’ve already upgraded your phone to iOS10 you can enjoy using Star Walk 2 on it. It will work smoothly showing and telling you about the most exciting events happening in the night sky.
There were added many new satellites: SDO, SMAP, Jason-3, KMS-4, SWIFT, Ibex
and missions: Akatsuki, Phoenix, Pioneer12, Pioneer13, Sojourner.
Besides the new features we’ve fixed a few bugs and flaws.
Please enjoy using the app and leave your feedback in the review section of the AppStore.
Your Star Walk Team.
My 4 year old son and I love this app. He loves space more than I do. We were using this app a few days ago and he asked to see Ganymede and Callisto (by name, Jupiter is his favorite). It's very difficult to zoom into the moons of Jupiter. I purchased all the additional content, and the moons were still not there. Could those be added (at least the ones we have imagery for)
You have NO idea!!!
I have been playing with this app for years. I don't use it everyday but when I remember I have it, it's such a joy! For me and my kids. Even my friends are enthralled about it. They ask, "what app is that?!" I explain and they download immediately. They love it, I love it and most important, my kids love it. THANK YOU Developers!
Awesome and Informative App
Love using this app to point out the constellations to friends and family, and to better understand certain stars that stand out in the night sky. I've used star walk since their first app, and I always recommend it to anyone interested in astronomy.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 13, 2016
- Version: 2.2.0
- Size: 289 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, 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.
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