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Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

By Vito Technology Inc.

Essentials

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

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 is a must-have app for your arsenal.

Main features:
- Sky map watching day and night
- A huge number of demonstrated celestial objects
- Augmented reality view
- 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)
- Night mode
- An abundance of interesting information

► 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 sky 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 the astronomical telescope 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.

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 in Version 2.4.2

Minor bug fixes

Customer Reviews

Remarkable Time

A very well done presentation of our neighboring celestial bodies in its ever-reaching distances of time. It is a record of a distant, unfathomable, remarkable sudden birth, while it has expanded and contracted with such an inconceivable strength of power. And here we are in this age of time, with our differing points of view when gazing into it, wondering...How far will we reach into it, and how long will it take to realize it's purpose?

Hugely disappointed in the stupid ad they just put in the sky

This app works fine and has a lot of great features, but I’ll be using a different app from now on.

If you want your app to be ad supported, fine, I have no problem with that. What I have a problem with is that they now have a fictitious space ship from a stupid TV show in the sky, as part of some sweepstakes, which now makes the data and accuracy of the app suspect. They’re sacrificing accuracy for ad money. What’s next, Star Wars planets and the Death Star? Anything for a buck, right fellas?

Astounding

Beautiful graphics create a great app to get to know the constellations and planets. The 3D is captivating and the basic information on the solar system is intriguing and likely to inspire further study.

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers iMessage App for iOS
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.4.2
  • Size: 254 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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