Star Walk™ 2 - View Night Sky Map & Constellations
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.
*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 2.3.5
We'd like to thank you for being our loyal user. You've seen lots of updates lately. We do our best to give you the flawless experience with our app.
This update brings you Space Cartoons that are popular among both kids and adults. The animated films cover most of the objects of the Solar System like Sun, Earth, Pluto and others.
Please leave your reviews and ratings in AppStore they are priceless for us.
Clear skies and lots of love,
Star Walk Team.
The best astronomy app out there
This is easily the most intuitive, useful astronomy app available. It has a great user interface and is the only such app I've used where the gyro functionality is actually accurate. I do have one suggestion for improvement, however (hence the 4 stars). The app has a function to forward and rewind time to see how the positions of objects change. Unfortunately, the only way to change the time is with a clunky touch screen dial that often sends you flying past the date you wanted to look at. We should really be able to double tap the date and have a number pad pop up for us to type in a precise date/time rather than having to wrestle with the touch screen slider.
I remember when I first downloaded this app. I could not believe how incredible it is. It is functional, beautiful, easy to use, and has inspired a love of astronomy and backyard telescoping in my son. I can hold it up to the night sky and actually understand what I'm looking at--and so much more.
The in-app purchases aren't needed to make Star Walk good, but I got them anyway and those were well worth it too.
An example of the potential...
An app that stands out. I've always been interested in astronomy. If this technology and app existed when I were younger, my obsession with the stars would have grown as exponentially as smartphone technology. Please continue to kindle the curiosity of our next generation.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 24, 2017
- Version: 2.3.5
- Size: 238 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 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- All additional content (planets, constellations, stars, skyview)$2.99
- Constellations Upgrade (Ursa major, Andromeda, Orion, Scorpius)$0.99
- Satellites (International Space Station, Hubble, Iridium, Galileo)$0.99
- Extended Solar System (meteor showers, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets)$0.99
- Deep Space Objects (DSO, Nebula, NGC, supernova, galaxy, spiral)$0.99
- Planets Upgrade (Sun, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Moon, Saturn, Uranus)$0.99
- Space Cartoons$0.99