Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Designed & Published By Vito Technology Inc.

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-08-21
  • Current Version: 2.4.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 235.03 MB
  • Developer: Vito Technology Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 14,721 Reviews)
  • Price:
Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 14,721 Reviews

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map App 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 our sky guide app is a must-have for your arsenal. Enable the augmented reality mode of Star Walk 2 and start your best stargazing experience! Main features: - 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 + the augmented reality mode - 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, 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!

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App Reviews

  • Tarted -up to the point of near uselessness

    By Papal See
    I loathe how this once-elegant app has been up into a grotesque, constantly begging, vulgarity. It used to be a legitimate tool for accessing the numinous. Advice to early adopters like me: don’t upgrade.
  • Amazing

    By Joe D is awesome
    This is the greatest app I've ever used. Plain and simple.
  • Papa

    By Inda Woods
    Awesome app. We use it all the time when the grand kids are at the campground!
  • Nice base app but

    By To66
    After u pay 2.99 for the app then u find out Everything else in the app is extra $.99-2.99 so did I just pay $2.99 not to see adds bs if u ask me Well where is it clearly stated partly for some things because most of your features are add on but now u say PARTlY in your reply Main features: - 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 + the augmented reality mode - Night mode - An abundance of interesting information
  • Premium Version: Still No Access to Everything

    By TripleB33Smith
    Bennett Smith, High school Student PRICE: $2.99 (premium) $0.00 (lite version) APP AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in constellations, space, and stars; those who may find this app useful include but are not limited to astronomers, astrologists, and other professionals in a similar field potentially as a reference or observation tool. SIMPLICITY AND EASE OF USE: 4/5, finding out how to navigate and use the basic features this app provides and advertises is fairly easy, and doesn’t take to long to memorize and understand. There are more advanced features offered which are apparently for those who plan to use this app as a tool as opposed to a pass time. These extra options however could overwhelm those new to astrology and/ or astrology apps in general. One ***discouraging*** thing about the **premium** version is that the $3 doesn’t even cover all the features of the app; there are still other features -that the app doesn’t stop reminding you about- that have to be either bought or subscribed to the annual premium they’re included in. The app’s structure and prioritization of purpose does allow the user to experience the full benefits and constellation info in short burst usage, however the app appears to be able to sustain its usefulness over longer periods of time if needed by the user PLAYFULNESS: Overall the navigation, presentation, and straightforwardness of the app’s capabilities do deliver a feeling of satisfaction and fascination with the app just as much with the information presented, especially when using the app’s ***AR*** features, despite some flaws with the feature. VISUAL DESIGN: The constellations are overlaid with a transparent geometric styled picture/ image which helps the user to know what animal, mythical figure, etc. a constellation’s stars represent, plus it looks pretty cool. SOUND DESIGN: All sounds in the game serve little to no function other than to provide additional depth to the presentation and tone of the app. A track plays while viewing constellations and stars that attempts to invoke its subtle mystical, unknowing, and elusive stylization in the user. DISABILITY SUPPORT: No major disability features are present, leaving those who have a disability to iOS’ support settings. However one of the more prominent reviews for the app on the App Store discloses how much her son who struggles with a mental disability uses the app and enjoys it. USAGE EXAMPLES: •Students taking a related science course using the app’s information for further study material •Astrologists, Astronomers, or other professionals in the field of constellations and space activity using the app’s location info on said constellations and meteor showers as a reference tool •A social nighttime activity with family and/ or friends RELATED AND SIMILAR APPS: The app appears to offer features and services comparable to those of similar applications in the App Store.
  • Star Walk 2

    By PeterRunner
    This is a great app. I would estimate a 10 rating.
  • They should add exoplanets

    By Prin...
    They should add exoplanets like J1407b, 55 cancri, Kepler16b, and more! It would be really cool. (Especially the exoplanet J1407b because it has a ring system 200 times larger than Saturn’s)
  • I can’t figure out how to enable Augmented Reality

    By CiphaDi
    Can u help?
  • Musk’s Tesla?

    By Gulhai
    Great app. Can you guys add Musk’s Tesla to the app?
  • this is app is great!

    By lauren maesa
    i use this app often because of how great it is! you honestly don’t need the upgrades because just paying 1.99 i think is worth it!!