Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Category: Science

Ages: 18+
Price: iPhone/iPad - Paid

Star Walk 2 (Android, iOS) is an augmented reality star chart that displays the stars and planets in the heavens above you.

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Star Walk 2 uses location tracking and your phone's gyroscope to show you what's in the sky using augmented reality. Point your phone up to see which stars, planets, and constellations are floating above you. Point your phone downward to see what's in the night sky on the other side of the planet. When you tap a star, you can read up on on more details and check out a 3D model of the celestial body. If you check out the Live Sky feature, you can see what time the sun and moon will rise and set and the current elevation of our closest planets.

In addition, the app includes detailed information on the history and mythology of the various constellations, stars and planets, as well as a coordinates viewer for easy reference. A Time Machine slider lets you view the skies of the past or the future, and you can tap on individual objects for more details. A night mode allows you to stargaze without burning out your night vision, and an augmented reality view overlays the star chart over your camera view.

From the Developer

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.

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
  • Constellations
  • Dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids
  • Man-made satellites
  • Layer by layer planets and missions

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.

PRO STARGAZING
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.

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