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    Published: 2016-02-05, by .

    A point-and-look star chart app for your mobile device

    7.8
    • Clean user interface design
    • Quick load up times
    • Beautiful renderings
    • Poor images
    • Needs automatic GPS location setting
    • No daylight savings setting

    "The Sky Really Is The Limit"

    THE VERDICT

    We all love a good star chart, don't we? Now, with Star Chart Lite, you can view the cosmos through the screen of your mobile device. Point your device at any point in the sky and Star Chart's star map will pop up, showing you exactly what you're looking at. With over 120,000 starts programmed in, you'll always know what you're looking at.

    THE PROS

    Star Chart's user interface has a nice design and is easy to navigate around. The app loads up quickly and has a ton of usability for anyone who loves astronomy. Beautiful 3D renderings of the sun add to Star Chart's appeal.

    THE CONS

    The image for Cancer doesn't look quite right. How about an automatic GPS location feature rather than manual position settings? Star Chart doesn't account for daylight savings time, either.

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    William

    by William

    Feb 05, 2016

    Description

    Used by over 20 million people world-wide, Star Chart provides a magical star gazing experience like no other.

    *****

    You can now have a virtual planetarium in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your Android device to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.

    All you have to do is point your Android deviceº at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.

    Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe, and all of the latest high tech functionality, Star Chart calculates – in real time - the current location of every star and planet visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight!

    Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your device at it – you might just find out it’s a planet!

    Want to know what the night sky looks like to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your device down!

    Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart will tell you all this and more.

    Star Chart's features include:
    - Just point and view. No need to scroll around the screen to find out what you are looking at*.
    - Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers!
    - Voice Control: Explore the solar system with commands like: "Fly me to the Moon" / "Go to Saturn" / "Tour Mars" / "Look at Andromeda" / "Where is the Cigar Galaxy?"[English only]
    - Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your Android device at any angle.
    - Accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres - a total of over 120,000 stars!
    - Fly to and explore all the planets of the solar system, their moons and the sun all rendered in beautiful 3D with state of the art visual effects.
    - Displays all 88 constellations, with constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
    - Includes entire Messier catalogue of exotic deep sky objects.
    - Using the powerful Time Shift feature allows you to shift up to 10,000 years forward or backward in time.
    - Tap on anything in the sky and get the facts on what you are looking at, including distance and brightness.
    - Very powerful zoom function, lets you view the sky in extra detail, using intuitive finger gestures.
    - Fully configurable. Star Chart displays only the sky objects that you are interested in.
    - Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon. So now you can see where the sun is, even at night!
    - Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world.
    - Full search feature

    So point your Android device at the sky and see what's out there!

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    Star Chart is published by Escape Velocity Ltd and developed by Escapist Games Ltd. We update Star Chart regularly, so please send us your feedback and feature requests to starchart@escapistgames.com.

    And thanks for all your feedback so far!

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    º Augmented Reality (AR) mode only available if your device supports it, as this feature requires a built-in compass. Manual scrolling is supported on all other devices.

    * Star Chart does not require internet access for normal usage. Internet access is only required initially to verify the license and subsequently when accessing the support page and external links.

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    8.6

    Users comments for Star Chart

    Ramon Pangilinan

    by Ramon Pangilinan

    Nov 19, 2017  |  "Great"

    Easy to use just place your phone on the stars and identify the stars.

    S.C. 2017

    by S.C. 2017

    Nov 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    pErfect educational tool

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Good app

    Ricardo Avila

    by Ricardo Avila

    Nov 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    The best app I ever downloaded. My new buddy when I go out to the backyard for contemplate the starry sky. Extremely accurate. Love this app!

    Sabrina Runyon

    by Sabrina Runyon

    Nov 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great app: I love the dark mode. You can use GPS or put in manual locations. Various stellar objects are mapped.

    Wolf Wanigasuriya

    by Wolf Wanigasuriya

    Nov 09, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Good