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    Published: 2015-09-01, by .

    A wonderful guide for exploring the world of stars

    9.2
    • Excellent idea
    • Works well
    • Full of details
    • Further information
    • Impressive design

    "The Ultimate Night Sky Guide"

    Update: This new version has improved its usability, graphics and added new sound effects.

    Star Walk is an amazing and original application appropriate for all ages. The app consists of a highly interactive astronomy guide for fans of astronomy and those interested in learning more about what surrounds us.

    Explore the night sky by moving your device and discover stars, planets, satellites and constellations and immerse yourself completely in the space universe. If you want to know more about something, tap on the bottom information button and discover pictures, a brief explanation and a 360º view of the element you selected.

    Don't forget to search for whatever you wish to explore and use the Sky Live feature to analyze all real data from every planet and star (time of rising, day length, time of setting and elevation). In addition, you will get to use the Time Machine, which allows users to compare the night sky to what it looked before.

    As for the settings, select night mode to preserve night vision and choose if you want the satellites and spectrum bar shown, as well as your preferences for music, sounds, visual magnitude and the way the constellations are presented.

    The graphics are exceptional and the app is comprehensive and extremely rich in details. However, keep in mind that you will need a powerful and big device so as to make a good use of Star Walk.

    Vito Technology is the developer of Star Walk - Astronomy Guide, an impressive guide which you'll get to share with others by publishing pictures in social networks.

    Tags: mapa do ceu , aplicacion gratis del mapa del cielo

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    by Ana , Appszoom

    Sep 01, 2015

    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.

    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 in augmented reality
    ◆ Night mode
    ◆ An abundance of interesting information

    Turn on the augmented reality mode of Star Walk 2 and start your best stargazing experience!

    ► 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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