Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map
iOS Universal Education
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!
- 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!
+The functionality of Time Machine has been drastically improved it’s become easier to jump to the desired date in the past or future to see the night sky then.
+Added the ability to set the exact coordinates. This makes the night sky map more precise as you can stargaze far away from the cities thus you can enter the coordinates instead of the nearest big city or current location.
+Improved onboarding instructions to introduce new users to the apps’ main features.
+Tune in star brightness while stargazing: switch off the stars that are not visible from your location to make the sky less crowded and make it easier to identify objects in the night sky.
+The search enhancements: the search has become more flexible.
+Added names of stars in constellations 3D view
+The NEW way to sort out stars according to the radius, distance, visual magnitude. Hundred thousands of stars are now easy to find according to their properties: the brightest, the biggest, the farthest.
+UI improvements connected with new fonts & colors.
+Multiple Bug fixes