Description of Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map 3934 chars
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, constellations, and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!
⁕ BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people ⁕
The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, meteor showers, etc., 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
Star Walk 2 in travel & tourism industry:
‘Rapa Nui Stargazing’ based on Easter Island uses Star Walk 2 for sky observations during its astronomical tours.
‘Nakai Resorts Group’ in the Maldives uses Star Walk 2 during astronomy meetings for its guests.
◆ Map of the sky in real time
◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
◆ “Time machine”
◆ Deep sky objects
◆ Info about celestial bodies and sky events
◆ The sky at different wavelengths
◆ Augmented reality mode
◆ Night mode
◆ "What's new" section with the latest astronomical news
◆ "Visible Tonight" section
◆ Siri Shortcuts to observe the celestial events quicker than ever*
► Star Walk 2 shows the real-time map of the sky on your screen in whatever direction you are pointing the device. 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.
► What's up in the sky tonight? Open the "Visible Tonight" section of Star Walk 2 and quickly find out all upcoming astronomical events and celestial objects visible for your location.
► Be aware of the latest news from the world of space and astronomy. The app's "What's new" section will tell you about the most outstanding celestial events in time.
► Create shortcuts to take your stargazing experience to a whole new level. Go to the "Visible Tonight" section and add the shortcut to Siri. Next time when you want to access the list of astronomy events for your location, ask Siri and get it quicker than ever.
► Touching a clock-face icon at the upper-right corner of the screen allows you to select any date and time and watch the sky of different periods.
► Get a deeper understanding of the constellation`s scale and place in the night sky. Enjoy observing wonderful 3D models of constellations, turn them upside down, read their stories.
► Find and study deep sky objects such as meteor showers, planetary nebulae, star clusters, etc.
► The night-mode will make your stargazing at night time more comfortable.
Star Walk 2 is the sequel to the original Star Walk, which is one of the most popular apps for stargazing.
New in Star Walk 2:
-Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies
-All-new stunning design
-New interface in vibrant colours for retina displays
-Atmospheric visual and sound effects, stirring soundtrack
-Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations
The app contains In-App Purchases.
*Siri Shortcuts feature is available for users of iOS 12 or later.
If you enjoy exploring the stars, then our app is a must-have for your arsenal.
Start your best stargazing experience right now!
Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map App User Reviews
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Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map Pros
✓ Excellent sky guideI’ve used this app for a few years now, and the original one before that. Both are excellent apps and extremely good value for money. Not sure what a star is? Point your phone at it and Star Walk tells you what it is, giving very detailed information said star or planet. I particularly love the ability to see the constellations from different angles, like from the side. It helps your visualise how the stars of the constellation are actually situated in space! I’ve found a few surprises myself. I can’t recommend this app highly enough, it has never crashed on me, and of course, I got rid of the ads years ago, it was definitely worth every penny! Happy star gazing..Version: 2.11.12
✓ Immediate WOW factor!I was literally raving with delight and enthusiasm less than three minutes after opening the app. I don’t have a telescope, but I am always wanting to follow the progression of planets in the sky, and I always wanted to learn more about the visible night sky. This makes it all easy, but with tremendous access to information while I stargaze. The added visual and aesthetic effects are tasteful (and optional), in fact they enhance the sense of awe and seem to help draw the attention more to the subject at hand than to distract. One of the best app purchases I’ve ever made!.Version: 2.8.6
Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map Cons
✗ Cluttered and confusingI can only imagine/assume an early version of this app was simple to use. On loading the current version, I see a sky cluttered with silly graphical representations of star constellations... and plenty of stars that are in no way visible. This should please astrologists but, sadly, planets are very much second class citizens in this app; they’re only visible/findable if you enter their names in the search bar. Additionally, if the sky position becomes out of sync... it’s not obvious how to reset it without quitting, swipe-exiting and then relaunching the app. As soon as you calibrate the position, the compass icon in the top left of the screen changes to a share icon, with no hint as to how to go back a screen. Poor design... glad it’s free..Version: 2.10.1
✗ Not what I expectedThought it would be easier to find out about the night sky. Used to have an app that you could scroll into to look at stars closer. This doesn’t let you do it. Rather annoying to use really especially when they advertise all things it does so you pay the £2.99 and find out you have to pay an extra £2.99 to get what you really wanted. Bit of a con!.Version: 2.8
Is Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map legit?
✅ Yes. Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map is 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 51,300 Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map user reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, AppSupports Legitimacy Score for Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map is 86.5/100.
Is Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map safe?
✅ Yes. Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map is quiet safe to use. This is based on our NLP analysis of over 51,300 user reviews sourced from the IOS appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5. AppSupports Safety Score for Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map is 90.5/100.
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Product details of Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map
- App Name:
- Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map
- Vito Technology Inc.
- Legitimacy Score:
- Safety Score:
- Content Rating:
- 4+ Contains no objectionable material!
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- App Size:
- 301.48 MB
- Bundle Id:
- Relase Date:
- 21 August 2014, Thursday
- Last Update:
- 09 February 2021, Tuesday - 00:45
- IOS 10.0 or later
- The accuracy of satellites positions is critically improved - The influence of location altitude is corrected - General improvements and minor bug fixes We update Star Walk 2 regularly to make it better for you. If you like the app, please take a ....