+ Added “What’s new” section: one can find news about the most interesting and significant astronomical events, awe-inspiring examples of celestial photography, announcements of our app’s updates, and more.
+ Added “Turn off object captions” feature: if needed the captions won't interrupt you from great stargazing experience.
+ Bug fixes & improvements.
***Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 ***
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“It is worth every penny.”
BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people.
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
- Dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids
- Man-made satellites
- Layer by layer planets and missions
*Available through In-App Purchase.
*No Internet connection required*
Universal app that works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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.
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.
- August 21, 2014 Initial release
- September 16, 2014 New version 1.0.1
- September 18, 2014 New version 1.0.2
- September 23, 2014 New version 1.0.3
- November 07, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
- November 08, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
- November 24, 2014 New version 1.1.0
- December 08, 2014 New version 1.2.0
- April 18, 2015 New version 1.3.1
- May 03, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
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- September 16, 2015 New version 2.0.0
- September 22, 2015 New version 2.0.1
- September 23, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
- September 30, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
- November 07, 2015 New version 2.0.2
- November 23, 2015 New version 2.0.3
- February 19, 2016 New version 2.1.0
- February 25, 2016 New version 2.1.1
- March 07, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
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- March 17, 2016 New version 2.1.2
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- July 03, 2016 New version 2.1.5
- July 17, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
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- September 17, 2016 New version 2.2.0
- November 24, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
- November 26, 2016 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
- December 08, 2016 New version 2.3.0
- December 23, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
- December 26, 2016 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
- February 11, 2017 New version 2.3.2
- March 25, 2017 New version 2.3.5
- May 17, 2017 New version 2.3.8
- August 13, 2017 New version 2.4.0