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Star Walk 2 is Like Stargazing with Neil DeGrasse Tyson in Your Pocket

Posted by on August 27th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Star Walk 2, by Vito Technology, aims to bring constellations to life. Users can point their iOS device at the stars and watch as the app identifies and renders 3d models of the celestial bodies that can be turned and enjoyed from different angles.

Star Walk 2 acts as your guide to the night sky by using your current location to find what stars will be visible. You can also search for specific stars, constellations, or satellites and the app will identify where you have to look to find them. Then there’s the Sky Live window, which can show you all the relevant data for your stargazing adventure including sunrise and sunset times, moon phases, and the rise and set times for 4 main planets: Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter.

Star Walk 2 also includes functions such as coordinates on each image to make locating your favorite constellation easier, a soft red-mode that preserves your night-vision while using the app, and a Time Machine mode that allows users to see stars in their calculated past and future positions.

You can pick up Star Walk 2 for $2.99 on the App Store.

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Vito Technology Inc, makers of the pretty great Star Walk, are releasing a new app that aims to make figuring out stargazing conditions a breeze.

Sky Live – Stargazing Forecast uses a special set of parameters including whether or not anything interesting will be in the sky, cloudiness, brightness of the moon, and more to generate a percentage (i.e. 64%, 95%, etc) to give you an idea of just how worthwhile it might be to pull out the telescope. It also displays moon phases, detailed viewing conditions for anywhere in the world, light pollution levels, weather predictions, and so on. The app has been designed specifically for iOS 7 to include stunning visuals and blur effects, but anyone using iOS 5 and up can still make use of it.

Sky Live is available now, with a $0.99 annual subscription fee.

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SkyView Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.

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