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Star Walk™ HD – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide (Version: 6.1)
Reviewed by Matthew Chan on Jan 30th 2013
Quick Rating: 9.5 out of 10
What is it?
► This is the best general stargazing app in Appstore, period.
★ I am interested to know how this app could help you. Please share your experience with us at the comment below. ★
***Over 6 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010***
Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive guide to the sky above, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to identify over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.
Get started quickly
• Launch the app and point your iPhone at the sky, you’ll see the stars, planets and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time.
• Tap Augmented Reality icon in the upper right corner to engage your camera.
• Use Night Mode to go easy on your eyes and preserve night vision.
Go deeper and beyond
• Every object you tap has an (i) next to its name, tap it to access information.
• A scale on right is the Time Machine, slide it to see the sky map of tomorrow or years ago.
• A calendar of celestial events will make sure you never miss anything interesting.
• TelRad will help you find the exact position of an object when stargazing with a telescope.
Share your experience
• Project to a big screen with no picture quality loss.
• Browse through stunning space pictures in Picture of the Day.
• There is an entire stargazing twitter community within Star Walk – don’t miss out!
What’s New in Version 6.1
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! I heard you have been very good this year. I’m writing to let you know that I’ll be stopping by your house on Christmas Eve while you are sleeping. Be sure to update Star Walk app and track my way! Hope you leave me a glass of milk and some cookies.
Here’s the list of presents:
Free space: Huge size reduction! Update to free space on your iPad