Review: Star Walk™ HD – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide (Education / Astronomy)

by Matthew on January 30, 2013

Star Walk™ HD - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide

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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.

Pro:
► Augmented Reality and Star Spotter are excellent features to help identify stars accurately.
► Interactive contents – beautiful 3D models of Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids and satellites. You are also provided with high quality photos, general info and Wikipedia links.
► Great search system – an arrow will point to the object and guide you to find it.
► Easy to use user interface – intuitive gesture controls with clean interface.
► Spectrum Bar – see the sky in different wave such as Gamma Ray, X-Ray, Ifrared, Radio and etc.
► Night Mode – keep your eyes sensitive to the dim stars.

Con:
► None

In-App Ad:
► None

Similar Apps:
Star Walk (for iPhone)
SkySafari 3
StarMap 3D Plus

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Star Walk™ HD - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide


***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
Dear stargazer,

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
New calendar for 2013
New asteroids and dwarf planets
Videos
Better graphics
Improved Augmented Reality
Calibration
….aaaaand Santa Tracking!

Love,
Santa

Get –Star Walk™ HD – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide– in App Store (iPad)

 

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