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Star Walk HD: Night Sky Map
© 2010 Vito Technology

CTR Review
04/09/2010
Rating: 98%
Ease of Use
9/10
Educational
10/10
Entertaining
10/10
Design Features
10/10
Value
10/10
Total:
98%
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9/20/2014 See Star Walk Kids. Versions are now available on iPad, Android, Kindle, and Windows Phone.

Note: In the Fall of 2011, the iPad version was released.

Point your iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone at the sky (or ceiling) to harness the power of an augmented reality system paired with a database of the stars. The program uses your camera, compass, current location and accelerometers to know which star you're looking at.

In 2010, an iPad edition was released with an updated database with constellations and messier objects. The options and controls have now been unified within one menu and menu icons are explained so you know what the symbols stand for. Other features of the app include: Time Machine, which allows you to travel in time and observe the night sky and events such as eclipses and meteor showers; Sky Live, where you can tap the moon-shaped button to reveal moon phases, elevation, and rising data for the Sun, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn; Picture of the Day, where you receive a push notification on the Star Walk icon telling you there is a new picture; Bookmarks, that let you save a reminder of night sky observations; Earth View, which provides automatic and manual selections of locations on a 3D Globe; Moon Phases, which allows you to select the Sky Live window to see the moon phases for several days; Wikipedia Links, that let you select a celestial body and tap the "i" icon to activate a magnifier to read information, or you can tap the Wiki icon to open the Wikipedia page; Search, which helps you find celestial objects and search for stars, planets, and messier objects by their names; and Help Guide, which includes basic instruction on how to use Time Machine and location selection. The graphics are beautiful. See also GoSkyWatch from GoSoftWorks for a similarly designed app.
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