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Star Chart

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Genres: [Education | Reference]
Release Date: Dec 23, 2009
Version: 3.95
Size: 21.52 MB
Price Changed on May 04, 2013
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*** Star Chart is now FREE! *** The top educational & augmented reality astronomy app - download and find out why over 14 million people use Star Chart!

You can now have a virtual star chart in your pocket. Look through the eyes of your iPhone or iPad* to see a high-tech window into the whole visible universe.

All you have to do is point your AR enabled device* at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.

Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D simulation of the visible universe, and a great deal of technical wizardry, Star Chart calculates – in real time - the current location of every star, planet and moon visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight!

Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your device* at it – you might just find out it’s a planet!

Want to know what the night sky looks like to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your device down!

Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart will tell you all this and more.

Star Charts features include:
- Just point and view. When you hold your device up to the sky, Star Chart will automatically start tracking your movements to match the sky *.

- Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers!

- In a single app of less than 30MB, Star Chart dynamically scales its visuals and capabilities across all iOS devices to meet the high end capabilities of a retina display iPad while also running smoothly on the earliest iPhones and iPods.

- Accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres - a total of approximately 120,000 stars!

- Fly to and explore all the planets of the solar system, their moons and the sun all rendered in beautiful 3D with state of the art visual effects.

- Using the powerful Time Shift feature, simply tap the time button and smoothly shift up to 10,000 years forward or backward in time.

- Displays all 88 constellations, with constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.

- Includes the complete Messier catalogue of 110 exotic deep sky objects.

- Tap on anything in the sky and get the facts on what you are looking at, including distance and brightness.

- Very powerful zoom function, lets you view the sky in extra detail, using intuitive finger gestures.

- Fully configurable. Star Chart displays only the sky objects that you are interested in.

- Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon. So now you can see where the sun is, even at night!

- Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world.

- Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your iPhone/iPad* at any angle.

So point your iPhone/iPad* at the sky and see what's out there!

* Augmented Reality mode is available on devices that include a built-in compass. Manual scrolling is supported on all other devices.

And thanks for all your feedback so far!

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Download Star Chart app for free for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download Star Chart on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the Star Chart application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the App.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the Star Chart app.
Download the App With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for Star Chart.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


You can securely create an apple profile with your information, but you have to be registered to iTunes in order to get the Star Chart app to your device.
If you don’t have an active account, please register to iTunes store with a credit card number. In case you are not interested to open an account with your credit card, you can select the option ‘None’ during the secured registration.
*This Star Chart application may be available in some countries.

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User Ratings

Apr 16
(5★) One of my favorites
Hard to believe an app this cool is free! Download now!
(5★) This is amazing!
This is the best app available for novice star watching to expert identification!
Apr 15
(5★) Wow!
Absolutely the best of its kind.
Apr 14
(5★) Great
Great app for amateur astronomers. Beats reading star charts at dark. Have fun viewing the Messier catalog either with a scope,
binoculars or the naked eye. Very, very nice. Also, satellite viewing is
Apr 13
(5★) Lots of fun
It's a slight bit inaccurate but it's due to the sensor in my phone. All of my gyro sensitive apps are off by the same margin.
Otherwise, 5 stars. Bravo for a very fun to use app. I've used others
(5★) Awesome app
This app is great for introducing the stars to a person be they 6 or 60. This app is not a waste of time to download. Highly
recommend it.
Apr 12
(3★) Not intuitive and help file is sparse
I'm still searching for the right iPad app that lets me search for anything in the sky AND gives me detailed information. Star
Chart has a lot of information and if I point toward an object in the sky
Apr 10
(5★) Needs bug fix
The app is great, but i recently purchased "enhanced constellations" and at first it was ok but now the pictures don't load and
constellations's images are just white! Please fix this problem. It's re
(5★) Jeff Reinke
Love the app. I use it to help me guide my reflector telescope.
Apr 09
(5★) Great sky guide
One of the most awesome apps I have ever downloaded. Looking forward to more content .
(4★) Not Bad
The app has tons of info, just have to watch your calibration.
(5★) Totally Awesome!
Everything you could ever ask for.
Apr 08
(5★) My favourite app in years!
This app is truly amazing.I can't stop telling my friends and family about how great this app is.
(4★) A solid app for stargazers
In general it's a great app for people who love to stargaze or are astronomy students. The only reason it does 't get a 5 is the
number of adds for other products that pop up when you just want to loo
Mar 22
(5★) Stunning!
What a wonderful app. The free version is great. Most assuredly will try one of the upgrades. I love the descriptive information
and the notifications of astronomical events that can be viewed in my a
Mar 21
Good times in the Sky, fun App.!
(3★) Star gazing app
Didn't think much of it at first. I like that it sends notes of historical importance . It sends notifications of whats going on
in the night sky. Where to look and what time is best to see the event
(5★) Love it
It is great to use it with our camping friends.
(5★) Best and more entertaining
The best App since Urban dictionary!
Mar 20
This is a fun and awesome app. I love the pictures it includes to show the images that the Stars represent. This is great for kids
and adults.
Mar 19
(5★) Speechless
I am so in love with this app. It is a must have for star gazers of any skill level. I actually hadn't read the features before I
downloaded it. I selected this app solely on a friend's recommendation
Mar 18
(5★) Great App if you have u need
This app is simple to use. The background image representations of the constellations really helps amateur astronomer like me and
it's not crowded. 5
(4★) Solid App
This isn't revolutionary, but it is a good functional app that provides good freedom to look around whenever and often offers
reminders of significant astronomical occurrences. Useful and fun to use.
Mar 17
Now I know for sure that I want to become an astronomer when I'm older, because of this app!
Feb 23
(3★) Nice app
Nice app(as mentioned above) however it could do without the "hey look at this.psych! It'll cost ya'!" approach to selling the
add-ons. Don't get me wrong.I still chose to keep this app over others of
Feb 22
(5★) Wow this app rocks!
Had a clear night in Seattle tonight and decided to download this app, absolutely amazing!
(5★) Gr8 m8
It's gr8 m8 don't be l8 to see w8 bruh
(5★) Successful App :must read:
Star Chart is a very successful app and it is a great way to show people and inform them about space.
(2★) In app purchases do not work
The basic app is awesome. Love the zoom in features, the ability to recognize or track stuff in the sky. However do not purchase
the extras. You will be charge and then ignored. If this ever changes I
Feb 20
(4★) Great for amateurs
I've used this all over the Western Hemisphere. At home in a large city to "see" stars that I can't see. And in South America to
identify stars I've never seen.
(5★) Fantastic!
So handy while camping in Thailand! Love this app.
Feb 19
(5★) Cool App
Very helpful in navigating the night sky! Great for learning historical facts, too!
Feb 18
(4★) Star
Very educational. I love this when camping with my kid, it makes me sound smart.
(5★) Terrific
Absolute fun. Entertaining, fascinating, and educational.
Feb 17
(4★) Not calibrated correctly to n-e-s-w
App is good it's self, it correctly points north,east, west, and south only 60 % of the time. The other 40% of the time, the
compass is incorrect. I keep running into this problem very often, I know m
Feb 16
(5★) Absolutely stunning!
I never write reviews, but this app earned it! The fact that it's free without adds is enough to warrant a 5 star rating! Works
beautifully, looks amazing, and is incredibly comprehensive! Star Chart
Jan 26
(4★) Nice App!
I really like it because I can show my son how the constellations look like.
Jan 25
(3★) Any way to align?
Gives you a good idea of where things are but needs to be able to be aligned to it points right where the stars it shows actually
Jan 24
(5★) Best so far
I have tried lots of apps. This is one of the best.
Jan 23
(5★) Wow
I couldnt believe all the reviews when everyone was saying "I never write reviews but I just had to with this one" until I
downloaded it myself and found out why. Its incredible! I love it!
Jan 21
(5★) Love it!
Thank you for the stars at my fingertips! ;)
Jan 20
(5★) Outstanding
Deleted all my other astronomy apps.
Jan 02
(3★) Purchased full upgrade and it does not work
I purchased the full upgrade to include satellites and comets, etc. they never downloaded and I am constantly prompted to restore
purchases when using the app but app will shut down and the upgrade is
Jan 01
(5★) Samantha
Love this app! Helps me plan my astrophotography sessions
Dec 31, 2014
(5★) Cool app!
This app is really cool. I love how you can point the phone in any direction to view a variety of space matter. Definitely worth
the download!
(2★) Not completely accurate
Paid extra to be able to track Comet Lovejoy, but the location is completely inaccurate. There is no tracking information on
comets to show the path either. Going back to Skyview and will use star cha
(5★) Wow, this is free!
Downloaded this app on cloudy day to help identify the few stars classroom could see. Hard to complain when software integrates
gyroscope functions, includes a night mode, and more for free.
Dec 30, 2014
(3★) Still get black screen
Black still there with latest update. Right after start up it tried to calibrate the compass and then the black screen on ar mode.
Hope that helps with debug. Like the app a lot when it is working.
Dec 29, 2014
(5★) Great app!
I love it so much, really useful.
Dec 27, 2014
(4★) Real fun starting point.
Wish location service were more finely tuned. Other than that, a really fun app to play with.
Dec 07, 2014
(5★) This app rocks!
No pun intended. I love to be able to pull out my phone tap star chart and locate comets ( with upgrade)of course. If you like
star, planet and constellation matters this easy to use app is truly a ge
Dec 04, 2014
(5★) Loving this app
I am thoroughly enjoying this app. I have used it every day since installing it on thanksgiving day. I have expanded my knowledge
about our vast universe.
Dec 03, 2014
(5★) Great app
Love the ease of the app along with the interesting history notifications.
(4★) Good one
The product category is a bit crowded. This one is beautiful and usable.
(5★) uh, FREE?
blimeygo learn all of the info yourself if u think its less than five starstheyre mind benders doode
Dec 01, 2014
(5★) beautiful
keeps you well up to date with celestial happenings. gorgeous display also.
Nov 30, 2014
(3★) Decent, but.
This is a decent app, but the calibration is way off with Polaris showing due southwest on its worst days. If this was fixed I
would be willing to rate it at 5 stars, but until then it makes the app
Nov 09, 2014
(5★) Beautiful and breathtaking
As a school teacher and star enthusiast this app is amazing! My students were amazed to look at a bright sky or through a solid
wall and see the stars behind it! So was I! I highly recommend this down
(5★) Very informative
Great reference. Enjoyable app to use.
Nov 08, 2014
(5★) Tops!
This is my go-to reference, resource, and verification for my not-often-enough backyard stargazing. (Homemade 12.5" f8 Dobsonian)
(.and, yes, that is 100" focal length) So very convenient to have the
Nov 07, 2014
(5★) Perfect!
Ir is fula of informarion perfect app
(5★) Excellent app
This app has done very well and I really like the information that I keep getting from the app regarding events like tonight "full
(5★) Very Good
I use this app often. User friendly and very informative.
Nov 06, 2014
(5★) 5 stars!
So much fun and very educational! :D
Nov 05, 2014
(4★) STaR CHaRT
Good app, solid performance and relevant upgrades.
(5★) Best education stuff.
Best education stuff. Star Trek uses this.
Oct 12, 2014
(3★) Glitches
I loved this app when I got it, it used to work fine. Now, when I go to settings, the whole thing locks up and I have to restart
it. I think it might have something to do with the ios8 release.
(4★) Settings
There is a bug that avoids to open the settings when the app is portrait. This happens after the last update of the OS
(3★) Liked before iPad ISO 8
Really fun app until I got ISO 8. Now I open, I get one touch of screen n it freezes up. Sigh. Hope they are addressing an
update. I was really liking it!
(5★) Great!
Very thorough and well developed to enhance understanding of this complex topic
Oct 10, 2014
This app has more data and choices then any other paid app I have ever used. It tells me everything I need to know and I get the
option to adjust nearly everything.
Oct 09, 2014
(5★) Great astronomy app
Just a great app to sit out under the stars with. Lots of information and it works flawlessly. Just move the screen cross the sky
and watch the names of celestial bodies appear just as you are seeing
(3★) Since iOS 8 app not working
I love this app but it has not been working since the iOS 8 update. Please fix
Sep 18, 2014
(5★) So Nice!
I am really enjoying this app. It is so fun to be able to figure out what is overhead (or below) at any time. Also, now I can
figure out where to look for meteor showers without a lot of fuss. It is g
Sep 17, 2014
(5★) Excellent!
Excellent star chart. I use it to help find stars for celestial navigation.
Sep 15, 2014
(5★) Knowledge
Honestly this is the most useful app out there. With the upgrades this becomes 10X more helpful than my college astronomy course
book (and about 130 cheaper)! I recommend this app for anyone who wants
Sep 14, 2014
(5★) Awesomeness!
I love space! This app was perfect for me!
Sep 13, 2014
(5★) Mr
Both entertaining and informative app.
Sep 11, 2014
(5★) Try this app out on the night sky at a natl park
We used the star chart recently on a camping trip to Yosemite. Get to the darkest part of the park & be completely fascinated with
what you see. It makes the stars make so much more sense when put int
(5★) I Love it!️
It is so enjoyable to be able to see where we are in the Universe and to zoom in and get close up pictures of the many wonders out
there! I love sharing it with my students also.
(5★) Very cool!
I love it. My kids love it. It makes looking at the stars much more than just a beautiful sight. Entertaining and educational. It
has helped me settle many disagreements about the heavenly bodies. Get
Aug 23, 2014
(2★) Disappointed
The in app purchases are not transferable between devices. I have my phone and my iPad. Should I ever get a new device I will
have to buy everything all over again. I am searching for a replacement
Aug 21, 2014
(4★) Fun Reference
Love the interface. Fun reference to learn about object locations, events and general knowledge base.
(3★) Review
App is fascinating but not easy to navigate.
Aug 20, 2014
(5★) Sculby
Awesome I really enjoy this APP
Aug 19, 2014
(5★) Great For Amateur Stargazers
This app is very handy for people like me who like to do backyard stargazing. The night mode is ESPECIALLY useful because it makes
it easy to look at the stars and then your phone without blinding you
(5★) this app
It an amazing app, just amazing, i love it.
(3★) pretty, but.
not intuitive to use, and the constant barrage of offers to update or buy add-ons gets annoying.
(5★) Great for kids!
Truly a fun app for me and my grandson.we spend a lot of time outside at night!
Aug 17, 2014
(5★) GET IT!
This is one of the best apps I have gotten.Great for learning it has almost every detail U can think of! Even the names of all the
planets and stars
(5★) "WINNER"
"Tops all other APPS out there"
Total 91 reviews with 90.2% ratings for this app.
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