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Star Chart

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Genres: [Education | Reference]
Release Date: Dec 23, 2009
Version: 3.98
Size: 21.47 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 18 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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How to download the App

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

Jul 25
(5★) So useful
Love this app. Use it all the time. V clever!
Jul 24
(5★) Incrível!
É demais! Ver as constelações e o mapeamento estrelar do seu ponto de vista! Recomendadíssimo!
(5★) Alienated
Works great especially camping or in an area with low light polution
Jul 22
(5★) I dig this ap!
Educational, fun and.well.dazzling! ️
Jul 21
(5★) Great for camping!
Entertainment and educational for teenagers itching to use electronics on a camping trip!
(5★) I'm impressed
The phone tracks stars as you move it. So cool even in daylight it shows you the sun and some faint planets.
Jul 18
(5★) This app is the best!
If you like astronomy this app is for you! In this app you can view our solar system in many different way. You can see stars,
nebulas, planets, and many more. In all this app is amazing!
Jul 17
(4★) All you'll need while on the go!
I must say, this app has definitely exceeded my expectations. It's extremely user friendly in my opinion. No charge for the basics
(stars, planets, constellations, and Messier Objects). If you're look
(5★) Best Star App Ever
Get this app! I have the free version which has tons of information and is very well organized and easy to navigate. It tells the
name if a star, planet, etc. What constellation it is in, it's brightn
(5★) Fun and practical
As a fish and game warden, I spend many nights alone in the woods protecting the natural resources. This app is fun and practical,
and provides a tremendous asset while patrolling the force and stream
Jul 16
(5★) Family favorite
This is one of our most used apps. We love the outdoors and use this app almost every evening we spend camping.
Jul 01
(5★) Out of this world!
Love this app to the moon and back! The sky is the limit when you use it! The stars must have aligned for me to find it so
reasonably priced. Def worth the space it takes up! Really stellar job by the
Jun 29
been using star chart for almost 2 years now, I've always loved it but ever since the AR option is not available anymore it
saddens me to give this app 3 stars. If this is a bug I hope it gets fixed A
(3★) Seems fine
I would rate it higher but it keeps pestering me to rate it. Leave me alone!
(5★) Easy to use
Awesome for quick star viewing. Shows constellations and their path relative to earth. That alone is educational. I'm sure it does
a lot more too.
Jun 28
(5★) Phenomenal!
Incredible detail and great discovery app! Thumbs up!
(5★) A great app
Simple to use. Informative. Makes stargazing fun and educational.
Jun 27
(5★) Simply wonderful
I love this app! I use it all the time to get a better understanding of what I'm looking at in the night sky and to know when
there's an opportunity to see something special. I use it a lot with my
(4★) If you like astronomy
Seems like a great app for free. I can hardly wait to play with it at night. Many options and very versatile to your personal
location worldwide
Jun 25
I rarely write reviews for apps, but I'm very impressed with this one. I have been able to learn and identify so many objects in
the sky. So many people have been impressed by my knowledge on the posi
Jun 24
(5★) All the info at fingertips
I love using this app with my kids. Brings so much reality to the universe that we live in. All the necessary information is at
(5★) Fun
Me and my 4yr old love this App!
(4★) Good app
Too many upgrade notifications, but great for astronomy novices. Most upgrades should be included but still useful.
Jun 23
(5★) The most fun educational app
I want this app strapped to my head with my eyeballs pried open during all waking hours. The planetary animations are a nice
detail, and it makes it so easy to learn constellations, as well as figure
(5★) Great way to "see" the stars.
This is a great app to accompany your telescope. My 8 year old and I have recently got in to the solar system. She loves using the
app to identify what we are looking at while I get it in sight.
Jun 05
(5★) Wonderful
This is a great app due to the fact you can look at what is out in space from your Mobile device.
Jun 04
(4★) Pretty darn good, but.
Overall a fine app. I would be willing to suffer through adds to unlock the extra features, as opposed to paying for them.However,
it is an excellent star chart, and quite accurate.
(5★) My kids and I enjoy it
It's also fun for my husband and I to find a star and see what the name of it is. We use the calendar and other options as well.
(5★) Such an incredible app!
This app is really amazing. Too often we have looked at the night sky while around the fire pit and attempted to determine
constellations but we honestly weren't sure. This app makes the night sky a p
Jun 03
(3★) Awesome at first, now having glitches.
When I first discovered this app I got so excited, every minute go outside and look and see what was right out there in the sky.
But I've been using it a few months and I hadn't read it and I don't kn
Jun 02
(5★) Ease of use
This app is one of the easiest star or cosmos apps around! Updates are always current and the information they provide is 100%
Accurate! I recommend it to every stargazer
(5★) What a great resource!
How cool is it to hold a computer in one hand, displaying all known constellations on its screen? This app is spectacular and
mind-blowing. I love the graphics and interactive displays.
May 31
(5★) Get this App!
Really easy to follow and amazing display of charts!
May 30
(5★) Better than a telescope!
This app is easy to use, accurate, and the basic app is great with extras available if you want them. I can view stars and planets
any time of the day or night even if the weather is bad.
(4★) Great App, but the maps need updating
I love this app and I use it all the time, but I would suggest updating your maps of objects like Ceres considering the Dawn
orbit, Triton (even if it's just partially), and Pluto (given the upcoming
May 29
(4★) Good
It was really helpful for my daughters homework I like it and I recommended!
May 11
(5★) Love this app!
Best star finder app I've ever used. The AR mode makes it super easy to point at the sky and know what you're looking at.
Definitely recommend it.
(5★) Gr8 App
Love the functionality and accuracy of this app. I love star gazing with only Binoculars and this helps me find what I am looking
(5★) Best App Ever!
If you wanna wow your friends this is the App. It's so cool.
May 10
(5★) Epic
Laying on the trampoline enjoying the stars with my girl, makes it ideal!
May 07
(5★) N1
I like so much this app because it helped me to understand some things about the planets. Th best app of the universe.
May 06
(5★) Fantastic at finding your place in the universe
It is rare for find inspiration to write a review for an app; but this one really has impressed me. I grew up in Colorado under a
dark night sky with stars by the millions but, having moved to Los An
May 05
(4★) Good but expensive
The app is fantastic! Really good graphics, attention to detail and information provided. However if you want to see anything
other than the planets then it becomes very pricey.
(5★) Awesome!
If Awesomerer were a word then this app. would be Awesomerer. But it's not, just like Pluto is not a planet.
(5★) iᗰ ᗩᗪᗪiᑕteᗪ!
i ᒪoᐯe to ᔕtᗩᖇ gᗩᘔe eᐯer ᔕiᑎᑕe i ᗯᗩᔕ ᗩ ᒪittᒪe giᖇᒪ tᕼiᔕ ᗩᑭᑭ iᔕ ᗩᗰᗩᘔing!
May 04
(5★) Haven't Tested
Looks amazing though. The app updates in real time as you turn the orientation of the phone, really cool.
(5★) Great !
It's the most amazing app ever! I totally adore it ;)
May 03
(5★) Stunned!
I don't write reviews for apps at all. I am so impressed by the accuracy and real-time results on this app!
May 02
(4★) Very cool
Love the detailed view, the depth perception makes it easier to find the right star but everything on screen seems a little
shifted to the left in comparison with real sky
(4★) Fun so far
Love start gazing to start with. This one is the best so far.
May 01
(5★) Best Ever
It's like, well yes I'll come in to bed "soon" but right now, I'm gonna go outside and blow your MIND by bringing back a
screenshot of Uranus. And trust me, you're gonna get a big old Moon, too. And
(5★) Very Cool App
If you can see stars, you have to check this out. Shows constellations, trajectory of moon and sun.all around nerd cool
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 .
(5★) Totally Awesome!
Everything you could ever ask for.
(4★) Not Bad
The app has tons of info, just have to watch your calibration.
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
(5★) Best and more entertaining
The best App since Urban dictionary!
(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.
Good times in the Sky, fun App.!
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
(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.
(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
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★) 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
(5★) Gr8 m8
It's gr8 m8 don't be l8 to see w8 bruh
(5★) Wow this app rocks!
Had a clear night in Seattle tonight and decided to download this app, absolutely amazing!
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! ;)
Total 93 reviews with 93% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 2.2 Upgrade Jul 23, 2012
  • 3.73 Upgrade Dec 23, 2009
  • 2.2 Upgrade Dec 23, 2009
  • 1.0First TrackedDec 31, 1969
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  • New App: Free Dec 31, 1969

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