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4 stars out of 5
· 1/18/2016
Great for beginners

This app is great for beginners. Very easy to use, lets me see what I want and don't want to see. Love the animations. Which is a nice touch you don't get with other star apps.

5 stars out of 5
· 1/17/2016
Very Good!

Many of the extras and functions are quite intuitive and ingenious. The quality of the graphics are well done. To the young astronomers out there, this is a great resource to compliment your investigation of infinity.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/30/2016
Great app!

After the 8.1 update the app is a lot faster and really fun to use.

5 stars out of 5
· 2/3/2016
Great educational app

Great way to learn and teach basic astronomy for schools.

3 stars out of 5
· 2/4/2016
Interesting!

A simple yet great app to aid people in better understanding the names of stars through history. In app purchases are a downer and shouldn't be offered to extract money from users; especially young users.

5 stars out of 5
· 12/31/2015
educational

Great for children and adults of all ages.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/27/2016
Informative and fun, AR has issues

I enjoy the application as a whole and it's put together well. I like the night mode for when I sit in the back yard and have the tablet. The information is usually pretty up to date and the free version doesn't feel like it's lacking so much as to be a waste of time. The augmented reality is usually quite a ways off on my Surface Pro 1 and I haven't figured out how to calibrate it just yet.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/20/2016
Good Application

Easy to use, kinda slow loading

4 stars out of 5
· 12/30/2015
Fancy Frfee

Spans The Astronomical Heavens With The Perfect Imagery and Better Yet, It's Easy To Use!

3 stars out of 5
· 12/9/2015
device matters

The live orientation struggles with an inferior device, in this instance an Asus Transformer designed for win 8.1 but "upgraded" to win 10. I'm not sure what the lesson here is but I'm leaning toward "the app is fine, just think twice before 'upgrading' older hardware to win 10." As for features and functionality, a great little app, my complements to the devs! It's very informative with a logical, easy to navigate layout. I'll definitely buy the full monty, satellites and all, once I have a more capable device in hand.

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Features

  • • Explore our beautiful Planets, Moons, Rings, Satellites, Stars, Constellations, Messier objects and much much more
  • • Just point and view. Your Windows 8 AR enabled device will open up a window into the visible universe.
  • • Sit back and enjoy tours of all the planets, as Star Chart shows you views of our Solar System that you have never seen before.
  • • Shift forwards and backwards in time by up to 10,000 years.
  • • Control Star Chart with your Voice to 'fly-to', 'look at' & 'tour' night sky objects.
  • • Track and explore Satellites including Hubble and the ISS.
  • • Features all 88 constellations, with intricate constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 15th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
  • • Includes a complete re-mastered and high quality Messier catalogue of exotic deep sky objects.
  • • Accurately depicts 120K stars up to magnitude +10, and unlock 18M stars with an in-app purchase
  • • Share your beautiful screen captures, astronomical discoveries and night sky viewing with your friends, with the help of Windows 8 Share.
  • • Select anything in the sky and get facts on what you are looking at, including distance, brightness and exact position in the sky.
  • • Very powerful zoom function lets you view the sky in extra detail.
  • • 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.
  • • A powerful and dynamic search function lets you search the entire night sky, utilising the new Windows 8 Search
  • • Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky with your Windows 8 screen at any angle.

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This major update brings Windows 8.1 features to Star Chart, and adds Meteor Showers as an upgrade. Key Win8.1 features include: - Continuous width resizing in snap view - Find anything from anywhere with our new integrated search function - Updated Live-Tiles and support for larger format Bug fixes: - Moon now shows the correct side with respect to the Earth (whooops!) - Star distances are now shown in the data box - On re-install Star Chart now auto detects and enables previous in-app upgrades.


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