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4 stars out of 5
· 11/20/2015
its a cool I like it.

To see the stars is Awesome and its an easy App and its free :)

4 stars out of 5
· 11/18/2015
Star chart review

fantastic program but for more information and get a better education of the universe it gets to expensive for someone of a fixed income.

4 stars out of 5
· 10/27/2015

Very interesting & very easy to use

5 stars out of 5
· 9/28/2015
Love it!

Awesome app! Easy to use and understand. Thank you.

4 stars out of 5
· 9/22/2015
Heat Problems

Great program but it would raise the temperature of my cpu above 63°C at which time I would turn it off. My CPU is an AMD FX 8350. Prior to use the CPU ran between 30°C and 40°C. I installed a better Heat sink and all appears well with the CPU running at 50°C. I know that the AMD FX 8350 runs hot even though I do not push the processor but it would have been nice if I knew that before install. I could have damaged my CPU and board. (ASUS M5A 97 LE2)

3 stars out of 5
· 9/23/2015
Pretty good, quite useful

My only complaint would be that it doesn't point directly where I want it to, it's usually off by 20-280 degrees. I like that it's more detailed than my SkyMap app showing star clusters, nebula and constellation pictures. I also like that this app gives details about size, distance and relative brightness of objects. I just wish it would point where I want it to.

1 stars out of 5
· 10/19/2015
its lousy / not for amatures

it gave facts but no detail info. dosnt have cardinal points so you know right off what part of sky youre looking at

4 stars out of 5
· 9/28/2015
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
· 10/24/2015
Smooth as butter and fun on surface pro 3

I wash shocked at how smooth this app was when moving it all over the place to see what was in the sky. It also transitions from constellation to constellation seamlessly. Downside!!!! It eats up CPU like no other. So using it for a long time will heat up your PC and burn battery.

4 stars out of 5
· 8/29/2015
Wish the displayed time matched my local/computer

Update 8/27/15 - Time in app shows an hour ahead of actual local time and what computer time shows. -Minor detail, but I've contacted support twice and have gotten only auto-responses saying someone will contact me and links to their user guide, which provided no help. I have re-installed and still no luck. Hope they can get that corrected in next update. I haven't looked at this Win 8.1 app in a while and was pleasantly surprised to see it had been updated with much better graphics and functionality. Thank you!

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  • • 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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