Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

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.


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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5 stars out of 5
· 7/27/2016
9 stars(pun intended

Needs some initial basic instructions, but otherwise, great.

5 stars out of 5
· 7/15/2016
awsom

love it although 3.99 for add on like comets and such is a bit much other than that I highly recommend it

4 stars out of 5
· 5/17/2016
Nice overview of our galaxy and Beyond

It gives a nice overview of the solar system, the stars and some galaxies. I could have done without the astrological stuff but if it fits in the app, I don't mind.

5 stars out of 5
· 7/16/2016
Great app for star gazers!

I love this app. It will help you find the location of particular stars or galaxies you are looking for. You are able zoom in on galaxies that are in full color. You can see where the constellations are and what stars are in each. It shows where constellations, stars, galaxies, and planets are to your location.

5 stars out of 5
· 7/17/2016
Very cool app that is compatible with Windows 10!!!

The coolest app of all I can't wait until the you guys update it to include images of Pluto and it's moons. Keep up the great work. When is it available for download on Steam? Any idea... Thanks

4 stars out of 5
· 7/5/2016
I like it

The information about the night sky, I would like it better if the NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST was mark stronger as well as the constellation's names were mark bolder. There might be other improvement that could be made, but those two I think would be a big improvement.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/25/2016
Great

I've had this for a while now. It's a good educational tool. Good for star parties. The kids can pick out an object in the sky , then we can find out what it is , how far away, and more. It helps explain why the object moves in the telescope. In one view it is demonstrated very well as the object moves across the screen, while the coordinates tick away in real time. Be ready to start tracking with your mouse when you zoom in because it moves out of view pretty quick. The more zoom the faster it moves, just like in a real scope. Get this app. Have fun.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/15/2016
Love it

What I don't like is that it keeps me looking at it to long, there is always something to see and learn. I did not take long to figure out how it worked and has provided fun and knowledge, thanks

4 stars out of 5
· 5/12/2016
Like the real-time viewing ability.

For what I do and need from this App, it gives me. Therefore, there is really nothing specific that I do not like.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/7/2016
Wow

I absolutely love this app. It is fun for adults and kids!