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Explore the wonders of the Solar System with Star Chart, the definitive star gazing and astronomy app. From our own star - the Sun, to the moons of Jupiter and rings of Saturn, Star Chart gives you a virtual window into the visible universe. With over 4 million installs Star Chart is used by educators, amateur astronomers, parents, children and curious minds alike. Make the most of your powerful Windows 8 Augmented Reality enabled device and hold it up to the sky. Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at! Augmented Reality (AR) mode is available on tablets, laptops & devices with accelerometer and digital magnetometer sensors. Alternatively, explore the universe from the comfort of your desktop to learn about the wonders of our solar system and beyond. Visit the planets, explore their rings and moons, learn about the constellations, discover majestic Messier objects, and travel both forwards and backwards in time. Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe and the latest high-tech sensor functionality, 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 AR device at it – you might just find out it’s a planet! Want to know how the night sky appears to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your AR device down! Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart will tell you all this and much more. So point your Windows 8 AR device at the sky and see what's out there! ------------ Escape Velocity and Escapist Games will update Star Chart regularly, so please send us your feedback and feature requests to scwin@escapistgames.com Visit the Star Chart website: www.starchart.info Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/StarChart Follow Star Chart on Twitter: StarChartApp - twitter.com/StarChartApp

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PC

PC

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.

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64
Notes Not specified
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64
Notes Compass, Gyroscope and / or Accelerometer for Augmented Reality mode to work
Direct X11 compatible graphics card recommended
Windows 8 min spec PC

Additional info

Published by
Escape Velocity Limited
© 2012 Escape Velocity Limited


Approximate download size
542.72 MB - 576.27 MB


Category
Education


This app can
Use your location
Access your Internet connection


In-app purchases
$1.49 - $8.99


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Français (France)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
한국어(대한민국)
Dansk (Danmark)
中文(中华人民共和国)
हिंदी (भारत)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
Norsk, Nynorsk (Noreg)
Português (Brasil)
Русский (Россия)
中文(香港特別行政區)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Star Chart privacy policy



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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:5/5

2/16/2017

Bryan

Platform: PC

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. Please update this version of Star Chart app for Windows 10 with Pluto Surface detail Images please update all features and details on this version... Other than that I love this better than the Steam Version released earlier this month. When are you going to update this beyond the version 3.0.8.0?! Other than that I've always enjoyed running this since 2014!!!

21 out of 24 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:3/5

12/9/2015

Cliff

Platform: PC

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.

19 out of 20 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

2/16/2017

Bryan

Platform: PC

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. Please update this version of Star Chart app for Windows 10 with Pluto Surface detail Images please update all features and details on this version... Other than that I love this better than the Steam Version released earlier this month. When are you going to update this beyond the version 3.0.8.0?! Other than that I've always enjoyed running this since 2014!!!

21 out of 24 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

1/25/2017

Unknown

Platform: PC

Outstanding App!

No dislikes here! I will be upgrading with the additional features soon. This is very user friendly and completely enjoyable for the amateur astronomer!

Rating:5/5

1/4/2017

dan

Platform: PC

star chart

excellent app I like seeing it everyday lots of info and the add ons are great plan on getting the rest of them

Rating:5/5

1/9/2017

vic

Platform: PC

Excellent readability.

The app is very easy to use and comprehend.

Rating:3/5

2/8/2017

Stephen

Platform: PC

decent

It is a decent app, however, after paying $3.99 for the comet add on it was unable to locate comet 45P. The comet is not even in the system which is disappointing.

Rating:4/5

2/16/2017

Scott

Platform: PC

Not bad but could some flare

I like that its current and up to date but it could use the discovery of ExoPlanets added to the chart.

Rating:5/5

1/28/2017

Jaime

Platform: PC

Great app and 3D planetarium

Excellent graphics and 3D rendering, with many choices to explore the solar system and the stars. Only wish I did not have to buy all the upgrades, but in the end, I think they are worth it.

Rating:5/5

11/13/2016

Dan

Platform: PC

Informative App That's Easy to Use

A good companion app for anyone with a telescope. UI is intuitive and easy to use. No complaints.

Rating:4/5

2/4/2017

Eric

Platform: PC

Star Gazing

I like Star Chart because it shows me what Star Constellations are out in the night sky. What I don't like about it is some nights I look up at the night sky and can't really see the Constellation that Star Chart shows.

Rating:4/5

1/4/2017

Walter

Platform: PC

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.

Rating:/5

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