Star Walk Gets Spectrum Bar in New Update

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  1. Maura

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    Star Walk is already a very popular app, and has even been featured by Apple in their iPad commercials and won a 2010 Apple Design Award for the iPad version, and now it’s added a Spectrum Bar with its latest update, which lets users see the sky in different wavelengths or regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, including Gamma Ray, X-Ray, Visible Light, H-alpha, Infrared, Microwave and Radio. Stargazers can slide their finger up or down the Spectrum Bar to change the wavelength and move along the spectrum. Each wavelength is represented by a different colour on the star map, and this gives Star Walk 5.4 the distinction of being the only stargazing guide to show the sky in this way. This new feature is the first fruit of a new partnership between Vito Technology and the European Space Agency.

    Here are some of the app’s many featured highlights, courtesy of Vito Technology:

    • Augmented Reality for iPhone 4, iPad 2, and 4th generation iPod touch
    • Star Spotter - real time motion tracking tells the user what stars are above them in the sky
    • Satellites Tracking - never miss ISS flying overhead again (International Space Station)
    • Time Machine - see what the sky looks like at any moment in the past or future
    • Calendar of Celestial Events - plan stargazing without leaving the app that is running
    • Picture of the Day - stunning pictures from deep space
    • Night Mode - preserve dark vision to see more stars
    • Search - wondering where Jupiter is right now? Arrow points to it
    • Big Screen - connect a second display to view the sky on a big screen
    • AirPrint, Moon Phases, Info, View from any location, TelRad, Sharing, Bookmarks, and more
    • No Internet connection required

    Click here to download the iPhone version of the app for $2.99: App Store - Star Walk - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide

    Or click here to download the iPad version for $4.99: Star Walk for iPad - interactive astronomy guide for iPad on the iTunes App Store

    Source: Vito Technology
    #1 Maura, Sep 3, 2011
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