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Star Chart

Star Chart

Escapist Games Limited

The magical augmented reality star gazing and astronomy app.

4.5 Ratings 176K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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The magical augmented reality star gazing and astronomy app.
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176.1K+ Ratings
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  • Absolutely Great!!!!! Jul 6, 2016

    By Great Train
    This is one of those app's that you know you got your money's worth and a lot more!! It gives you so much information about the heavens above, I really like being able to identify the constellations and the planets and being able to read the information about them, really great stuff. Another nice thing is that you can have it let you know of up and coming celestial events such as meteor shower, it'll let you know the where and when of the event. It'll tell you about planet conjunctions and so much more!!!!!!! If your looking for an app about the sky's this is the one you want, I've showed this app to friends and family and once I have it's not very long or it's right then that they're downloading it to their devices. Get it so you can show off your knowledge of the night sky's. It even shows you what's in the sky on the other side of the Earth!!!!!
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  • Buggy May 26, 2016

    By JT_15497
    This used to be one of my favorite apps-- I've memorized just about every (visible) star in the summer sky thanks to it. When I first downloaded it a little over two years ago, looking at the stars quickly became one of my favorite pastimes. The Messier catalogue and all of the extra information on stars, planets, constellations, etc. is pretty expansive, even without the upgrade packages-- there is a TON of information available, all for free. This app is awesome! However, lately (I started noticing it a few months ago), the feature that allows you to point your phone at the sky and see it on your screen has been so buggy it's impossible to use. When I try to do this, the portion of the sky that shows is about 100 degrees off from the real sky, and shows at the wrong angle (the horizon line is almost vertical). The calibration screen will pop up for a split second and then go back to the sky chart before I have a chance to do anything. Those two screens will cycle until I stop it switching back to manual scroll. I really wish this bug would be fixed-- this is the best feature of the app, in my opinion! The app is still great but definitely not as fun without that feature.
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  • Annoying to use Sep 16, 2016

    By Lindacubed
    This app has beautiful displays of constellations and stars. The night mode is a nice feature to keep your night vision, with that, the displays go to red on black. For identifying what stars you see in the night sky, I found this app to be difficult to use. First, it could not use my iPad's GPS to identify my exact location, so I had to set that manually, and the closest I could set it was about 50 miles away. You can only set it on population centers, which of course, are not good for star gazing because of the ground light. Second, you point it at a section of sky, and it shows you the stars and constellations in that section of sky, but of course, you have now blocked your view of the sky in that location, so you have to do this up and down movement trying to match what you see on the iPad to what you see in the sky. It does not use your device's camera to actually view stars as Sky View Free does. Finally, the most annoying feature of this app is it is constantly offering you further information and when you click on that offer it says, "You have to upgrade for that information, that will be $9.95". Sky View Free is a better free app for occasional star gazing.
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  • A good app, but... Jul 18, 2017

    By RussellHouse
    I LOVE this app, and I use it all the time for finding planets, and deep space objects to observe through my telescope. I also appreciate the accuracy of each star location in relation to one another, even down to the 11+ magnitude stars, but I purchased the satellite addition recently, and even though it shows it in the sky with an apparent magnitude in the negatives, surely brighter than most stars, i see absolutely nothing! I don't know what's up, but looking at the iss is the only thing the upgrade's useful for. I also am disappointed that you used the messier catalogue only for deep space objects, because now all deep space objects in the south aren't listed, even the carina nebula! I hope that these bright southern DSO's can be added, and perhaps the new general catalogue. Other than that, this app is great and I spend hours on it star hopping to find the next galaxy!
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  • Star Chart May 14, 2017

    By D. Hill
    Star Chart is a great application to have for those interested in astronomy and the mysteries of the universe whether in its free or premium form. While the premium version gives users access to just about every observable part of our universe including planets, constellations and our extended solar system the free version is still worthwhile. Users can use the free version to observe the constellations in our sky and the imagery and visuals presented are top notch high quality. Users can also view and read data regarding the planets in our solar system, the moon and more. Navigation within the app is easy and users can move, tap and pull the device and screen being used to look around the sky, solar system of whatever is being looked at or focused upon. While serious astronomy lovers will want the fully loaded version for those with more of a casual interest in the heavenly bodies above us the free version will do.
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  • Jul 26, 2020

    By Todd Gregory
    Love the app, but I bought the comet upgrade and it doesn't even pull up Neowise, which is why it bought it. Best comet in 20 years and it doesn't show up? Just saw other reviewers mention the same thing which confirms that is basically a hoax upgrade. We should be getting a refund given its false advertising
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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Jeremy B
    Refund story: loved the program BUT Once I upgraded nothing but problems. Bugs arise, menus lock out. Sloppy programming. Dont put a cent into this program until they fix this. Update: I think its time for my money back. Its getting worse - crashing. Refund underway. Well google got most my money back, but escapist games have the balance. Will advise if they refund.
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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Jeremy Baggett
    The base free app is decent, but I bought the comets expansion expecting it to include the currently bright comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE that's all over the news, it's not included so that was a waste of money. I suppose I can't expect them to update it with any new comets in the future either. Dissapointing.
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  • Jul 15, 2020

    By Steven Brook
    The newly discovered comet C/2020 F3 Neowise is all that everyone is talking about right now (July 14, 2020). Last night I paid $3.99 for an upgrade in this app to be able to search comets. It doesn't even show this comet exists! You would think an app would want to be up to date, especially if it charges money! What a rip-off! What a missed opportunity on this app's part to get new customers!
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  • Jul 16, 2020

    By Wayne Myer
    Beware! Does not work on Android 10. The app hangs at the splash screen. I thought it might just be loading information in the background and left it running overnight. No, the app still shows just the splash screen or a black screen.
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  • Absolutely Great!!!!! Jul 6, 2016

    By Great Train
    This is one of those app's that you know you got your money's worth and a lot more!! It gives you so much information about the heavens above, I really like being able to identify the constellations and the planets and being able to read the information about them, really great stuff. Another nice thing is that you can have it let you know of up and coming celestial events such as meteor shower, it'll let you know the where and when of the event. It'll tell you about planet conjunctions and so much more!!!!!!! If your looking for an app about the sky's this is the one you want, I've showed this app to friends and family and once I have it's not very long or it's right then that they're downloading it to their devices. Get it so you can show off your knowledge of the night sky's. It even shows you what's in the sky on the other side of the Earth!!!!!
    more
  • A good app, but... Jul 18, 2017

    By RussellHouse
    I LOVE this app, and I use it all the time for finding planets, and deep space objects to observe through my telescope. I also appreciate the accuracy of each star location in relation to one another, even down to the 11+ magnitude stars, but I purchased the satellite addition recently, and even though it shows it in the sky with an apparent magnitude in the negatives, surely brighter than most stars, i see absolutely nothing! I don't know what's up, but looking at the iss is the only thing the upgrade's useful for. I also am disappointed that you used the messier catalogue only for deep space objects, because now all deep space objects in the south aren't listed, even the carina nebula! I hope that these bright southern DSO's can be added, and perhaps the new general catalogue. Other than that, this app is great and I spend hours on it star hopping to find the next galaxy!
    more
  • I absolute love it. But Feb 11, 2017

    By Craig Felty
    This app is such a help to me its unbelievable. I am an astronomer and I have a nice telescope that I use mostly in the summer but sometimes in the winter. I strap my phone onto my telescope and I use it to locate nebulas, planets, and even a few comets. It's been amazing. I have bought two upgrades. Meteor showers and comets. They both work perfectly. I might buy the mesires upgrade as well but if I do it will be the last one I buy. The only complaint I have is that I think the upgrades are a little over priced. I mean they work but it's an app and that's a lot of commitment for an app. That is the only thing I thine is wrong with the app. If you do have problems delete the app, restart your iPhone and then download it again. If you bought any upgrades you can re download them for free. Five stars from me!!
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  • You'll feel like a child again Apr 11, 2017

    By CaSumrGoddess
    Not everyone can afford a telescope or visit the planetarium. Every night I get to wish on a star and know it's name. I learn the constellations just by having fun looking around the Galaxy. It truly is amazing. Now try to convince me their is no God. This app will show you the shooting stars, constellations, meteors, comets, satellites, and each planet up close and stunningly vivid. With descriptions of each planet, the coordinates for your telescope, all their moons, what constellation they inhabit, their orbital period (it takes Saturn 29 yrs 166 days for our 1 year to go around the sun) and their rotation period (Saturn takes 10 hrs 19 mins to our 24 hrs). Your going to feel like a kid and love learning all about astronomy while your at it. Besides, learning should be fun, right?!
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  • May 30, 2020

    By Roselynn Martin
    It is a pay to get more kind of app like most, but I love the customizable settings. It works great and I was able to find alot of constellations even though it was partly cloudy. I learned quite a bit and I would reccomend this app, it's very helpful. You are also able to look at what the sky will look like in the future too which is super helpful so that you know what time to go outside to see certain constellations.
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  • Buggy May 26, 2016

    By JT_15497
    This used to be one of my favorite apps-- I've memorized just about every (visible) star in the summer sky thanks to it. When I first downloaded it a little over two years ago, looking at the stars quickly became one of my favorite pastimes. The Messier catalogue and all of the extra information on stars, planets, constellations, etc. is pretty expansive, even without the upgrade packages-- there is a TON of information available, all for free. This app is awesome! However, lately (I started noticing it a few months ago), the feature that allows you to point your phone at the sky and see it on your screen has been so buggy it's impossible to use. When I try to do this, the portion of the sky that shows is about 100 degrees off from the real sky, and shows at the wrong angle (the horizon line is almost vertical). The calibration screen will pop up for a split second and then go back to the sky chart before I have a chance to do anything. Those two screens will cycle until I stop it switching back to manual scroll. I really wish this bug would be fixed-- this is the best feature of the app, in my opinion! The app is still great but definitely not as fun without that feature.
    more
  • Star Chart May 14, 2017

    By D. Hill
    Star Chart is a great application to have for those interested in astronomy and the mysteries of the universe whether in its free or premium form. While the premium version gives users access to just about every observable part of our universe including planets, constellations and our extended solar system the free version is still worthwhile. Users can use the free version to observe the constellations in our sky and the imagery and visuals presented are top notch high quality. Users can also view and read data regarding the planets in our solar system, the moon and more. Navigation within the app is easy and users can move, tap and pull the device and screen being used to look around the sky, solar system of whatever is being looked at or focused upon. While serious astronomy lovers will want the fully loaded version for those with more of a casual interest in the heavenly bodies above us the free version will do.
    more
  • Not working/working now Jul 15, 2020

    By Guera593
    What’s with the app? It’s always been my go to app to look for planets etc and last night I thought to add the comet opt but when I loaded my app all I got was a flashing star in the middle of the screen with overlapping words going downward from the flashing light. The menu works well but not the actual ‘sky’. I tried calibrating it as suggested but still nothing. I uninstalled and reinstalled and the same thing happens. It would have been a 5 star had it not been for this. Update: I figured out my new case had a magnet that was causing my display to be out of whack. Once I removed it, my ‘sky’ was back. Yay! Still I’m disappointed to read that the comet Neowise is not on the the comet app. Will it be added before the comet disappears? 4 stars for now
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  • Jul 22, 2020

    By Jason Rebstock
    Super cool app, I'm a huge space nerd so its awesome to see where everything is at!! Only problem is its touchy and sometimes difficult to get from one area to another. Other than that, pretty dang great.
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  • Love this app Nov 11, 2018

    By Reb Deb
    I know my winter constellations but I’m still working on summer and late autumn, and I’m out of practice. When I take the dogs out at night I pull out Star Chart to answer “What is that bright object?” A 5th (rating) star will be earned when the Augmented Reality mode (point it at the sky and it’ll show you what you’re looking at) tracks a little closer. Though upon reading the User Manual, I learn that this could simply be the best this older phone can do. (I have an iPhone SE.). It’s only a little off, but enough that I usually have to sight off a known object to match screen and sky. That said, the app is beautiful, versatile, inexpensive (go ahead, buy the upgrades you want, they’re really not that expensive), and has among the best User Manuals I’ve seen in an app. Bravo.
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  • Annoying to use Sep 16, 2016

    By Lindacubed
    This app has beautiful displays of constellations and stars. The night mode is a nice feature to keep your night vision, with that, the displays go to red on black. For identifying what stars you see in the night sky, I found this app to be difficult to use. First, it could not use my iPad's GPS to identify my exact location, so I had to set that manually, and the closest I could set it was about 50 miles away. You can only set it on population centers, which of course, are not good for star gazing because of the ground light. Second, you point it at a section of sky, and it shows you the stars and constellations in that section of sky, but of course, you have now blocked your view of the sky in that location, so you have to do this up and down movement trying to match what you see on the iPad to what you see in the sky. It does not use your device's camera to actually view stars as Sky View Free does. Finally, the most annoying feature of this app is it is constantly offering you further information and when you click on that offer it says, "You have to upgrade for that information, that will be $9.95". Sky View Free is a better free app for occasional star gazing.
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  • A bit bugged out Mar 12, 2016

    By Clip_On_Mullet
    I used this app constantly. I loved to go outside and finally figure out what stars and constellations I was looking at. I guess I used it so often that it kind of broke? It may just be a bug, and there may be a way to calibrate it, but I can't figure it out. When the compass pops up to re-calibrate, it disappears immediately. The map is off track (moon as a reference, it isn't in the right position when I hold up my phone, and neither are the rest of the stars). I don't want to have to go through the trouble of downloading the app again just to get it to work. Must be a bug? Please fix!! If the app were easier to navigate and if there was an easy way to calibrate it, I would give it five stars. Loved the app otherwise, though,
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  • Interesting app Nov 23, 2015

    By Tremolux66
    I've had this app for awhile but never used it much; I got it b/c a Facebook friend who's into astronomy frequently referenced it. Recently I (somehow) enabled notifications which, combined with this year's Pluto coverage, has led me to open the app much more often. I really like all the reference information and am learning a lot - the universe has changed considerably since my school days back in the Dark Ages. 🙂 However, I too, could use more & better instructions. Right now I'm more interested in reading the text than using it to look at the night sky, but I keep getting lost while trying to navigate the app. With better instructions, I would gladly give the app a higher rating.
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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Jeremy Baggett
    The base free app is decent, but I bought the comets expansion expecting it to include the currently bright comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE that's all over the news, it's not included so that was a waste of money. I suppose I can't expect them to update it with any new comets in the future either. Dissapointing.
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  • Jul 20, 2020

    By imaginethat018
    Nice app, really like using it so does my 8 yo. A little disappointing the one comet (neowise) in view at the minute isn't in the app after purchasing the upgrade. Really leaves the question wheather to purchase the other options...
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  • Jul 18, 2020

    By Vishal Dhaimodkar
    Don't buy paid add-ons I have used this app a lot and loved its free features. Recently however, I got the paid comets add-on to locate the trending new C/2020 F3 Neowise comet, only to find that comets list of this app is not at all updated. This is not acceptable from a paid service.
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  • More locations!!! Sep 14, 2018

    By AidedBump33098
    So I'm a nerd interested in constellations and I thought this app would be great to help me learn the stars’ patterns. I live in a state that is almost unknown, and in that state, I live on a teeny tiny neighborhood. I wasn't aiming for my neighborhood in particular, but somewhere close to it, like Fayetteville or even Charleston. But no. There wasn't a single city in my state listed on the app, which sort of ticked me off. We may be unknown to literally everyone, but every other state will be thanking us heat-packing rednecks for fighting for our second amendment. I really hope this app is still in progress. If you don't live somewhere world famous like Washington or Los Angeles, seriously don't get this app. Good graphics tho.
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  • Jul 26, 2020

    By Todd Gregory
    Love the app, but I bought the comet upgrade and it doesn't even pull up Neowise, which is why it bought it. Best comet in 20 years and it doesn't show up? Just saw other reviewers mention the same thing which confirms that is basically a hoax upgrade. We should be getting a refund given its false advertising
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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Jeremy B
    Refund story: loved the program BUT Once I upgraded nothing but problems. Bugs arise, menus lock out. Sloppy programming. Dont put a cent into this program until they fix this. Update: I think its time for my money back. Its getting worse - crashing. Refund underway. Well google got most my money back, but escapist games have the balance. Will advise if they refund.
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  • Jul 15, 2020

    By Steven Brook
    The newly discovered comet C/2020 F3 Neowise is all that everyone is talking about right now (July 14, 2020). Last night I paid $3.99 for an upgrade in this app to be able to search comets. It doesn't even show this comet exists! You would think an app would want to be up to date, especially if it charges money! What a rip-off! What a missed opportunity on this app's part to get new customers!
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  • Jul 16, 2020

    By Wayne Myer
    Beware! Does not work on Android 10. The app hangs at the splash screen. I thought it might just be loading information in the background and left it running overnight. No, the app still shows just the splash screen or a black screen.
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  • Jul 15, 2020

    By Rizz
    Does not work on Pixel 4 XL. Shows a loading bar that doesn't move for a minute in portrait mode then switches to a completely black screen in landscape mode. You can't do anything on either screen. Reinstalled app, no change. Shame too, it worked on my previous phone enough for me to purchase it fully.
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