Star Walk stargazing app reaches planet Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone stargazers, rejoice! StarWalk, one of the most popular cosmos apps on iOS and Android, hasreached planet Microsoft. The app has over nine million userscurrently, and Windows Phone 8 is its next frontier of expansion.
According to its makers, Star Walk "covers literally allman-made satellites and anything you may want to find in the nightsky". It also lets you point your smartphone camera at the skyand get augmented data on its display, calculate positions ofcelestial bodies at any chosen moment, check information on moonphases and planets' set and rise times, and more. Windows Phoneastronomers will certainly be pleased. Using the app goes as follows:
- Launch the app and point yourdevice at the night sky, you'll see the stars, planets, satellites,and constellations in their proper place for your location. As youmove your device, the star map updates in real time. The Moon is theeasiest first target.
- Tap Augmented Reality icon in theupper right corner to add the image from your camera to your skyview.
- Use Night Mode to go easy on youreyes and preserve night vision when exploring the Universe.
Star Walk is available for $2.49 fromthe Windows Phone store.
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