Star Chart is a virtual planetarium for Android mobile devices. This app offers a modern stargazing experience.
Star Chart is utilizing GPS and an accurate 3D universe model. High tech system calculates in real time the current position of every object visible from Earth and displays where they are, depending on your location. It is possible to use the app to watch planets and stars in the daytime as well.
If your device supports augmented reality, then there is no need to scroll around the screen. You can point your mobile device and view the details about all objects. In case you want to know what is happening in the cosmos visible from the other side of the Earth, you may turn the gadget to the floor.
Additionally, you may control the technology by voice commands like “Fly me to the Mars” or “Look at Andromeda.” The library consists of accurate depictions of 120 thousand visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres. All planets of the solar system, their moons and the sun are executed in 3D visual effects. Moreover, you can view 88 constellations, based on the artwork of astronomer Johannes Hevelius from the 17th century.
There is an app with similar functionality that you can check called SkySafari.
- support of AR and dynamic device orientation viewing;
- ability to use normally while offline;
- the app is free to download;
- compatible with current Android versions.