Starmap HD

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Exhaustive catalog for serious astronomy buffs.

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Ease of play

Not the easiest app to navigate, but contains extensive help files.

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Privacy & safety

Minor privacy concerns: The app asks for your location so that it can map the sky as you see it.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Starmap HD presents an exhaustive amount of information in a no frills, no-nonsense manner. Younger kids interested in astronomy would do better with a simpler app, like Starwalk.

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STARMAP HD is a comprehensive sky atlas with catalogs and maps of 2.5 million different astral bodies including constellations, planets, and comets. When a location is entered, the app calibrates a starchart with nearby points of interest that should be visible that night. There's an exhaustive amount of information and detail here -- including useful tools like a log book, compass, night vision mode, and Telrad finder -- that make this app a great resource for serious amateurs with telescopes. It's also fairly accessible to casual stargazers old enough to understand how to operate the app's multiple functions.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$11.99
Release date:June 8, 2010
Category:Reference
Publisher:Fruduric Descamps
Version:1.0

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