By Erin Bell,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Exhaustive catalog for serious astronomy buffs.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Not the easiest app to navigate, but contains extensive help files.
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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Is It Any Good?
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.
- Device: iPad
- Release date: June 8, 2010
- Category: Reference
- Publisher: Fruduric Descamps
- Version: 1.0
- Last updated: August 23, 2016
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