Have an eas­ier time find­ing con­stel­la­tions

The Washington Post Sunday - - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - — Hay­ley Tsukayama

On sum­mer nights, there’s noth­ing quite like gaz­ing at the sky and tak­ing in the stars. But what ex­actly is up there?

With this app, you can point your phone at the sky and bring up il­lus­trated ver­sions of the con­stel­la­tions around you, which you can tap for ba­sic in­for­ma­tion.

You can also choose to see how things look in other places. There are also in-app pur­chases you can make to en­hance its func­tion and more deeply ex­plore the plan­ets.

There are a lot of star map apps out there that give you more, or per­haps more com­pre­hen­sive, op­tions for heav­enly ex­plo­ration by aid of your smart­phone. But Star Chart is free to down­load and more than cov­ers the ba­sics. Free, for iOS and An­droid de­vices.

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