Description

SkySafari 6 Plus goes beyond most basic astronomy apps by providing you with a full-featured space simulator with telescope control.

Note that there is no discount upgrade path from SkySafari 6 Plus to SkySafari 6 Pro. Choose carefully!

Here's what's new in version 6:

1) Complete support for iOS 11 and iPhone X. We got you covered and release regular updates.

2) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. Rewritten from the ground up, SkySafari 6 Plus will (optionally) back up all of your observing data in our secure cloud storage and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from our new web interface, LiveSky.com.

3) We Have The Best Stars. Precise, modern and deep. We’ve updated our star catalog to use the latest and greatest, UCAC5 star catalog.

4) Observers First. A redesign of our tools puts the active observer first. Quick access to features like your equipment, observing sites, lists, and observations make it easy and enjoyable to get out, observe, and record your observations.

5) Graph It. The completely new graph tool will give a quick visual representation of an object’s altitude above the horizon. Essential for planning your night’s observations.

6) Plan It. Make the most of your time under the stars. Our updated planner is a powerful tool that lets you create a list of targets for your observing session with filters like object types, specific time ranges, constellation, catalog, and more. Plan it and get more done.

7) Say It. Ever just wanted to just yell at your device and tell it what to do!? SkySafari 6 adds basic voice control for a wide range of operations. Say “select Jupiter,” “search for Titan,” “center on Polaris” and SkySafari will do the work for you. Yelling optional. 

8) Tilt It. Every old astronomy app these days lets your tilt and pan your device to show different parts of the sky, but who else lets you control your telescope that way!? “Tilt to slew” is an optional mode allowing you to keep your eye in the eyepiece, and, using the accelerometers in your device, gently translate the movements of your hands into smooth telescope motion.

9) Share It. SkySafari 6 is more than just a mobile app, it’s a new system to help organize and share your observing experiences. With a free signup, you can see and share your observing data from our web portal, LiveSky.com! Affordable premium memberships add online editing, so you can not only view, but edit your observations, add new observing sites, manage your equipment and more. Finally, (coming soon) you can view, edit and manage your settings files with SkySafari Web, our fully functional web version.

If you haven't used SkySafari 6 Plus before, here's what you can do with it:

• Hold your device up, and SkySafari 6 Plus will find stars, constellations, planets, and more!

• Simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events.

• Learn the history, mythology, and science of astronomy! Browse over 1500 object descriptions and astronomical images. Explore NASA space missions! Stay up-to-date with SkyWeek for all major sky events every day!

• Control your telescope, log and plan your observations.

• Night Vision – Preserve your eyesight after dark.

• Orbit Mode. Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly through our solar system.

• Time Flow – Follow the motion of sky objects as days, months, and years are compressed into a few seconds.

• Advanced Search – Find objects using properties other than their name.

• Support for Apple Watch!

• Tonight at a Glance: the Sun, Moon, Planets, ISS, and Iridium flares in one handy view!

• Notifications when the ISS will pass overhead, when Iridium satellites flare, and more!

• Much more!

For even more features, and a gigantic database aimed at the most dedicated amateur or professional astronomer, check out SkySafari 6 Pro!

What's New

Version 6.1.2

Thank you for using SkySafari 6 Plus! We've been hard at work under the hood of the app to tweak the code and give you the best stargazing experience possible. In this version we've also added a couple of optional new features that are both fun and educational.

What's new:

+ Optional Interactive H-R Diagram displays where a star is in its evolutionary stage.
+ Optional Galaxy View visualizes the 3-D location of stars and deep sky objects in our Galaxy the Milky Way.
+ Toolbar buttons no longer disappear after previewing a settings file.
+ Onscreen highlighting of a list is now properly updated after an observation is deleted or an observing list is added or deleted to an observation.
+ Numerous enhancements and performance fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

324 Ratings

324 Ratings

THE Best

jjts2703

SkySafari Plus is simply THE best planetarium/scope control software available on the market. As an amateur astronomer, this is one of the essential tools to enjoy the hobby to its maximum. The ability to plan observing sessions, log observations, and learn about the universe make it indispensable. This app is well worth the investment. Whether you observe using your naked eyes, binoculars or telescopes, this app is for you.

Developer Response

Thank you so much for the review!

Hard getting it to control my telescope.

CrisiK

I like the app but had a hard time getting it to control the telescope. Finally I was able to connect via the app the came with the telescope and then this app finally started to work.

Developer Response

Thank you for the review, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you ever need help.

CD43

Planet seeker

Great app! Educational and informative. Very accurate. Highly recommend it. It is truly beautiful!!!!

Developer Response

Thank you!

Information

Seller
Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Size
687.2 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2009-2018 Simulation Curriculum Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Price
$7.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Galaxy View $1.99
  2. Interactive H-R Diagram $2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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