A star app has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels!
“Close to perfect.”
“So neat. Kids would love this one.”
“It’s a dazzling piece of software…”
“Sky Guide is one of the coolest apps in the App Store…”
Apple Design Award 2014
Is it a star or the planet Mars? Knowing what's up in your night sky is now effortless with Sky Guide. Hold your iPhone or iPad up and Sky Guide automatically aligns itself to the stars above you—no setup required!
Have you ever wished you could recognise the constellations but didn't want to study those paper star charts? Sky Guide's interactive experience makes learning your way around the sky intuitive and fun.
Whether you're in search of the constellation Virgo, the Andromeda Galaxy or the next big meteor shower, Sky Guide is jam-packed with information and rich graphics that will satisfy the most curious minds.
Voyage to the past or future with cinematic time controls. Know where the Moon will be later in the evening so you can capture that perfect photo. See what the sky looked like the moment you were born or be an eyewitness to history's greatest comets.
It's a star! It's a plane! No, it's a satellite! Sky Guide features hundreds of bright satellites for you to identify and track. You can also receive notifications whenever the International Space Station flies over your location.
Use Sky Guide anywhere—on your evening dog walk, camping trips or in the classroom. Sky Guide works with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go.
- Huge stellar catalog: 2.5 million stars!
- Notification Centre Widget: At-a-glance essentials including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets.
- Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders (now enhanced with 3D Touch).
- Red night mode: Preserve your dark-adapted eyesight.
- Apple Watch: Sky Guide can send you a notification when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location, like when the International Space Station is due to fly over. You can also keep tabs on the latest solar activity or add our super-accurate Moon Complication to your Apple Watch face.
Join the millions who have discovered a more personal connection to the stars with Sky Guide. It might forever change the way you look up.
Completely re-engineered to harness the power of Metal, Sky Guide 8 has the smoothest graphics ever. Experience 120FPS on supported devices and a new horizon terrain illuminated by a dynamic sky.
+ This version improves the tracking and low-light performance in AR mode.
+ Added asteroids Ryugu, ‘Oumuamua, 1999 KW4, and comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS).
+ New for SUPERMASSIVE users: ultrawide zoom lets you see a planisphere-style full sky view. We've also added a field of view indicator.
+ Fixed a bug which prevented some users from receiving event notifications.
Ratings and Reviews
As a Year 10 student who is never really involved or interested with space or the universe, I have to admit that after buying and downloading this app I have become so much more interested in what’s out there. This app is absolutely brilliant, whether you are in your room or outside, it is interesting nevertheless. Firstly, it was absolutely breathtaking at the visuals, all the constellations are visible. I find the compass feature amazing, you are able to face any direction and it will show which stars are there at this exact moment.
This app also tells you when approximately the sun rises or reaches its peak, as well as other stars and planets too. Once you click on the star, it provides really interesting information to read and you’ll find yourself reading for hours and being intrigued.
News is also provided from the space station, and you are able to see upcoming comets and eclipses and when the moon will be full.
Every penny was worth spending on this app, and you can joy even without the secondary subscription. Definitely recommend if you are bored and looking for something to amaze you, or you’re just simply intrigued by our universe.
Unforgettable times with my son
Going to bed with my then seven year old was always a challenge. He was and still is spinning in high freqency and it’s always hard to get to bed. Just one more game, one more story, one more, one more. I had the fscination of the stars and the universe from a very young age. Read and learnt whatever was available at the time. Following that passion I downloaded this app. One night instead of trying to order and beg my son into the bed I turned this app on and started looking out the window. He then asked me what it was. I explained him about Orion’s belt that was up that night. The giant star Betelgeuse. We kept track of Syrius the frosty star. That became our favorit star. Hope the others wont take offence. We moved from London where we were at that time but we still search for our stars. If we see them then all is good. Thanks for the opportunity that I could share the love of stars and that we can learn so much about them.
A Star is Born
Excellent response, visuals and customised instant info, in the light of day and night. Sheds light on even the darkest parts of the universe. Gob smacking accuracy in the timing of natural and human made space objects. Using the app to track the ISS rising from the equator, passing overhead on a clear night, then disappearing below the opposite horizon, is probably makes me feel ten years old again!
A slight irritation, which is probably my own fault, is that, even though It knows my location in the UK, I seem to get notifications as if in the USA. Open to suggestions about that.
- Fifth Star Labs LLC
- 246.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2013 Fifth Star Labs LLC
- In-App Purchases
- SUPERMASSIVE £18.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.