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SkyView® - Explore the Universe

By Terminal Eleven LLC

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SkyView® brings stargazing to everyone. Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more!

Over 1.7 million downloads.

App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App

“If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.”

"If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get."
– AppAdvice

“SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.”
– 148Apps Editor’s Choice

You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.


• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Sighting Events: schedule alerts for upcoming celestial events.
• Apple Watch: see what objects are visible tonight and how to spot them using your Apple Watch.
• Today Widget: brand new iOS 8 today widget lets you quickly see upcoming celestial events.
• Night Mode: Preserve your night vision with red or green night mode filters.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the sky track for any object to see it’s exact location in the sky on any date and time.
• Comprehensive: Includes thousands of stars, planets, and satellites with thousands of interesting facts.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!

What's New in Version 3.5.0

Dear Stargazer,

This is our big end of the year update that takes advantage of new iOS9 features, Spotlight and 3D Touch!

To use Spotlight, just swipe down on your home screen and search for your favorite celestial object like Gemini, ISS, Capella, or Orion. When you touch a SkyView search result, SkyView will open and select the object.

To use 3D Touch with SkyView, press hard on the SkyView app icon from your home screen. The SkyView app icon will present shortcuts to your favorite objects, search, and Tonight’s Sightings. (Requires 3D Touch compatible devices)

Happy Holidays!

Terminal Eleven


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Customer Reviews

The Best

I've now tried out all of the main apps for sky watching at night. I cannot speak for amateur astronomers, but certainly for occasional sky watchers like myself, this is definitely the best of the bunch. Easy to understand interface and the ability to adjust things like star resolution in such a straightforward way. It gets my vote of confidence.

Spend your money elsewhere

As a compulsive tryer-outer of astronomy programs I was intrigued by the many 5 star reviews, intrigued enough to shell out for this app. Now I know it's not a high price, but I can't see how this has got such uniformly high reviews. It is simple to a fault, no help to find deep sky objects unless you know the name of what you want and search for it, and has a bizarrely low resolution milky way backdrop that along with the enormously ballooned planets makes the whole thing unecessarily ugly. Really I consider these 5 star reviews suspect, and consequently I feel conned into buying this.

Adore Sky view from they one

My favourite app of all times , love everything about it constellations music, info about stars planets accuracy ,real time tracking ...its just perfect for me.

SkyView® - Explore the Universe
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • £1.49
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.0
  • Size: 96.2 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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