The most realistic sky map to observe stars, planets and constellations!
Stellarium Mobile Sky Map is a fully-featured planetarium for your phone. It shows a realistic and accurate night sky map, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
The sensor control will also enable you to identify a star in just a few seconds, just by pointing the phone at the sky!
This award-winning astronomy application is finally available on iOS featuring:
* a catalog of over 600,000 stars displayed as a real time zoomable sky map
* a catalog of many nebulae and galaxies, with pictures for some of them
* asterisms and illustrations of the constellations for several sky cultures
* artificial satellites, including the International Space Station
* realistic Milky Way
* realistic landscape and atmosphere with sunrise, sunset and light pollution simulation
* accurate simulation of stars extinction, and atmosphere refraction
* 3D rendering of the major solar system planets and their satellites
* night mode (red)
* GPS positioning, accelerometers control of the direction of view in the sky
Stellarium mobile Sky Map is created by two of the original developers of Stellarium, the Desktop version of this famous astronomy and planetarium stars chart app.
Ratings and Reviews
I first came across Stellarium on the Linux platform about 7 years ago. It was very impressive then and it remains very impressive now. The controls are slightly different to the desktop version and it took me a couple of minutes to adjust but they're very well thought out but they work extremely well on my phone. Stellarium in my pocket! Fantastic. Thank you.
Not kept up to date with iOS
With version 11 iOS this great product no longer operates by moving the sky view as the iPad, for example, traverses the heavens. It still operates if you manually select the sky zone and it occasionally lapses into gibberish information about celestial bodies. Not the app’s fault but an update would be most welcome - even at a small fee. Go to it team.
Not as detailed as the PC version
Bit disappointed with this if I have to be honest. It's ok, but I bought it because other reviewers have said that it's identical to the PC version and I isn't, it's like a lite version with many of the features missing like shooting stars and the ability to customise the display as much. The PC version is better and free and the iOS version is £2.29, it should be the other way around.
- Noctua Software Limited
- 40.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation) and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Fabien Chereau et al. (GNU GPL)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.