Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day
By Fifth Star Labs LLC
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A star and constellation guide has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels!
*** Apple Design Award 2014 Winner ***
"Close to perfect."
"The perfect companion for helping you find the stars..."
“Beautiful and informative...a treasure.”
Is it a star or Saturn? Learning what’s 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!
Whether you’re looking for the constellation Virgo, the Andromeda Galaxy or Mars, Sky Guide will satisfy your curiosity. You can search for thousands of celestial sights and be guided exactly where to see them in the sky above you. Just follow the arrow.
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. Or, witness the approach of magnificent comets and see their tails evolve as they fly around the Sun.
Want to watch a satellite pass overhead? Sky Guide features hundreds of visible satellites for you to identify and track. You can also schedule reminders or get notifications of when the International Space Station is due to fly over — even on your Apple Watch!
Sky Guide contains immersive visuals unlike any star app you have seen before. With exclusive imagery adapted from high-resolution photographs, you’ll see millions of stars and feel as though you're spacewalking! Or, if you're feeling more earthbound, gesture down the intensity of star light to match an urban view.
Sky Guide may have few buttons but it has ample content. With richly illustrated and cross-linked articles—many by leading astronomical authors—countless enlightened moments await novice and seasoned stargazers alike.
Plus, Sky Guide functions with or without a Wi-Fi, data, or GPS signal. Take it camping or use it overseas. Everything is at your fingertips at all times, in all places.
• Apple Watch support: See a calendar of upcoming astronomical events — the full moon, meteor showers, eclipses, and more. Sky Guide can send you a notification when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location. And it will even alert you when the International Space Station is due to fly over — and let you tweet one of its astronauts.
• Soundscape: Designed by award-winning composer Mat Jarvis. Stars have sounds based on their temperature and size.
• Time-lapse Effects: See star trails when you move through time quickly (supported on devices with A7 processor and higher).
• Notification Center Widget: At-a-glance essentials including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets (requires iOS 8).
• Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders.
• Red night mode: Preserve your dark-adapted eyesight.
Please note: Sky Guide requires a gyroscope, so it doesn't work with iPad 1 or iPhone 3GS and earlier.
What's New in Version 4.2.3
• Countdown timer for New Horizons mission to Pluto! See the latest pictures of this mysterious world and track the spacecraft's distance as it closes in.
• Bug fixes.
Excellent balance of navigation and content
I prefer this app over some of the other star/constellation apps. Having tried the others I think sky guide does a better job tracking on compass mode as I move through the sky while still allowing me to tap on constellations to get more information. With the others apps I feel like I'm pulled out of compass track mode too quickly. Also for my 5 y/o daughter the stories behind the constellations are fantastic. They've sparked an early fascination with the stars I wish I hadn't taken decades to develop. Thank you!
I'm in Awe
I have never in my life just laid in the grass and watched a satellite fly overhead, knowing for a fact that it wasn't a plane. Not only has this app made that possible, you literally see everything in orbit around you in real time. I have only one warning about this app- it WILL consume your day and night if you allow it to. I downloaded it this afternoon and I literally cannot put it down. Not to mention that I have learned so much already, and I'm not even that big of an astronomy fan! It makes it all so interactive and fun. By far the best app purchase I've ever made.
twinkly stars are sparkly
simply beautiful and immensely engaging!!! it doesn't matter if you're a novice or an educated astronomer, you will love star gazing with this app! hopefully, you will not be doing any other multitasking activity that demands your time and/or attention while using this app, because you will easily get submerged in this app and lose track of time. it's that good! the information content is not overwhelming and doesn't require an astrophysics degree. I love space and I feel like I'm learning something new about it every time I use this app!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jul 01, 2015
- Version: 4.2.3
- Size: 103 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Fifth Star Labs LLC
- © 2013 Fifth Star Labs LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.