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 Winner 2014 ***
"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.
Want to watch a satellite pass overhead? Sky Guide features hundreds of visible satellites for you to track. See them rise and chart their paths as they fly through space. We also offer an add-on pack that provides satellite identification, detailed historical information and future flyover times.
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.
Sky Guide contains immersive visuals unlike any star app you have seen before. With exclusive, high-resolution photographs captured by one of the app developers, you’ll witness millions of stars—not just a few thousand simulated points! Plus, you can control the intensity of star light with HDR brightness gestures to dial in your local viewing conditions.
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.
• Rich content: Generous amounts of stunning graphics, original artwork, and detailed articles.
• Soundscape: Designed by Mat Jarvis, the most featured composer in the award-winning soundtrack for the game Osmos. Stars have sounds based on their temperature and size.
• Useful anywhere: Works with or without a GPS or data signal. Built-in access to hundreds of articles no matter where you are.
• Time controls: Know where objects will appear in the future with cinematic time-lapse effects.
• Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders.
• HDR brightness gestures: Dynamically control how bright the sky is to match how many stars you can see under light-polluted skies.
• 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 3.2
New feature: FILTER! Tap and hold to X-ray the sky. Explore invisible wonders like supernova remnants, black holes, the cosmic microwave background and more!
More languages! French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Traditional) and Chinese (Simplified).
Performance Improvements: decreased loading times and 64-bit optimizations (on supported devices).
Renews My Childhood Love of Stars
As a kid I couldn't get enough of the planets, stars, galaxies and beyond. I begged for a telescope. Until recently, when I came across and purchased this app, I had forgotten why I had been so enthusiastic. It also fills me with awe at the extent to which the heavens have been identified and studied since I was 8 yrs old in 1966. With this app you can touch a fingertip on the tiniest dot/star imaginable - in a sea swimming in tiny stars - and a wealth of information appears on the screen about that tiny dot. Amazing!
One of the many delights of this app is that in the middle of the day, when the sky looks bright and blue, I can bring up the app and find out exactly what's really going on up there even though I can't see it. The planets, stars, constellations - they are still there and revealed! Why do I love that so much? I don't even need to take the phone/device outside: I can lie in bed or sit at my desk and see it all!
If you are fascinated with the heavens, or used to be and forgot about it, this is the best few pennies you will ever spend. Every kid in the world needs access to this.
I'm actually really impressed
I've been looking for a good star finder thingy for about a month now because I want to go star gazing on summer break, saw this was the only one with good reviews and now I know why... All the other star apps sucked but this one goes beyond my expectations. Not only can you literally just point that back of your device at whatever stars you want to see (even on the ground so you can see what's under you) but you can click on anything and it gives you a summary of what it is. It has really cool illustrations for all the constellations. It even shows you when there is a satellite in the sky. It plays really soothing background music that can be turned off really easy if you don't want it but I like it. It just adds to the effect. If you want a star app I'm pretty sure this is what you're looking for. I have had my phone for 3 years now and this is the first review I've ever written on an app. That's how impressive this app is.
Words connot explain the amazement!!!
This app is amazing. I can go out and lay in the yard for hours, looking at the constolations and reading the desriptions for everything I can see. But as much as I would love to sit here and talk about all the great things about this app, FishCampTV said it the best. There is one thing that would just throw this app over the edge, is if there was some kind of galaxy mode. (yes, I got an inch and now I want a mile) I dont expect the whole galaxy to be as detailed as the normal sky function, but to simple zoom out, giving a greater perspective on where we are exatly in the galaxy and show where the stars from all the conselations are, would really blow my mind. Being able to see that even though we see hundreds of stars, the galaxy is so big, that out of all the stars we see in the sky, they are still just a tiny part of one spiral arm, or that some of the stars we see are accually in a different arm, whatever the case is.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Mar 20, 2014
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 104 MB
- 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 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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