Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day
By Fifth Star Labs LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
2017 solar eclipse ready!
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!
“The perfect companion for helping you find the stars…”
“Beautiful and informative…a treasure.”
2014 Apple Design Award Winner
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 recognize 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.
- 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.
- 3D Touch: Peek and Pop previews of articles from Search. Quick actions from home screen app icon.
- Notification Center 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.
- Huge stellar catalog: 2.5 million stars!
- Sky Guide SUPERMASSIVE. This extensive add-on gives you access to incredible high definition zooming, 50× larger star and deep sky catalogs, and exclusive cinematic tours. SUPERMASSIVE includes a free two-week trial followed by an auto-renewing annual subscription. (See In-App Purchases section for the price available in your country. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your account settings after purchase.)
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.
What's New in Version 6.2.3
Are you ready for the 2017 solar eclipse?
This version adds some fantastic tools for planning and watching the eclipse:
+ A new menu option in Search will lead you to some helpful tips on preparing for the eclipse along with a map showing the eclipse path. Move the map and you will see the eclipse times automatically update.
+ Sky Guide now has a super-precise solar eclipse simulator—accurate down to the second. If you can't travel or are unlucky with the weather, watch the eclipse happen in Sky Guide! Instructions are provided in the previously mentioned menu option.
Also in this version:
+ Updated map of Jupiter with more detail in the poles (thanks NASA/Juno!)
+ Fixed a bug that might have caused your favorites to crash.
The Universe is a Wanderous Place
It is probably best to describe this anecdotally:
I just watched PBS's new 2-hour special on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. It began giving me a sense of this grand scale of a solar system we live in... a perception only reinvigorated few times through the words of someone like Carl Sagan describing the Pale Blue Dot. I looked at my phone and immediately opened this app again to just look at space. As I wondered to my back door I realized that I was fortunate enough to be waking outside into a cloudless night. I turned on night view mode, turned down my display brightness, and let the ambient music of this app play. I was alone, along with the living silence of night with the smooth, soothing music playing on the app. I looked up with my phone, navigating amongst the constellations, in awe at how the sight could be so beautiful, seemingly unique every time, and so often taken for granted. Realizing the opportunity, I searched for satellites via the app and eagerly moved my phone around the sky to track the paths of Coos Rockets that were flying by and anticipating the next flyover from our man-made moons. As much as I adore the night sky in all its grand beauty, this app makes exploration even more satisfying, concise, and exploratory than I otherwise would have been able to do. Thank you.
Arcturus is my JAM! Why?....
1. My homeboy Arcturus dominates the Booty (designated Alpha Boötis, Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes,)!! Lol.
2. Taking 4th! Place in the Mr. Universe (literally, lol!) Brightest Star contest is quite the feat (there were only like millions of other contestants to beat)! If the contest was limited to the northern celestial hemisphere, Arcturas would take the brightest grand prize 🌞⭐️🏆...
3. I know this and lots of other interesting bits of information about Arcturus as well as many other gems in the celestial heavens BECAUSE OF SKY GUIDE! Sky Guide is a very accurate, informative and intuitive application! Now when you look up to the night sky, break out the Sky Guide app and be prepared to be amazed.
I think we have all learned real quick that you never purchase an app without reading most of the reviews!! I've been using this app for a few years now and it is beyond awesome I gave it five stars because they did not have an option for 25 stars!! What is that star out there that looks so bright?? Oh that's not a star it's Jupiter.... you can set up notifications and I've seen the international space station fly by many many times it's actually pretty awesome to see how fast it does fly by!!! And these are just a few of the things that it's capable of doing!! Don't hesitate Awesome awesome app!!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jul 17, 2017
- Version: 6.2.3
- Size: 177 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 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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