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SkySafari 3

By Simulation Curriculum Corp.

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***SkySafari has been upgraded! Copy and paste the link below into your browser for the NEW SkySafari 4***

"The best of all the star chart apps for iOS..."
- The Mac Observer

"Revolutionary and a game-changer..."
- Sky and Telescope

SkySafari's streamlined user interface puts both power and simplicity into your hands - and turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into an invaluable tool for exploring the night sky. SkySafari is more than a star chart - it's your celestial travel guide!

SkySafari 3 comes in three versions - this is the basic version.

What you can do with SkySafari 3:

• Point and hover your mobile device at the night sky to identify constellations, planets, satellites, stars, and other sky objects from your location.

• Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!

• 120,000 stars, 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

• Hundreds of images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers.

• Encyclopedic descriptions of the sky objects written by professional astronomers.

• Accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at anytime up to 100 years in the past or future.

• Displays the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery.

• “Night” button to preserve your dark adaptation as you're exploring the night sky.

• “Time Flow” Feature - follow the motion of sky objects as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.

• SkyWeek - interactive sky charts for each day of the week, and links to more articles on Sky and Telescope's website.

• Includes all major sky events: eclipses, conjunctions, good meteor showers — miss nothing!

***TOP NEW FEATURES in SkySafari 4***

• Apple Maps Integration: Choose your location from a built-in Maps view!

• Animated Meteor Showers – with complete viewing information and spectacular graphics!

• New and Updated Descriptions – for HUNDREDS of objects!

• New Horizon Panoramas – Yerba Buena Gardens, Ayers Rock, Mauna Kea. Or add your own!

• Complete Rewrite of Compass Code - for smoother and more accurate motion tracking!

• Dozens more tweaks, bug fixes, and additions we don’t have room to list here!

***Copy and paste the following link into your browser for the NEW SkySafari 4***

Please note: there is no upgrade pricing from SkySafari's basic version to SkySafari Plus or Pro. Make sure to get the version you want!

What's New in Version 3.8.5

1) Fixes problem with predicting the position of comet ISON after perihelion.

2) Locations in Arizona, USA now never observe daylight savings time.

3) Restored labels under the toolbar icons in the SkyWeek screen.


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Customer Reviews

Out of this world

This app was written with ease of use in mind while providing the functionality of a professional program at an unbelievably low price. To top it off, the author is responsive to the feedback and suggestions.

Clearly promoting astronomy and science is put ahead of profit and fame. I use the app at star parties to show people images of what they need to look for when they look through my telescope and the information on object in the app to answer questions that come up. The latest version has an improved compass which makes pointing to an object much smoother and more accurate.

Take me away, to the stars and beyond... And Sky Safari does.

I've been using this app since at least ios4 and I can't help but continue to love it every day. It has fostered my love of the cosmos and allowed me to excite my friends and family in ways I never could have imagined.
It is a well designed app that allows you to reach out and touch the stars, it connects you to the sky, and gets you excited for the next astronomical events.

Bravo, thank you for years worth of excitement and dreaming. Bravo.

Fantastic — best astronomy app I've tried

I've tried half a dozen astronomy apps, and this one is the best by leaps and bounds. Easy to switch between navigation by touch and by gyro (very important for me). Great graphics and images. Time scrolling is a wonderful feature. In-depth Info screens. This thing is even better than the astronomy app I have on my Mac. WELL worth the price. I may even pony up for Plus to go off-world.

SkySafari 3
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.8.5
  • Size: 88.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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