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Star & Planet Finder

By Nir Alperovitch

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Star & Planet Finder guides you to see stars, planets, constellations and satellites in the sky.

Simply choose a planet from the list, and move your device according to the pointer display, the pointer represents the planet.



"Sanderson - I have dabbled with astronomy for 30 years, star maps, celestial co-ordinates, Patrick moores year book but this app renders them all obsolete. It makes locating stars and planets Childs play!"

"I am amazed! - I love this app! It does exactly as promised. Got a telescope for Christmas and hated not know what I was looking at or where to find what I wanted to look at. This app made stargazing a million times better for me and my kids!"

"I was thrilled when the cross hairs appeared on screen and Guided me to the planet that I had selected from the list. And that was only the free app!I highly recommend this app for anyone who is curious about the stars above. Well worth the purchase I say."

"Tech at it's best! - Awesome program. Any astronomer knows the computational power needed for these algorithms. And the iPhone sensors are up to the task. Unique. Buy it."



- Augmented Reality display - guides you to the chosen star
- Compass, GPS, accelerometer, camera and clock aware

- All 7 planets including Sun and Moon
- All 88 constellations for $0.99 !
- The 300 brightest stars for $0.99 !
- The 150 Brightest Satellites for $0.99 !

- Full Augmented Reality display
- Automatic time sync
- Moon phase display

- Planets information: description, mass, diameter, range
- Constellations Maps
- Satellite tracking map
- Great for astronomy fans

What's New in Version 6.5

iOS 8 Support

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Customer Reviews

Great but..

Good app. They are deffo onto something but this needs improvements still. I.E. outline of constellations, back button, gui update . . Otherwise great! Had this app since my iPhone 3GS, now use a 6 Plus. And you CAN in fact restore purchases. All you have to do is try and purchase the add on again and you will receive a message stating you already bought it and press "ok" to download again for free.

Ok app

This app is really fun but it cost so much to have every thing. I think it is a cool idea but not when you half to pay a bunch of money to find the Little Dipper I could probably just ask seri were it is. They also have all the planets but not Pluto. I would really like to see what Pluto looks like from Earth. So that is just what I think. Pluto is a planet right

Broken on iPhone 6 and/or iOS 8

Bought this app a while back for my 3GS and bought the stars and constellations IAPs. Recently bought an iPhone 6 (small size) and the reported options to restore previous purchases do not exist, and once in the “More Info” screen, there is no way to go back, you have to double-tap Home and quit the app and rerun it. This app is more or less useless now. Not sure if it’s the iPhone 6 or iOS 8 thats the problem, but it needs fixing.

Star & Planet Finder
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.5
  • Size: 13.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. All 88 Constellations$0.99
  2. The 300 Brightest Stars$0.99
  3. The 150 Brightest Satellites$0.99