Do you love the starry night? Do you want to know everything in the sky? Star Rover is the fantastic planetarium for your iPhone and iPod touch. Just hold up your iPhone and Star Rover will tell you exactly what you are pointing at.
Star Rover determines your location automatically. You'll see the stars, moon, planets, constellations in their proper place from your current location. As you move your iPhone, the star map updates in real time.
Star Rover makes the virtual sky a gorgeous view. You can see star twinkling, beautiful nebulae, occasional meteor and even sunset glow in the evening.
Star Rover is very easy to use. You can simply change the sky view in settings and use Quick Find for everything you want to know in the night sky.
Star Rover lets you set your location manually so you can see the sky from any part of the world. It also lets you travel to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times. If you are planning for a solar eclipse, this is the app you need.
- Over 120,000 stars.
- All 88 constellations with beautiful artworks.
- Planets and their moons with stunning graphics.
- Moon phases.
- Real images of Messier objects.
- Sky objects information.
- Realistic Milky Way.
- Equatorial and azimuthal grids.
- Sky view underneath the horizon.
- Visual magnitude adjustment.
- Manually time & date setting.
- Manually location setting.
- Quick Find.
- Point and view (iPhone only, compass support required).
New feature: The slider in settings lets you adjust visual magnitude of stars, planets and other night objects so you can leave only those you can see with the naked eye.
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic App, Would Love More Mythology
A fantastic app for finding constellations, planets, and other objects such as galaxies in the night sky. The search feature and informational feature is great for finding constellations and learning about various galaxies and planets. The only thing that would improve this app would be information on the various constellations (that and the ability to click on a constellation and select it). Granted, the lack of story ought to push the truly curious into deeper study of mythology. But a brief description and backstory for each constellation (just as each of the planets have currently) would make this app truly fantastic.
Outstanding, Even My Wife Enjoys It
I am not much of an astronomer, but I enjoy understanding the night sky. My wife enjoys my pointing out planets, but I need an app like this to help me. Pointing my iPhone at the sky and getting the solution is great. The other night I was pointing out planets and constellations to her and she became childlike in her enthusiasm pointing to stars asking me what they were. Normally this is beyond my abilities, but that night I had all of the answers!
One suggestion, include an option to use GMT as the time variable. This would make looking at different locations easier.
This app was instrumental in me finally see my first shooting star in Aug during the Perseid meteor shower!! True bucket list item for me! Thank you!!!
I’ve learned so much about the night sky using this app. I’ve always had an interest in the night sky but never been able to look up and point and identify the celestial body. I can now and I’m fascinated by it and open this app probably every few nights and every time I visit a few place. If you click on it, it tells you details about it which is great!
Making it still or moving around is a great feature too because I can be in bed and learn things by moving my phone around etc.
perhaps add a new feature that lets you see future movement of stars. Timeanddate can tell you positions of star in the future... just a thought... thank you for a great app!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.