Point your iPhone or iPad like a magic lens into the night sky, and see in real time what stars, planets, and constellations hover above.
This app is a streamlined, sharp, sky viewer that is gorgeous to look at. See constellations come to life against a vibrant backdrop of stars, each colored according to their actual stellar classification. Amaze your friends and educate your kids with this impressive app.
* New Augmented reality mode!
* Information at your fingertips. Learn about stars and planets. Discover trivia connecting stars to some of your favorite science fiction Learn the folklore behind constellations.
* Lightning-fast navigation.
* Over 100,000 stars from the Hipparcos database, painted accurately according to their spectral type.
* All 88 western constellations.
* Planets of the solar system. (We threw in Pluto because we're sentimental.)
* See a real-time map of the sky, day or night.
* Detailed information on hundreds of celestial objects from stars to planets to solar system objects.
* Powerful zoom feature allows you to pinpoint star clusters and examine planets.
* View the sky beneath the horizon. Know where the sun is, even at night!
* Supports both motion and touch navigation. Point your device at the sky and the app will track what you see.
Starlight is an ever-expanding tour of the Cosmos with new content planned regularly.
New Augmented Reality Stargazing!
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic Astronomy App!
This app is the best for viewing celestial objects and assisting in recognizing constellations and planets real time. Just point your phone at the heavens and immediately see the positions of the constellations and planets.
Simply, this is the easiest to use, easiest to understand, most informative sky-gazing app I've used. I've deleted all the others on my device!....(four years later)and since I originally wrote this review, this app has gotten even better. Still shamelessly simple to use but now they’ve added gobs of information for each star, planet, and constellation. This is an excellent app!
A mess. Can’t tell where North is
This version is a complete mess. Point the iPad South, the app says it’s North. Or East. Or West. But never South. Flips to portrait mode by itself and won’t flip back without being force quit. Really very useless.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.