SkyView® [Education] App Description & Overview

SkyView® brings stargazing to everyone. Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more!

Over 2.5 million downloads.

App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App

“If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.”

"If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get."
– AppAdvice

“SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.”
– 148Apps Editor’s Choice

You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.


• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Sighting Events: schedule alerts for upcoming celestial events.
• Apple Watch: see what objects are visible tonight and how to spot them using your Apple Watch.
• Today Widget: brand new iOS 8 today widget lets you quickly see upcoming celestial events.
• Night Mode: Preserve your night vision with red or green night mode filters.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the sky track for any object to see it’s exact location in the sky on any date and time.
• Comprehensive: Includes thousands of stars, planets, and satellites with thousands of interesting facts.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!

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SkyView® Customer Service, Editor Notes:

This update addresses minor bugs present in iOS 13.

SkyView® Comments & Reviews

- I would be hard pressed to find a similar App that does this.

Fun and educational. I love the fact that the planets show rotation. I'd love to see the developers consider updating in the future, the ability to tap into deeper space. Perhaps allowing us the chance to see the moons around planets, and any other space objects that are known in real time. One issue I find is the planets are askew/slightly off, causing me to adjust an approximate only to the L&R, which still doesn't give a true correction (or onion skin) It'd also be nice to have more educational factoids/info updated. This alone shouldn't deter you from getting this app, as its really the best one out there for those of us who love learning astronomy. I do love this app! I hope the programmers/developers consider our feedback & wishes. Every time Its clear outside regardless of the weather, I open this app and learn something new! Four Years later and everything I asked for and more! Next Generation-I'd love to see a wayback option gps enabled where ever you are on the planet and the ability to go back in time to get the options to see the sky in the past (with known historical proven factual astronomical phenomena) that'd be a wonderful challenge for developers and experience for those of us who wish to see the Sky as it was in roman times!

- Perfect Tool any time of day.

I have learned so many things about our skies from this app. As a long-time member of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, my fascination with and knowledge of the stars has increased over time. With this app, all of the stars at at my fingertips. It is a conversation starter too. Neighbors have asked me what I am looking at when I’ve used it while walking the dogs. I’m sure a few of them have downloaded it themselves. Just last month, my neighbor’s teen-aged son was walking with his dad while I was using the app to find Jupiter. The young man had never talked to me before, but he came right over to see what I was doing. I showed him Jupiter and when he was able to find it with his own eyes... the look on his face was inspiring. Later, his father thanked me for talking with his son. Because of COVID-19 restrictions he is not in school and has become withdrawn. Now he is outside every night with his phone making notes about the skies. Thank you SkyView. You have given my little neighborhood something to keep us company in this time of isolation. You have given us the universe in the palm of our hands.

- Cool and informative, but could use a few things

I initially tried the SkyView Lite with my son after buying him a telescope a few weeks back. My initial thoughts of the app were great (still is) as you can point up, down, side-to-side and behind you and find what’s out there. This gets me dizzy and somewhat lost when trying relocate the object through the telescope. A few nights back, we went to a viewing event and found another similar app (stellarium) which did not have (could be user settings) all of the constellation artwork pop ups and things getting in the way to try and find certain nebula and various other objects. His app simplified with a real-time view (potentially used a light pollution map) of what’s visible by the eye, to help find objects. He also did not have to point the app up, he held it at ground level and was able to match the stars visible currently to the eye, vs holding up the phone and getting lost within all the stars in the sky with your app. Long story short I found some settings in this app to remove the pop up constellation artwork and reduce some of the stars, planets and satellites, however I’m not able to eliminate the point up to see option. Is there a setting for that in this app? I would like to hold the phone flat like I’m texting and see a real time view of what’s viewable with my eye, vs getting dizzy with the moving and spinning of the app.

- Not calibrated

Overall I like this app. It is easy to use. You look at the sky you put the circle on the star you want and it tells you what it is. The only thing bad at this point is two days ago the calibration doesn’t work. So when I came to Circle at the sky, the planet from my perspective is about a foot off to the left. I use the manual calibration tool, but when you use it you can’t see the name of the planet and you can’t make it stay on the planet. I do not see any way to get a hold a Overall I like this app. It is easy to use. You look at the sky you put the circle on the star you want and it tells you what it is. The only thing bad at this point is two days ago the calibration doesn’t work. So when I am in the circle at the sky, the planet from my perspective is about a foot off to the left. I use the manual calibration tool, but when you use it you can’t see the name of the planet and you can’t make it stay on the planet. I do not see any way to get a hold of support. Im searching for a clue on the Internet to fix it I find other people have had this problem also. If you can fix the calibration I would certainly give it a five star.

- I love this way too much!

I’m writing this review just because of how amazing this app is. I’m a kid who loves Astronomy, and takes it to long lengths. Just this Christmas, I got my first telescope! The Celestron 114 az Explorascope! I downloaded this app originally to see where my favorite star, Capella was located. Turns out, it had spot on location. I then got the full version, and have been using it on a weekly basis! This is an amazing app, and I look forward to using it for studying nebulas, planets, etc! I love this app mainly because I have been studying astronomy for about 5 years now, and have gone from knowing the basic 8 planets, to knowing the official names for several stars, galaxies, nebulae, and several other celestial bodies. This app is awesome for star gazing, planet watching, and exoplanet tracking! If you need a trustworthy, stable, easy to use app, download this for sure! My favorite part about this app is the mini lessons it gives you whenever you tap on a star, planet, nebula, star cluster, galaxy, you name it! I’m never downloading any other astronomy app! Thanks a bunch!! :)

- Amazing App! One suggestion

I really fell in love with SkyView. It makes it so easy to learn about what I'm looking at in the night sky. There's one thing I think could make the app even better: Currently the only way to look at a specific object in the sky through the app is to point and orient your device so it is facing that object, like the camera. But sometimes I would like to search around the sky without waving my phone in crazy directions, like if I'm lying in bed and want to pan over to what's under the horizon. I think it would be great to add a feature that lets you pan across the sky without needing to move your phone, so it is not oriented by the gyroscope. The view can stay at a constant zoom level, but being able to learn the stars without having to always point in that direction would be tremendously more convenient. This could be an option that you can switch on or off to keep the integrity of the original application as well. Please consider. Thanks for a wonderful contribution to the world!

- The Best Out There!

This is the best app I’ve ever used relating to looking up at the night sky! What a way to study the universe. To be able to look up, point and Wala all the knowledge you'd ever want relating to the SolarSystem, constellations, galaxies planets, nebulas, etc. just right at your fingertips. Get this, if you don’t know where it is that you’re looking for this app will even point you right to it, not only that it will show you the time it hits horizon, a outline of the path it’s following, where it is any time day or night, just unbelievable. People today have this knowledge right at their fingertips. In my day we had to go to a Library or open up a encyclopedia find a book, open the book, find the section and read about it, also the knowledge was limited. This modern knowledge to be right at your fingertips is just unbelievable.

- Recommend it highly!

Use it often. Love it and already recommended it to many people. Great app. Would LOVE to see a few changes, enhancements, such as ability to better see MY VUEW, that is, sort of bring my perspective into focus and filter OUT the stuff I cannot see. This would help me learn MY SKY and I could then go deeper from there. Since I see nearly EVERYTHING through the App view, I often have difficulty pinpointing the name of EXACTLY which star, comet, satellite I am actually observing with my little eye. I want to know what THAT LIGHT I SEE is, so I can think on what I am looking at more fully. Sometimes I cannot be sure, since once the app screen comes on, we’ll, some further away lights become brighter than the one Zi am actually looking at without looking through the app viewer. WHEW!!!! Hard to explain. THANKS!!

- Augmented reality

It seems that it is mandatory to see the app with augmented reality on. I try to shut it off go back to the app and it automatically turns itself back on. That’s annoying, I love the app and want to give it a five star rating but the settings won’t let me because it’s not just the augmented reality. there’s a couple of other settings that no matter how many times you shut them off they go back to being on. I paid for the app I downloaded the app you give us the options to have it on or off and yet we don’t get to utilize those options it seems forced upon us. And also can you bring the gyroscope back to align the app the way you have it now doesn’t always work easily. If it’s not broken then don’t fix it. I really do love the app I think it’s amazing but if you could do those two things; I would appreciate it. Then somebody else mentioned about searching the surroundings without moving the phone that’s a fabulous idea

- Pay $1.99 but it was worth it!

So yesterday at night I wanted to find mars because that will be day until mars shows up again to its closest in 265 years which I’ll be dead by then. So I didn’t have a telescope so I remember that my teachers had this app and they said it’s really good to see planets and stars, so I bought it and I tried it out and we checked a star that was red with the SkyView app and... It was Mars!!!! That red little star in the sky was mars! We also saw other planets too like Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune but you can’t see it with the naked eye but the app detected it and right beside Neptune was the moon! Except the moon was closer. We didn’t see the moon because the trees were covering it. Thank you for this app! Others who see this must get this app! It’s worth it! it even works in day time too!

- The best app I’ve ever purchased

This app is fantastic. Everything about it is marvelous I always used to appreciate the sky but this made my love for it grow tremendously. I can now locate which planets are which and the bits and pieces of the constellations in the sky when before the app I would only erroneously guess. The app has two modes. One where you download it for free and the other where you pay something like 1.99. Both versions are fantastic. But if you are willing to put some money into this it’s even better. The sky is the TV of the universe (with God as it’s broadcaster) and it’s important that we pay attention to it. Psalm 19:1 “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”

- An Exciting, Interesting APP

I’m a retired aerospace engineer and have always looked at the night sky in wonderment. We never had a family camping trip without discussions of the night sky and the amazing beauty of it all. All of us could identify the Big Dipper, Mars and the moon, but everything else was guesswork until we discovered this App. I love sitting on the back deck an simply being able to locate all the planets or that bright star in the eastern sky or the many satellites and space junk that I helped put up there. I am so happy I found this App. Educational and a great way to impress your kids or grandkids with your new found knowledge. Easy to use. I look forward to many nights of enjoyment. Thank you!

- Great app, but music no longer works

I purchased this several months ago, and I love it, but the music no longer works. I’ve verified both in the app and in my phone settings that music is on, plus I’ve rebooted my phone. Is this a bug? If so, please fix. For people complaining the stars show when pointing the app at a floor or wall: you think the stars stop existing once they’re out of sight or below the horizon? The app is showing you the stars as if you were able to see through the planet, or just your wall. It’s not capturing the *actual* stars and labeling them. That would be a mighty powerful phone camera if it could do that. The app is a *map*, a star chart, to the skies. This is also why it needs calibration. Stop crying “Fake!”, and enjoy the app.

- Super

This app is awesome! It is by far my favorite. To be able to see so much, any time of day, is a fantastic experience. I used the light version for about 15 minutes, then knew I wanted to purchase full version. I have a 9 year old who loves to view space with a telescope. This app points him in the exact direction and time, for viewing many objects. Thanks for a great app. Update: I have been using this app for over 6 years now and it's still used at least weekly. My then 9 year old son is now 15 and has it on his own phone. My other sons, now 9 and 10 also ask to use my phone at times, just to explore the skies, even while inside the house.

- Loose yourself in the wonder of the cosmos

I don’t know if I’m an amateur astronomer or what you would call it I am just fascinated with the wonders of the night sky. I heard about this app on a field trip with my daughters school and thought why not give it a try? Amazing and mind blowing are the first two words that come to mind. If you love to learn new things and have even a small interest in what goes on over our head as the world turns then definitely download this app(you will most certainly appreciate it ) and hold your phone up high to take a look at the night sky it is not falling it’s always there and anyone can see it from any where AMAZING

- The Universe made easy....

This awesome app makes answering my kids questions easy and fun!! Love it. We use it at home, on road trips, during special space events, and my fave.... camping! My only issue, which is fairly easy to adjust, is the iPhone version has to be recalibrated every time we use it. Not hard to do, but kind of a bother when we want info on a 'star' or planet quickly. Really cool that it can be filtered (or set to show multiple sets of data) to give us info on our satellites, space trash, and different missions from around the globe. Definitely a laypersons go to app for all that is in our local universe.

- I love this app

This is probably my favorite app to use, and maybe the only one on my phone that elicits a ‘wow that’s cool’ response to everyone I show it to. Why anyone wouldn’t have this on their phone is beyond me. You just open it up, point it at the star/planet/object you’re looking at, and it identifies it for you. That’s it. Shows what’s below the horizon too, aka what may be visible in a few hours. I’ve had this app for years and it’s never crashed or failed to open. For my needs it’s perfect. I recommend this to literally everyone who’s blessed with vision and has even the slightest curiosity regarding what’s in the sky.

- Relaxing and Soothing Stargazing made easy!!!

I love love love the ambient music, it's gentle and quiet enough to enhance the gazing experience. Focus on the constellation or hone in on each star of each constellation and see their trajectory time line. Are used to stargaze as a child and even now as an adult I'm always looking at the sky. I'm staying at my parents house and decided to give this app a try. It's so crazy seeing all your familiar stars and finding out what constellation they belong to. Using SkyView it feels like enhancing my good childhood memories and opening them up to a whole other level to explore <3 .*•.*•*.

- You can't go wrong here

This app is one of the best I've ever downloaded. It's both educational, and soothing. The background planetarium-like music sets the vibe, and the knowledge the app hits you with is a slap in the face with good, solid, sky-based info. You'll quickly learn what rides across your horizon with this thing. It will give you a warm feeling as you learn the planets and the constellations that rule your sky at night. And it that isn't enough.... it tells you where the major satellites are! Be the envy of your friends as you rattle off where the hubble, or the space station resides as you rally 'round the campfire.

- Probably my favorite app in the App Store

I have never ever gotten so much out of an app as I have with SkyView. Every single time I open the app, I learn something new. This app makes it INCREDIBLY easy to figure out what I'm seeing in the night sky. On top of that, it's accurate, fast, informative, and simple to use. No matter if you are a student, astronomer, or just someone interested in the cosmos, get the free version of the app and give it a try. If you love it as much as I do, buy the full app. I promise you won't be disappointed. $1.99 is a small price to ask for an app as impressive and complete as this one.

- Best Star Chart. Ever.

I've been an amateur astronomer for over 20 years now, and this is decidedly the best star chart I have ever used. The only thing I would even suggest to add, is a Planner function for each evening's night sky. In other words, an option to click an icon inside the app that shows you the top things to see tonight, maybe everything that is Magnitude 5 or brighter for the evening, to help you plan a night of observing and make sure you hit all the best sights for the evening. But this is definitely a great app, very intuitive and informative.

- Compass will stop working with magnetics case

First off, I’m revising my review yesterday after I bought another sky app and it also was frozen in place and my iPhone compass was also frozen. This app is very enjoyable and informative. Well worth the money I paid for it. If you have freezing issues, meaning the app is stuck in one location, check your phone compass. If that is also frozen, check your phone case. If it has any component that is magnetic (mine did from the snapping back), try taking it off. It fixed the freezing issue. If it still freezes, then I’d write a review to inform others.

- Tracked the ISS (International space station)

Because of the app, I got to track the ISS (International space station) which flew right over my house. That’s thing if FAST! I am 56 years old and have never seen anything like that before. I found it quite amazing and thrilling. All thanks to this wonderful app that was correct with times and placement. I have used this on my iPad & iPhone. I originally downloaded it to figure out where the consultations were and it is great for finding those. My favorite of course is Orion. I get to see all the constellations from the horoscopes and what time of year they will be visible. This app will even show you all the space junk floating around in space and the names of them. I never knew there were so many Russian made and launched satellites up there floating around until I got this app. It’s truly a wonderful app and I have and am currently thoroughly enjoying it.


I initially was okay with spending a couple bucks on this app because i was excited to be able to scan around and see the stars real time wherever I was. It seemed to work just fine for a while, functioning just like it said but now the app doesn't scan anything- it just stays frozen in one place, not viewing any skies. I've tried adjusting, readjusting, waiting for updates and it's been "broken" for what seems like several months now. At this point this app is a scam for a couple bucks as it doesn't function for any star gazing at all anymore. I really hope the developers can see and fix this issue because i'd love to be able to use this app again!

- Voyager 1 and 2 Spacecrafts

First of all I would like to say that this is my favorite app of all time. My friend and I have spent many nights far out in the Nevada desert exploring the universe, guided by SkyView. There are two objects though that I was wondering if you could add to SkyView; would it be possible to include the location of the Voyager spacecrafts? According to NASA, they are currently about 13,000,000+ miles out there, it would be fun to point the app out there and imagine those little spacecrafts cruising out into interstellar space. Thank you very much

- Desperately needs to be updated..

While I used to love this app, and have an avid sky watcher to be, it hasn’t been updated in at least a year. There had been problems getting it to calibrate. I always had to do it manually, which is fine, but difficult when you don’t know which way you are facing and don’t have any obvious points to calibrate to. Now, it is just plain stuck. It doesn’t move at all, and all I can see is Draco at due north on the horizon, no matter where I am pointing. I have written the app help people and not heard back. It is disappointing. My daughter used to love this app, which was why I paid for the upgrade, but, unless they update it soon, I would not recommend this app for anyone. It will only frustrate you.

- Thought it a 5, but no, it is not

I’ve had SkyView for several years and thought it was great; would have rated it a five. But after all the news coverage of Comet Neowise I thought I’d try using the app to find it. Nope; search returns nothing. Brightest Northern Hemisphere comet since Hale-Bopp but the app doesn’t know of it? That was a letdown. I was also frustrated to learn that the developer site - terminaleleven(dot)com - has no help functionality or really anything but a sales pitch. Clearly, once you get the app they’re done with you. I give it 2 stars because it is really pretty good as long as nothing new comes along in the night sky, and as long as the user has no questions.

- Rare that I write a review...

...But a friend showed me and my fam this app, and it is such a source of wonder. I check it daily when I rise & see what beautiful celestial body is shining down from the heavens above. Really filled me with an even greater sense of respect for Creation & deeper desire to know God. A great blessing for my kids especially, who have now been insisting on a telescope and a visit to an observatory. Couple that with their new desire to take astronomy classes, & it is a accurate to say that this app is WORTH IT. Thank you to the developers for an excellent product.

- Learned so much more!!

I have collected countless books and have had a forever interest in astronomy. Having this app as long as I have, I’ve learned and retained the information I’ve looked at. The music that plays while star gazing is tranquil and beautiful. Even my sons have grown to love looking at the night sky when in the dark expanse of open land at night. My youngest was so excited when he found his favorite animal, not ever realizing there’s a constellation of the giraffe. I tell anyone who is looking for a great app to star gaze with.

- Cosmic Binoculars

An fantastic amazing app. Especially for young children. After learning about the planets, my daughter was dismayed that they weren’t lighting up the sky at night in real life. She felt better after I pointed out Mars, Jupiter & Saturn (or as she also knows them as Nergal, Marduk & Ninurta) with the naked eye. But this app brought it to another level. She understands the planets are far away and that this app is like a pair of cosmic binoculars. Her only disappointment now is not being able to see the dwarf planets Ceres, Makemake, Haumea & Eris. Please add in future versions.

- SkyView

I've had this application for well over a year now, I find it very interesting to use and have shown it to my four-year-old granddaughter who is infatuated by it. I have even shown it to my former spouse since he does have a telescope, don't know if he's actually used it yet to find the constellations, planets and trajectory objects that show up in there also. I am simply amazed at how full our sky is of what we have put up there and left over. You should all take a look this is an amazing app!

- Crazy Fun

I have had more fun with this app than I can say, and I’m a mom with grown kids. Found out about this app while at the beach. Still enjoying it at home. Night vision filter is helpful. I’ve found Space Station, planets, stars and even space junk aka rocket bodies. Don’t care for sound track. Wish I could set my own. Highly recommend to everyone. My 20 year old wishes he had this as a help to get through his high school astronomy class. GET this app! You won’t be disappointed.

- Best App in the Galaxy!

The best $1.99 i ever spent! I would have paid 5x’s that for this app! I downloaded it almost 2 years ago. It is, hands down, my most used app on my phone and iPad. I use it daily! I love it when camping, I love it on my deck, I love it from the educational aspects, the astrological aspect, when planets are in retrograde!! I really love it when i use it with with my nieces. It is fun for them to see the planet associated with the “star” they see (or might have wished on) . Creators did a supreme job making this app.

- Common Names Please

As for naming the constellations, I am accustomed to “Big Dipper,” and “Little Dipper.” The constellation overlay gets pretty confusing when I see the outline of a little bear where I am expecting to see dipper, which is presented in the sky. This is a five-star app for identifying celestial bodies, but the presentation overlays of the celestial icons gets confusing when trying to identify objects within my local night sky. I am a true amateur at identifying the celestial bodies. My primary objective is to identify a particular bright “star” and get the info about it, and this app is excellent at this.

- Fun and inspirational

My family Has had this app for a number of years and it never gets old. We are always amazed by the ease in which we can explore and ponder the universe. While many are so predisposed to languish on their phone by doing email and Facebook, take a moment and use this app to see this magnificent universe the envelops and surrounds us. Amazingly our ancestors know much more about the universe then us because they took time to challenge their brains and imagine the wonders of the world.

- I love SkyView

This is one of my favorite apps for camping, boating, etc. every time I get it out I’m amazed by the well done interface and the massive database of info. My only request would be to add the ability to tell the app where I am with a Latitude and Longitude rather than just by the nearest city. I am often using it at very remote locations and I can’t always get it oriented just right since I can’t give it precise enough location info. Otherwise it’s phenomenal. Keep updating!

- Awesome app!

I really LOVE this app! My only complaint, I guess it would be a complaint, is that i don’t have an option anywhere to record and not just take a still photo. It would be SUPER AMAZING if I could take a small clip of Venus actually rotating in space! And record the rocket body pieces that are floating in space! It’s truly amazing to see it, I would LOVE to record it/ video it. Other than that, I think it’s a truly inspiring app for any lover of the stars! I am so thankful to be able to view one of the many awe and wonders of God through this app. Thank you!

- Cool app!

I’ve recently really gotten into stargazing and this app is really cool! The only reason I did four stars is because although there is an augmented reality setting, I really wish there was a setting where half of my screen is the app’s sky info and the other half is my phone’s actual camera - this way I can actually pinpoint exactly which star or planet I’m seeing out at night!! I also wish there was a tracker on what phase the moon is in, and when it will next be full or new. Other than that, this is a really neat app!

- Great App. Worth learning. Some wishes?

Been using this app for years. I like waiting and watching for satellite sightings. I see now there is a widget of the sightings available. But the widget only shows the top of the list of sightings! Can there be a filter, sort option, or favorites option for sightings? To be able to at least select what sightings to see in the widget? Thanks for the app. I recommend this app. It’s not real friendly, but once you learn it, it’s awesome. It’s not a game.

- Not supported

Well, it looks like they aren’t supporting this app anymore. I used to have the SkyView lite and enjoyed it enough that when I opened it to use it and the screen wouldn’t move I figured I’d spring for the paid version thinking they weren’t supporting the free one anymore. Silly me, it looks like they aren’t supporting any of them because the screen still wouldn’t move after installing the paid version. After some digging I found their website and the last blog entry was a few years ago during the big solar eclipse so it looks like the developers have given up on this one. Don’t waste your money. Which is too bad because it was a great app when it still worked.

- I Literally Wanted an iPhone so I Could Use this App

This is a really smooth running app, especially on the newest iOS update. I like to use this for astrological as well as educational purposes. The night mode is perfect for Star gazing, it allows you to identify exactly which star you’re looking at without blinding you with blue light and making it hard to see the stars. This app is a really good resource and it’s beautifully made. 5/5 all around 🙌🌏🪐💫⭐️✨

- Love it!!!

I have over the years had the free Version of this app and love it never had a Single problem with it. It’s always work really well. So with all the telescopes that I own I bought this and have never ever regretted it I’ve tried others but this one here seems to be the best one out that’s why I gave it five stars would love to been able to give it six. I’ve had it on a lot of phones over the years both iPhones and androids alike.

- Perfect to use along side a telescope

I've been using this app to accompany my night sky viewing with a telescope. It has been very helpful in letting me identify stars and constellations that I have been unfamiliar with. The paid version is definitely worth while. Not only will it show you all the celestial objects above the horizon, like Messier objects, but it will also show you where a bunch of man made space junk is floating above your head.

- One of my favorite Apps!

Shared this on Facebook with my friends: Sat on the dock last night with my dad, waiting to see if we could see the international space station pass directly over our heads. Even though we could not, it was one of the best moments of my life. Just like sitting with him. Oh, and if you don't have the app, SkyView, you should download it. You can find any planet, heavenly body, star system, or human launched item up there. If you search for something, it will show an arrow until you are pointing your phone directly at it. So even though we couldn't see ISS with the naked eye, we could follow it with our phones. And just now realized, there's at least one app that two people can use to share an experience without ignoring each other!

- Terrific App!

I didn’t use this long before I paid for the full version because the developers deserve support and compensation for this. It’s the best app I’ve tried. The only change I would suggest is the ability to calibrate both up-down and side-to-side. My phone’s calibration is terrible and everything is a little out of position. I know it’s the phone and not this excellent app because my compass is off, too.

- Access to the cosmos has never been so...Universal!

If you're looking for an amazing app that does a fantastic job at directing you across the celestial sphere, SkyView is your final destination. This app is easy to use, accurate, and includes tons of great information regarding the celestial bodies you are searching for! I could not recommend a better app, and I definitely suggest the full version if you're a hunter of more distant bodies such as Uranus and Neptune.

- Potentially a great app

The reason I have rated this app only one star is simply because the location guiding services is far from being accurate. For example, if you are trying to locate the ISS or Tiangong 1, the app is not accurate, it can be off as much as 90 degrees. I am not sure why this is the case as it uses the same location system in each iOS device, resulting in troublesome identification if you are not a seasoned or experienced astronomer. I like the app, but there is another app that provides real time accurate location of any object your may wish to observe. If you know how to locate the object in mind, I would rate the app much higher.

- Absolutely Amazing💥✨🌔

This is simply one incredible app! I travel all over and use it everywhere. The information on so many objects can keep me occupied for hours. This app identifies everything from old rocket bodies to satellites to every star you can see. It has worked flawlessly from the day I installed it and would highly recommend this app to anyone with any curiousity at all about the night sky👍👍

- Star Gazer

It’s 4am and I can’t sleep, so I decided to go out on the front porch/yard and do some star gazing. OMG...while using this app (that was recommended, thank you) and actually looking at the stars, I was able to see very clearly and pinpoint our entire solar system (minus 2 planets) in this mass universe. Simply in AWE of the unknown universe and I just know in my gut ...we cannot be the alone, it’s just not possible....#idobelieve in ALIENS, I do believe in ALIENS...I do I do...👽🪐🌎🚀🛸

- Needs updated

The objects on the app are significantly off from where they are seen with the naked eye even updating location. However, all these people who say it’s not working because it shows you stars when pointing at a dark room or point toward anything but the sky do not have a clear understanding of astronomy. The Earth is surrounded completely by space and therefore stars and other celestial objects all the time. You just can’t see them during the day. Or if you are standing inside.

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- Very Good

I’ve been using this app for years now and it works like a charm every time. Sometimes it’s a little bit off where the stars are but it’s close enough to get the idea. I would love to see even more things be added to the app as I feel we never get any new content!

- IPad Pro 12.9 Not Good.

The app is fantastic, but I don't think it was made for IPads, not sure about iPhones because I don't have an iPhone. But, I have the same app on my Nexus 6P, the milky way in the background is just very condensed and clear, very high refresh frames rate it is like hot knife on butter smooth. The black background is pure deep black, it's just beautiful. The augmented side on the Nexus 6P which to me is an old device is high quality. But on the IPad it's all pixelated, the frame rate when you move the device around is very low and you can actually see how washed out the whole background is, black is not back. Can someone have a look please how it compares and hopefully we see version for the iPad thanks.

- There’s a problem with the SkyView😐

“Hello” I’m having a problem with SkyView today, every time I click on the same star then I click on Wikipedia starts to freeze and closes itself it’s so strange, I don’t know why is it closing itself when I click on the same star is just so strange, but I don’t know why but it hasn’t be closing itself before when I just brought the SkyView but it’s so strange🤔? Can you please fix SkyView from freezing and closing so I don’t have so I do not get annoyed with SkyView because otherwise I will delete it and by the way please fix it😊?

- Novel but still can be improved

Generally speaking it’s a great app, but please let the app tell me how far the star I’m watching at is from me. Only knowing the name and location of the star isn’t very intuitive. But knowing the distance between me and the star (and each star on the sky) would give me a much more intuitive of their position. Also, knowing the distance also allows me to know how many years the light traveled to from there to my eye, isn’t it much more romantic! Please add this feature plz!!!

- Used to be great

I used to love this app, but recently it seems to be more “out” with its calibration, and a week ago it started to “roll” out of control through the sky, even though I’m holding my device completely still. It’s like watching the stars and horizon line on the app just tumble faster and faster in a downward motion. I can’t find anything in the help section to suggest how to fix this, I’ve tried the figure 8, I’ve tried resetting the location, I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app, but I have no idea what’s going on. All other apps on my phone which use location services (including google maps) are working fine...

- Not so good in the southern hemisphere

I have no idea about the Northern hemisphere, but to call the Southern Cross "crux, one of 88 modern constellations", leaving out so much, seems less than informative. No Big Kangaroo, no Emu, both of which are popularised and real aboriginal constellations, also seems a bit northern-hemisphere-centric, if not blatantly racist. Someone might want to do some southern hemisphere night sky research. The space debris stuff is good though, nice to get an idea of what is man-made up there.

- Best application I’ve ever bought

This app is absolutely fantastic. A huge thank you to the developers. It is precise and extremely easy to explore the night sky. It’s so fascinating to see what the stars are called, where the star signs are, identifying planets and even seeing the suns trajectory for the day. Five stars to the developers!

- Great App

I love this app I love exploring the universe and seeing all the stars and astronomy signs and space stations I think it’s a great app and great tool to learn about the universe but just to sit back and observe what’s going on up there is exciting it’s quite interesting and time filler Just waiting for the day or night I see a flying object eg: plane, helicopter or spaceship (LOL)

- If you’re interested in the stars and what’s really out of this world try this

This is a very easy app to use quite straightforward I use this app nearly every day And don’t forget to use a tripod if you are using it with a phone it’s much easier It’s worth its money Truly out of this world

- Definitely worth the price

Even though the free version is okay anyway, the paid version for only $8 is amazing! Works great on an iPad and is great for people like me who are only just starting out in astronomy. It looks like a lot of work from the developers has gone in here!

- Good app

This is really useful for astronomy as it makes it easier to find planets and stars, you can also see further in time to know when the planets wont be visible. I also like how it gives you detail on planets/stars as well.

- Great app

It’s a really good app. It’s very easy to use, but only recently I’ve noticed that the calibration is very off. When I try to set it up manually, it gets completely out of whack whenever I go back into the app. I’m not sure if there is a way to save it or not. That is my only issue. Besides that, it’s wonderful.

- VERY unexpected

I was doubtful, but this app really surprised me with how well this app worked! I bought it and went straight outside to see if it was accurate and really was! This app will be my go to guide when looking for objects to find through my telescope.

- My all time favourite App!

I have had this app for many years now and still to this day it is my absolute favourite app of all time! (I am a bit of a space nerd...) I have learned SO much from this app, without it I’d feel lost in the universe! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

- Great UI, no comets though?

Great for finding constellations and satellites etc, really easy to use and beautiful interface. Search functionality is also great. My only gripe would be - there doesn’t seem to be a way to find comets like eg Neowise... any plans to include transitory objects like comets etc via a feed or something?

- Great app, everyone I show it to loves it!

It’s great and it’s amazing when your sitting on a lookout up at the sky and you can use it to view everything that you can see in more detail. Have had issues with calibration but hopefully the next update will work it out

- Great for getting kids interested in space

Got the kids looking into the night sky, picked a satellite on the app then watched it fly over, kids though that was cool. Helps locate planets, constellations and the ISS. Top app.

- Awesome

This app is legit. Found a few planets through this, looked through my telescope, and they were there. Awesome buy, especially if you’ve got a telescope.

- Sadly lacking basic search function

Easy to point and identify a star or object. Can’t accept address to search for a known address for a star or point in space. Google maps will eat this ap when they include off planet locations.

- But disappointed

Have used this app many times over the last few years and have been very pleased with it. But I loaded it on my iPhone 7 and now the planets are not in the right places. It’s not very useful if everything is off. Perhaps there’s away I can recalibrate it. Disappointed. 😕

- Best astronomy app!

Well worth upgrading to the paid version of this app. So many more brilliant features and preference settings. I use it purely for tracking satellites and find it much better than the Satellites app. Love it! 🛸🚀🔭

- Awesome App

Great app, better than all of the paid apps. I’ve been using it for years and use it nearly every night.

- GuyWilly

Excellent app, I got the app with my first real telescope, it is almost a must for beginners. A basic moon map would be great, name the main craters etc. overall very good thank you.

- Had it for six months, it's really good!

I've been using this for the last six months, I'd be lost without it. 5 stars from me!

- Best purchase ever

This app is absolutely the best app I've even downloaded/bought. It is so much fun and so educational. I would recommend this to anyone!!

- Amazing!

This app is amazing! It reminds me of Virtual Reality because you can see the whole sky even when you are sitting in your bedroom!

- Sky view

This app is amazing because it shows different constilations and planet, space junk, and even satellites

- Brilliant!

Great app! Works perfectly~ would love to be able to get notifications for more stars, but otherwise, very good 👍🏻

- Amazing

Very useful for finding all of those hard to find planets and stars, highly recommended😀

- Awesome...all-in-one best app

This is an app of few that the children can use day or night and learn something of value....Regards 👍👍👍

- slight problem

I loved this app and used it all the time, but recently it has stopped working. I cannot enter the app as every time I go to open it, it crashes. It’s a bit disappointing and I would love to continue to use it but it won’t work :(

- SkyView

Great App - for a star gazing novice this App is brilliant and for someone who is more advanced, there is something for you as well. Excellent for learning about the stars and astronomy. Bob R

- The best app

I really enjoy discovering sky. Extremely interesting and detailed map. Thank you, developers

- Very cool

I wouldn't advise it - but it would be interesting to light up a mild organically grown hooter and use this app on a clear night.

- IPhone 7plus

I find this great on the iPhone, with none of the problems mentioned by the IPad user. Love how you don’t even have to go outside to use it.

- Where are the instructions?

I love the concept, but how do I find what I’m looking for after I entered it into the search? Usage tips and FAQs answers only 4 preset questions and there’s no way to search. How am I supposed to find out how to use it? Frustrated!

- SkyView Lite more accurate than SkyView

I have both of the above apps installed on my iPhone. This evening I could clearly see Orion’s belt where SkyView Lite said it should be but SkyView said Orion was below the horizon. I could clearly see the Southern Cross (Cruz) but SkyView showed it rotated relative to the real thing and in a different location. Both apps have access to location. So, I am using the free app because the one I paid for is just wrong!

- A Universe of Stars from Me.

I like to say a BIG deal "THANK YOU" to the team for making this wonderful Space App. It has helped me to keep my mind going from my Chronic Depression. There is nothing more wonderful than to tour the Cosmos from ones own Living Room. A hand held Planetarium. So. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

- Don’t waste your money.

I got this app because I saw heaps of good reviews, but I pointed it at the ground and it said there were stars on the ground. I thought something was wrong so I pointed it at the wall with lights on in the room and it said there was stars on the wall. Don’t waste your time and money on this app.

- Every one I show is hooked

The most mind blowing app u can get

- Great program

Used all the time

- Sensational !!

This app is the best. My favourite. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t use it. :))))

- Extraordinary

This is without a doubt, the most extraordinary app I have ever downloaded. It's freakin' awesome.

- Fantastic app

I have an IPHONE 6S+ app works well an is fairly accurate. Andre

- So far so good

Well done. I look forward to use I get this program .

- Amazing

Best app yet for stargazing, satellite spotting, and seeing just how much space junk there is out there.

- Out of date

Would give 5 stars as usability is excellent, but it does not include any of the latest starlink trains... and I even bought the satellite bundle to see if they were there. Come on guys, keep it current.

- I love it

It's a amazing app that peaks my interest on space and the universe

- Stopped working on iOS 14..3

For some reason it is not working on latest version. Need help. I installed this paid version also but it seems to be stuck

- Best app of 2018!!!

I am a Space nerd so having this app really helped me in Uni!!

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- Delighted!

I've only just started my exploration of the cosmos, and what a great tool to see what's out there. Love it! Great to share with the kids too!

- My favourite

Wish they updated with star link

- updated version

I love Sky View. I just updated to the premium and it is well worth the upgrade. My only comment is that I wish I could hide the space junk (spent rocket launchers) but still get to see the the satallites that I love to track (hubble and others) . I find the proliferation of rocket launchers turning on their axix distracting and it takes away from the beauty and serene starry sky of the original free version. I ended up putting the free version back on my phone yesterday so I could have a choice, The additional music tho is nice. and lots of other choices in the upgrade that I do like. please tho make a toggle switch for the rocket launchers alone. but leave the science and other satellites to view. I see that Japan has recently sent up a space debris garbage truck! (Dec 16) to collect some of these spent rocket launchers. Thanks for a great app tho


All I can say is this. There are no flaws with this app to make a long story short. The details in this app are phenomenal. I would HIGHLY recommend this app for anyone, child or adult, who is interested in knowing what the names of certain stars are as well as what the names of all the satellites are. Not to mention that the music in this app makes it an even more pleasant experience. This app is well worth every cent. I made no mistake by purchasing this app.

- Good app but not well calibrated

It's a beautiful app with a lot of details. But I am rating 3 because it is not calibrated correctly. It does not aim the moon where it really is for instance. Even after I manually calibrate it, it goes back to a random settings. Also it is hard to see the stars or planets behind the drawings of a constellation. Too bad because this app has a great potential.

- Very Good .

This app is a complete wonder, the universe at your fingertips, just one problem , North has to always be done manually , other than that it’s simple fantastic . 🤠

- Not working

Used this years ago and was great. Now not working period


Still not working and no one returns my attempts to contact the app developers. Hold on to your money.

- Great

I like Skyview thank you for this app

- View Screen always frozen

This app always frozen and I can not reset it or calibrate….

- Glad I upgraded.

This app is so detailed and in-depth. If you’re using the lite version and thinking about upgrading, it’s completely worth it if you love astronomy like I do.

- Wow!

This app is awesome! I learned so much about outer space. I would like more apps like this one

- Super appli ! Je la recommande !

le système est tellement bien fait ! Autant le solaire que celui de l’app !

- Rene Laviolette

Best sky for your buck

- Frozen

I had the lite version but it was froze in one position so I bought the paid version along with the satellite app. The screen still remains frozen I did send a message to the developer but no reply. I’m hoping they will see this and help me get this working.

- Best sky app

So interesting

- Great App!!

I’ve tried 5 other stargazing apps and this app has the biggest bang for the buck! Other paid apps still want more after you’d bought to unlock deep space or zoom; but this one has all. Some complain about performance and all I can say is I’d look for another app that may be interfering with your app (location services). That might fix your issues. I promise this app is worth the effort. A lot for the buck! Believe me. After 5 tries, I can tell you. 4$ Canadian, only 78mb, PACKED with features AND it runs offline!!! Awesome sauce dudes!!!

- Really?

I paid 4 dollars for this app to just be frozen on a constellation like cmon

- The first one I will go to.

I am using several apps to view the sky, but SkyView is always the first one I will go to. I love my SkyView, SkyView is simple to use and always shows me all the star information I am looking for. Thanks

- Beautiful and Easy

I’ve had this app for years and have learned a lot from it. I absolutely love this app. I gave it 4 stars because I had it stuck on North for a long time. Eventually I discovered that my magnetic phone case was causing the issue. Wish there was better customer service as I did try to reach out to the company and search their site for why. Other than that, it’s been the best one I’ve been able to find!

- Seems frozen?

Nothing moves on the “sky” no matter where I move my phone,it stays on North and the same constellation. Any suggestions would be helpful

- Love it!

So educational and entertaining!

- Fantastic!

It’s thrilling to use this app - very accurate!

- Semi Accurate

Very cool app but unfortunately it’s not completely accurate. When I calibrate the alignment of the sun the moon is off. Or vice verse. Same with a lot of the bright stars in the sky. Everything you look at is only in the general area. It’s not exact at all.

- I like it.

For the most part this is a very good app, I would suggest making the small payment and getting the full version though as it does have a lot more constellations available. It would be nice though if it pointed out things like comets as well.

- Love it

This app helped me a lot to find planets, stars and much more. But the one thing I wish is that you could find voyager 1 and 2. Also if you want the ultimate combo get ISS detector because sometimes the app doesn’t tell you about it. Over all I love this app

- Knowledgeable App

Every time I use this and show it to a friend they are amazed at how well it works!! There’s just so much out there to discover.

- Amazing Star Gazing

This app is incredible. If you're remotely interested in the night sky this app is a must. Beautifully presented. I could spend hours exploring. Thanks!

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- Love it

Great app. Fun to pull out at night!

- iPhone Alignment Getting Worse

When I got the free version it was really easy to line up the screen to the stars in the sky. It seems that with each update the alignment gets worse. It’s really unreliable now.

- Difficult for an Amateur

Too difficult for a person who wants to view the "normal " viewings e.g. The Southern Star, etc. You should have a programme easier for a lay person to use!

- Love the night sky

I’ve had this app for many years, still enjoy looking searching the night sky.

- Amazing

Love this app. Makes it easy to find the planets when I am using my telescope.

- Excellent sky app!

A very excellent tool for anybody from amateur to less amateur to explore our wonderful skies. Easy to use and very user-friendly set-up. Highly recommended.

- See the ⭐️ stars

My first App I ever downloaded; 4iPhones later and it’s still with me. If you love astronomy, this is the one.

- Fantastic

I love this app. It feeds my constant curiosity about what’s out there. Combined with a decent telescope, this app helps with finding certain celestial bodies for viewing as well.

- Fantastic

Amazing app. Transformed how I’ve raised my children to seek science and space.

- SkyView

This app sucks. Can I get my money back? It doesn’t work. Stuck on the same image.

- Bait and switch

I purchased this app early in in its development. One day I went to open it to look at a satellite, which was included along with stars and constellations, and found that the satellites were now on another app. It makes me wonder when they will devalue it again to get me to pay more. Not impressed.

- It’s a no

This doesn’t work. No help No nothing And I paid for it So It’s a no

- So good

Love it

- Due for an update

I'd like to see more sat’s added to the list and less space junk. Have a ton of sat’s going overhead that aren't listed (ones i can see with the naked eye). Love the app. Just wanting more :)

- Enjoy this App

I use this app all the time when traveling or on vacation. Well worth it had this now since my iPhone 4

- 😏

I was at a restaurant and pointed this at my fork and why do I see Mars on my spoon?!

- Incredible!

I love this app! Highly recommend it. 5 stars.

- Fantastic

I love this app. It is great.

- Love the App

So entertaining and educational. Great app for anyone who enjoys astronomy and want increase their knowledge on the universe.

- Horrible App

I’m on holiday in Grenada and curious about the stars in the sky. This APP is terrible. It has no options to turn off features. Trying to understand what star I’m looking st but can’t find it because of all the silly graphics. DO NOT BUY THIS. WASTE OF MONEY

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The applications SkyView® was published in the category Education on 2010-12-10 and was developed by Terminal Eleven LLC [Developer ID: 378238417]. This application file size is 77.42 MB. SkyView® - Education app posted on 2020-01-10 current version is 3.6.1 and works well on IOS 12.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.t11.celeste