Sky Guide

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Sky Guide makes stargazing simple. Just hold it overhead to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. With so many fun and powerful features, there is something for all ages and experience levels!

“Close to perfect.”

“So neat. Kids would love this one.”
-TODAY show

“It’s a dazzling piece of software…”
-David Pouge

“Sky Guide is one of the coolest apps in the App Store…”

Apple Design Award 2014

Is it a star or the planet Mars? Knowing what's up in your night sky is now effortless with Sky Guide. Hold your iPhone or iPad up and Sky Guide automatically aligns itself to the stars above you—no setup required.

Have you ever wished you could recognize the constellations but didn't want to study those paper star charts? Sky Guide's augmented reality (AR) mode makes learning your way around the sky clear and effortless.

Whether you're in search of the constellation Virgo, the Andromeda Galaxy or the next big meteor shower, Sky Guide is jam-packed with information and rich graphics that will satisfy the most curious minds.

Voyage to the past and future with cinematic time controls. Know where the Moon will be later in the evening so you can capture that perfect photo. See what the sky looked like the moment you were born or be an eyewitness to history's greatest comets.

It's a star! It's a plane! No, it's a satellite! Sky Guide features hundreds of bright satellites for you to identify and track. You can also receive notifications whenever the International Space Station flies over your location.

Use Sky Guide anywhere—on your evening dog walk, camping trips or in the classroom. The app works with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go.

Additional Features:

- Huge stellar catalog: 2.5 million stars!

- Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders.

- Red night mode: Preserve your dark-adapted eyesight.

- Notification Center Widget: At-a-glance essentials including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets.

- Apple Watch: Sky Guide can send you a notification when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location, like when the International Space Station is due to fly over. You can also keep tabs on the latest solar activity or add our super-accurate Moon Complication to your Apple Watch face.

Optional Features:

- Sky Guide SUPERMASSIVE. This extensive add-on gives you access to incredible high definition zooming, 680× larger star and deep sky catalogs, and exclusive cinematic tours. SUPERMASSIVE includes a free two-week trial followed by an auto-renewing annual subscription. (See In-App Purchases section for the price available in your country. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your account settings after purchase.) Terms of use:

Join the millions who have discovered a more personal connection to the stars with Sky Guide. It might forever change the way you look up.

Sky Guide App Description & Overview

The applications Sky Guide was published in the category Reference on 2013-05-06 and was developed by Fifth Star Labs LLC. The file size is 233.01 MB. The current version is 7.1.1 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

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Sky Guide Reviews


Stars at night  Midjkdgk  5 star

Amazing best app for the iPhone unbelievable

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Bird lady  shell/bird lady  5 star

I love the notification of the international space station about to fly over my house! I run out in the yard to watch the passing. The neighbors think I’m crazy though. Ha

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Error in supermassive subscription!!  Kyaw Myo Shwe  5 star

I subscribed supermassive with 9.99$. I canceled this subscription during free trial period. Now I don’t get back both 9.99$ and supermassive feature.I think your app have problems and fix it.


Lacking in the watch department  Windytttttt  1 star

Really wished the Apple Watch app was not a completely useless app. Hope the devs can port gyro function on the watch app


Speechless  QuantumCommando  5 star

I did a lot of research and trying of all the star gazing apps a few years ago and this one easily came on top... years later it is several times better! I am left speechless with its current state. From a phenomenal night vision mode, to the apple style news that super nicely shows all events coming up as well as space related news, to a great light pollution map, to notifications, to an amazing AR mode... this isn’t just the best sky gazing app, it is one of the best APPS ever! Just so freaking great in every way at what it does. It sets a bar for all apps to follow.


Heavenly!!  heydaddyo  5 star

This is one of my favorite things I enjoy. It is always interesting to see the planets and stars. I enjoy it VERY much. Jim


Weather, Dark Sky Finder, New AR Features, WOW  zacker3310  5 star

I opened the Sky Guide app today after the first time in awhile. Today is January 20th, 2019 and a lunar eclipse will be visible in my area in just a couple hours. I have loved Sky Guide since the day I downloaded the app years ago. I have continued to be impressed with attention to detail the developers have added to this app and continue to use every aspect of the iPhone’s functionality to provide the best UI/UX possible for astronomy lovers everywhere. I have never really posted a thorough review of an app before on the App Store, but this app deserves way more than five stars. I am genuinely impressed time and time again every time I open the app on my iPhone XS. Thank you to the Sky Guide team for creating such a tool!

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Awesome App!  Pumpkin Escobar 1972  5 star

We’ve learned so much in a short time since having this app. It has a beautiful interface!


🤩  AfroMagic85  5 star



Best app for viewing the skies!  LATW Dev  5 star

Absolutely stunning and smooth operation. My 34 year old self and 6 year old sun love it!


Useless  $endir  1 star

This app said the sun was up at midnight, worse then boiled eggs!


Starstruck  Goliath71  5 star

I love this app, it’s pretty accurate, I will miss the solar flares next year though Highly recommend getting this one it’s totally awesome


Good but poor performance  rickydamelio  4 star

Most parts of the app lag when scrolling on my iPhone X

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About Sky Guide  K-K Farmyard  3 star

I find this app very interesting and informative about the night sky. I only use the app for looking at planets but I enjoy it. One thing the app could make better is the view. I would love to see a close up view that is worth 5 stars.


Star gazing  Beachie7  5 star

Have come to look for particular stars by being shown their location. Now I see how in times past, people were able to navigate by the stars. Appreciate the notifications of stellar events.

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Killer Astro App with amazingly useful localisation  Designer Dave  5 star

I’ve tried stacks of Astro apps over the years. This absolutely nails it in terms of powerful features packaged in the most elegant and easy to use UI. But the real killer feature is localisation. More often than not this level of detail only works in certain countries or cities - but I was delighted to see it works perfectly for me in Adelaide, Australia. I’m talking really useful info like light pollution, cloud cover and visual magnitude - the type of weather data very specific to astronomy and stargazing. This is presented in a very useful format that’s already filtered to my geo location and doesn’t require interpretation of generic weather and maps. There’s also a range of Astro news that’s timely, well curated, and seamlessly integrated. Love this App!


One of the best apps I own  Odizeo  5 star

Awesome! Just get it, you won’t regret it. I only wish I had more time to play with it.


Amazing!  wswusw-w  5 star

Very convenient and simple to use, detailed informations are amazing! Highly recommended!

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Oh my god  Bruce Wayne towers  5 star

This has given me the ability to see my universe in a different way


Understanding the night sky  Paulikim  5 star

Fantastic to be able to recognise constellations by using the charts, this app makes it so easy I absolutely love it 😍

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Best app ever made  Scotty Marcelo  5 star

This is the very best app ever made for the Iphone. It is worth every penny. I’ve been able to go outside every night and find and identify anything I want to in the night sky! It also alerts me when meteor showers or a comet will be passing. Get it, you won’t regret it.


Awesome in EVERY Way!  Btharv  5 star

So very awesome! With one click you can find any constellation! Just open the app and hold over your head at any time to see which constellations is over head! I love this app. I love the sound! Beautiful!


Great but...  hbogie  3 star

This was such a great but since the last update I no longer get ANY notifications for the ISS or anything. It has been very disappointing not no longer get notifications. Besides that it is a great app. Lots of detail to read.


Farout isn’t here  drmajorbob  3 star

The update says Farout was added. But it wasn’t.


Sky guide  boohoss  5 star

Excellent application for opening the imagination of young astronomers.


Awesome but alerts are broken  Thadole  3 star

I really love this app. However, I have not been getting space station alerts lately. The settings are all correct but it will not work. When that starts working again it will be back up to 5 stars.


I love it  Greencrazyboy1  5 star

It’s amazing always love space studies


Christmas comet  sten4302  5 star

This app is awesome I had no problem following where to look to see it!!


VR  FoxxyFoxGirl5678  5 star

It’s amazing for a be head set so I slide it in and stare gaze this is amazing


Discovered this app  hsbxzbs  5 star

A few years ago and i still use it to this day. Thank you guys for such a memorable app, is there any way you guys can upload the theme song to iTunes music? I would like to download it! Thanks!


AR mode in iOS 11 is stunning  Cearbhall  5 star

I can finally see what the AR fuss is about. Sky guide makes great use of the iOS 11 augmented reality feature to give a seriously cool and fun AR mode. You have to see it in real time to get it. Stunning.


Conor Redmond  credmond  5 star

Excellent app showcasing the night sky in real time, you won't be disappointed


Useful tool for Astrophotographers  RBRES  5 star

Nice useful tool for astrophotographers. Well worth the price of the download.


THE BEST.!!!  Bea5867  5 star



Great app- well worth getting  Diarmuidb  5 star

Perfect for astronomy / photography


Brilliant app  Sarahd85  5 star

Great value for money


Fantastic  KAHD_Healy  5 star

An ideal companion to your telescope . Highly recommended !


👍🏻  Juliaheartlife  4 star

Good app, if not a bit expensive.


Best app I've ever used  ILOVESKYGUIDE  5 star

This app gives me hours of constructive and exciting entertainment. By far the best value for an app like this, I would value this (and spend) about 20 euro for this it's so worth it for astronomers like myself, beautiful visuals and sounds absolutely brilliant.


Sky Guide (iPhone 6S Plus)  ThomasFog  5 star

Beautiful, intricate and simple to use.

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