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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


Love it  Ransomiss  5 star

Such an awesome app. Great for photographers as well as sky watchers.


One of the coolest apps ever made  calwizardfish  5 star

Worth getting

Awesome army dude

Education for the kids  Awesome army dude  5 star

I hope one day my kids can contribute to space. Life has no limits and boundaries.


Susan  snassus  1 star

The compass is not accurate. What a disappointment.


WOW!!!  Termc99  5 star

Makes lookin at the stars so much easier!

Motorcycle Monkey

Review  Motorcycle Monkey  5 star

Best thing since sliced bread!


Oof  jesskmyers  5 star

I love sky guide


Best stars  10010111000101011010101011  5 star

Very good


Notifications  Grue  2 star

What happened to the notifications?


Michaelp0311  michaelp0311  4 star

Fantastic I am learning every day


What is “ fall”  Robertasjuozas  4 star

I like this guide. It was perfect I til today, when it displayed the usual USA biased presentation. The term “ fall” does not apply in the Southern Hemisphere. It is called AUTUMN!

Xamous 117

Worth every cent!  Xamous 117  5 star

It might sound cheesy but buy the full version, go outside late at night, put headphones on and make sure Sky Guides music is ‘ON’. You can spend ages exploring the sky with this app! The ambience that the music creates makes it that much better too! Thanks :)

Warden of the Grizzlies

Extraordinary  Warden of the Grizzlies  5 star

Beautiful graphics, effortless UI and packed with useful tools that aid and inform stargazing for everyone; the customizable time and location, allowing you to explore the skies of almost the entire planet for a given time, is one of my favourite features. Unquestionably the best stargazing app I've used.


Get laid  Cylinders  5 star

Star knowledge trumps all, get the app


Information Outdated and Incorrect  Anonymous462826  2 star

The information is outdated. New Horizons flew past MU69 week’s ago and Humanity Star reentered the atmosphere in March. Some of the information is incorrect too. The supernova that created the pulsar Geminga was never recorded (Sky Guide refers to it as SN 347) and Alpha Centauri is not the closest star to the Sun. Some of the confirmed exoplanets should be included too, such as Proxima Centauri B as well as all of the objects in the NGC and TYC catalogues.


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

K-K Farmyard

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.

Dr. Tomss

Astronomic  Dr. Tomss  5 star

I love it,


Star game (awesome)👍🏻  Espizeto  5 star

And I thought I was was smart 😂 this game is proving to me I’m not a grade A student in geometry 😅


Outer Space  Jacks2010  5 star

Seeing the night sky through this app is incredible! I’ve learned so much about constellations, where the space station is and names of stars.

Izzy Brooks

Stars on the floor??????  Izzy Brooks  1 star

There were stars on the ground?? Kinda confused???I feel like it’s kinda fake...

Gary Franz

Star Gazing tonight  Gary Franz  4 star

I will rate later.


Sky  hair&teeth  5 star

Love This!! I Use It At Night, In Bed, Music Relaxes Me!


Best App Hands Down!  FromWhereIRoam  5 star

Excellent App! Amazing to find an app that works so well and provides such detail and value! I use Sky Guide all the time and whenever I show it to others they instantly want it to!


One of the best apps ever  Lem6ullah  5 star

I have had this app since I got an iPhone . I love it so much when I'm out on the beach or wherever and I see the sky I use the app to see what's around me. Love.

I eat papas John

I love this!  I eat papas John  5 star

Favorite app EVER


Stargazing  ray18429477  5 star

I looking at the sky and identifying the celestial bodies I see


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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