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.”
“It’s a dazzling piece of software…”
“Sky Guide is one of the coolest apps in the App Store…”
- Apple Design Award 2014
- #1 app reached in 88 countries
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.
- 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.
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.
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 235.24 MB.
The current version is 8.0 and works well on
11.0 and high ios versions.
Completely re-engineered to harness the power of Metal, Sky Guide 8 has the smoothest graphics ever. Experience 120FPS on supported devices and a new horizon terrain illuminated by a dynamic sky.
+ This version improves the tracking and low-light performance in AR mode.
+ Added asteroids Ryugu, ‘Oumuamua, 1999 KW4, and comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS).
+ New for SUPERMASSIVE users: ultrawide zoom lets you see a planisphere-style full sky view. We've also added a field of view indicator.
+ Fixed a bug which prevented some users from receiving event notifications.
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I use to love this app, I used almost every night but after this recent update it’s really difficult to use. I miss the simplicity of the app, please consider adding an option to remove some of the new graphical effects and a FOV lock similar to before. Thanks
I love being able to identify stars and other heavenly bodies. This app even tells me what is below the horizon. Fascinating and enjoyable.
I have been using this app for a year now. My dad loves outer space. He has a telescope, and shows me different planets through it. I wanted to learn more, but didn’t have any good resources about the night sky. Sure, I could read about it, but it’s not that fun when I look up and can’t even figure out what stars I’m looking at. This app changed all that! All of a sudden I could quickly and easily find the names of all sorts of stars, as well as constellations. I have never ceased to be amazed by all the professional, yet easy to use features. Every time I learn about one thing (like the general path of a star) there’s something new for me to learn (like figuring out how to read altitude and azimuth measurements, provided in the app- which inspired me to make my own simple altitude-measuring device!) I am subscribed to the super-massive upgrade. I am soooo happy for the new feature of being able to zoom out all the way! I have wanted that feature for a long time. Only one recommendation for sky guide: It is a very annoying process when taking an AR photo. You cannot open AR and simply take a photo. You have to open AR, click on another button, take the photo, then scroll through a menu and select to save the photo just taken to “photos”. You have to repeat this process for every photo. Please just make a window pop up to ask if the user wants to always save to photos or not, and if so, just allow the user to press one button and have their photo saved. Thank you!
And a great developer that always updates and improved the app, thank you !!
THe latest update was killer!! Sky Guide 8 is amazing. Very fast on my iPad Pro! And now it zooms where I pinch. (Not from the center of the screen) Highly recommended! Oh yes, I was so impressed my this update I subscribed to Super Massive! 1.7 billions stars and more and more....
I’ve been using this app for about two years: worth the price. It has wow’ed me with accurate info on constellations, meteor showers and (my favorite) ISS tracking. Friends and family have also enjoyed tracking astrological activity. My only wish for improvement would be to cancel sat alerts when skies in my area are clouded/obstructed...no point in trying to see the space station at 5:28a.m when it’s overcast. Excellent tool for sky watching!
My girls loved this app...who am I kidding I’m 49 and I love it as well. Very informative and cool
ITS SOOOO COOOOL
I really do love this app. I’ve used several other stargazing apps and this one is perfect. I really enjoy the AR experience for Hubble and New Horizon.
I love this app. It is very intuitive, full of content and educational. I do however have a suggestion to give: The Star Guide widget should indicate the change in the planet's rise and set times that occurs. E.g. the moon sets at 16:47 tonight, but tomorrow it will set XYZ minutes later. This can be indicated by an arrow pointing up or down depending on if the rise/set time progresses or regresses the next day. This would be very useful to people like me that plan their telescope viewing ahead of time. Hope the feedback helps, Chris
Cool 😎 app works great 👍
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!
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 :)
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.
Star knowledge trumps all, get the app
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.
This app said the sun was up at midnight, worse then boiled eggs!
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
The information at my fingertips used to take me hours to uncover. I love when my students say “Mr. C what is that?” And I can answer them instantly! Thanks!
So much fun and a great way to spend time with friends outdoors stargazing. We modern humans live in cities with light pollution and spend most of our time indoors. We have lost our connection to the night sky. This app will help you find wonder and awe in the sky.
Upgrade to Supermassive!
This app is a great help to learn where to look for constellations and other celestial happenings.
I absolutely love this app! It brings you directly into space!
Such an awesome app. Great for photographers as well as sky watchers.
I hope one day my kids can contribute to space. Life has no limits and boundaries.
The compass is not accurate. What a disappointment.
Makes lookin at the stars so much easier!
Best thing since sliced bread!
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.
Excellent app showcasing the night sky in real time, you won't be disappointed
Nice useful tool for astrophotographers. Well worth the price of the download.
AMAZING... FABULOUS...ADDICTIVE.... BEST THING EVER.!! LOVE IT.!!!
Perfect for astronomy / photography
Great value for money
An ideal companion to your telescope . Highly recommended !
Good app, if not a bit expensive.
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.
Beautiful, intricate and simple to use.