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 232.22 MB. The current version is 7.0.4 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

+ iOS 12.1 and new iPad Pro support
+ Pencil support on iPad Pro: more precise selection, double tap to zoom in and out
+ Added 3D Touch shortcut for Calendar
+ Bug fixes

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Sky Guide Reviews

Jake Ledoux

This should be integrated into iOS  Jake Ledoux  5 star

This app is not only incredibly useful and versatile, but breathtakingly gorgeous in its interface and design. I'm amazed. It's greatly enhanced my stargazing experience, and amazed many of my friends and family. Viewing the Andromeda Galaxy through binoculars, aided by this app, was a staggering and inspiring moment. Being able to see the exact satellite I'm looking at and its purpose is really cool too.


Absolutely fascinating  pilgrimpilot  5 star

If I could give this app 6 stars, I would. Every time I look up in the sky and wonder what that spot of light is, I can instantly find out. The problem is, I will then spend the next 30 minutes exploring what everything else is in the sky. But it is time well spent, not wasted. Love this app.


Fantastic visuals  lakeman1014  5 star

I have enjoyed this app for many years, there is none fine or in educating about the stars and the planets. Beautifully done


The best stargazing app you’ll find. Bar none.  Bm425  5 star

I never write app reviews but just had to for this gem. As an amateur astronomer, I’ve dabbled in many stargazing apps and this one is by far the most comprehensive you’ll find. A calendar showing you future celestial events, a look at “tonight’s conditions” showing you the main events if you’re not sure what to look for, and a very solid augmented reality/compass feature. Highly recommend, it’s worth it.

KG Repp

Love it  KG Repp  5 star

This is the best app ever! I use it all of the time. Love to check out the stars and all of the nights sky


Excellent app!  mslucky12  5 star

And great fun to use. Just hold your phone up to the area you want to know about and magically it’s all named and explained.

Saluki Boy

Fascinating and fun  Saluki Boy  5 star

So I glad that I bought this app. It is great!


Incredible  yorpal  5 star

I have learned so much and enjoy knowing what’s going up above. Thanks team


👍🏻👍🏻  apuse10  5 star

Absolutely love this app. So much fun.


Superb  Caedo12  5 star

I have multiple astronomy apps on my phone, many of which are paid for because astronomy is my passion. However, this app takes position #1 in my folder for two very simple reasons; 1: it’s simply a pleasure to use. The UI is so well thought out and the operation so buttery smooth that it makes other high-end apps that cost nearly twice as much feel exceptionally clunky. 2: The background music. Seriously. I can’t think of a more perfect sound that encapsulates the “feel” of our vast universe. Other apps have background music too but this app just takes it to the next level. All in all, this is an amazing app worthy of purchase. Buy it and take it out on a moonless clear night and enjoy the sound and sights.


Fantastic!  Jayguitars  5 star

Absolutely love this app. And the music is brilliant. Get outside and use this app, the sky is no longer the limit!


The best astronomy app on iOS by far  amxruf  5 star

If Apple made an astronomy app, it would not be better than Sky Guide. Beautiful graphics, easy to use and functional UI. Well worth the price of entry. Great job developers and keep it up!


Super app  GamjaTheCat  5 star

New update is a blast. With the new upate it now provides information that can help stargazing experience, such as weather, visible planets and dark sky finder. Also now I can use siri shortcut to find a objects in the sky quick and easy.


Totally awesome  Twmistress  5 star

This app is totally worth buying! It’s so pretty to look at plus it has everything you’ve ever wondered about when it comes to star💫 gazing or finding out where our space stations are, without this app i probably wouldn’t have known Mars was so close to earth 🌏 the 1st time in 15yrs!! Being able to share the beauty of the universe and all that is out there amazing thank you ☺️ 🌟


Opening my eyes to the galaxy  ecka23  5 star

What a revelation this has been to me! I look forward to getting my five minute warnings to observe the ISS and other man made wonders along with learning about our own little solar system and the ever-expanding galaxy.


Astounding!  Motchy94  5 star

This app blows my mind every time I use it. Just this evening I was working away when it reminded me the international space station was passing over. Walk out side and there it is! I’ve used the app all over the world and can’t rate it enough

Ross from Australia

Needs tweaking for Southern Hemisphere  Ross from Australia  3 star

When I tap the compass icon, it immediately spins around to the diametrically opposite direction- northeast becomes southwest. It would be great if it was more reliable.

Joe Heralds

Superb!  Joe Heralds  5 star

Using this app, I was able to locate Saturn with a telescope, Stunning view!


Amazing  BJH318  5 star

Best astronomy app ever, so much info, easy to use and beautifully presented.

roundball johnny

Terrific stargazing tool.  roundball johnny  5 star

A terrific guide for backyard star gazers , informative and easy to use .

emotep vanhelsing

Great program!!!  emotep vanhelsing  5 star

Best star program ever!!! It has opened up the world of astronomy for tons of my friends!!!


SkyGuide  MissPixx  5 star

This app is awesome! Love the background music, and that it works day and night. What FUN!!!


Amazing!  Sparklephobia  5 star

Such a beautiful app! Love the visuals and the music. But the beat part is having access to all this knowledge at my fingertips. I have always been interested in astronomy, but the amount of facts there are to know can be intimidating. Not anymore! Love to use this with my daughter as well - she can now have her nightly questions about where Mars and Jupiter answered, leaving her free to wonder. Thank you to the developers of this wonderful tool!


By far the best Night Sky App  _joelmedina  5 star

Sky guide is simply beautiful, insightful and easy to learn and use. The user interface is very clean and easy, reducing any type of learning curve. It’s very easy to learn to navigate through. Most importantly, Sky Guide is just beautiful. It runs very smoothly and the art is the best of any app of this kind. Just as important is the information, which this app provides in abundance.


Best star gazing app  Jesse.A.Young  5 star

Such a great purchase. I haven’t subbed to supermassive yet, but I plan to sometime soon, since I have read great things about it. Best app to star gaze, it’s easy to use and looks great. If you are a beginner or even a veteran at looking at the stars this is for you.


Amazing  Msketo  5 star

My favorite app


Compass  Disguy87  4 star

Why is it when I turn my compass on, everything turns upside down?


Love this app  Tomkat506  5 star

One of only a handful of apps I have paid for. I love the notifications I get when the ISS is visible in my area. I have worked at the Kennedy Space Center for 20+ years and love to be able to track the many satellites I have seen being processed that are now orbiting our earth.


Awesome  awsomeyaya  5 star

Wish it was on Android


The stars  Desertflower03  5 star

How fun is it to watch the stars from bed? I enjoy this app it's so mysterious and fun.


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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