Sky Guide

Sky Guide [Reference] App Description & Overview

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…”
-David Pogue

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

- Apple Design Award 2014

- #1 app reached in 92 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.

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.

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.

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Sky Guide Customer Service, Editor Notes:

Fixed a bug with delivery of some notifications Corrected the radiant of the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower

Sky Guide Comments & Reviews

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- The Universe is a Wanderous Place

It is probably best to describe this anecdotally: I just watched PBS's new 2-hour special on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. It began giving me a sense of this grand scale of a solar system we live in... a perception only reinvigorated few times through the words of someone like Carl Sagan describing the Pale Blue Dot. I looked at my phone and immediately opened this app again to just look at space. As I wondered to my back door I realized that I was fortunate enough to be waking outside into a cloudless night. I turned on night view mode, turned down my display brightness, and let the ambient music of this app play. I was alone, along with the living silence of night with the smooth, soothing music playing on the app. I looked up with my phone, navigating amongst the constellations, in awe at how the sight could be so beautiful, seemingly unique every time, and so often taken for granted. Realizing the opportunity, I searched for satellites via the app and eagerly moved my phone around the sky to track the paths of Coos Rockets that were flying by and anticipating the next flyover from our man-made moons. As much as I adore the night sky in all its grand beauty, this app makes exploration even more satisfying, concise, and exploratory than I otherwise would have been able to do. Thank you.

- Love it, but confused after updates

Had this app for a while and still my favorite. However, I’m confused about the updates. There was a recent update that added Chiron, for example, but it is not listed under the “recently added” section. Additionally, even when I look for it manually, it just points to where the object is, but there is no image associated with the description, nor can you zoom into it. At the same time, other recently added items, such as RS Puppis, has the image and location, but no description (you have to tap on the image of the star within the image - like a star within a star - to get a separate description). Doesn’t seem like the recently added section is working properly within the app. Is it just not updating correctly or am I missing something??? Also, since very recent updates, the star brightness feature that requires 2 fingers to adjust directly on the screen is so overly sensitive that I am constantly having to adjust the brightness as I navigate the sky map. Very very frustrating. Is there no way to lock that feature or disable it? Otherwise, still amazing.

- Snow Moon

My world kind of flipped on its head this past new year. Generally like to look out at the city at night but I started staring at the stars a little more leading up to the snow moon. It was cloudy on the 8th but I still took a midnight hike in a few hills behind my city. The moon made a few winks but the clouds kind of disappointed my hope & blacked out the stars. Half-gave up until I laid down flat on my back and tested this app real quick. I’ve tinkered with a few AR star gazing apps a few years ago but those apps never really reached beyond the screen. Tech didn’t quite do the stars justice in the past. Tech could probably still do more for educationally brilliant apps like these but, at the very least, it does well with the stars. I appreciate the beauty. I haven’t the taken the time to appreciate it and its near infinite astrophysical wonders as much as I should — experience that night made my new appreciation starkly apparent. For what it’s worth, thanks. Reminders in moments like those bring genuine feelings of awesome peace. *** Physics, yo. Carry’s love. ***

- Makes me forget to breathe!

The sky is my first love, and a near-obsession.. so many thanks to the developers for creating this wonder; it is, in a word, perfection. The ambient music, the ease of use, the incredible amount of information, instructions all wonderful, even details of space below our horizon. I somehow relish the thought of sleeping beneath the Draco & Ursula Minor constellations, and I have to say, the visuals should be enjoyed on as large a mobile screen as possible, although it can be dizzying if you move it too quickly. It’s easy to romanticise the stars and to be in awe of space, of which we know so little...I love it, and the mysteries it holds, as it’s sometimes the only thing that makes me feel that the silly little irksome things, and nasty people don’t matter...just look up and wonder. This makes me miss Carl Sagan: “the sky calls to us, if we do not destroy ourselves we will one day venture to the stars” We miss you, Dr. Sagan, but feel a bit closer to you with simple and beautiful tools such as this one. Just remember to breathe.

- Best Application Ever !

First of All Thanks to the Developer for giving us such a great Application Ever! But The Only Problem in lastest version is “Realtime Moving objects” like i was remember the version 6.01 in that version when we zoom the Moon so the moon will moving in realtime so reallly miss that feature in new versions i request the developer please bring that feature in upcoming version as soon as possible! Please Dear Developer Bring that feature again in option/Button type if someone want sidereal motion they can “TURN ON” and if someone don’t want they can “TURN OFF” sidereal motion. Dear Developer i am also your user i have rights to feedback , The sidereal motion was useful to us because when someone ask us how you can say that this app is a realtime app so that we can show them sidereal motion in zooming the moon like before we did in 6.0.1 version and say to them that look this is the realtime app so i request that please bring it in upcoming version as soon as possible.


I Love looking at the sky, stars, clouds, etc. Found Sky Guide. Not only do I get to follow the stars, constellations, moon, sun, planets, comets, satellites, but I can go forward in time, backward in time, there is information about everything that is listed in the sky in the App and I keep finding more ways to use this app. I just LOVE Sky Guide. My friends and neighbors (most of who don't have computers nor internet connections, as I live in a village with mostly poor farmers) come over to look with me. They love knowing what is that bright star in the sky, what is the planet, etc... It is highly Educational and worth the money. And it works with the wifi off. Best. Best. Best! I fully suggest this App for a great hands on course in basic Astronomy. 5 Stars!!! And now with SUPERMASSIVE as an option, it just continues to blow my mind. Seeing the Galaxies , Nebulas, Planets up close is breathtaking. This app was definitely made by people who Love their subject. And I Love this app. It continues to be Amazing! Amazing!

- Informative, fun and GORGEOUS❗️

I’ve tried all the night sky apps on the App Store and this is by far the best. Not only is it the most drop-dead gorgeous, but Featured (the news feature) is also informative and just as pretty as the rest of the app. Not only does it have good, short articles about astronomical phenomena and skygazing tips, but it also has a monthly “The Sky in [Month]” articles that give you the highlights you can go outside and view for the month, with targets like planets hyperlinked such that when you tap them, the sky map rotates to bring those heavenly bodies into view. Nice! Supermassive is cool, too, though I haven’t used it much, so I’ll leave that to other reviewers. I just had to write a review right now because I saw Apple’s editorial about the app in the App Store just now and was irked at how little they said about it. This is a must-have app for anyone serious about astronomy or who just wants to have fun learning more about the universe.

- Soo much better than SkyView

When I bought this app, I was expecting it to look a little bit better than the star-gazing app that I was using at the time: SkyView. When compared to Skyview, Sky Guide is clearly the more advanced application, as it has better quality. Its planet animations look stunning, along with a subtle, beautiful design to the overall app itself. It can be seen that the app was designed with the consumer in mind due to the many features included: pinch to zoom (which displays a richer, starlit sky closer up), a filter mode (allowing the user to see the universe through different light filters such as gamma, thermal, etc.), and finally the inclusion of AR capabilities that can map celestial bodies precisely with their counterparts within the app, gaining an immense amount of accuracy when star-tracking. All in all, I love this app and I definitely recommend it to all of those who are interested in the night sky.

- Funn

I like how it lets me know about the space stTion comming Would a more than one hot notice ahead of time also like a 10 min then a 5 min a 60 min ahead of time would be nice I get busy an lose track of time Maybe better to Jane able to set three alarms Like one hour ahead of time then another about 7 mins ahead of the space station fly ouvrt I like iridium flares too It would be really nice to have the alarms for the iridium flares since they are so rare now Don’t under stand the ratings for how bright a sat might be passing over I I can not see it with my naked eye then it’s of no use to me I like to take my family out side to see things of interest to them A star does hold my 5 and 7 year old attention A moving light does It has to be able to be seen wirh the naked eye if not they will fight over binoculars and that will not make it a fun family thing to do Maybe a recommendation that says use a certain power binoculars or telescope to view satellites in orbit Or be able to detect a First and second list Those I can see with my kids with just the eyeball and how bright it will be or that it will be so dim Don’t waste your time I can see iss and can show my kids it easy when it’s over head Targeting of the iPhone is a little off tho But usually I can get close enough to spot it So that’s good Write me back if you do these mods Thanks

- Worth it.

It’s amazing, buy it for sure. I love almost everything but here’s a few things for the developers to note. I know you’ve worked very hard on this and I don’t doubt that at all, but just consider the following please?😁: 1. When we click on a planet, then the info tab, then swipe up to get the rotational planet on our screens, it would be cool to tap on it and see a surface view for planets we have pictures of, and if the rotation was more realistic rather than 30ish second day/ night cycles. 2. When we view the planet from behind, I’d love to see its atmosphere as we can see when we photograph a planet when the sun is opposite the planet from our view. 3. I can’t seem to find any moons of other planets? Maybe I’m not looking hard enough but I spent a lot of time looking for 4 of the most prominent moons in our solar system, those being the moons of Jupiter. I couldn’t see any but I was most disappointed to see I couldn’t zoom in on IO and look at the immensely complicated surface features... 4. I would consider maybe just raising the base price of the app instead of having us pay initially and then being slapped in the face with other payments to see “exclusive features”... Anyway, I love the app. I love the work the developers have put into it. I look forward to improvements and new features. THANK YOU!

- Top apps ever

This is one of the very, very few apps I have consistently and continue to routinely use since getting my first iPhone back in 2010, iPhone 4. It’s that good. I love the beautiful simplicity of it while being the most accurate of any other “star guide” app on the market. I love the explanations of each star, satellites, monthly news on what to look for in the coming weeks/months! I also REALLY appreciate the developers for not over-complicating the app with stupid subscription plans, ads and all the other grubby behavior so many once great apps have sadly adopted (and therefore ruined). Please keep it up and thank you for making such a fab app! My only wish is to see when certain lower atmosphere radio/satellites are spinning around over oceanic coastlines where lots of fishing occurs but I understand that is not exactly this apps “astronomical” intention. :D

- am I using the same app? - EDITED

*** please see my update below *** With all the great reviews, I must have downloaded a different app. I use several astronomy apps , but this is the only one that thinks east is west and north is south. I emailed the developer and was told to try the figure 8 trick, but I'd already attempted that several times. Upped my rating from 1 star to 3 since I did receive a response, but being off 180 degrees makes it unusable except for indoor couch sessions. *** Okay, I just reinstalled after 2 years of using other astronomy apps and it's sensing directions properly now. Whatever was causing the compass to be off has been corrected, so I'm giving it 5 stars since the other astronomy apps are wanting to milk me for money every opportunity they can and this app still continues to operate without further expenditure. ***

- Really Neat!!

This app is amazing if you love star viewing! It’s really fun to pull up the app at night and to see which stars you’re looking at. It’s amazing for viewing the slow rotation of the earth too, great for getting a better understanding of that. The graphics are beautiful, but what really makes this app is all the handy features on it. Bedsides showing you which stars are where, you can also select rockets, satellites, and the space station and it shows you LIVE where it is so you can potentially see it (if it’s currently visible in your hemisphere). You can also look up upcoming meteor showers and it will tell you which way to look! You can even see different electromagnetic waves through this lens filter type thing. There’s more than that, definitely worth the $2.99, and I neeeever get anything but free apps!

- Want to see a shooting star?

My 3 year old son and I hear an alert on my phone: 6 minutes to an Iridium Flare. He calls them shooting stars. We drop everything and run outside, rushing to the darkest spot in the neighborhood we can find. It’s not that dark, but it doesn’t have to be. We point my phone to the sky and see the path the Iridium satellite will take and watch. A bright shining light grows suddenly in the night sky right where the app points us and his smile and sense of wonder grows with it. It’s over in a few seconds but we talk about it for the rest of the night. Thank you all for this little feature in an already amazing app. Thank you for these moments, and for introducing my son to the world beyond our world. If I could give you 6 stars for this review I would.

- Not good at all

WORST APP EVER TOTALLY NOT RECOMMENDED ever looked at a really small star and decide to click on it, except this garbage app won’t tell you about its history and mark the star that’s sky guide aka a app that’s just way overpriced the supermassive upgrade is lame because Sky view shows you planets in huge sizes and keeps it simple and nice and I played sky guide and 3 weeks later I don’t even use it so a waste of money on this lame app. If you buy this app just know that your wasting your money because SkyView shows stuff that skyguide can’t whether it’s free or not because sky view shows I.S.S and Hubble space telescope but not sky guide, night sky is better to because it shows so many stars and shows meteors and andromeda like sky guide but andromeda is bigger on night sky and just way overpriced for not a really good app it just doesn’t show a lot of things and I just figured this out, they use the really distant stars that you can’t even click for design making you think it’s real

- Amazing! Unbelievable! Thank you!

I recommend this app wholeheartedly without reservation. This app is not only beautiful to look at as well as fun and easy to use, but also full of up to date information. It has always been an app of the highest quality and well worth the price. I can’t overstate how much I appreciate the fact that although I bought this app a few years ago, it still works as it did when I bought it. I appreciate that, unlike other apps I have bought, this app has not effectively stolen my money by insisting I buy a subscription in order to continue using it, not only that but it includes up to date information! To the developers of this app: Thank you so much for your integrity in honoring my original purchase and more!

- Far and away the best app of its kind

I’ve had this app pretty much since it was released. It is far and away the best stargazing/sky reference app available. It’s full of features and detailed information on everything- be it planets, stars, satellites, rockets, space debris, galaxies, constellations, etc. I recommend it to people all the time. Most importantly, when people start pulling their phones out to check out the sky at night, they always end up saying “wow which app is that?” and delete the one they had and download this one instead. That’s really all you need to know. Also something I like is that it doesn’t have the cartoonish feel of many similar apps. Really just can’t stress enough how much this app is better than the rest.

- A dream come alive

I’ve had this app for more than 2 years. And I’ve loved every single bit of it. When I was younger, I wanted to become an astrophysicist or an astronaut. I still do, but my path has now changed into a different direction. My dreams are now so far away, but this app made it closer than ever. The music, the feel. I cry because I love watching the stars and how the world always seems to stop whenever I stare up into the sky. It has become a place of peace for me, a sanctuary from this life. I forget everything, and just imagine myself staring up at a sky that isn’t blue but black. I wish I could ascend above the clouds and see that. And I might just do that. But for now, this app is perfect for a dreamer like me who looks up at the stars and wishes. 💜

- Great and simple to use

I also use sky safari plus which has additional features that I find useful, but for a super quick easy to use app , this is just wonderful. I use this when I’m volunteering on an observation deck where we have a 20 inch refractor and a 36 inch reflecting telescope that are open to the public on a regular basis. Sky guide ends up selling itself. When I show it to people they see how useful and simple it is and they’ve purchased it on the spot. I also like the feature for the international space station and other satellites. There are some things I’d like to see changed but overall I really like the product and I use it frequently. Note that the magnetic case on the iPad seems to throw the overhead view off by some degrees

- Superb, but some suggestions.

I wish that I could have rated your product a 4.8 instead of integer 5, as there are two things I’d love to see. First, once I have searched for an object, please don’t unlock the search when I touch the screen again. Or give me the option to remain locked once I find something. It is very annoying to turn off the compass, type in something, find it, and then “lose” it when I tap the compass again. Another example is if I want to advance the clock a couple of hours to see where an object might be later. Second, I’ve been using your product as an aid in astrophotography. When aiming a 400mm lens, it’s been a lifesaver. That said, placing my iPhone flat on the back of a DSLR to aim it is OK, but it can be very awkward when something is high above the horizon (such as Andromeda as I write this). A “90 degree” viewing option would be extremely helpful so I can put my phone flat on the hot shoe of the camera or edge on to the back of it. Even a “mirror image” view, where I can put the phone across the filter ring of my lens and effectively look over my shoulder would be very helpful. All in all, a great piece of software.

- Weather, Dark Sky Finder, New AR Features, WOW

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!

- Best Stargazing App By Far!

This is very worth the money! I use this app everyday, and I love it. My favorite part is that just by pressing the compass at the top, you can move your phone around like you are actually looking at the night sky! You can identify any star in the sky with this app. Not just that, you can see any galaxy, nebula, satellite, planet, star, etc. with this app. It is perfect for skywatching out on a clear and dark night. There is nothing to dislike about this app! I’m not just saying this just because I want to, I’m actually serious. It is super informational and notifies you of passing satellites and so much more! Please buy this app if you’re looking for an amazing stargazing app. It has EVERYTHING.

- 5 ⭐️s, missing points of interest

I'm absolutely loving this app. Can't say enough about it. That said, many of the things I'd be most interested in knowing where to find (e.g., Apep, TON 618, the Great GRB Wall, etc.) aren't cataloged (even with a Supermassive subscription). By no means is this any kind of deal breaker but I think allowing us to use coordinates (i.e. right ascession, declination) to find and favorite certain points in the sky would be a smart move. It'd give the app that much more appeal, as the user wouldn't just be getting a passive, exploratory experience but would actually get to chart the map out themselves, in a sense. Just my thoughts. I have no idea how feasible it would be but it'd be a great addition.

- Sky Guide

Sky Guide is no doubt one of the most amazing applications in the App Store. The design is simple but the content is complex as can be. Ranging from the stars to the constellations to whatever phenomenon presents itself upon the skies the app does a remarkable job of bringing us closer to the heavens. The app not only does that but provides news articles on astronomy related subjects as well as forecasts for your local area. Why not as the weather is tied to what we see above. Preferences can be set for notifications of upcoming events so those invested will never miss a thing. The app is easy to use for people of all ages and works to inspire young people to take note of what lies beyond our own horizons.


I’ll state right away that I own pretty much every astronomy app that’s worth owning. I’m not an expert by any means, just an avid fan who’s always interested in learning more about space. I’ve never left a review for any of the apps in this category before but, after spending just 5 minutes exploring my evening sky in augmented reality, I felt compelled to congratulate the developer for nailing it right out of the gate. The controls are intuitive and the tips show on screen at the perfect time. That’s how I found the sky blending feature and that’s when the real magic happens! Before AR it always seemed like the star or planet in the sky that I was trying to identify with the app was close to what I was seeing on my device but it often felt like I was just guessing that I had my phone or iPad pointed at the right spot of light in the sky. However, with AR and the sky blending feature I “know” that I’m identifying the exact point of light in the sky that interests me. If you’re on the fence about purchasing this app stop wasting your time. Tap buy and get outside!!!✨💫✨

- For amusement and education

I recommend this app for anyone who wants to be amazed by our landscape above. It's entertaining, amusing, and educational! Lots of great features like you can hold your phone up to a specific light in the sky and find out by clicking on the screen what it is, or search for your favorite constellation or planet and have Skyguide point out where it is. You can also "fast forward" or reverse in time to see sunsets and paths of other objects in future or history. Great music track that feels like a live movie soundtrack while you use it. The creators of this app have really given us a treat! (Thank you guys!) My favorite app to use!

- My favorite of 7 sky apps I own!

Love this app. It’s user friendly. It’s beautiful. It’s incredibly (and interestingly) informative (but easy to navigate while getting access to all that amazing info!) It’s easy to find what I want in the sky and what’s not actually in my sky at that moment (but when it will be or when I missed it already). The augmented reality is kinda fun (but not often used by me to date)... To pack soooooo much into something so beautiful, informative, and easy to navigate is apparently quite a feat... as my other sky apps lose points on at least one of those key components... (and some more than one)... Hands down my favorite!

- Explore, teach, connect, and enjoy!

If you know the night sky, this app immediately puts details at your fingertips. If you are somewhat familiar, it will dial you in instantly. You’ll be sharing it with those around you and hear sentences starting with “I never knew...” whispered in astonishment. Set up the alerts and learn the magnificence of the ISS as it wheels across the sky. Track the planets through the summer skies. Touch the info circle next to an object and learn about Messier objects or the original Greek myths they saw reflected in their heavens. Become a citizen of the universe. This simple app has become an important part of my life that has helped bind my family together.

- My favorite fun app

The functionality of this app is astounding. Not only does it synch up with your location and which compass direction you are facing, showing you the sky as you hold it up and move around, but you can freeze the view, set a date and time for a view (like, your birthday) and locate specific stars, satellites, planets, constellations and other traditional heavenly bodies. I use it almost every day just to fly a little, and it tells me when the ISS will fly over and from what direction! As a science fiction writer the stats on stars has been invaluable in ensuring I don’t goof up important facts and it inspires me on dull days. No regrets, worth every penny!

- Fantastic!

This app has way more features than I thought! It’ll show you the names of stars planets, and other space structures and even provides articles on them. It tells you when they rise, set, and the best time to view them. This app even has a compass feature, allowing you to point your phone at a star and see which one it is! Sky Guide also has a Calendar feature that lets you know about upcoming events like what days planets will be most visible or when planets will be in close proximity to the moon in the night sky. I definitely recommend this app to space lovers like myself. I can’t get off this app!

- Great constellation and planet guide

I’m very happy to have found this app, I was a Boy Scout in my early part of my life and remember using acompasa and astronomy book to try to locate objects in the night sky. It was fun but lots of work. This app is as easy as it gets to find and learn of the lights in the night sky. Point your cell phone and touch anything on the screen and learn the name of the object and some interesting history behind the name. I can recognize and show my children and grandchildren and friends objects that we see but don’t appreciate until we learn what they are. I recommend this amazing app to both newbies and seasoned star gazers. Enjoy! Leo M

- Loved Astronomy since I was a kid

Since I was in second grade and went to the planetarium, the constellations held a magical fascination for me! I remember this gentleman telling the stories that went with the “pictures in the night sky” and along with his mesmerizing voice was music similar to the ethereal music with this app. I enjoy this as much as I did then and I can relive that mystical and extraordinary experience in a way with this app and it’s information for each constellation, planet, moon and every wonderful thing I see when I look into the night and this time I hold it all in my hand! I highly recommended it for stargazing and learning about the heavens in sight.

- Star Gazr

Awesome app. I can find planets and other stars when I need to. Nicely done! Love the soothing music too. I like to know when the moon is on the rise as a photographer. No matter where I point the iPhone there is something interesting to see in the sky, even at the opposite pole. The descriptions and info on the different stars is laid out nicely. Don't hesitate to buy this app. Well worth it! 😉 5 stars!!!! ** The latest upgrade 9/17 is yet the best! Adding the live camera view of the horizon and sky gives this app another interesting dimension and way to see what is up in the sky where you are looking. I still ❤️ this app, get it - you’ll love it too.

- Worth every penny

To be honest, I never write reviews about anything... ever. I wasn’t sure if I’d like this app at first so I checked the reviews and so many people gave it a five star rating. Now I understand why since I’ve experienced using it myself. After downloading the app I purchased the expanded version of the app for less than $1 per month and I stayed up at night another four hours looking at stars, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and even rockets. It was such a small price to pay to be able to see everything in its real time position in the sky and I’d recommend this to anyone who has even the slightest interest in astronomy.

- Arcturus is my JAM! Why?....

1. My homeboy Arcturus dominates the Booty (designated Alpha Boötis, Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes,)!! Lol. 2. Taking 4th! Place in the Mr. Universe (literally, lol!) Brightest Star contest is quite the feat (there were only like millions of other contestants to beat)! If the contest was limited to the northern celestial hemisphere, Arcturas would take the brightest grand prize 🌞⭐️🏆... 3. I know this and lots of other interesting bits of information about Arcturus as well as many other gems in the celestial heavens BECAUSE OF SKY GUIDE! Sky Guide is a very accurate, informative and intuitive application! Now when you look up to the night sky, break out the Sky Guide app and be prepared to be amazed.

- The number #1 app for looking at Space

Sky Guide is one of the most coolest apps out there on the the App Store. When I go out camping with my family & we soak in all the stars, the galaxy, etc. Sky guide helps us to know how far that star is & why did they name it? The most helpful & fascinating thing is that you can be able to see if there is a Satellite, space junk, or any objects floating out in space. I used to think they were all Satellites but ends up most of it is old rockets. I totally recommend this app to anybody. This really works unbelievably great on the IPhone 8! Loving the new Calendars & the light pollution on the map!


I think we have all learned real quick that you never purchase an app without reading most of the reviews!! I've been using this app for a few years now and it is beyond awesome I gave it five stars because they did not have an option for 25 stars!! What is that star out there that looks so bright?? Oh that's not a star it's Jupiter.... you can set up notifications and I've seen the international space station fly by many many times it's actually pretty awesome to see how fast it does fly by!!! And these are just a few of the things that it's capable of doing!! Don't hesitate Awesome awesome app!!

- G. A. Trottier

I always read the reviews before purchasing any App......So to Anyone who is thinking about purchasing this, it is well worth it... I enjoy going out at night and knowing what I am viewing in the stars above... The night vision makes it very easy to focus back and forth from the dark night sky to my iPad and the background music is soothing....The information on the Planets,Stars and Mythology is highly detailed and very interesting. I have tried other Apps and in my opinion none of the others even come close. This is a great purchase for any mobile device....

- Amazing

I just sat outside for 20 minutes looking at the starts just alone without my phone wondering what stars where which. I saw a lot of the brighter stars and wondering how far and bright compared to the sun they were. I went into the AppStore looking to see what these stars are called and this app told me descriptions and what satellites or rocket bodies were above me that second. I learned that the rocket bodies that are now known as space junk were launched around 30-40 years ago by Russia. This app is very useful. I spent 1 hour outside with this app after just trying to find new things

- Saw the ISS fly over, space junk

I was using it last night and a notice popped up saying the ISS was about to fly over. So I tracked it and to my surprise I could actually see it very clearly. I probably would have assumed it was just a plane without the app. So then I started looking for space junk of rockets and I could see a couple of those, too. This all in a major US city. Aside from that, it’s a good educational tool and I’ve already learned a lot about stars by using it. It tends to take a while for the compass to adjust but eventually it gets there and objects line up exactly.

- Does what it’s supposed to and more

First off: I tried to find something critical to say, because I don’t usually believe 5-star reviews...I couldn’t think of anything. I have had this app for a while now (years), and I have really enjoyed being able to quickly identify any bright object in the sky that catches my attention. What I didn’t expect, but have also enjoyed, is the large amount of information on each object that is offered just by tapping on it. As someone who isn’t even a stargazer, I find myself getting sucked in almost every time.

- This App!

I love everything about this app. I am obsessed with the cosmos. I have friends and a 2 year-old daughter that are also ever interested in what lies above us on this spinning globe. This app not only provides a basic look at the heavens but gives us all the detail we need in real-time. Where is the moon right now? Where will it be in 3 hours? It is an amazing tool to build interest in young kids. They need to be thinking along the lines of STEM and how we can progress life throughout the universe. This is the app to invest time in with your family. It is one app f my favorite things. 😁

- Worth Every Penny

I’m not disappointed at all with this app. In fact, I am highly satisfied! I can’t believe how much information you can get from just looking at ONE STAR. I LOVE the feature that allows you to receive notifications for satellites and other things of that sort. This app is so amazingly designed and put together and so user friendly, I would recommend it to anyone. Literally the best decision I’ve ever made when it came to purchasing an app. Thank you developers for allowing us to use this heavenly application at the touch of our hands!

- It’s good

I like this App because it gives you a chance to look at the stars on a cloudy day and find all the constellations much easier though I can’t struggle with that sometimes it is amazing game for kids that are into space and science because it gives you an idea of what space looks like up in the sky and made it looks like down on the ground there are many different ways they can use this app I really like it sometimes they can be a little bit annoying but I really like how it gives me a chance to look at the stars.

- Awesome but needs some improvement

So when I saw the AR feature I saw that you could see all the constellations in real life which I was super excited about. But when I tried it out, it was not good. First, The constellations were ridiculously big and when I saw the creator use it, it was not ridiculously big. And second, I waited till 7:00 to go star gazing using this app, and you couldn’t even see the ground and they removed all color from the sky, which the creators didn’t have a problem with. I don’t know if it’s the game or if it’s my phone, but can you please help because this is a little bit odd.

- Speechless

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.

- Star field

Wow an Incredible Intuitive App - Amazing! I am an Pilot and use navigation tools for my profession. This app exceeded my expectations in both graphics and information. The ease of use and the clarity of the graphics are both equally impressive. I use the (i) feature regularly to pull up information on the celestial bodies. I have shown this app on my iPad to several friends in astronomy groups at star viewing events and they both were impressed enough to buy the application for themselves. I would recommended this app to anyone who enjoys star gazing.

- A great app to view space

I love this app, and I guess it improves once in a while. The one thing that is missing in this app is exoplanets because I believe we can view all those things in this tremendous app that people have, and such as myself. I know we can’t look at exoplanet with her telescopes but I feel like we need to see everything in space besides the planets and moons we keep seeing. To the guys who made this app and who is updating it, if somehow you’re reading this review i hope you’ll appreciate my idea of looking at exoplanets in the sky.

- Pretty but broken

Great info, beautiful design, but the auto compass feature doesn’t work on my iPhone SE and you have to try to manually align the app’s image with your view of the night sky. Even after you’ve adjusted it, it won’t track with you as you look to other parts of the sky and you have to manually reset the view for every object you look at Edit: my phone appears to be the issue in regards to the tracking/orienting, app is beautiful and I’m sure it works great on a properly functioning phone

- Eclipse 2017

I'm impressed with the app and information it gives us but during the eclipse yesterday, the animation seemed like it was on Central Time Zone and not EST. According to the animation, peak time was an hour ahead of schedule from my current location. Makes me wonder how much ISS or even a comet's timing is off from real view. Reply- I did all these when I realized it wasn't accurate. I even checked my location with other apps, because even though we live in west Michigan, every now and then my phone thinks I'm in Chicago. This wasn't the case though. Usually apps are the ones that lag, not the user. lol

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- Killer Astro App with amazingly useful localisation

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!

- Into-stellar!!

Great way to explore the heavens. Constellations appear with a superimposed artwork that captures your imagination (these can also be turned off in settings). Easily to reach information blurbs can be found along side each point of interest. These give you an insight into the background and current knowledge of the object; name, mythology and science information such as star type, size are provided in most cases. I have used this app for years and it will continue to encourage me out side and to look up! 5 celestial beauties out of 5!

- Great app but suggestions

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

- Totally awesome

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 ☺️ 🌟

- Amazing

This is an amazing app. Pretty, educational and fun. It’s easy to use as well. I would LOVE to see support integrated for telescope use such as an automatic azimuth mount controller. Keep the updates coming, I’d love to see even more detail of existing objects as they become available through current research. Thank you for years of enjoyment.

- A terrific app

A terrific source of information for anyone interested in the stars, planets and what’s out there in space, no matter what level of knowledge you have in astronomy. Point your iPhone to the sky and identify an object in space. Love being advised when the space station comes overhead. A great app. - love it!

- Extraordinary

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.

- This is amazing

I am amazed at the time and effort put into this app. It was pretty cool once I saw this app and bought it straight away. I love all the information and the detail. I also really really like how the smallest stars that you see you have to zoom in and all of them are named.

- Star gazing

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.

- This is the one you are looking for.

If only you got this one the first time, you would have saved yourself so much mucking around with clunky UIs and staring out into cloudy skies wondering, is that it? This app works really well and is the easiest to use and understand.

- Worth every cent!

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 :)

- Best app ever, and thank you for adding AR mode

This app is the best on the market AND it’s affordable as well. The SUPERMASSIVE add on is great as well (worth subscribing to) because it shows all the deep sky objects in detail. But most of all thank you for adding Augmented Reality because now we can see what part of the sky the objects are in. (YAY!)😄😄😄

- Astounding!

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

- AMAZING so worth it

I watched the video and looked at the photos and I was all ready sold on it, I bought it and in my opinion it was better than the video and photos, the AR and everything works perfectly

- Great

Great app. Few things that could be improved. I can find it hard to find catalog numbers on objects especially from the map usually end up going to google. Wish I could search an area of the sky and then use the visibility sorting would be awesome.

- Opening my eyes to the galaxy

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.

- The best astronomy app on iOS by far

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!

- Geopony1

The kids and I love this app, not only does it give constellation and star names but it allows you to track the ISS so you can be sure to see it go overhead. Great app thanks

- Information Outdated and Incorrect

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.

- About Sky Guide

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.

- So helpful!

I was in the Northern hemisphere to holiday and my hostess who loves looking at the stars from the Swiss Alps showed me this app and I had to have it. I was up to speed about the northern perspective in minutes. Great App.

- Can’t upgrade

This version, or my environment won’t let me subscribe . It fails to connect to iTunes. Love the app, want to get more from it but can’t....

- True magic!

Awe inspiring! I can only speak in superlatives. The app is magical, for it brings the unreachable and unfathomable within reach and interactive. A huge thanks for the developers. You guys are legends!

- Great value app for all ages

This app is great, I use it for planning Astro photos and my kids use it to check for different planets. Recommend.

- Starstruck

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

- Excellence in apps

Truely one of the best apps for beginners to understand the night sky Outstanding simple prompt stake you to galaxies far away black holes and super nova Outstanding

- Inspirational

Have recommended this to many family and friends. Easy to use. Great info. Excellent presentation and nice calming music. Well done.

- Understanding the night sky

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

- Oh my god

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

- One of the best apps I own

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

- Perfect App

This app shows me the part of the universal and I feel that human beings are so tiny compared with the universal. I love this app.

- Brilliant!

Awesome app. Free and no ads. Easy to use, full of information. Turns me into an expert! Best app I've ever downloaded - get it, you won't regret it.

- Good but poor performance

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

- Fab

Excellent app, really interesting. Great learning tool for adults & children I enjoy showing it to people & seeing it peak their interest

- Fantastic!

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

- My favourite app

Can’t wait to share this with my son when he grows older.

- Superb, but would like to have specific notifications/reminders for meteor showers

As above

- Super

This app has expanded my knowledge and helps me realise space ain't just planets and garbage but that it's a life experience download best app

- A wonderful app

Whenever I open this app, I feel like I’m travelling to the stars.

- Amazing!

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

- Love!

Been obsessed with this beautifully designed app for awhile now 😊

- Fun & informative for kids & adults

I wish this was around when I was a kid!

- What is “ fall”

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!

- Cool app !

Skyguide lets you get up close and personal with the planets, stars, and constellations and alerts to cool Astro phenomena like iridium flares and meteorite showers.

- Needs tweaking for Southern Hemisphere

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.

- Superb!

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

- No app support

Have tried to contact support for this app, contacted multiple times with no reply. Compass has issues and doesn’t work, now notifications doesn’t work correctly. Not impressed.

- The best app

I do fully recommend it

- Amazing

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

- Very interesting

Great tool to investigate beyond our tiny planet called earth.

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- Diane Delisle, amateur

Fantastique, jamais application n'aura été plus pratique pour les curieux. Même, mon petit-fils de 4 ans s'émerveille!!

- #1

Best app ever for space and stars enthusiasts

- Qualité supérieure et vaut l’abonnement proposé

Enfin une application me permettant de ne rien manquer du ciel (mon ciel local évidemment) et de mieux gérer mon temps disponible pour mes activités d’observations et de photographie. Liens dynamiques avec la météo, la réalité locale. En temps nuageux, voyager virtuellement avec Supermassif (une carte du ciel profonde et détaillée proposée en option) remplace mes atlas 2000.0 Félicitations à l’équipe de conception pour la pertinence du résultat.


While the app looks beautiful it has trouble calibrating location. I contacted customer service and the response at first was good. They gave me some suggestions but when this did not work, my emails went unanswered. Particularly disappointing considering I was dealing with the co-founder. AUGUST 20 UPDATE - After my initial review the co-founder emailed me with some questions. Since then, absolutely no contact after a few weeks! UNFORTUNATELY THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A JOKE. At this point I will cancel my subscription.

- Great guide to the stars

Easy to use and so much information and tools for accessing the heavens

- The sky is falling

I love this app. It is bang on the money for being very accurate. I would recommend it for anyone who is interested in watching the sky

- START EM YOUNG kids love space

With help from your app and a new telescope grandkids even knowing plants , constellation or two Most of all , AUG meter shower at cottage made grandma a hero From 68 yrs to 3 yr old all hooked on SKYWATCH The amazement and enjoyment that my family and I have both had learning and watching this site over the years is unquestionably too hard to explain top rape start them young they love it they don’t want telescopes now

- Good

Very good

- Best for sky viewing

I love this app. Of all the sky viewing apps ( and there are a lot), this is the best. I’ve had it for a few years & still learning new things to do with it

- Some good stuff here

especially for offline use

- Lune

La Lune n’apparaît pas en temps réel. Elle n’y est pas du tout finalement.

- Très bien !

Élève la conscience sur ce que nous sommes ... !

- Amazing!!

Love this app!! Works across all my devices and works beautifully. Was worth every penny!

- Compass not working

Since iOS 14 update, camera would point towards canopus when I turn on my compass. Please fix. Thanks

- Iridium Flares

Amazing app no doubt about that. I don’t get anymore notifications for iridium flares. Is there a bug that needs to be fixed?

- Loved this app!

I love this app so much. It tells you all the stories about the constellations and helps you learn about the stars and informs you of many interesting pieces of information about everything in the sky. I was so pleasantly surprised. Very much worth the money. I also love the celestial calendar and news articles😍

- Amazing

As a huge nerd I’m so glad I bought this, I use it every night

- Feels like magic.

An app that anyone can use that truly feels magical.

- Great app. In love with it.

I love this app so much. It is so detailed and even shows light pollution maps for amateur astronomers.

- Great app

The best yet

- Neowise spotted and photographed

Amazingly easy and extremely useful friendly app, thanks Sky Guide❤️

- ????

Nothing in the sky is in the right spot. Paid for this piece of work. Downloaded a different app that a friend was using with success and now i’m actually able to line up my phone with the sky. Thanks for wasting my money.

- Parfait sauf...

L’application est géniale, par contre, si je cherche la lune qui est bien à l’évidence devant moi en vrai est à ma gauche sur l’écran....Grosse déception, même en allant avec le contrôle manuel 😞

- Worth it for any kind of user

The price for this app is justifiable for anyone that wants to be able to look up and quickly identify what star, planet, or any interstellar object they're looking it. The price is an absolute STEAL for anyone using this to find objects in a telescope or for astrophotography. The fact that this app works in the absence of any kind of internet connection is a godsend when identifying stars in remote locations. Whether you're in a city, in the country, using it to spot a planet, or using it to calibrate a telescope, it's got you covered.

- I love it

My only critique is I wish that it showed meteor showers and comets passing through

- Best App ever!!

I really love how this app is designed and how you can see what types of stars are out their and listening to the calming music makes it a great experience and this app is worth every cent!

- Excellent app Sky Guide

Sky guide is beautiful and very well detailed in it’s information about the planets,stars, satellites, comets, nebula’s , there are extras witch I believe should have been included in the app , rather than having to pay to watch the deep space video and other detailed video’s that should be included! Other than that it’s great fun for curious space enthusiasts who love to navigate through the stars! We should add a category for earth like planets, and keep updating the information based off of what new things we are learning about our sky Including anything that could have an impact on earth. It’s an interesting place for learning! Thank You

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- No Wonder It's Rated 5 Stars

Absolutely fantastic app for night sky gazing or just learning about stars, planets, galaxies, satellites and more. I spent over two hours with it upon first download and have barely scratched the surface. Along with everything else you'd expect you can scan the sky in gamma view, microwave view, ultraviolet frequency and others. Lots of great info on all sky objects and extremely easy to use. Very intuitive, nice help guide. Easily the best I've used on my iPad. My favourite option is the ability to either lock the gyroscope connection and use your finger to manually rotate E-W or Up-Dn Or unlock the gyroscope and point the iPad in any direction and ‘see’ the current celestial sky regardless of visibility. Excellent for understanding Altitude/Azimuth vs Right Ascension/Declination.


Honestly the best app for astronomy lovers, the app is very detailed, especially with the monthly subscription. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Lol. Love it, yas! 🌝✨

- Cool app

I love this app

- Love it

So easy to use and I’m learning so much, amazing app

- The Best...

I tried some star reachers, but this one is the best one.

- Love it

This is a very cool app and the background music make it so soothing to look at the sky at night

- Supermassive somewhat lacking

Supermassive addition is fantastic but I really wish deep sky objects would be visible in different wavelengths instead of just composites shown in visible light. The photos are out there and public domain. It would be super cool! I will say I have used every app and this is the best, even use it for work!

- Jean-Philippe

This is a wonderful application

- Look No Further... except in the sky

This app completely blew me away! I love it! It’s truly what I was looking for in an app. Accurate guidance into the sky. Extremely easy user interface - so you can scan through or search for exactly what you want. It even lets you sign up for alerts for when the ISS is approaching. I got the alert the other night and it was bang-on. Very detailed explanations on what to look for. And the areas that are visible are highlighted while the rest is faded. Very reliable and simple! Love this. And I did the paid version right away.

- Sky Guide. How deep do you want to go?

I enjoy this app so much! I love looking up at the sky and trying to imagine our path though the universe and how everything is moving along with us.

- Iridium flares

It’s sad that they do not have the iridium flares any longer. W always had a flare party

- Comment faire pour que siri me dise quelle etoile je vois

J’essaie de demander à siri de me dire quelle etoile je vise comme sur la photo et ca ne marche pas. Qu’est-ce que je dois faire pour que ca fonctionne.

- I love this app

It’s so cool when you have notifications turned on this app.My kids and I love it when we hear it.We now never miss when things like a full moon rise to when the International space station passes overhead.

- I love the tranquility

It’s too beautiful for words, please purchase and experience for yourself and your loved ones

- Amazing, just amazing!

I bought an iPad after after using This app to see the night sky in Australia. It is continuously showing me new things in Canada too!

- Look Up

As a child I couldn’t have imagined technology like this just love the universe above our heads with this App gives me nice guidance of our Creator. WE ARE ONE ☝️🌌❤️

- Love it

Great learning tool.

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- Been using this app since its creation

Sometimes in life we make a decision we always will cherish. Downloading this app is one of them for me. Best couple of dollars i have ever spent on an app. If you see the developer, wish him what he always wished his customers; Clear skies !

- The best

By far the best astronomy app. Spring for the deep sky objects. Absolutely beautiful.

- Troubles with AR

Love be this app, lots of great info and notifications. Can not get the AR to work for the life of me and in so, downgrading my rating. If this got fixed I’d be 5 star!

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- I've tried quite a few and this is the best!

I LOVE this app! I am hooked on looking for satellites!! I search almost every early morning and early evening and have learned so many more constellations because of it. There is so much information about ever star, object, galaxy, who discovered it, its name, stats...everything! You can have it alert you for your favorite events like the ISS flyover, meteor showers etc. so you never miss anything. By the way I only have the Free App and obviously love it!! I can't even imagine how cool the "Supermassive" version is...

- I feel small

As bizarre as it seems, looking out into the vast dark skies and seeing dots with more history than everything we’ve ever known is insane. I love being able to look outside and being able to see thing that I thought was just another star, be a freaking galaxy! Seeing the space station fly across the skies has become a regular routine I’ve had for quite some time now, and it doesn’t seem like that’s gonna stop anytime soon. This app is truly incredible, and is worth every penny, if not more.

- Best app purchase ever made

This app is crazy detailed offers a lot of fun stargazing tools like reminders so many objects are clickable with drop down information and even tells you when meteor showers in satellites will be passing overhead along with a reminder system The ancients knew better than us the things happening around our planet. Only reason anybody in the modern times knows anything is because of Google. This app actually makes it feel like it’s possible to re-grasp all of the things in our solar system in the relation of those objects to others Highly recommend

- Sky Guide

I only wish I had this app when I was a kid. This app is so overwhelmingly powerful and deep! I’ve had it for a year and I’m still amazed by it every time I use it. I may be their best salesman as I tell everyone about it. On my iPadpro it’s even more exciting to use. The absolute only thing I suggest is for the notification of unusual events be increased to maybe 15 minutes instead of 5. I miss stuff because of that. But still, the information content and user friendliness is enormous. Can’t believe it doesn’t cost a lot more. Fantastic.

- Gorgeous app, great developers

I’ve been using this app for about a month now, and can say without hesitation that this is the BEST sky guide I have found to date. The level of detail, the craftsmanship, the ease of use makes this a wonderful experience—particularly with my young child and astronomy-related projects. I installed the supermassive add on, and it it amazing. The developers have been fast with responses to my questions, and when I thought the app was not functioning exactly correctly, I discovered that not only was it working exactly correctly, but in an intuitive way. The ISS went over my home last night, and I was surprised not to see it. After an email inquiry, I learned that the app shows the relative brightness while the satellite can be seen, and fades out the satellite when no longer sunlit. I backed out the time to last night and was blown away by how it works so well. Amazing work!

- Very informative, Offline use & BEAUTIFUL

Buying this app has been a purchase worth every cent. From tracking satellites to finding cluster, this app has it all. The night-time mode is easy on the eyes and great when you’re trying to keep your eyes dilated for the stars. I thoroughly enjoy the tidbits of information it gives on meteor showers (of course for everything else too). It’s a jam-packed tool at your disposal and I recommend this to anyone from beginners to experts. I’m no expert but using this app makes you become one. Amazing product 🙌🏻

- 💜🖤💙🔭🌙⭐️🌍

I love using this app, me and my family are always looking at the sky, we have a telescope, so instead of having to bring the telescope out of the house, set it to the right spot to see a star, moon, or a planet i can just take out my phone and go on this app. Although i would give it 5 stars but the constitutions annoy me, there is these big pictures that are in the way of me seeing Mars or Jupiter and i want to see Mars or Jupiter! Anyway thats all i want to say. I would recommend this app if your thinking about getting it!

- Tried them all!

I've had a sky viewing app on my phone since that was even a thing you could do, I've tried countless different ones and the moment I discovered Sky Guide it was over for all the others. It's one of my favorite apps!! It's accurate, well designed, works smoothly and intuitively, and gives excellent information. The visuals make so much sense with what you see in real time. I'd give it a higher rating if I could! This is the best and only sky/star viewing app you'll ever want or need, trust me!!

- My time with Sky Guide

This app has helped me see the universe in a vast new way that I could never imagined before. Not only has it given me more knowledge on our beautiful universe, it also gave me some of the best memories star gazing with my friends. So I would 100% recommend this app because it not only will give you reliable knowledge on the topic it is based in, but will also make memories that will last a life time. Also it’s has some of the best music from any app just felt like putting that out there. I’m done now.

- Awesome app!!!

This was the first time I have ever paid for an app, but it is 100% worth it! It gives you information on stars, planets, and more! Because I have a magnet case on my iPad, it doesn’t work on compass mode, but it works with amazing accuracy on my iPhone! On Wednesday April 22, 2020, around 5am I got to see a meteor shower, with the help of this app. This was my first time seeing a meteor shower, and the app gave me all the information I needed. It also was amazingly accurate! This app definitely earns 5 stars! I would give it more if I could!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

- People rise!

I love being notified of when the international space station is about to pass over-head in the night sky. It is the thing my childhood dreams were made of back in the 1970’s. On our evening walks, it is cool to get notified to look up and see an iridium satellite flare. I appreciate the red night screen that protects our night vision when using this app out in the field with our telescopes. The back ground music is beautiful. I appreciate everything about this app. I still have much to discover.

- Unhappy

UPDATE! I was able to open the app and viewed the ISS tonight. Not sure why it wouldn’t work before as I didn’t do anything different. Thanks for your concern. This was the very first app I purchased when I bought my iPad. Love all your improvements. So disappointed that I can no longer use an app I purchased because my phone is the 5se. It still works on my old iPad that is too old to upgrade to ios11. What gives? Hope you can find a solution for the many people who can't afford a new phone.

- Amateur star gazer

Just started using this app last night. I often look to the sky w amazement and wish I had more knowledge to understand the universe. This app outlines all the constellations showing the stars and objects they represent. I’m not a fan of the Greek mythology coordinated w stars but I appreciate the knowledge I get from the app. I could never remember which planet that was you could see at times. Come to find out there’s several planets, often mistaken for stars, that can be seen at different times. So far so cool.

- Incredibly informative, functional, fun and immersive.

I could (and often have) gotten lost in this app for more than an hour, and I mean that in a good way. As an astrophotographer, I use this app primarily to see where the Milky Way will be and where the moon will be in relation, but it was also a huge asset in shooting the total eclipse in August. I love playing around in the app and learning about what's out there. I recommend this app to all my friends who are getting into astrophotography. I wouldn't trade it for anything else!

- Well worth it

This app is INCREDIBLE. I’ve always loved stargazing, but I felt a little lost when I looked at the sky, and now that I live in a big city, I can’t see hardly any of the familiar constellations at all, so the AR overlay is super cool. I took this app with me this weekend when I went to a Level 6 Dark Sky Zone, and I felt like I was in a planetarium the way this app guided me wherever I wanted in the sky. The sheer amount of knowledge imparted to the user any time you tap on ANY star or planet or object in the sky is impressive as heck. I love this app so much!!

- Looks great and reasons for next update.

This is a great stargazing app to see all of the planets , gas giants ,ice giants and more and however I’m confused because 2018VG18 is planet 9 and that it could be better if you renamed from 2018VG18 to planet 9 and “2018VG18” is confusing me too much reason 1 . also I want to see the other planets surface besides earth because i wanna see what the other planets look like too reason 2. And that the magnitudes looks a little similar and that i want these 2 reasons to be in the next update!

- Awesome App

I have used this app for about two years. Watched the ISS in Florida, Oman and the Netherlands Antilles. Discovered the existence of Iridium flares and now am so sorry I didn’t know about them until Sky Guide showed me!! The app works (not buggy) and has an appealing, intuitive and really beautiful interface. I asked their support team a question- and received a prompt and helpful reply. There is so much out there we “notice” but don’t really see! It has informative links if you want to learn more. Sky Guide is home run.

- Mind = Blown

A friend of mine suggested this app, and I’m a penny pincher, so the three bucks made my finger quiver at purchase. But to my surprise, this app was insane! It wasn’t some dinky “this is a star” type of app, but it enables the user to pin point the exact position of every star and constellation. I was so blown away by the AR mode that I couldn’t put my phone down. Being able to find the close stars and the planets was a great educational tool for my kids as well. This was probably the best three bucks I have ever spent on an app!

- Love the app, but feels like it needs something

This is a well thought-out app and I like how people that are interested in the cosmos (like me) are able to explore the curiosity that we have. One suggestion that I have is the ability to match your star brightness to the light population that is in your area. I believe this would make finding stars in your true light level easier to match the sky; however, I see this feature as a On/Off option.

- Very cool app...Highly recommend!

This is definitely one of the coolest and most informative apps I have downloaded yet. The graphic are absolutely stunning and it has easy navigation that anyone can use. I’d definitely recommend this to anybody with interests in astrology or astrophysics. The only recommendation I would have for the makers is to add more deep space objects in the future. It is very interesting to see the different galaxies, but there could definitely be more added to enhance it. Other than that, it is the perfect sky app for both amateurs and professionals.

- Great app but found bug

Found a bug. Hopefully not intentional feature of the app. When you set a time manually in the app the visibility function give you “sets at” time for your current time and not the manually set time. It would be great if the set time would sync with the manually set time. I use this app to plan my astrophotography targets in advance and that would be a very useful function. Additionally being able to filter by when an object is at or closest to zenith each night would super helpful. Thanks for the great app!

- 5 Stars for functionality but... Recent AR Issue

AR stopped working on my 6s Plus after the latest iOS update. It worked fine with 11.0 but either 11.0.1 or 11.0.2 killed it. I just installed the most recent update for the app and it didn’t solve the problem. Please fix soon. UPDATE: Thanks for getting back with me. After turning Compass Calibration back on under Settings>Privacy>Location Services>System Services, all is well. Not sure why this affected AR but it works now.

- Dark Sky Finder

I selected this app specifically for the integrated dark sky finder. My understanding was to really enjoy stargazing, one must be in a “dark sky” location. So, my first move was to locate a dark sky area near me but the feature was not readily accessible. I had to email fir support. However, support was excellent as I got a response within hours. I really appreciated that. I would have given 5 stars if only they would make the dark sky locator accessible from the home page. I would still recommend this app to everyone.

- The wonders of the universe

I’ve been using this app for years now. I love to sit in my backyard on a starry night and use this app to look around the sky and identify everything I see. It really makes me feel a sense of wonder. The interface is thoughtfully designed. I love reading the monthly summaries of what to look for. Because of this app I’ve seen so many meteor showers and planets that I would have missed otherwise. Being able to pick out Saturn or Jupiter is just the coolest thing!

- So cool!

I love night sky gazing and obviously I recognize the moon, but not much else. On a recent early morning, there was a bright star??? just beneath a quarter moon. Even lower to the horizon was an even brighter and larger object, which I guessed was Venus. Sky Guide confirmed it was Venus and right below the moon was Jupiter. It also outlined constellations. When I returned to the house, I found it worked inside! And pointing my phone towards the ground showed me what people on the other side of the world were seeing in their sky! How cool is this!

- Amazing!!!

This app has surely been a pleasure to have, for it has features that are truly amazing, from the name of a star to the name of constellations, from the information of the Sun to information of far away celestial bodies. This app has made everyday star gazing a simple task; there are barely any flaws within the application. Please update regularly, so that the app can be so much better: I can’t find any common flaw, therefore I can’t help with making the app more satisfying. Thank you!

- The best app

This is the best app you can find in the app store. I have subscription for a year and it’s wonderful worth every penny, my only complain is the compass you have to calibrate it almost always it is never accurate. After you calibrate the compass you close and reopen the app and it still needs calibration which is really annoying. I’ve tried it on 2 different iPhones and on my iPad it is never accurate you have to calibrate it every single time.

- Beautiful

This is a very beautiful and very well made interactive map of the sky. It is nice to know more about constellations and a few I’ve never heard of. I like being able to track Satellites and being able to search for what I want to see. Just one thing I would like to be able to see is Sputnik 1 it would be nice to be able to track and see the first satellite. I would like to be able to track the satellite and see it trough my Telescope.

- Look no further

For anyone that truly wants to learn about our night sky, this truly is the app for you. Although it isn’t free, you DEFINITELY get what you pay for. Although I am not an astronomer, I can say I know a little bit more than the average person when it comes to knowledge about stars and constellations. It’s the perfect way to plan star gazing nights and it’s a great tool to help find different points in the night sky for you to use a telescope.


I absolutely LOVE this app however, I haven’t received a single notification since signing up for Supermassive! I have reached out to the company via email on 3 separate occasions to see if I can get some help and haven’t received a single reply. I eventually unsubscribed from supermassive (would like to redownload again if I can get some help) because I found it frustrating that I was paying for it and not receiving notifications. I would receive notifications before signing up for Supermassive and I have always had my notifications turned on. Please help

- The best stargazing app you’ll find. Bar none.

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.

- Compass not working.

Not only is the compass completely off, there’s no way to recalibrate! And the manual coordinates are a waste as well. The purpose of the app is to work with ease..I should have to figure out my coordinates in google and put them into the app just so they can work. This is a waste of money and I should have done my research before buying. I’ve also looked at the other 1 star reviews and no I’m not using a magnetic case. A regular leather case from Apple and I even took that off. This need to be fixed ASAP! I’m only giving two stars because I really enjoy the Greek mythology but I’m sure other apps can do that as well. Ugh

- Ruminating? Depressed? Star Gaze!

Unfortunately, I’ve battled depression since my teens, but early this year, my counselor suggested the way my mind ruminates over real and perceived issues, I was making myself more and more depressed. The most troubling time for me was taking my dog for a long walk late at night. I thought about every bad thing that had happened and was likely to ever happen! Then I started walking with my Sky Guide app in hand. Rather than focusing on all the bad, I was able to stay in the moment and truly appreciate the beauty of the sky. The change for my life has been profound! My mind is clearer, and my mood is much happier and More content! I am convinced the Sky guide App has been a major contributor to the quality of my life, and it may have been a part of saving my life. Thank you...

- Better than rival apps

I'm not a huge fan of apps that present you with a tutorial on the first launch and I feel the same way about Sky Guide. While there is a massive amount of information in Sky Guide (it uses over 37,000 exclusive photos to present the sky to you), the app is built in a way that it's very intuitive to use from the start. I get why companies insist on doing a tutorial at first launch, but I just think they're rarely needed.

- Wonderful for all ages

A friend introduced me to this app. I use it when I’m at our lake home in Michigan. One evening, our son who lives in Germany called us to say he and the family were sleeping behind their house outside in a tent. (Can’t travel during the pandemic). His 5 & 7 year old girls were getting bored. I suggested this app. WONDERFUL! They were fascinated with the stars & constellations and loaded with questions the next day. Who knows? One of my granddaughters might be an astronaut? Thanks

- Fun AND informative

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/ point in trying to see the space station at 5:28a.m when it’s overcast. Excellent tool for sky watching!

- SpaceShot

My wife and some of my friends think I’m a spaceshot and I don’t care at all. This app is the best thing since sliced bread. I get an alert when the ISS is flying over and run outside to watch it ( winter and summer) and drag along anyone that’s with me. I’ve always been curious about the night sky and with this app it has opened up a new “world” for me. I shouldn’t say this but I would have paid 10 times more to use it. Thanks for such a great learning tool. Steve McDonald. 42* North

- My Favorite App

We all have favorite Apps. Mine is Sky Guide. It does an absolute first rate job of helping me identify stars, planets and satellites when we take our evening walk. With Sky Guide, you will be notified of ISS or other satellite passes with 5 minutes advance warning. You will be able to identify stars and planets instantly, and with a touch dive into the database for in depth information. It is such a joy. I guarantee that it will not become part of your App clutter.. you will use it!

- The best astrology app on this planet

If someone says me what’s your reason to buy an iPhone? I would show them this application. What a relaxing way to see and explore what’s present in your Galaxy. I have tried using other applications as well but no other app comes near the sky guide. I’m totally in love with this application. One thing I would mention is that the other things present in this app like satellites should be free. Else this app is just a master piece.

- Love it...but music and sound isn’t working.

I’ve been using this app for a while, and my children and I loved it. However, the music and sound has stopped working recently. Is anyone else having issues with this? I went through all of the troubleshooting suggestions and still no sound. The audio really enhances the experience of using the app and I would really like to get it back. Any suggestions?

- Absolutely amazing

I NEVER write reviews. This is the first one I’ve ever sent, and this app deserves it. If it wasn’t for this app, I wouldn’t have gotten into astronomy, which is now my favorite hobby. It’s easy to use and simple, but goes into detail when you look for it. It shows the time that objects rise and set which is very useful for me. This review sounds sponsored or something, but it’s honestly not, I’m just impressed. Definitely worth your money.

- Great stargazing companion!

I’ve had this app for years and it never fails to disappoint. My wife and I go on walks every evening and we always like to look up and see what is in the sky. I’ve also found it very useful with friends while sitting around the campfire. The gyroscopic features helps identify what is in the sky, and the search features tell me where to look. It’s really an excellent app that is simple to use and understand.

- Problematic

Thought it was great at first. Got notification to view ISS and it was perfect, got to see it for over 10 seconds. Then again on another night. Then tonight I received notification to view it in 5 minutes as before. But this time it sent me to the wrong side of the house. I searched in vain for the menu, which was nowhere to be found, so I could manually search for the ISS. After several minutes finally found the menu and discovered the ISS was 180 degrees away and now below a ridge line. Never had a problem finding the menu prior to tonight when I needed it quickly.

- Literally the best

i never EVER write reviews for anything, like even if i don’t like something... so this is a big deal for me. this app is truly the best... i really cannot express how much it has taught me and how beautiful it is overall. truly a job well done and worth WAY more than what they are selling it for. i wish i could personally thank the people that made this app. i’ve had this app for years and have never grown tired of it. wow.

- Best Stargazing app period.

It’s simply amazing how clean and fun this app is; The quality is top notch and new things are added all the time! I use this app for my astrophotography to show future astronomical events and where to point my camera. It’s fun to explore especially if you get the supermassive update and even without the update it comes with so many cool little things to play with, it would be to hard to type it all out.

- Stars, stars, STARS!!

This was the only app I have bought rn in a long time but it is well worth the money. I’m not a super Astro snob it I am an avid camper and love heading out to the desert to see the clear sky away from LA/SD. It’s a fun app to track and see where a planet is or if you’re not sure what that big bright thing is in the sky, you can aim the app at it, figure out if it’s a star,planet or galaxy and pass it around the campfire to others to enjoy! Get it!!

- Amazing!

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!

- Needs telescope goto

I have 20 or so Astro apps. I deleted most and use skysafari pro now. It’s best for viewing and I can tap a target and my telescope will point at the target. On the other hand it’s a lot higher priced than this app. So for the price this may be a better value? If your viewing with out a telescope this is an awesome app I had to buy it. I will try the 20 a year upgrade but really for me it needs telescope goto. :-( I stumbled into the filters in this app. Very cool. I shoot most ha and OIii. The ha is neat but appears soft (out of focus) to bad you have to use a soft deep sky survey. The satillite tracking looks awesome. Very well done for the price. I’d love to see a pro upgrade with more tools for Astro imagers I’m torn on rating because it’s 5 stars for the price. But four or three stars in features. Still I recommend you get it if on the fence!!!

- Excellent

It's a joy to have so much info through this app. I've written to the founders of this app and I've received responses from them within a 24 hour period and sometimes sooner. Always pleasant. Thank you!! I live in a rural area and when there is notification of Skylab or a sky event going on, I take notice. I appreciate the ability to switch to red so that reading info and looking at the sky is not impaired.

- AR not working?

I know that Saturn is supposed to be more visible for a bit starting tonight and was hoping to use sky guide to help me find where it was a little easier. However, when I was using it to look at the sky in AR mode, it said that the moon was in a completely different direction than it actually was. Where I was facing was where it was supposed to be according to the app, but it was actually directly behind me, I could see it very clearly. Is this something that can be fixed within the app or does it not take a different time zones into consideration or something?

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Sky Guide (Version 8.1.9) Install & Download

The applications Sky Guide was published in the category Reference on 2013-05-06 and was developed by Fifth Star Labs LLC [Developer ID: 451087546]. This application file size is 221.92 MB. Sky Guide - Reference app posted on 2020-07-11 current version is 8.1.9 and works well on IOS 12.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.fifthstarlabs.skyguide

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