Sky Guide AR

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A star app has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels!

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 interactive experience makes learning your way around the sky intuitive and fun.

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 or 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. Sky Guide works with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go.

Additional Features:

- 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.

- 3D Touch: Peek and Pop previews of articles from Search. Quick actions from home screen app icon.

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

- Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders (now enhanced with 3D Touch).

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

- Huge stellar catalog: 2.5 million stars!

Optional Features:

- Sky Guide SUPERMASSIVE. This extensive add-on gives you access to incredible high definition zooming, 50× 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.)

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 AR App Description & Overview

The applications Sky Guide AR was published in the category Reference on 2013-05-06 and was developed by Fifth Star Labs LLC. The file size is 210.92 MB. The current version is 6.6 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

What's that twinkle moving slowly across the sky? It's a few gifts for you this holiday season...
+ Added Voyager 1 and 2 so you can see where they are now or any time in the past
+ Custom satellite notification times! 5 minutes advance notice was not ideal for everyone. Now you can specify how much time is right for you. (Go to Main Menu > Notifications > Satellite Passes)
+ Added Fox-1B amateur radio satellite (RadFXSat AO-91)
+ Added 3200 Phaethon, the parent body of the Geminids meteor shower

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Sky Guide AR Reviews


Review  Elay555  5 star



Beautifully Touching  Arinmon  5 star

This app is seriously stunning and sets high standards for all other VR and astronomy apps- it’s breathtakingly beautiful and equipped with everything you need to start your journey across the stars- even if it’s only for a few minutes whenever the mood suits you. I love that I can alter the time and speed of the skies and how I can favorite stars and galaxies (and anything else) I want to come back to later. The reminders and notifications of events are also wonderful. The information provided for each star, planet, and radio/satellite is spectacular! It’s a gold mine of entertainment for children and it can fascinate other adults just as much. At first I was just pleased with just the graphics and the novelty, but after finding out about lunar libration and why we never see the dark side of the moon- I couldn’t help but spend an hour reading about it until I finally made sense of it all- I was so blown away. I don’t even know why- I just think it’s so amazing. When I saw the first galaxy in the sky I couldn’t even believe it was a galaxy- I thought it was a star- yet it was this amazing and stunning collection of life laid out in black, like a spiral of diamonds. Looking at it with this app made me feel so small- and I mean that in the best of ways. It gave me a sense of excitement for the unknown and instilled the once-lost wonder of knowing there’s so much more in existence than what’s here on earth. It really puts things in perspective. Simply amazing.

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Coyote shot  coyote shot  5 star

I really enjoy looking up at the night sky, this app informs me when the good stuff flys by. Good job. Worth every penny.


My favorite  Secnola  5 star

This SkyGuide is my favorite space app by far!!!! In fact, it's probably my favorite app on my pad!!!!! Cheers to SkyGuide, it's notifications, education, guidance, and MUCH MUCH more!!!!


Absolutely the best  Kenah60  5 star

This app is amazing, very informative. Highly recommended.


App review  Pat&  4 star

I am speechless of this app


Dope  dockery96  5 star



Beautiful constellations mapping  ErnestNY  5 star

I use the app every night and I always enjoy the beautiful constellations mapping. Well done! Highly recommend. A++


Amazing, but there’s one tiny bug  Libe116  5 star

The app itself it’s amazing, I love it to death but there’s a tiny bug that whenever I try to add something to my favorites, the app crashes, that’s all the complaint I have, the rest? Super amazing, really deserve that 5 star rating.


Great app  Maltastar  5 star

Easy to identify sky objects when sitting outside at night


Awesome  Lious50  5 star

The universe in an entirely new way


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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