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Sky Guide makes stargazing simple. Just hold it overhead to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. With so many fun and powerful features, there is something for all ages and experience levels!

Is it a star or the planet Mars? Knowing what's up in your night sky is now effortless with Sky Guide. Hold your iPhone or iPad up and Sky Guide automatically aligns itself to the stars above you—no setup required.

Have you ever wished you could recognize the constellations but didn't want to study those paper star charts? Sky Guide's augmented reality (AR) mode makes learning your way around the sky clear and effortless.

Whether you're in search of the constellation Virgo, the Andromeda Galaxy or the next big meteor shower, Sky Guide is jam-packed with information and rich graphics that will satisfy the most curious minds.

Voyage to the past and future with cinematic time controls. Know where the Moon will be later in the evening so you can capture that perfect photo. See what the sky looked like the moment you were born or be an eyewitness to history's greatest comets.

It's a star! It's a plane! No, it's a satellite! Sky Guide features hundreds of bright satellites for you to identify and track. You can also receive notifications whenever the International Space Station flies over your location.

Use Sky Guide anywhere—on your evening dog walk, camping trips or in the classroom. The app works with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go.

Additional Features:

- Huge stellar catalog: 2.5 million stars!

- Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders.

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

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

- Apple Watch: Sky Guide can send you a notification when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location, like when the International Space Station is due to fly over. You can also keep tabs on the latest solar activity or add our super-accurate Moon Complication to your Apple Watch face.

Optional Features:

- Sky Guide SUPERMASSIVE. This extensive add-on gives you access to incredible high definition zooming, 680× larger star and deep sky catalogs, and exclusive cinematic tours. SUPERMASSIVE includes a free two-week trial followed by an auto-renewing annual subscription. (See In-App Purchases section for the price available in your country. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your account settings after purchase.) Terms of use:

Join the millions who have discovered a more personal connection to the stars with Sky Guide. It might forever change the way you look up.

Sky Guide App Description & Overview

The applications Sky Guide was published in the category Reference on 2013-05-06 and was developed by Fifth Star Labs LLC. The file size is 229.85 MB. The current version is 7.0.1 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

Added Siri Shortcuts to main menu. New in 7.0:
Our biggest update ever! Support for iOS 12 and much more...
+ Featured: If it's worth knowing about, you're sure to find it in Featured, a curated collection of in-depth news, stories, reviews, tips and more. You may not see stars every night but there's always something to see in Sky Guide.

+ Calendar: From supermoons to solar eclipses, planetary alignments, meteor showers and more, you’ll know well in advance when something is about to happen. Plus, events are filtered to your location so you’ll never be let down by an event that was not visible to you in the first place.

+ Tonight: View the evening agenda, all in one place. Tonight is the first item in your Calendar and provides a detailed summary of visible planets, stargazing weather conditions, satellite passes and a handy light pollution map that lets you check conditions at home or your favorite observing site.

+ Siri Shortcuts: “Hey Siri, what star is that?”
Identifying something in the sky is now quicker than ever. With Shortcuts available in iOS 12 you can simply point your iPhone at a bright star, planet or satellite in the sky, say your preferred Shortcut phrase like “What star is that?” and Siri will tap into Sky Guide, identifying the object from your homescreen—no app launch required.

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Sky Guide Reviews


Love this app  dicebtra  5 star

You can see the stars ⭐️ and all of the stuff in the world 🌍 .⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️love this app.


Lost in space  Eeegaads  5 star

I must be missing something as it doesn’t work at all. Compass on sends me to the other side of the earth...with the compass off, sometimes I can move around the sky but most times I can not. Does not do anything when holding my phone up to tonight’s full moon. Update: thanks to the developer for asking if my phone case is magnetic. Yes it is, took it off and holy cow Batman! Thanks!!


Tabassom  tabasson  5 star

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Stephen Macon

Excellent App!!  Stephen Macon  5 star

I recommend this app to everyone that has a desire to know about the cosmos. There are x-ray settings that show the positions of different constellations. And the explanation of the Stars, planetary bodies, & space craft, are spot on.


Sounds  no12356853267  2 star

Don’t need the music I prefer my own


Ny fav app  Lryuoix  5 star

Worth it


Best use of screen time  Frigginbob1738  5 star

Technology that provides a useful purpose and facilitated the wonder of sky. Great job, Love it!

Choctaw Joe

Sky view  Choctaw Joe  5 star

This satisfies my love of the night sky and allows me to actually know what I’m seeing. Gratification. Thanks.


See the Solar System  Cologniac  5 star

It’s extremely cool, easy and impressive. Must have app for science geeks.


Amazing  Zdcgb295  5 star

Love it


Fantastic!  Jayguitars  5 star

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


The best astronomy app on iOS by far  amxruf  5 star

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


Super app  GamjaTheCat  5 star

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


Totally awesome  Twmistress  5 star

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


Opening my eyes to the galaxy  ecka23  5 star

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


Astounding!  Motchy94  5 star

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

Ross from Australia

Needs tweaking for Southern Hemisphere  Ross from Australia  3 star

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

Joe Heralds

Superb!  Joe Heralds  5 star

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


Amazing  BJH318  5 star

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

roundball johnny

Terrific stargazing tool.  roundball johnny  5 star

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

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Star guide review  bmc rum  5 star

Love this app always found wonder looking in the night sky. Took astronomy in college overall great app.


Super fun app.  moneyCuz  5 star

Kids love it too. Thanks for making it!


Amazing  roboakster  5 star

I love this app. Developers are continually improving. Just buy it and support them you won’t be disappointed...


My Favorite APP!  alshutup  5 star

This is the coolest app EVER! We just watched the International Space Station traverse the sky!


Seeing Stars  64mustanggirl  5 star

I simply love this app. Always been fascinated with space in general and it's awesome to be able to finally know what I'm looking at when checking out the stars. You can see where the International Space Station and other satellites are with the naked eye and it will track it across the sky so you know where to look when its passing by.


Very good APP!  Zhou0227  5 star

I’m from China,that’s a very good APP,thank you very much!

Charming rogue

100x Better  Charming rogue  5 star

Sky Guide was already great. It’s 100x better with iOS 12!


Want to see a shooting star?  Steve196  5 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.


The new update is a game changer  pijinpuup  5 star

Before the update, I used this app only for seeing what stars I need to find to align my telescope. Now, it has so many nice things. It tells you upcoming events, like eclipses, meteor showers or when the moon comes apparently close to a planet or star. It also shows weather and light pollution in great detail. Money well spent.

(: ME :)

Incredible  (: ME :)  5 star

The best app on my iPhone. And now the best app that offers the best Siri shortcut. Incredible.

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