Sky Guide

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

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 212.14 MB. The current version is 6.7.1 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Bug fixes

New in 6.7
+ Enabled higher resolution camera in AR mode
+ Added the Tesla Roadster launched in February by SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket
+ Added three comets that will be observable later this year
+ Added new amateur radio satellite AO-92 and de-orbited Tiangong-1
+ New for SUPERMASSIVE subscribers: 1.7 billion stars now in your pocket! This is the latest star catalog from the European Space Agency's groundbreaking Gaia mission. When you launch Sky Guide the new catalog will download and replace the old catalog. No additional storage is required since the additional stars are streamed from a server.
We find it hard to believe that it has now been five years since Sky Guide debuted on the App Store! To all those who have had moments under the stars with Sky Guide, THANK YOU, and we hope you continue to spread the word to those who have not yet caught the stargazing fever! -Nick and Chris

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Sky Guide Reviews


Could Not Get AR to work  Fonkydisciple  1 star

A friend recommended this to me and I immediately bought it. Tried everything but could not get AR to work. Was very bummed and the support was not much help. Simple explanations hat I followed but still nothing.


Amazingly cool!!!  BLF500  5 star

I love this app!! So neat to see the stars and planets and be able to click on them for more info. And you can see through the Earth! What?!


Use to be better  Mjtoker95  3 star

I like all the new features but for some reason the compass doesn’t work I have to manually move it and it’s a pain more so cause I paid for this app


Tay  MantiMatter  5 star


Pittsburgh Jackson Family

Beautiful App  Pittsburgh Jackson Family  5 star

My buddy was showing me this other free star finder app and came across this one. I immediately noticed the reviews and decided to take the chance and am extremely happy I did. Beautiful design and an app I can share with my kids for them to learn about the solar system.


Unlock the night sky  Rich🙌  5 star

Most awesome app👏


Awesome app!  TheFirstFace  5 star

I was shown this by my sister, she got the lite version, I got the full. It really is worth paying for the full version. You can look at constellations, stars, and my favorite part, you can track orbiting objects, such as the ISS.


The ONLY app I have ever paid for.  OBX2LAX  5 star

Well worth the money for what you get. LOVE the alerts when something is happening outside. My kids are so excited about space and we always try and see ISS flyovers. Well done.

I'm a speck of dust!

This universe is so awesome!  I'm a speck of dust!  5 star


Heidi PT

Amazing  Heidi PT  5 star

This app is amazing!


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.

Balvant Narotam Patel

Mr BP  Balvant Narotam Patel  5 star

Great app must say. I really use it. Watching skies Ect.


Marvelous: cosmic experience on your phone  DamianDR  4 star

A combination of sheer poetic beauty and incredible detail: whenever I use this app I'm blown away. A planetarium in your pocket: how cool is that?


Absolutely amazing  Gabrg3  5 star

I've been using SkyGuide for a few years now, and more and more find myself opening it up just to get a 'snap shot' of something I see in the skies... Love it

Natasha's ipad

Amazing app!  Natasha's ipad  5 star

Love it! Can play on it for hours. It's very educational


Excellent  Thimmanah  5 star



Love this app  DracovonHellsing  5 star

Best star app ever!


A truly fantastic app!  RickB773  5 star

One of the best apps available for the iPhone! Fantastic performance and graphics coupled with the most beautifully designed user interface to show off our night sky.. Fantastically coupled with the phone's motion sensors for terrific tracking of the night sky. This app can teach the user so many things about the night sky and it does so beautifully! Truly deserves an installation onto everyones phone!


Mr  ChrisWadd  4 star

Love this App


Astronomy made easy  Rigadin45*  5 star

A great app that is so easy to use and so informative. Highly recommended.


Mr  Bennetjf  5 star

Best app ever

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