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

Gary Zaboss

11111111  Gary Zaboss  5 star

Excellent, 5 stars


What I think about this app  hollyjcksn  4 star

This app help me relax and let me think about my life and learn about planets, stars, and galaxy's.

hartung pimms

Good stuff !  hartung pimms  5 star

This app provides the best scientific information and mythological imagery for free that i’ve found of yet!


Gorgeous app, great developers  EdPilot  5 star

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!


Great app  DonfromCass  5 star

Beautiful easy to use app. Brings the universe, past, present or future right to you anytime you want.


So handy!  Dreamliss  5 star

I love this makes learning the constellations so much easier! Very relaxing too.


Great App  Over726  5 star

I would recommend downloading it for road trips. There is just something about driving cross country and looking up at the stars while at rest stops, and of course your gonna wanna know what your looking at.


Excellent  Intern4tional  5 star

Well worth the investment as long as you have cell service.


So helpful for getting to know the stories  Shubit  5 star



Need to add SpaceX\Tesla Starman  razemfrazem  4 star

Please find a way add Starman to your guide. That Tesla in space is the Bomb.


AMAZING so worth it  BOSS192837  5 star

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

A ww1 ace

Can't think of a way this app can be improved!  A ww1 ace  5 star

Although I only paid $4.49 it has features even $30 astronomy apps don't have such as filters and REAL photos pieced together in a collage 360 of the sky instead of crappy CGI like many others. Sky guide has a quick start guide and a help/troubleshooting guide in the app itself so if you are camping with no internet there is no need to panic. Whenever changes, minor or major are made, they are clearly described so you know all about it. Another awesome thing is the filters. You see the night sky very differently in other wavelengths! The andromeda galaxy looks extremely different in Hydrogen alpha or infrared. Don't forget to check out the Orion Nebula in ultraviolet and Centaurus A in radio waves. 3D planets are good too, the developer seems to have completely replaced their old app with this. I can spin Jupiter upside down, see what Uranus looked like before it spun on its side. There is now a lot more info about their characteristics, location in the sky and rise and set times have been added. You can zoom in super far on Saturn and the other planets, even Jupiters largest moons are added! I use Sky guide on my iPad and iPhone and whenever I find something interesting in the sky in my telescope, I put Sky guide on the front of the telescope and zoom in. It instantly tells me what star/planet etc, I'm looking at. The today widget is awesome too, you can view rise and set times for the sun and planets right there in your notification centre. The Apple Watch app is very useful, it shows the upcoming events (Eclipses, comets, satellite passes) right there on my Apple Watch. The developers reply to your suggestions and feedback you send to them and actually add your suggestions. Sky guide works perfect without any subscription, but for the price of one month of Spotify Premium, you get a full year of superzoom and 100 times more objects and stars. The developers also respond within 48hrs if you contact them via their website and they add many features you request and patch bugs. The support is wonderful but seeing how cheap this app was it's just amazing. UPDATE 6.5 NOTE: The new Augmented Reality is awesome. The developers are really updating this app to keep it the very best of the very best.


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This is amazing  masterman248  5 star

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.


Cool app !  lotusphotographic  5 star

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.


Fab  earthy101  5 star

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

Happy to be a gamer

Best app ever, and thank you for adding AR mode  Happy to be a gamer  5 star

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!)😄😄😄


Well worth it!  PavKR  5 star

This app is awesome :)


Review  RAV24  4 star

It helps locate all the stars and constellations. Sincerely Callum.


Perfect App  睡醒的鱼  5 star

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.


Gucci  RAININGTHUNDER7  5 star


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NirNana  ניר מלכה  1 star

If I won’t keep the subscription can i stop paying? BTW I like that app so Beautiful and interesting


Incredible  Vaultdweller493  5 star

Easily the best star viewing application on iOS right now. Definitely worth the one time purchase because it will keep you coming back to learn new things. The rate of accuracy is incredible when I go out and see things in real life whether it’s using a microscope or just with my eyes. Definitely a must have for anyone who loves space or looking at the stars!


Filter on brightness!  Dogson123  2 star

I can’t see most of the Sats you list. Let us filter on magnitude! Like min 0.0... geez is it that hard? Also, for iridium flares, show us the current time in seconds on screen.


3 girls under TN skies  mrgodsgirl  5 star

Love it! My friends are jealous. I have had this app for about 3 years and have loved it since day 1.


Otherworldly!  wifemagick  5 star

The best!


Great App!  Bizzco  5 star

I have learned so much about the Sky since I got this app

Sarah and Gretchen

Great Experiences  Sarah and Gretchen  5 star

Sky Guide is s great way to learn more about outer space. Whenever I’m having a night walk, and I’m looking at the stars, Sky Guide is always right there. Experiences


Amazing technology  Nomo1956  5 star

This is a great App. You can explore the night sky for all the planets, space junk, and actually go back in time to see the past in the night sky.

Wish all

What’s up there??  Wish all  5 star

What fun to quickly zero in on constellations, stars, planets ! So easy to then pick things out with the naked eye or help with a telescope. This is so helpful to find the space station coming so you can then see it quickly. Kids love it as a learning tool. Never have had any problems technically.


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.

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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