Sky Guide 4+

Star gaze constellation finder

Fifth Star Labs LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Bring the beauty of the stars down to Earth. Hold Sky Guide® overhead to automatically identify any star, constellation, planet or satellite! Easy to use and powerful, it’s epic stargazing for any experience level.

Is it a star or the planet Mars? Knowing what’s up in your night sky is easier than ever. Sky Guide’s AR mode superimposes figures onto your real sky so visualizing the heavens becomes effortless. Have you ever wished you could recognize constellations but didn’t want to fumble around with paper star charts? Now you can.

A speck of light crosses the night sky, growing brighter. What could it be? You don’t have to wonder anymore. Track a bright satellite and receive perfectly-timed notifications whenever the International Space Station is about to fly over your location. With Sky Guide, you’ll be saying ‘Goodbye, aliens’ and ‘Hellooooo, astronauts!’

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 or be an eyewitness to history’s greatest comets.

Whether you’re searching for Sagittarius, Saturn, or the next big meteor shower, Sky Guide is jam-packed with information and rich graphics that will satisfy the most curious minds. Plus, stay current with location-filtered events like solar and lunar eclipses with Sky Guide’s personalized Calendar.

Flying the red eye window seat? Camping in the backcountry? Sky Guide is made to just work. It can operate with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go.

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.

What’s New

Version 10.2

Redesigned Settings
Access common toggles quicker than ever

Great Circles
Added Celestial Equator, Ecliptic, Galactic Equator, Meridian and Horizon Line to new ‘Great Circles’ preference page

3D Moons and Dwarf Planets
View 3D models of Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ moon Mimas, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and dwarf planets Ceres and Haumea

Fields Of View
New indicators in three styles: Finder, Visual, and Astrophotography

Imaging Calculator
Calculate useful imaging parameters based on current seeing conditions

Coordinate Display
Go to a particular coordinate in either equatorial, horizon, or galactic coordinate systems with an optional display on screen

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
277.3K Ratings

277.3K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Study thousands of stars, comets, and satellites with Fifth Star Labs’ stunningly gorgeous astronomy app. Using a built-in compass, Sky Guide lets you easily locate constellations and other celestial bodies—or you can simply hold up your device and learn more about what’s in front of you via dramatic photos and detailed descriptions. A stirring soundtrack and a time-lapse feature that shows where the moon and other objects will be later make your stargazing experience even more enchanting.

DsFiery ,

Change of mind

When the app started working finally I got to see what was a subscription and what wasn’t. It’s not too bad for the first upgrade, but it’s easy to say that depending how many things someone is subscribed to. These days everything takes a subscription it seems, and they add up fast. Overall I feel like it’s worth it if you use the app frequently and actually enjoy and use all of the extra features.
For what I use it for the version I originally paid for is just fine, and no sub needed.
The app is very very beautiful, and the music adds so much to it. It’s very relaxing and it really puts you in the star gazing mood.
Here I was thinking it was ridiculous to charge for a sub and figured I wouldn’t get to even use the app barely unless I paid, but for me that’s not the case.
Luckily if you want you can sub for a month and easily drop it when it’s not affordable or maybe not using the app as much. All in all it’s a great app with a lot of detail and effort. Glad I have it working now and can actually go back to enjoying the part that makes it enjoyable to me!

waterdamage ,

I Use It More Than Any Other App

I use this app more than any other app I have. Not just more than other’s like it. It’s beautiful, it’s easy to learn, it’s AR is accurate, the sky blending is near seamless on clear days, the sounds and music are breathtaking, the menus are sleek and simple, the tutorial is thoughtfully guided, and I cannot sing enough praise for the affordable pricing. Other apps don’t even come close to giving you as much pleasure for price. Bravo.
I have no complaints. I have a few offhanded suggestions as far as being able to backtrack navigating the sky, though. I think having a brief history (maybe 10 astronomical objects worth?) to show others what you had looked at would make it easier to frequently enjoy the app with your friends and family. 10/10 I recommend this for anyone and everyone. It’s the price of a coffee and what you experience is absolutely priceless. The happiness that this app gives me is staggeringly invaluable to my day to day, and I never expected to love an app as much as I have come to love StarGuide. Thank you. Salut

In-App Purchases

All Constellations
Art and stories for all 88 constellations
$1.99

App Privacy

The developer, Fifth Star Labs LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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