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!
“Close to perfect.”
“So neat. Kids would love this one.”
“It’s a dazzling piece of software…”
“Sky Guide is one of the coolest apps in the App Store…”
Apple Design Award 2014
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 recognise 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.
- Huge stellar catalog: 2.5 million stars!
- Notification Centre 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.
- 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.
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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
+ Show multiple satellites passes on info pages
+ Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Killer Astro App with amazingly useful localisation
I’ve tried stacks of Astro apps over the years. This absolutely nails it in terms of powerful features packaged in the most elegant and easy to use UI. But the real killer feature is localisation. More often than not this level of detail only works in certain countries or cities - but I was delighted to see it works perfectly for me in Adelaide, Australia. I’m talking really useful info like light pollution, cloud cover and visual magnitude - the type of weather data very specific to astronomy and stargazing. This is presented in a very useful format that’s already filtered to my geo location and doesn’t require interpretation of generic weather and maps. There’s also a range of Astro news that’s timely, well curated, and seamlessly integrated. Love this App!
Amazing! Minor improvements could be made
This app does just about everything, however there’s a few items I feel it misses or could improve. Firstly, adding more asteroids/comets/satellites. There are only some major objects that you can search and find, adding more of these would be great. Secondly it would be fantastic to add in a oxygen 3 and sulphur 2 views (to add to the hydrogen alps view). Finally it would be great if you could set multiple locations as favourites and toggle between them, instead of having to find them each time on the map view.
Love everything else about this app!
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- Fifth Star Labs LLC
- 323.9 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2013 Fifth Star Labs LLC
- In-App Purchases
- PRO $59.99
- PRO $7.49
- All Constellations $2.99
- PLUS $3.49
- PLUS $24.49
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.