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 10.3

+ New Widgets: Solar activity and featured article widgets. Add them to your Home Screen or Lock Screen!
+ 3D Spacecraft [PLUS]: 3D models for TESS, GAIA and New Horizons. Experience them in life-size AR!
+ Mosaic Planner [PRO]: A new Fields of View option for astrophotography enthusaiasts, Mosaic Planner will generate a customizable layout of panels to help you plan larger, tiled astrophotos.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10.3K Ratings

10.3K 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.

Designer Dave ,

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!

Solo PvPer ,

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!

In-App Purchases

All Constellations
Art and stories for all 88 constellations
$2.99

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

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  • Family Sharing

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