SkyView® Lite brings stargazing to everyone! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!

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If you like our lite version of SkyView then you'll love our full version! It includes: a convenient Apple Watch app, a Today Widget displaying tonight's brightest objects, ALL in-app purchases offered in this version, thousands more objects to discover, and more!

App Store Best of 2012
App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App

“If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.”

"If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get."
– AppAdvice

“SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.”
– 148Apps Editor’s Choice

You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Lite and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® Lite is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.


• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Sightings: set reminders for celestial events and plan an evening stargazing & spotting satellites.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the daily sky tracks for the Sun and Moon to see their exact locations in the sky on any date & time.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
• Supports Space Navigator™ binoculars, spotting scope, and telescopes.

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!

What’s New

Version 3.6.1

This update addresses minor bugs present in iOS 13.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
762 Ratings

762 Ratings

Asuperstar3753 ,

Amazing to see space and the sky!

I had this app for a seriously long time, I basically had it since age 5! I saw loads of stars and planets and I’m really smart on planets now. I’m glad this app has great studies and I enjoy looking at the stars and planets, I try see em’ every night! This is an awesome app, I can’t find glitches in this so, this app is wonderfully fine. I’m very glad to tell ya’ll, this is one of my top 3 favourite space study apps! Rating #5 stars! ;D

Dillydollydaydream ,

SkyView Lite

I love this app. I could spend hours gazing at the night sky, or indeed pointing my phone in random directions at any time of the day to understand where the planets and stars are positioned. Full of interesting facts, helpful graphics, and tracking abilities, I can highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the solar system, our galaxy, and galaxies beyond.

Steph22x ,

Love it!! ....but

Fantastic app - I've learned so much about the mysteries of the wild spinning universe. The ....but is the white on black font for the small print. Looks great, really hard to read, especially at night. I've bought a magnifying headset to address this until the app developers read this and address the white font 😁 When you do folks, I'll upgrade!


Terminal Eleven LLC
79.2 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Brightest Satellites & Sightings $1.49
  2. Stargazing Music Pack $1.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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