SkyView® Lite 4+

Explore the Universe

Terminal Eleven LLC

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 3.8.4

Dear Stargazer,

This version of SkyView fixes minor issues.

Terminal Eleven

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Shyna_bright ,

Love it!

I have had this app for years and still use it all the time. When camping looking at constellations, or just at home trying to work out if that is a star or a planet, t his is a great app. It shows the path and when specific stars etc. will be above the horizon. The visual effect of having the information superimposed over the real time camera view seems to keep kids interested longer and asking more questions too.

SubsSux ,

Better more accurate apps out there

tL;dr - sky object inaccuracies, not worth it.

Doesn’t matter what iDevice I use, it’s woefully inaccurate; as others have mentioned. Even when using other apps to manually enter your location, like GPS apps and sat hardware, it’s still out by several minutes and degrees. This app only seems to uses AR without a free scroll around to look and adjust what your looking at (without moving the device around).

If Apple, amount other apps, can get by location within a few meters, this app should too. Even manually entering the coordinates, the object locations are still off.

The menu system is clunky and not that intuitive or populated compared to other apps of this type. I found the FAQ that mentions the inaccuracies but that was all the help about using the device unless you turned on help bubble; from inside the menu (I forget where). It also seems to be designed for small phones and devices only.

A plus is the small install size, <90mb (at time of review) and it’s not a subscription model if you go full version.

However, the inaccuracies of the app let it down completely.

evg-1234 ,

Okay now this is amazing!

This space app is awesome! I 100% know where every planet is now at different times, I saw the moon so I tired it and I know what planets were underneath and I could see the moon on the screen so it’s then correct. It also tells you where ( for example) the moon is on different times. I also really really love the music it’s so relaxing! You could just about fall asleep to it!! It’s amazing overall and if you see this review it’s really good you should download it!

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