Sky Guide: AR Astronomy Finder 4+

Star gazing night map

Fifth Star Labs LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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 awesome 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 graphics 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.

Voyage to the past or future. 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 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.

Sky Guide can function 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.

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What’s New

Version 10.5

+ The Featured Article and Solar Activity widgets are now available on the Lock Screen for iPad
+ Automatic/custom location is indicated on the main menu
+ Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21.5K Ratings

21.5K 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.

Rosenour ,

Absolutely brilliant

As a Year 10 student who is never really involved or interested with space or the universe, I have to admit that after buying and downloading this app I have become so much more interested in what’s out there. This app is absolutely brilliant, whether you are in your room or outside, it is interesting nevertheless. Firstly, it was absolutely breathtaking at the visuals, all the constellations are visible. I find the compass feature amazing, you are able to face any direction and it will show which stars are there at this exact moment.
This app also tells you when approximately the sun rises or reaches its peak, as well as other stars and planets too. Once you click on the star, it provides really interesting information to read and you’ll find yourself reading for hours and being intrigued.
News is also provided from the space station, and you are able to see upcoming comets and eclipses and when the moon will be full.
Every penny was worth spending on this app, and you can joy even without the secondary subscription. Definitely recommend if you are bored and looking for something to amaze you, or you’re just simply intrigued by our universe.

MerlinsApprentice ,


This app is excellent. Robust and reliable. It may not be so detailed as some of the more professional apps but is an excellent introduction to the night sky and remarkably accurate. The fact that it doesn't need a cell connection or internet connection makes it extremely practical. It’s so good it can be used as a navigation aid for astrophotography. It certainly gets you into the close vicinity of objects for photography. if you mount your phone on top of your camera via the hot shoe adaptor the app will guide you to your chosen object using directional arrows on the screen. It works really well with none of the set up hassle of a goto motorised scope. Just tap the little compass icon once and it goes to work. Brilliant!

In-App Purchases

All Constellations
Art and stories for all 88 constellations

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  • Diagnostics

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