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.
Fixed a bug with delivery of some notifications
Corrected the radiant of the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower
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.
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.
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!
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- Fifth Star Labs LLC
- 232.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2013 Fifth Star Labs LLC
- In-App Purchases
- SUPERMASSIVE £18.99
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.