Ever wonder why so many astronomy apps are so hard to use? We do. So we made Classic Sky Map simple and intuitive enough for anyone to enjoy. The user interface is beautiful and straightforward, the controls are easy to use and most settings are just a tap or two away. Classic Sky Map shows you thousands of the brightest stars, the Moon, planets, constellations, meteor showers and more. And it's painless.
- Live Tracking. Simply point your device toward the stars and the sky map aligns itself automatically, showing you the portion of the sky at which you are looking. If your device has a compass, Classic Sky Map uses it automatically. If not, you can tell Classic Sky Map where the North is, and it aligns the sky map accordingly.
- Live Earth Map. Quickly jump from one city to another by tapping on a map that shows the Earth's day and night boundary in real-time. If you allow it, Classic Sky Map can detect your current location automatically. You can also create custom viewing locations in seconds.
- Fast Forward and Rewind. Accelerate or reverse time to understand how stars and planets appear to move in the sky over a longer period of time.
- Beautiful Constellation Images. We put a tremendous amount of work into creating beautiful constellation images inspired by antique engravings and aligning them precisely with the stars.
- Sharing. Share snapshots of the sky map with your friends at the tap of a button.
- Quick Help. Should you have any questions while using Classic Sky Map, a concise, illustrated user guide will help answer them quickly.
Full Version Features (In-App Purchase):
- Interactive Search. Simply type in a search field, pick an object from a list of matches, then point your device toward the sky. An arrow appears and guides you until you are pointing your device toward the object you selected. If the object is not yet visible in the sky, its next rise time is displayed.
- Sky Events. Classic Sky Map shows a list of current sky events such as meteor showers, eclipses and more and helps you quickly locate them in the sky.
- Night Vision. Classic Sky Map's night vision mode helps minimize loss of dark adaptation. And we went the extra mile to make it look great in cyan, orange or red.
- Extra Information. Tooltips and an information panel show details about stars, planets, the Moon, meteor showers and more.
- Personalization Options. Personalize your sky map by turning various guides and display options on or off.
Minor fixes and enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
The Little Dipper...
I enjoy star gazing. For 50 years i would guess which star, constellation, etc, was which and I’m pretty sure I was able to get some... 50/50 identified correctly. Frankly, I’m lazy and never made the effort to ask around or read a book. Imagine my delight when a friend turned me on to a user friendly app that made getting to know what lies above so much easier and enjoyable as well. My thanks to those who created this fantastic tool! Right on!
Can’t search for planets or moon if it’s not in that sky map
So I bought the pro version and I’m disappointed I can’t search what planet the Moon is in unless it was in the sky at that specific time. Other apps let you go to that planet and even if it’s not in that sky at that certain time. It lets you search up whatever you can see in the sky at that date and specific time and location. But to see the planet moon or another planet it has to be in the sky. All it says is Moon (will rise at…) instead of letting me scroll through all the constellations. Gah. I do like that it tells you which planets are in which constellations but hate the fact that if you don’t see your planet, moon, or sun it will not giv you any info about it.
Fantastic stargazing app!
Very impressed with this app… It’s easy to use and gives a complete and accurate picture of the night sky. The way the constellation graphics fade in and fade out as you scroll over different areas of the sky is almost magical. Thanks for making this available!
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- X04 Studios Inc.
- 69.1 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
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- Full Version $2.99
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