Starlight® - Explore the Stars 4+
Find Stars and Constellations
Point your iPhone or iPad like a magic lens into the night sky, and see in real time what stars, planets, and constellations hover above. Stargazing has never been so easy!
This app is a streamlined starmap that is gorgeous to look at. See constellations come to life against a vibrant backdrop of stars, each colored according to their actual stellar classification. Track the movement of planets. See the phases of the moon. Discover detailed information about stars. Amaze your friends and educate your kids with this impressive app.
* New Augmented reality mode!
* Information at your fingertips. Learn about stars and planets. Discover trivia connecting stars to some of your favorite science fiction Learn the folklore behind constellations.
* Lightning-fast navigation.
* Over 100,000 stars from the Hipparcos database, painted accurately according to their spectral type.
* All 88 western constellations.
* Planets of the solar system.
* See a real-time map of the sky, day or night.
* Detailed information on hundreds of celestial objects from stars to planets to solar system objects.
* Powerful zoom feature allows you to pinpoint star clusters and examine planets.
* View the sky beneath the horizon. Know where the sun is, even at night!
* Supports both motion and touch navigation. Point your device at the sky and the app will track what you see.
Starlight is an ever-expanding tour of the Cosmos with new content planned regularly.
Ratings and Reviews
Simple and Great
I’ve had this app for years now and it’s been worth every penny. It makes my inner child happy to be able to put names to constellations I’ve seen since I was a kid.
Sometimes the alignment can be slightly off, for example Orion is located more left on the on screen map than it is in the sky. But you can still figure it out really easy, even in a high lit area like a big city.
Simply, this is the easiest to use, easiest to understand, most informative sky-gazing app I've used. I've deleted all the others on my device!....(four years later)and since I originally wrote this review, this app has gotten even better. Still shamelessly simple to use but now they’ve added gobs of information for each star, planet, and constellation. This is an excellent app!
Best app for stargazing
I’ve had this app for many moons now and it keeps getting better and better. It’s super easy to use and that just makes the experience so much better because you can actually focus and appreciate what you’re seeing, be present in the moment Instead of messing around with options and tweaks. The simplest is often the best!
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- ION6, LLC
- 72.9 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2023 ION6, LLC
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.