Sky Guide 4+

Star gaze constellation finder

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 epic 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 figures 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. With Sky Guide, you’ll be saying ‘Goodbye, aliens’ and ‘Hellooooo, astronauts!’

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 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 jam-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.

Camping in the backcountry? 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 10.6

+ Learn about the lore, history, and astronomical sights of every one of the 88 standard constellations through new, richly illustrated articles!
+ Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
318.5K Ratings

318.5K 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.

Mojazu ,

My favorite app ever

I’m usually not one to write reviews, but for this one I’ll definitely will because this is probably the best app I’ve ever used. I started visual astronomy and bought my first telescope 9 months ago and I’ve learned A LOT and I’m getting much better at finding my way through the night sky thanks to this app. I tested like 4 other apps, like Stellarium that I know it’s one of the go-to apps for amateur astronomers, and SkySafari, but I think I liked this one much more aesthetically, it really looks nice and found it much easier and intuitive to use.
After using the Pro version free trial I went for the annual subscription and for sure I’ll be renewing it. If you just like to watch the constellations or stargaze without many tools Pro is probably not worth it, but in my case, the Fields of View functionality has been such a good help. I can configure my telescope and add my eyepieces so that I can know EXACTLY what I’m looking through the eyepiece, I can even add my finder or telrad to have 2 concentric circles on the map, this has been a lifesaver when star hopping and looking for difficult objects like galaxies or planetary nebulae.
This is probably the app’s biggest selling point for me. And well, the music is nice and calm, usually sets a nice mood while using the app and even helps me forget a little bit about my anxiety issues at night when I’m using it haha!

itcrowd59 ,

Best App you can find period.

The only way i could rate this 5 stars without any doubt was if I designed and created it myself…only then would I rate it less due to my own criticism! Even if you have zero interest in looking at stars and planets, there is so much more to see and do! Don't second guess yourself, just pay the $2.99 and brag to all about how smart you were to get such a great app at such a great price! I did try upgrading to pro, and it wasn't what i needed, so i unsubscribed before the free trial ended, and had no problems with my account going back to the original subscription, and no charges the following month…which was Sept. and why i waited to post review. Attention App creators! This app offered an upgrade to pro, they didnt however, hassle me to, or post ninja ads in my screen to annoy me, and they were transparent about the details and then followed thru with their promises, without excuses or mistakes! You can learn from this app and its protocols.

This app combined with the 13pro max night mode camera feature has allowed me to capture stars that are not visible to my eyes, and some satellites that include ISS when it was justa mere +1.3!!! (Normally it has to be -2.0 or lower to get a clear shot) including starlinks and the Pleiades.

In-App Purchases

All Constellations
Art and stories for all 88 constellations

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