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.
“Close to perfect.”
“It’s a dazzling piece of software…”
- David Pogue
“Sky Guide is one of the coolest apps in the App Store…”
- #1 app reached in 98 countries
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.
Flying the red eye window seat? Camping in the backcountry? Sky Guide is made to just work. It can operate with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go.
Sky Guide PLUS
More to explore.
Space is big and Sky Guide PLUS reveals far more of it, with essential features for the budding cosmic explorer. PLUS will take your appreciation of the universe to higher levels.
Sky Guide PRO
The ultimate experience in mobile astronomy.
If Sky Guide PLUS fuels the curious mind, Sky Guide PRO may cause rapid unscheduled cerebral disassembly. It includes every feature of PLUS and adds powerful capabilities for advanced astronomers.
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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
+ Show multiple passes on satellite info pages
+ Bug fixes
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.
Change of mind
When the app started working finally I got to see what was a subscription and what wasn’t. It’s not too bad for the first upgrade, but it’s easy to say that depending how many things someone is subscribed to. These days everything takes a subscription it seems, and they add up fast. Overall I feel like it’s worth it if you use the app frequently and actually enjoy and use all of the extra features.
For what I use it for the version I originally paid for is just fine, and no sub needed.
The app is very very beautiful, and the music adds so much to it. It’s very relaxing and it really puts you in the star gazing mood.
Here I was thinking it was ridiculous to charge for a sub and figured I wouldn’t get to even use the app barely unless I paid, but for me that’s not the case.
Luckily if you want you can sub for a month and easily drop it when it’s not affordable or maybe not using the app as much. All in all it’s a great app with a lot of detail and effort. Glad I have it working now and can actually go back to enjoying the part that makes it enjoyable to me!
I Use It More Than Any Other App
I use this app more than any other app I have. Not just more than other’s like it. It’s beautiful, it’s easy to learn, it’s AR is accurate, the sky blending is near seamless on clear days, the sounds and music are breathtaking, the menus are sleek and simple, the tutorial is thoughtfully guided, and I cannot sing enough praise for the affordable pricing. Other apps don’t even come close to giving you as much pleasure for price. Bravo.
I have no complaints. I have a few offhanded suggestions as far as being able to backtrack navigating the sky, though. I think having a brief history (maybe 10 astronomical objects worth?) to show others what you had looked at would make it easier to frequently enjoy the app with your friends and family. 10/10 I recommend this for anyone and everyone. It’s the price of a coffee and what you experience is absolutely priceless. The happiness that this app gives me is staggeringly invaluable to my day to day, and I never expected to love an app as much as I have come to love StarGuide. Thank you. Salut
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- Fifth Star Labs LLC
- 323.9 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with 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
- PRO $39.99
- PRO $4.99
- All Constellations $1.99
- PLUS $1.99
- PLUS $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.