SkyView® Lite 4+

Explore the Universe

Terminal Eleven LLC

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



SkyView® Lite brings stargazing to everyone! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!

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If you like our lite version of SkyView then you'll love our full version! It includes: a convenient Apple Watch app, a Today Widget displaying tonight's brightest objects, ALL in-app purchases offered in this version, thousands more objects to discover, and more!

App Store Best of 2012
App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App

“If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.”

"If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get."
– AppAdvice

“SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.”
– 148Apps Editor’s Choice

You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Lite and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® Lite is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.


• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Sightings: set reminders for celestial events and plan an evening stargazing & spotting satellites.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the daily sky tracks for the Sun and Moon to see their exact locations in the sky on any date & time.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
• Supports Space Navigator™ binoculars, spotting scope, and telescopes.

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!

What’s New

Version 3.8.4

Dear Stargazer,

This version of SkyView fixes minor issues.

Terminal Eleven

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17.4K Ratings

17.4K Ratings

killerclown101 ,

One of the main reasons I use my phone

I have used this app for a couple years now, and I cannot say that there is an app I have used for the same amount of time that has brought me more joy, excitement, and satisfaction than this one. It allows my never ending curiosity to be aided in a way that leads to discovery. Which I think is absolutely awesome. I would call myself an amateur astrophotographer, and this app helps me out a bunch. It is also really helpful to be reading a section of the textbook for my current astronomy class, and be able to whip this app out and find what star or galaxy we are talking about.

I do wish it would give you a better look into the future, being able to project where certain stars, galaxies, or nebulae will be in a larger scope of time. I am practicing taking shots of the heart of the milkyway, but I still have about a month or two until it will be near that time where I live. I'd like to be able to plan a bit more for my shots, so I end up on safari searching for the right info to help me out. I feel that would be a modest addition to the app.

honey bee 🐝🍯 ,

SkyView Lite!

So some people are confused about how there are constellations on objects and/or pointing on the ground. The earth is round, and you are not the only person that can see stars, the stars are all around you but you can’t see them because you are in a different place. You also might see a star/planet above you’re head, then right next to you, that is because earth is rotating and planets are also moving. The app is not fake, the constellations are in the right spot, some starts might be too dim, or light are too bright. You also can’t have any interference with magnets or you’re compass might not work. If you want to check if it’s real or working, then look in the sky (without the app) and find a constellation within the app. I’ve had zero problems with this app, and everything seems to be right, you might need to update it to find more stars. I 100% recommend SkyView Lite! (Also the Big Dipper is in a bear constellation)

tucsoncactus ,

Do not work

The app is non-functional in directions. When you pointed at the moon to get some sense of bearing, the moon is off by 3 to 4 hands width . Then when your foot wanna find a consolation, you have to literally stack three hands and kind of recognize what constellation you’re looking at. I’ve tried to use their fix tool and it doesn’t work. The only thing that seems to work is if I tilt the phone at an angle knowing exactly where the moon is and then hold my arms out still and move it kind of two were the constellation is or the satellite is I want to find and then I have to eyeball .

Otherwise, this thing doesn’t work it’s an interesting little star chart, but come on let’s have the four points hooked up to to a basic GPS or a GPS compass to give us some remote location. I have an old army, Compass, and I know where north is, and I just get out a protractor and can find any star faster and more exact than this thing.

It would be nice if somebody fix this, but this is assine. Let me give you some reference Dow farthest thing is off. If you point dead north, it will almost give you, East. Is the correct answer. It’s freaking insane

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