Why this Star finder app rather than the numerous other ones available? Astrovisuals has over 15 years' experience producing the "Star Disc", a physical Planisphere that is easy to use, clear, uncluttered and pleasing on the eye. We have now created an app based on that design. The result is an app that is beautiful to look at, but that also provides a practical guide to the appearance of the night sky. And no mythical animal pictures for the constellations!
Stars down to fifth magnitude.
All constellations feature at maximum magnification.
Deep space objects: Star Clusters, Globulars, Nebulae and galaxies.
Major stars named and shown in actual colour.
Compass or fixed use.
Red light function.
Ability to change location to anywhere on earth.
Ability to skip forward or back by one hour or one day.
Names and constellation lines can be turned off.
Rise and set times for sun, moon and observable planets.
Connects seamlessly with Astrovisuals calendar apps.
Fix for setting UTC time on iPhone or iPod
Ratings and Reviews
Very useful and beautiful. As an amateur astronomer, this is a handy tool, especially while traveling. However, UTC time should always be in 24-hr format, unlike local time.
See the planets in first frame!
I can’t get the planets visibility chart off the main screen. There’s no clear cut way to remove that chart!
I use this app almost every day. It provides a wonderful overview of what's up in the sky as well as rise and set times for sun moon and planets. I am an advanced amateur astronomer and use multiple other astronomy apps on a regular basis. But this one is the app I use every day to get a quick general overview. Highly recommended!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.