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Sky Guide

*** 2014 Apple Design Award Winner ***
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Reference Free Fifth Star Labs LLC iPhone, iPad, iPod

A star app has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels!

"Close to perfect."

"The perfect companion for helping you find the stars..."

“Beautiful and informative...a treasure.”

Is it a star or Saturn? Learning what’s in your night sky is now effortless with Sky Guide. Hold your iPhone or iPad up and Sky Guide automatically aligns itself to the stars above you—no setup required!

Whether you’re looking for the constellation Virgo, the Andromeda Galaxy or Mars, Sky Guide will satisfy your curiosity. You can search for thousands of celestial sights and be guided exactly where to see them in the sky above you. Just follow the arrow.

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, witness the approach of magnificent comets and see their tails evolve as they fly around the Sun.

Want to watch a satellite pass overhead? Sky Guide features hundreds of visible satellites for you to identify and track. You can also schedule reminders or get notifications of when the International Space Station is due to fly over — even on your Apple Watch!

Sky Guide contains immersive visuals unlike any star app you have seen before. With exclusive imagery adapted from high-resolution photographs, you’ll see millions of stars and feel as though you're spacewalking! Or, if you're feeling more earthbound, gesture down the intensity of star light to match an urban view.

Sky Guide may have few buttons but it has ample content. With richly illustrated and cross-linked articles—many by leading astronomical authors—countless enlightened moments await novice and seasoned stargazers alike.

Plus, Sky Guide functions with or without a Wi-Fi, data, or GPS signal. Take it camping or use it overseas. Everything is at your fingertips at all times, in all places.

Additional Features:

• Apple Watch support: See a calendar of upcoming astronomical events — the full moon, meteor showers, eclipses, and more. Sky Guide can send you a notification when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location. And it will even alert you when the International Space Station is due to fly over.

• 3D Touch: See quick previews of any article while browsing the search menu with Peek and Pop. Get quick access to your Favorites, Search, or Satellites from the home screen by pressing on the Sky Guide icon. (3D Touch requires iPhone 6s)

• Notification Center Widget: At-a-glance essentials including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets (requires iOS 8).

• Time-lapse Effects: See star trails when you move through time quickly (supported on devices with A7 processor and higher).

• Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders.

• Red night mode: Preserve your dark-adapted eyesight.

Please note: Sky Guide requires a gyroscope, so it doesn't work with iPad 1 or iPhone 3GS and earlier.


Northern NH views

Wish list would be to have it alert me when the opportunitypp to view northern lights in my area.

Minus one star for missing planet

At least give me the option to enable it.

Simply Outstanding!

This is a great application everyone should have!

Love it!
hopeful & faithful

View the skyline many times during the week! Thanks!

Tonight’s Best completely wrong!

I live this app and will change my rating to five stars once this almighty powerhouse Astronomy app gets its act together. Today is 2/21/22, and when I look at “Tonight’s Best” a listing of what is good to view in the sky this evening is says that the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Saturn are going to be visible all night … no … they in fact are NOT going to be visible all night and except for Venus in the early morning they will not be visible at all at night! What in blue blistering barnacles is going on here? Come on, Sky Guide, you’ve got to do way better by me. I’ve paid for the whole tamale and I want my money’s worth.

Best universe / planetarium app for iOS

I have been doing astrophotography for some time and have tried every app made for iOS. Without doubt Sky Guide is the best. The Supermassive subscription is well worth it. Seeing nebulae and other deep space objects in high definition is awesome. Along with AstroSky, they are my go to apps each and every night I image m; giving me all the information I need.

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That little butt


Night Sky!
Cary Grants Wife

Phenomenal app Never fails! Magical sky under which we live

The best star gazing app ever

I first downloaded this app years ago when I got it for free as a Verizon wireless promotion via social media. It has come so far, and is by far the greatest star gazing app on the App Store. Don’t think twice, I know others are free, just pay for it.. you won’t ever need a star gazing app ever again and will have one 100x better than all the rest. I guarantee it.

Best library of objects, visually pleasing

As a telescope user this app is very pleasing visually similar to nightsky but with way more objects messier,Caldwell,ngc,etc. Oher apps with this catalog of object are a bit bland visually such as Stellarium I feel. Only complaint is not that many real images of objects in the info page for the subscription price. Will need to subscribe get more objects(all messier,Caldwell,ngc) if using seriously

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