Sky Guide Icon
Download Sky Guide

Sky Guide

*** 2014 Apple Design Award Winner ***
Category Price Seller Device
Reference $2.99 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."
-CNET

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

“Beautiful and informative...a treasure.”
–Mac|Life

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.

Reviews

Funn
some made up name

I like how it lets me know about the space stTion comming Would a more than one hot notice ahead of time also like a 10 min then a 5 min a 60 min ahead of time would be nice I get busy an lose track of time Maybe better to Jane able to set three alarms Like one hour ahead of time then another about 7 mins ahead of the space station fly ouvrt I like iridium flares too It would be really nice to have the alarms for the iridium flares since they are so rare now Don’t under stand the ratings for how bright a sat might be passing over I I can not see it with my naked eye then it’s of no use to me I like to take my family out side to see things of interest to them A star does hold my 5 and 7 year old attention A moving light does It has to be able to be seen wirh the naked eye if not they will fight over binoculars and that will not make it a fun family thing to do Maybe a recommendation that says use a certain power binoculars or telescope to view satellites in orbit Or be able to detect a First and second list Those I can see with my kids with just the eyeball and how bright it will be or that it will be so dim Don’t waste your time I can see iss and can show my kids it easy when it’s over head Targeting of the iPhone is a little off tho But usually I can get close enough to spot it So that’s good Write me back if you do these mods Thanks


Sweet
dazander121

Love it


Best star app
dr68077A

This is an outstanding app with incredible detail, good for beginners or experienced cosmos lovers.


Compass is no longer working
papasando

Compass is not working somehow even after reinstalling the app. Please fix


Perfect for desert trips!
Jpbdoni

Use App all the time.


W.A.C.O. Member: Great app for previewing a star party’s targets😎
HotelDeltaMike

Love this app to make live presentations to public events!👽


Absolutely amazing
Gnasty48

It’s helped me countless nights of me stargazing and moon watching with friends and family. It has a seemingly endless amount of information on every single piece of night sky you can see (and that of which you cannot). Needless to say, this app is one of a kind and 100% worth your money if you enjoy the night sky, are into astronomy, astrology, or just space in general.


Amazing
Corky Werner

Amazing


Am learning so much!
TKNWOOD

Love this app. So many interesting things to discover.


Can’t find method of calibrating app.
Too Many Restrictions!

It appears that the software has no method to calibrate the app therefore stars appear in the wrong spot. I went to the help screen which was awful or simply did not work based on the instructions there. I find this extremely frustrating.


Featured on lists

Best iPhone Apps 2017