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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."

"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.


Compass not working.

I love this app but since upgrading to the iPhone X, the compass setting no longer works. Not a huge issue, but it would be nice if it were fixed.

Amazing App worth every cent spent

This is so amazing. And I have gifted it to a couple family members already

Worth the money

Best features for the money. Well worth it. I use it all the time to speed up locating objects for the telescope and I had never seen the ISS until using this app to find it. Made it really easy to identify in the night sky. Also gives info for Meiser and NCG catalog object identifiers for telescopes capable of finding and tracking those objects

Know It All!!
The Great Sandini

Amazing app. Love knowing which stars I see in the night sky. Very interesting!!

mama h II


Great App!!!

This app is great for basic star knowledge. Now that I’m learning a little more, I want to know a lot more....


This app is so much fun! It is super accurate!

Very limited

Very Limited, unless you buy more access from within app you just bought.


I’ve had this app for years and I love it. My nieces and nephews always love to look at it too.

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