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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.


Worth the money
Stan Marino

This app is incredibly informative and entertaining.


So comforting and enjoying understood that

totally non-functional at of late

since the last update this app has been pretty much useless. sky view is off by ~90° and moves at random, even when my phone is still. hope to update this review when this egregious bug has been fixed soon

Sky guide

I love to watch the stars in the evening sky!

Seeing stars!

Great app. Have recommended to many friends. Love the ISS alerts and the night vision mode.

Want to feel like Zeus surveying the heavens? Get this.

Gain an appreciation for the stars like you’d never thought possible as a kid, if you’re a Gen Xer like me.

Change of mind

When the app started working finally I got to see what was a subscription and what wasn’t. It’s not too bad for the first upgrade, but it’s easy to say that depending how many things someone is subscribed to. These days everything takes a subscription it seems, and they add up fast. Overall I feel like it’s worth it if you use the app frequently and actually enjoy and use all of the extra features. For what I use it for the version I originally paid for is just fine, and no sub needed. The app is very very beautiful, and the music adds so much to it. It’s very relaxing and it really puts you in the star gazing mood. Here I was thinking it was ridiculous to charge for a sub and figured I wouldn’t get to even use the app barely unless I paid, but for me that’s not the case. Luckily if you want you can sub for a month and easily drop it when it’s not affordable or maybe not using the app as much. All in all it’s a great app with a lot of detail and effort. Glad I have it working now and can actually go back to enjoying the part that makes it enjoyable to me!

What I love about my sky Guide

I love it because I am into SPACE.I want to work for NASA so bad it is my dream job 🚀. I just want to say Thank you 🙏.

Most joyful app I’ve downloaded

This is far from the most frequently used app on my phone. It’s not the most useful app on my home screen, not by a long shot. However I don’t think any other app has more consistently brought child like joy into my life. It’s like having a personal tour guide for cold, clear winter nights.

Compass problems
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I have had Sky Guide since it came out for free. I love the app and would have given it 5 stars but I have trouble with the compass being accurate. I’ll be facing dead south and the compass will be showing the the sky to the west. Otherwise it’s a fabulous app.

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