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It is probably best to describe this anecdotally: I just watched PBS's new 2-hour special on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. It began giving me a sense of this grand scale of a solar system we live in... a perception only reinvigorated few times through the words of someone like Carl Sagan describing the Pale Blue Dot. I looked at my phone and immediately opened this app again to just look at space. As I wondered to my back door I realized that I was fortunate enough to be waking outside into a cloudless night. I turned on night view mode, turned down my display brightness, and let the ambient music of this app play. I was alone, along with the living silence of night with the smooth, soothing music playing on the app. I looked up with my phone, navigating amongst the constellations, in awe at how the sight could be so beautiful, seemingly unique every time, and so often taken for granted. Realizing the opportunity, I searched for satellites via the app and eagerly moved my phone around the sky to track the paths of Coos Rockets that were flying by and anticipating the next flyover from our man-made moons. As much as I adore the night sky in all its grand beauty, this app makes exploration even more satisfying, concise, and exploratory than I otherwise would have been able to do. Thank you.
Had this app for a while and still my favorite. However, I’m confused about the updates. There was a recent update that added Chiron, for example, but it is not listed under the “recently added” section. Additionally, even when I look for it manually, it just points to where the object is, but there is no image associated with the description, nor can you zoom into it. At the same time, other recently added items, such as RS Puppis, has the image and location, but no description (you have to tap on the image of the star within the image - like a star within a star - to get a separate description). Doesn’t seem like the recently added section is working properly within the app. Is it just not updating correctly or am I missing something??? Also, since very recent updates, the star brightness feature that requires 2 fingers to adjust directly on the screen is so overly sensitive that I am constantly having to adjust the brightness as I navigate the sky map. Very very frustrating. Is there no way to lock that feature or disable it? Otherwise, still amazing.
The sky is my first love, and a near-obsession.. so many thanks to the developers for creating this wonder; it is, in a word, perfection. The ambient music, the ease of use, the incredible amount of information, instructions all wonderful, even details of space below our horizon. I somehow relish the thought of sleeping beneath the Draco & Ursula Minor constellations, and I have to say, the visuals should be enjoyed on as large a mobile screen as possible, although it can be dizzying if you move it too quickly. It’s easy to romanticise the stars and to be in awe of space, of which we know so little...I love it, and the mysteries it holds, as it’s sometimes the only thing that makes me feel that the silly little irksome things, and nasty people don’t matter...just look up and wonder. This makes me miss Carl Sagan: “the sky calls to us, if we do not destroy ourselves we will one day venture to the stars” We miss you, Dr. Sagan, but feel a bit closer to you with simple and beautiful tools such as this one. Just remember to breathe.
I Love looking at the sky, stars, clouds, etc. Found Sky Guide. Not only do I get to follow the stars, constellations, moon, sun, planets, comets, satellites, but I can go forward in time, backward in time, there is information about everything that is listed in the sky in the App and I keep finding more ways to use this app. I just LOVE Sky Guide. My friends and neighbors (most of who don't have computers nor internet connections, as I live in a village with mostly poor farmers) come over to look with me. They love knowing what is that bright star in the sky, what is the planet, etc... It is highly Educational and worth the money. And it works with the wifi off. Best. Best. Best! I fully suggest this App for a great hands on course in basic Astronomy. 5 Stars!!! And now with SUPERMASSIVE as an option, it just continues to blow my mind. Seeing the Galaxies , Nebulas, Planets up close is breathtaking. This app was definitely made by people who Love their subject. And I Love this app. It continues to be Amazing! Amazing!
First of All Thanks to the Developer for giving us such a great Application Ever! But The Only Problem in lastest version is “Realtime Moving objects” like i was remember the version 6.01 in that version when we zoom the Moon so the moon will moving in realtime so reallly miss that feature in new versions i request the developer please bring that feature in upcoming version as soon as possible! Please Dear Developer Bring that feature again in option/Button type if someone want sidereal motion they can “TURN ON” and if someone don’t want they can “TURN OFF” sidereal motion. Dear Developer i am also your user i have rights to feedback , The sidereal motion was useful to us because when someone ask us how you can say that this app is a realtime app so that we can show them sidereal motion in zooming the moon like before we did in 6.0.1 version and say to them that look this is the realtime app so i request that please bring it in upcoming version as soon as possible.
Sky Guide makes stargazing simple. Just hold it overhead to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. With so many fun and powerful features, there is something for all ages and experience levels!
“Close to perfect.”
“It’s a dazzling piece of software…”
“Sky Guide is one of the coolest apps in the App Store…”
- Apple Design Award 2014
- #1 app reached in 89 countries
it a star or the planet Mars? Knowing what's up 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.
Have you ever wished you could recognize the constellations but didn't want to study those paper star charts? Sky Guide's augmented reality (AR) mode makes learning your way around the sky clear and effortless.
Whether you're in search of the constellation Virgo, the Andromeda Galaxy or the next big meteor shower, Sky Guide is jam-packed with information and rich graphics that will satisfy the most curious minds.
Voyage to the past and future with cinematic time controls. Know where the Moon will be later in the evening so you can capture that perfect photo. See what the sky looked like the moment you were born or be an eyewitness to history's greatest comets.
It's a star! It's a plane! No, it's a satellite! Sky Guide features hundreds of bright satellites for you to identify and track. You can also receive notifications whenever the International Space Station flies over your location.
Use Sky Guide anywhere—on your evening dog walk, camping trips or in the classroom. The app works with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go.
- Huge stellar catalog: 2.5 million stars!
- Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders.
- Red night mode: Preserve your dark-adapted eyesight.
- Notification Center Widget: At-a-glance essentials including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets.
- Apple Watch: Sky Guide can send you a notification when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location, like when the International Space Station is due to fly over. You can also keep tabs on the latest solar activity or add our super-accurate Moon Complication to your Apple Watch face.
- Sky Guide SUPERMASSIVE. This extensive add-on gives you access to incredible high definition zooming, 680× larger star and deep sky catalogs, and exclusive cinematic tours.
Join the millions who have discovered a more personal connection to the stars with Sky Guide. It might forever change the way you look up.