Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day
A star and constellation guide has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels!
*** Apple Design Award 2014 Winner ***
"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 track. See them rise and chart their paths as they fly through space. We also offer an add-on pack that provides satellite identification, detailed historical information and future flyover times. You can even schedule custom reminders or get notifications of the best satellite passes.
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.
• Soundscape: Designed by award-winning composer Mat Jarvis. Stars have sounds based on their temperature and size.
• Time-lapse Effects: See star trails when you move through time quickly (supported on devices with A7 processor and higher).
• Notification Center Widget: At-a-glance essentials including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets (requires iOS 8).
• 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.
4.0 is here and it's our biggest update ever.
• iOS 8 Widget
At-a-glance essentials can now be added to your Today section of Notification Center, including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets along with a day/night timeline and altitude plots. It will also list any meteor showers and lunar eclipses. Great info is always just a swipe away.
• Dramatically Improved Clarity
2X sharper sky views and 50% deeper zoom. Plus, all graphics have been optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Enhance!
• Iridium Flares & Reminders
These amazingly bright satellites are easily viewed from even the most light-polluted cities. If you have the Satellites In-App Purchase, you can now you can find upcoming flares listed in Search > Satellites > Iridium Flares. Plus, if there is a particular satellite pass you don't want to miss, you can schedule a reminder from any 'passes' sorted view (swipe left on a listed pass). ***Our Satellites In-App Purchase is FREE for a limited time***
Get notified of meteor showers, eclipses, comets, and more! Never worry about missing a special celestial event. See Main Menu > Notifications.
• Sorting Tabs
Now you can rearrange object lists based on useful sorts like brightness, alphabetical and visibility.
Quickly save or retrieve your personal picks. Objects can be added to favorites from the search view (swipe left on an item to reveal shortcuts) or from any article view (favorites button in the bottom nav bar).
• Dwarf and Minor Planets
We added some of the solar system's smallest planets and biggest asteroids.
• Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
We added the exciting target of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission.
• Improved Accuracy
The Earth is like a spinning top whose axis slowly wobbles in different directions. Now that this effect—called precession—is fully supported by Sky Guide, we've expanded the date range to +/−10,000 years. See for yourself... Polaris was not always the North Star!
• Light Pollution
Using a two-finger, up-and-down gesture now changes both the intensity of starlight and the sky color, better matching the view from a city.
• UI & Performance Improvements
New fonts, icons, and search view layout.
• Bug & Typo Fixes + Translation Corrections
Thank you to all our users for your continued support and feedback!
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- Last changed:
- Sep 19, 2014
- Fifth Star Labs LLC
- 93.9 MB
- Current Version Average Rating:
- 5.00 (408)
- All Versions Average Rating:
- 5.00 (9678)