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Using your iPhone or iPad is a great way to help you see those objects in the sky you always wished you could. Whether you are using a high-powered telescope or just scanning the sky with your eyes, these apps will help you search for anything from the Moon to Jupiter and from the Andromeda galaxy to the Eagle nebulae. This handy guide will help you determine which apps will be most helpful to you.

Greg Sapienza

Grow Your Space Empire With Starbase Orion, Now On Sale

Starbase Orion is a turn-based, multiplayer strategy game that utilizes iOS 5’s new Game Center features to allow you to play with or against up to three additional people. Explore, expand, exploit and exterminate you way through this complex galaxy of adventure.

Lory Gil

Space War has been popular since the days of quarter arcade machines. Today, you can still experience the awesome gameplay that you just can't get today with modern titles. Using an iDevice and the apps in this AppGuide, you will be taken back in time to a genre that offered simple, great games that you would want to play over and over again.

Greg Sapienza

Summer is a perfect time to get outdoors for some quality stargazing, and using your iPhone or iPad is a great way to help you see those objects you always wished you could. Whether you live in the dark countryside or a bright city, the apps here will show you everything about what is beyond out skies with amazing detail. With this update, we have added Luminos, which will give you an informative and beautiful 3D tour of space objects like you have never seen before.

Greg Sapienza

AppGuide Updated: Apps for Stargazing

Due to a request from one of our readers, two new apps by the names of Planets and SkyView have been added to this wonderful AppGuide. With all of the technology in the current iDevices such as an accelerometer, camera and gyroscope; stargazing can be an immersive, magical experience that one would never think of getting from a hand-held device.

Greg Sapienza