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Sky Guide
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The augmented reality app for viewing the night sky

When learning about the stars and planets, you need an app that really guides you through the cosmos

Sky Guide

by Fifth Star Labs LLC
Superimpose the stars on your sky
Sky Guide
Sky Guide
FREE in the App Store

When learning about the stars and planets, you need an app that really guides you through the cosmos. With the help of ARKit, that's exactly what this one does.

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Superimpose the stars on your sky

What is it about?

With Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day, identifying those bright stars in the sky is simple. The app provides details on stars, planets, constellations, and other celestial bodies.

For those who...

  • Enjoy learning about astronomy
  • Are fascinated with the cosmos

Not for those who...

  • Are not interested in astronomy
  • Prefer their current astronomy app

Why we love it

One of my favorite features of Sky Guide AR, other than the augmented reality functionality, is the educational content in the Supermassive update. You get several videos that help you learn more about the cosmos, with stunning visuals and wonderful, detailed information about the universe. The app also does a great job of setting the mood for stargazing, with gorgeous ambient music that has a real feeling of calm, serene space exploration.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Reference Education
Last updated
December 30, 2021
Release date
May 6, 2013
More info
Sky Guide siri commands

Sky Guide supports Siri commands

Space Station
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Sky Guide is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $9.99


App Store Description

Bring the beauty of the stars down to Earth. Hold Sky Guide® overhead to automatically identify any star, constellation, planet or satellite! Easy to use and powerful, it’s epic stargazing for any experience level.

“Close to perfect.”

“It’s a dazzling piece of software…”
- David Pogue

“Sky Guide is one of the coolest apps in the App Store…”
- Inverse

- #1 app reached in 98 countries

Is it a star or the planet Mars? Knowing what’s up in your night sky is easier than ever. Sky Guide’s AR mode superimposes figures onto your real sky so visualizing the heavens becomes effortless. Have you ever wished you could recognize constellations but didn’t want to fumble around with paper star charts? Now you can.

A speck of light crosses the night sky, growing brighter. What could it be? You don’t have to wonder anymore. Track a bright satellite and receive perfectly-timed notifications whenever the International Space Station is about to fly over your location. With Sky Guide, you’ll be saying ‘Goodbye, aliens’ and ‘Hellooooo, astronauts!’

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 be an eyewitness to history’s greatest comets.

Whether you’re searching for Sagittarius, Saturn, or the next big meteor shower, Sky Guide is jam-packed with information and rich graphics that will satisfy the most curious minds. Plus, stay current with location-filtered events like solar and lunar eclipses with Sky Guide’s personalized Calendar.

Flying the red eye window seat? Camping in the backcountry? Sky Guide is made to just work. It can operate with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go.

Optional Subscriptions:

Sky Guide PLUS
More to explore.

Space is big and Sky Guide PLUS reveals far more of it, with essential features for the budding cosmic explorer. PLUS will take your appreciation of the universe to higher levels.

Sky Guide PRO
The ultimate experience in mobile astronomy.

If Sky Guide PLUS fuels the curious mind, Sky Guide PRO may cause rapid unscheduled cerebral disassembly. It includes every feature of PLUS and adds powerful capabilities for advanced astronomers.

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.

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