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Learn About The Night Sky With These Apps

Ever just lay back and stare at the stars? With this amazing collection of apps you can bring the stars to life and learn about the wonderment of the glistening constellations that are light years away. In real time find out where different stars are in the sky and see awesome constellations come to life.

Sky Guide AR
Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map
Night Sky
Star Walk:Constellation Finder
StarMap 3D+ Plus

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Superimpose the stars on your sky
Sky Guide AR

Sky Guide AR

Fifth Star Labs LLC

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. With the help of ARKit, that's exactly what this one does.

Discover new depths
Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Star Walk 2

Vito Technology Inc.

Learn about what you see in the sky with this handy tool for stargazers.

Star Walk 2 offers astronomical details on the stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, and much more. The app offers 3-D imagery, soft music, and a plethora of information that star gazers will enjoy. There is also iMessage support with a quiz to play with friends.

Explore the sky
Night Sky

Night Sky

iCandi Apps

Raise your wrist or your phone and identify what’s in the sky.

Night Sky 4 provides support for Apple Watch and Time Travel with the crown. Learn about the stars, planets, and constellations you see. The app also includes animated 3-D models, gesture controls, and notifications for International Space Station events.

Star Walk:Constellation Finder
Star Walk:Constellation Finder

Star Walk:Constellation Finder

Vito Technology Inc.

Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device

Luminos
Luminos

Luminos

Wobbleworks LLC

Luminos is the award-winning, all-in-one astronomy app that goes beyond simple stargazing by combining millions of celestial objects into a beautifully-rendered space simulation to amaze you

For die hard astronomy fans, Luminos is probably the solution for you. This app is essentially a virtual telescope that takes you on a 3D tour of galaxies filled with planets, stars and other space objects. Luminos also presents up-to-date facts and constellation viewing as well. Overall, if you have ever wanted to see a detailed view of the surface of a planet, then give this app a try.

Star Walk HD - Night Sky Guide
Star Walk HD - Night Sky Guide

Star Walk HD

Vito Technology Inc.

Star Walk HD is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device

Star Walk is a wonderful program that allows you to find just about anything you want in a slick interface and beautiful graphics. Star Walk shines (no pun intended) on the iPhone and iPod Touch, but if you want the ultimate experience then you must get this program for the iPad. Stargazing takes on a whole new meaning with the ten-inch screen and HD interface. You will never again wonder what that bright orange star or that fuzzy little cloud in that tiny corner of the night sky is ever again with a searchable database, night mode for viewing outside and on location, ability to show the constellation shapes and lines, a fantastic digital compass, a full-sky 180 degree display, a toggle for showing many stars or just a few, and so much more. Star Walk also gives you daily stats like sunrise and sunset, visible planets, moon phases, and much, much more. The iPhone version (see the link below) is also recommended and is a great program too, but you miss out on the iPad's crisper graphics and roomier screen.

StarMap 3D+ Plus
StarMap 3D+ Plus

StarMap 3D+ Plus

Sanville Software

Get cosmic details and real-time positioning of the ISS.

StarMap 3D+: Night Sky, Astronomy, Star View Guide uses a compass and a gyroscope for finding stars, satellites, planets, and more. The app includes details for over 100,000 stars, more than 6,000 cosmic objects, and over 80 constellations.

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Apps with average score

Move to explore
SkyView® Lite

Point and identify, set reminders for cosmic events, and enjoy learning about astronomy.

SkyView® Lite

SkyView® Lite

Terminal Eleven LLC

SkyView Free - Explore the Universe offers sky paths, time travel, and point-to-identify features. Set reminders for events and share images on social media.

Redshift - Astronomy
Redshift - Astronomy
Redshift - Astronomy

Redshift - Astronomy

USM

Redshift brings the night sky to your screen. Explore alien planets, enhance your knowledge with detailed information on astronomy and space travel - and never miss an important celestial event.

***
What users say:
"Incredible! So life like! Best app out there” Zeexh
"Awesome […] Helped me a lot with my astronomy class...

Redshift Pro - Astronomy
Redshift Pro - Astronomy
Redshift Pro - Astronomy

Redshift Pro - Astronomy

USM

Redshift Pro is the most advanced version of the leading astronomy app Redshift, especially for professional skywatching!

Control your telescope with Redshift Pro and plan your observations with the individually configurable observation planner. With the help of the Sky Diary you will not miss any celestial event.

***
What Redshift – Astronomy...

Star Walk 2 Ads+: Sky Guide
Star Walk 2 Ads+: Sky Guide
Star Walk 2 Ads+: Sky Guide

Star Walk 2 Ads+: Sky Guide

Vito Technology Inc.

Star Walk 2 is an exquisite stargazing app enabling you to explore the night sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, and constellations. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!

Star Walk 2 taps your device’s sensors...

StarTracker Lite-Mobile SkyMap
StarTracker Lite-Mobile SkyMap
StarTracker Lite-Mobile SkyMap

StarTracker Lite-Mobile SkyMap

Shen Ji Pan

Hey, get outdoor with your friends and start star gazing! Let StarTracker guide you to explore the universe.

Just hold up and point the device to the sky and have fun! You can see any stars, constellations and deep sky objects you are watching in reality.

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What our user said:
"Best star...

Starmap 2
Starmap 2
Starmap 2

Starmap 2

Fredd

Discover the power of a professional sky atlas in the palm of your hand.
Starmap 2 is an intelligent sky navigation tool, written by a professional of the field.

Starmap is also working on your watch !

Hold the device in your line of vision and discover the map smoothly scanning the sky...

Starglobe: AR Planet Finder
Starglobe: AR Planet Finder
Starglobe: AR Planet Finder

Starglobe: AR Planet Finder

Azurcoding

Starglobe is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.


You...

Night Sky Map: Planet Explorer
Night Sky Map: Planet Explorer
Night Sky Map: Planet Explorer

Night Sky Map: Planet Explorer

Azurcoding

Starglobe is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.


You...

Pocket Universe
Pocket Universe
Pocket Universe

Pocket Universe

John Kennedy

Pocket Universe is a great program for stargazing and includes a searchable database of thousands and thousands of objects, night vision mode, a near-perfect digital compass, and many, many more features. Pocket Universe can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be, and it is...

SkySafari 5 Plus
SkySafari 5 Plus
SkySafari 5 Plus

SkySafari 5 Plus

Simulation Curriculum Corp.

SkySafari 5 Plus is more than the basic astronomy app, and this is its best version yet! It's a full-featured space simulator with telescope control. Note that there is no discount upgrade path from SkySafari Plus to Pro. Choose carefully! Here's what's new:

1) Complete support for iOS 10 & 11!

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SkySafari 5 Pro
SkySafari 5 Pro
SkySafari 5 Pro

SkySafari 5 Pro

Simulation Curriculum Corp.

SkySafari 5 Pro is the ultimate astronomy app. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered and offers flawless telescope control. Here's what's new in this version:

1) Complete support for iOS 10 & 11!

2) Support for Apple Watch! The Sun, Moon, Planets,...

SkySafari 5
SkySafari 5
SkySafari 5

SkySafari 5

Simulation Curriculum Corp.

SkySafari 5 is the newest version of the world's best astronomy app!!

If you've used an older version of SkySafari, here's what's new:

1) Complete support for iOS 10 & 11!

2) Support for Apple Watch! Everything you need to know about the Sun, Moon, Planets, and ISS on your wrist.

3) Tonight at...

Live Sky
Live Sky
Live Sky

Live Sky

Dapperfinch Inc.

Live Sky is an Astronomy app for the Star Gazer who wants to quickly look up the live coordinates (Right Ascension, Declination, Altitude and Azimuth) for planets in our Solar system, the Moon, the Sun, 110 Brightest Stars in the sky and 110 Deep Sky Objects (Messier Objects).

Easily tell...

SkyView® - Explore the Universe
SkyView® - Explore the Universe
SkyView® - Explore the Universe

SkyView® - Explore the Universe

Terminal Eleven LLC

SkyView® brings stargazing to everyone. Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more!

Over 1.7 million downloads.

App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App

“If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the...

Star Chart
Star Chart
Star Chart

Star Chart

ESCAPE VELOCITY LIMITED

*** Star Chart is now FREE! *** The top educational & augmented reality astronomy app - download and find out why over 20 million people use Star Chart!

You can now have a virtual star chart in your pocket. Look through the eyes of your iPhone or iPad* to see a...

Sky Walk
Sky Walk
Sky Walk

Sky Walk

VIMAL BHANVADIYA

The Sky Walk is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and The Sky Walk will display the names of the...

Sky Walk Lite
Sky Walk Lite
Sky Walk Lite

Sky Walk Lite

VIMAL BHANVADIYA

The Sky Walk is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and The Sky Walk will display the names of the...

Sky Walk 2: Sky Stars Night
Sky Walk 2: Sky Stars Night
Sky Walk 2: Sky Stars Night

Sky Walk 2: Sky Stars Night

iMobTree Solutions

The Sky Walk is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and The Sky Walk will display the names of the...

Sky Star Finder to Sky Night
Sky Star Finder to Sky Night
Sky Star Finder to Sky Night

Sky Star Finder to Sky Night

iMobTree Solutions

The Sky Star Finder is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and The Sky Star Finder will display the names...

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SkySafari 4 Plus: Map the Universe!  Discover Sun, Moon, Mars, Stars, Planets, and Satellites with your telescope and NASA space missions!

SkySafari 4 Plus: Map the Universe! Discover Sun, Moon, Mars, Stars, Planets, and Satellites with your telescope and NASA space missions!

Simulation Curriculum Corp.

***SkySafari has been upgraded! For more information on the NEW SkySafari 5 Plus for iOS, visit SkySafariAstronomy.com or search for SkySafari 5 Plus in the App Store!***

Looking for more than the basic astronomy app? Then SkySafari 4 Plus is the app for you! Search from a hugely expanded object database and enjoy more than 800 high-resolution images from NASA spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, and world’s foremost astro-photographers!

Want to learn more about the night sky? Just hold your device up, and SkySafari 4 Plus will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your real time movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.

See an eclipse now, in the past or in the future! Simulate the night sky from anywhere on Earth up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, comet approaches, conjunctions, and other celestial events with Time Flow.

Trying to locate the Sun, Mars, or the Moon? Search from our extensive database and track the arrow to be directed to their exact locations in the sky before you. See spectacular views of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets!

Learn about the history, mythology, and science of stargazing! Browse from over 1500 encyclopedic object descriptions and astronomical photographs. Explore tons of NASA space missions! Stay up-to-date with SkyWeek, for all major sky events every day – miss nothing!

Searching for an app to control your telescope? SkySafari 4 Plus also adds wired or wireless control for Celestron, Meade, Orion, SkyWatcher, and many other telescopes. Point your GoTo or “Push-To” telescope anywhere in the sky, and see the rings of Saturn! Plan observing sessions with Observing Lists, log your observations, and share with friends!

All this is built into SkySafari 4 Plus – no need for an Internet connection. It is the most comprehensive astronomy app – a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket and puts the universe at your fingertips!

SkySafari 4 Plus turns your device into a 21st century telescope controller! More astronomers use our apps for telescope control than any other app – SkySafari 4 Plus will keep anyone with a small backyard telescope busy for years! It will become your go-to celestial travel guide!

Additional Features:

• 2.5 million stars; 31,000 deep sky objects including the entire NGC/IC catalog; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons; over 4,000 updateable asteroids, comets, and satellites including the International Space Station (ISS).

• Animated meteor showers with complete viewing information & spectacular graphics.

• Night Vision – Preserve your eyesight after dark.

• Time Flow – Follow the motion of sky objects as days, months, and years are compressed into a few seconds.

• SkyWeek – Daily interactive star chart and links to more articles on Sky & Telescope’s website.

• Advanced Search – Find objects using properties other than their name. Results are sortable by name, number, magnitude, RA, and more!

• Orbit Mode – Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly like a NASA space probe. Travel through our solar system, and open new horizons!

• Apple Maps Integration – Choose your location from a built-in Maps view.

• Horizon Panoramas – Angel Island, Mauna Kea Observatory, Uluru/Ayers Rock, Snowbird Summit, Trinity Alps, Yerba Buena Gardens, or customize your own!

• Telescope Control – Using your device’s built-in WiFi, and our SkyFi or SkyWire serial accessories (sold separately).

• For even more features, check out SkySafari 4 Pro!

GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad - Astronomy Guide

GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad - Astronomy Guide

GoSoftWorks

Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore the night sky.

***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event
***** Featured on ABC's "The View" show
***** Featured in "Wired" magazine


--- What People Are Saying

"Powerful and easy to use, with excellent animation and the widest zoom range." — D.Schroeder, University professor

"GoSkyWatch Planetarium should not be missed regardless of whether you are a casual or hard-core fan of astronomy." — AppAdvice

"I have more than 10 astronomy apps on my iPhone and this is by far the best. Everything I need and easy to use." — Pat, iTunes reviewer


--- What makes GoSkyWatch different to other astronomy apps?

• Easy to use — No buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring.

• Designed specifically for efficient outdoor use.

• Touch free identification — No need to keep touching the screen to identify what you see in the sky. Great for those cold nights with gloves on!

• Don't need to hold level — Displays the sky view and information at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait.

• Gyroscope compass auto calibration — No need to calibrate the gyroscope. Advanced adaptive algorithms for smooth and accurate positioning.

• Unique target identification — Touch drag scheme for greatest accuracy and speed since your finger doesn't actually cover what you are trying to identify.

• Planets shown with relative brightness to stars — No oversized graphics that prevent you from distingishing a planet from surrounding stars.

• Full 180 degree display — See at a glance what is in the sky and where without having to pan around.

• Minimal on screen text — Stars and planets easier to identify since they are not covered by text.

• Popup images — No need to keep zooming in and out just to see what is out there.


Features:

Identify
• Heads up object name, brightness and distance
• Contains all stars visible to the naked eye
• Magnitude adjustment for viewing conditions
• Touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass.

Find
• Looking for a planet, star, constellation or galaxy? Just use the finder and let the arrow guide the way
• Search stars and DSOs sorted by name, distance or magnitude.
• Moon phase calendar
• Sun rise/set times

Explore
• Day, sidereal and time lapse animation
• Over 200 images of planets and deep sky objects
• Messier and Caldwell catalogs with images
• Actual image taken of the Milky Way
• Below horizon display
• Look back in time with the birthday star search. Find out how old you were for the star light seen.

Learn
• Constellation images, boundaries and patterns
• Solar system, star, DSO, constellation Wikipedia
• Ian Ridpath's constellation StarTales
• Interactive graphical ephemeris
• Planet, star, constellation and DSO ephemeris data

More
• High performance graphics
• Easy setup using auto location or built in city list
• Location favorites

* No internet connection required. Internet optionally used for auto location, viewing Wikipedia information and StarTales.

Many more enhancements to come as free updates.

* See web site for video demo

Star Chart Infinite

Star Chart Infinite

ESCAPE VELOCITY LIMITED

Buy Star Chart Infinite and get all the in-app upgrades of Star Chart included for free!

Star Chart Infinite is the ultimate version of the top Educational & Augmented Reality app - download and find out why more than 18 Million people use Star Chart world-wide!

You can now have a virtual star chart in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your iPhone or iPad* to see a high-tech window into the whole visible universe.

All you have to do is point your AR enabled device* at the sky and Star Chart ∞ will tell you exactly what you are looking at.

Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D simulation of the visible universe, and a great deal of technical wizardry, Star Chart ∞ calculates – in real time - the current location of every star, planet and moon visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight!

Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your device* at it – you might just find out it’s a planet!

Want to know what the night sky looks like to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your device down!

Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart ∞ will tell you all this and more.


Star Chart Infinite's extensive feature set includes:
- Just point and view. When you hold your device up to the sky, Star Chart ∞ will automatically start tracking your movements to match the sky *.

- Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers!

- Accurately depicts all the stars of the northern and southern hemispheres down to magnitude +16 - a total of approximately 2 million stars!

- Fly to and explore all the planets of the solar system, their moons and the sun all rendered in beautiful 3D with state of the art visual effects.

- Using the powerful Time Shift feature, simply tap the time button and smoothly shift up to 10,000 years forward or backward in time.

- Displays all 88 high resolution constellations, with imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.

- Includes the complete Messier catalogue of 110 exotic deep sky objects.

- Contains the location and dates of all the major meteor showers throughout the year. When you're gazing up at the sky during a meteor shower, Star Chart ∞ will ensure you are looking for them in the right place!

- Track comets as they pass in the night sky, trailing magnificent tails and potentially creating new meteor showers. Includes many famous comets such as ISON and Halley.

- Satellites pass overhead all the time. Track and explore the ISS, Hubble & many more of the brightest satellites.

- Tap on anything in the sky and get the facts on what you are looking at, including distance and brightness.

- Very powerful zoom function, lets you view the sky in extra detail, using intuitive finger gestures.

- Fully configurable. Star Chart displays only the sky objects that you are interested in.

- Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon. So now you can see where the sun is, even at night!

- Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world.

- Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your iPhone/iPad* at any angle.

So point your iPhone/iPad* at the sky and see what's out there!

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* Augmented Reality mode is available on devices that include a built-in compass. Manual scrolling is supported on all other devices.

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Star Chart Infinite is published by Escape Velocity Ltd and developed by Escapist Games Ltd. We update Star Chart regularly, so please send us your feedback and feature requests to [email protected]

And thanks for all your feedback so far!

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/starchart
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Skywalker - Astronomy Guide

Skywalker - Astronomy Guide

bitPUNCH

With the app "Night Sky" you can observe the planets of the solar system, stars, constellations, and galaxies directly on your iPhone or iPad.
iPhone and iPad become the virtual windows into the universe - anytime, anywhere!

Simply point your iPhone or iPad at an object in the sky, and the app tells you what you're currently viewing:
All 88 constellations, over 5000 stars and the planets of the solar system.


Features at a glance:

• Auto function:
Automatic determination of the position and orientation in real-time using GPS and compass data.

• Scroll function with zoom:
Scroll and zoom through a beautiful 3D view of the sky.

• Night Mode:
In order not to dazzle your eyes when observing at night, the app offers a special night mode.

• Universal:
Developed for iPhone and iPad.

SkySafari 4 Pro: Professional Telescope Astronomy!  Explore Sun, Moon, Mars, Stars, Planets, and Satellites!  Go where NASA space missions have not!

SkySafari 4 Pro: Professional Telescope Astronomy! Explore Sun, Moon, Mars, Stars, Planets, and Satellites! Go where NASA space missions have not!

Simulation Curriculum Corp.

***SkySafari has been upgraded! For more information on the NEW SkySafari 5 Pro for iOS, visit SkySafariAstronomy.com or search for SkySafari 5 Pro in the App Store!***

Looking for the ultimate astronomy app? Then SkySafari 4 Pro is the app for you! Search from the largest object database of any astronomy app, including every solar system object ever discovered, enjoy seamless telescope control, and get NASA’s latest Moons and Mars maps now in breathtaking high definition!

Searching for an app to control your telescope? SkySafari 4 Pro adds wired or wireless control for Celestron, Meade, Orion, and many other telescopes. Point your GoTo or “Push-To” telescope anywhere in the sky, and see the rings of Saturn! Plan observing sessions with Observing Lists, log your observations, and share with friends! More amateur astronomers use our apps for telescope control than any other app.

Want to learn more about the night sky? Just hold your device up, and SkySafari 4 Pro will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your real time movements for the ultimate stargazing experience!

See an eclipse now, in the past or in the future! Simulate the night sky from anywhere on Earth up to 1 million years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, comet approaches, conjunctions, and other celestial events with Time Flow.

Trying to locate the Sun, Mars, or the Moon? Search from our extensive database and track the arrow to be directed to their exact locations in the sky before you. See spectacular views of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets!

Learn about the history, mythology, and science of heavens! Browse from over 1500 encyclopedic object descriptions, 800 astronomical images from NASA spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, and world’s foremost astro-photographers! Explore tons of NASA space missions! Stay up-to-date with SkyWeek, for all major sky events every day – miss nothing!

All this is built into the app – no need for an Internet connection. SkySafari 4 Pro will revolutionize your astronomical viewing experience and replace desktop astronomy software costing 10 times more. It is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket and puts the universe at your fingertips. SkySafari 4 Pro will become your celestial travel guide!

Additional Features:

• 25 million stars from both Hubble Guide Star catalogs; 740,000 galaxies down to the 18th magnitude; 31,000 deep sky objects including the entire NGC/IC catalog; over 630,000 solar system objects including every comet and asteroid ever discovered and satellites such as the International Space Station (ISS).

• NASA’s latest LRO Moon maps, with 8X the resolution of any other SkySafari versions.

• Database includes Guide Star Catalog 2.x stars to magnitude 15, complete General Catalog of Variable Stars, Washington Double Star catalogs, and Variable Stars list containing the brightest and best-known variables.

• Animated meteor showers with complete viewing information & spectacular graphics.

• Night Vision – Preserve your eyesight after dark.

• Time Flow – Follow the motion of sky objects as days, months, and years are compressed into a few seconds.

• SkyWeek – Daily interactive star chart and links to more articles on Sky & Telescope’s website.

• Advanced Search – Find objects using properties other than their name. Results are sortable by name, number, magnitude, RA, and more!

• Orbit Mode – Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly like a NASA space probe. Travel through our solar system, and open new horizons!

• Apple Maps Integration – Choose your location from a built-in Maps view.

• Horizon Panoramas – Angel Island, Mauna Kea Observatory, Uluru/Ayers Rock, Snowbird Summit, Trinity Alps, Yerba Buena Gardens, or customize your own!

• Telescope Control – Using your device’s built-in WiFi and our SkyFi or SkyWire accessories (sold separately).

Ad Astra - Star Atlas

Ad Astra - Star Atlas

Martijn de Meulder

An essential tool for every astronomer. The star atlas that makes it really easy to pick the best objects, make your own observation list and use it when you are outside + free Apple Watch app!

Ad Astra contains detailed maps of all 88 constellations, descriptions of more than 1200 of objects: star clusters, planetary nebulae, galaxies, double stars and variable stars. All within reach of amateur telescopes and in a lot of cases, also viewable in binoculars.

If you like an object, just press the + sign next to it to add to your personal observation list. When you go outside at night, use the large maps in the special red night vision mode to find the object and start observing.

Ad Astra covers both the northern and southern skies. And supports both your iPhone and iPad, you only have to pay once to use Ad Astra on both devices!

Ad astra is made for everyone who likes to explore the heavens with a reliable tool. If you are done with planetarium apps and up for some real star gazing, this is your way to go deeper.

Ad Astra has been built upon open Astronomical data. It features deep sky objects up until visual magnitude 12. What do you want to see tonight? Start now.

We received some great reviews from around the globe, just a small sample:

Great app! *****
by rmac500000009 - Version - 1.4 - Jun 19, 2015
Great app if you want to learn the night sky. Better than any book atlas I own.

Ad Astra - A very useful app for the backyard astronomer *****
by Labelme - Version - 1.4 - Jul 11, 2015
Just discovered this very useful app. It brings all the constellations at the tip of your finger. Very nice when observing at the telescope. There are plenty of useful astronomical apps - planétariums, planning apps, etc. but very few atlases and this one is very nicely designed. The free app convinced me to get the Pro version... I suggest you give it a try...

Old school *****
by Smokin' Now - Version - 1.4 - Apr 12, 2015
Reminds me of my old Norton Star atlas, great observing notes and observation list. If you want a good guide to the night sky this is what you want.


Disclaimer
We do our utmost to deliver you the best software and data available in the market, but of course we cannot guarantee - nor will we accept any responsibility regarding - the proper functioning or accuracy of both. Data sources can change over time. You can not derive rights from this information. By downloading and using Ad Astra - Sky Atlas you accept these terms.

Star Map Tracker: Stargazing

Star Map Tracker: Stargazing

Yuriy Kvasha

Star Map Tracker is a stargazing augmented reality app with more than 3k stars and constellations.
This app will guide you through most known stars and show all necessary information (right ascension, declination, azimuth, elevation and etc.) You can use all of this data for pointing your telescope or point your device at the sky to identify stars, constellations, nebulas, galaxies or solar system objects. This app is like an star finder and augmented reality map of celestial bodies with real-time information about them.
Make your self a night stars safari. Take a walk to open place, hold your device up towards the night sky view. Star Map is a good tracker for all celestial objects.
You can always have a power seeker for sky objects in your pocket.

Features:
• Augmented reality view for celestial bodies
• 88 constellations with their shapes
• More than 3K real stars with description
• Search by star/constellation name, HD, HR, HIP
• Real time star/constellation position in the sky

In-App Purchase
• Available names and info of more then 3k stars (by default available only stars info of zodiac constellations)
• Available 74 constellations (only 14 available by default: 12 Zodiac + Ursa Minor and Ursa Major)