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Utility Apps For Stargazing

There are tons of apps out there that will educate you on the night sky, teach you about constellations, and enlighten you on the many planets that lay above, however these are not them. This collection of apps will however help you out by telling you when the best conditions for stargazing will be. These companion utility apps will not only tell you the weather conditions, but also give you a heads up on cool stuff to watch out for on a day-to-day basis.

Sky Live ™ - Clear Dark Nights & Heavens Above
Polar Scope Align Pro Watch
SkyWeek Plus

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Sky Live ™ - Clear Dark Nights & Heavens Above
Sky Live ™ - Clear Dark Nights & Heavens Above

Sky Live ™

Vito Technology Inc.

Find out how well you’ll be able to see the stars tonight with Sky Live.

Sky Live provides the stargazing conditions for planning your observations. Check the weather forecast, light pollution, visible objects, and the moon light.

Also Good

Apps with average score

Polar Scope Align Pro Watch
Polar Scope Align Pro Watch
Polar Scope Align Pro Watch

Polar Scope Align Pro Watch

Dimitrios Kechagias

Please note that the only in-app purchases available are tips. All functionality is included.

Polar Scope Align will calculate the position of Polaris or σ Octantis in your Polar Scope reticle for your location (using your phone's GPS or entering a location), allowing a quick and accurate polar alignment. It is...

SkyWeek Plus
SkyWeek Plus
SkyWeek Plus

SkyWeek Plus

Sky & Telescope Media, LLC

SkyWeek Plus is the new, enhanced version of SkyWeek — a day-by-day calendar of events to observe in the changing night sky. SkyWeek Plus takes the guesswork out of finding the best celestial sights. It’s a daily diary of the most interesting astronomical happenings. It comes with an interactive sky...

A calendar of the skies
Solaris Sky Calendar

Keep track of the sky above

Solaris Sky Calendar

Solaris Sky Calendar

Oleksandr Potryvaiev

Most iPhone users probably have a calendar to help them keep track of what is happening here on Earth. But astronomy fans of any level can now be informed of what’s happening in the stars with the new Solaris Sky Calendar.

Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather & Dark Sky Map
Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather & Dark Sky Map
Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather & Dark Sky Map

Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather & Dark Sky Map

Martin Dodd

Find clear dark skies & go stargazing with Scope Nights award winning worldwide astronomy forecasts & detailed global dark sky light pollution map. Universal app for iPhone & iPad. Sky & Telescope Magazine Hot Product 2013. No adverts or subscriptions, all features now freely available within the app.

If you’re a...

S&T SkyWeek
S&T SkyWeek
S&T SkyWeek

S&T SkyWeek

Sky & Telescope Media, LLC

SkyWeek is the new, interactive, mobile version of Sky & Telescope magazine’s super-popular “This Week’s Sky at a Glance” web page — a day-by-day calendar of events to observe in the changing night sky. “This Week’s Sky at a Glance” has been Sky & Telescope’s most popular online offering for...

Double Stars
Double Stars
Double Stars

Double Stars

JR Turton

As featured in Astronomy Now and Sky At Night Magazines!

Double Stars is an astronomy app for hunting down and resolving the beautiful double stars throughout the night sky. The app features a catalogue of hundreds of known double stars, and will identify for you which ones you will be able...

Planets
Planets
Planets

Planets

Q Continuum

Planets is not a top choice in this category because it leaves much to be desired. Although it has a wide variety of views such as 2D, 3D and Globe view, it is not initially clear how to use them. Other problems with the app range from lack of landscape...