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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
OSR Star Finder
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.

OSR Star Finder
OSR Star Finder

OSR Star Finder

DTT Multimedia B.V.

Which star belongs to you

Which star belongs to you? Name a star now as the most original gift of the universe! Search, find and gaze at your star with this free app.

With the OSR Star Finder App you have the universe in the palm of your hand. You can almost literally touch your star and easily locate and track it at any time of...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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...

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...

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...

Star Map Tracker - Stargazing AR
Star Map Tracker - Stargazing AR
Star Map Tracker - Stargazing AR

Star Map Tracker - Stargazing AR

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...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Star Discovery

Star Discovery

Divya Mishra

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Star Discovery - Simply Magical

Star Discovery 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 Star Discovery will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see, just like magic! 

Even if your view is obscured by clouds or daylight, the Star Discovery app will know which stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and satellites are hiding from your view! You have to use this app to realise just how amazing it is! 

Star Discovery does this by using your location data provided by the GPS and compass built in to your device. It then cross references your location data with its inbuilt map of the sky and overlays the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and satellites names on your screen. It really is magical and will amaze you, and anyone you show it to! 


So next time you're gazing up in to Star Discovery and wonder the name of a star, planet, galaxy, constellation or even a satellite, just get out your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and let Star Discovery app amaze your gaze! 

Star Discovery really is simply magical!


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Star Discovery is amazing people worldwide! Look at how the magic is working!


* IDENTIFY HUNDRED'S OF OBJECTS IN THE NIGHT SKY


* AMAZE ANYONE YOU SHOW IT TO, WORKS JUST LIKE MAGIC!


* A UNIVERSAL APP - PAY ONCE AND GET THE IPAD & IPHONE VERSIONS!

* WORKS ANYWHERE, NO DATA CONNECTION REQUIRED!


* AMAZING PRICE FOR AN AMAZING APP!


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Constellation Star Finder

Constellation Star Finder

Stephen Nguyen

Constellation Star Finder!

Constellation Star Finder is a new app that lets you see stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites. It is easy to use, all you have to do is just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and Constellation Star Finder will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see!

Whether it is day or night or even if your view is obscured by clouds, Constellation Star Finder will know which stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and satellites are hiding from your view!

It is augmented so if you point your device in the direction of the sky it will show the objects live!

So what are you waiting for?

Start stargazing now!

Cosmic Stars Finder 2

Cosmic Stars Finder 2

Stephen Nguyen

Cosmic Stars Finder!

Cosmic Stars Finder is a new app that lets you see stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites. It is easy to use, all you have to do is just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and Cosmic Stars Finder will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see!

Whether it is day or night or even if your view is obscured by clouds, Cosmic Stars Finder will know which stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and satellites are hiding from your view!

It is augmented so if you point your device in the direction of the sky it will show the objects live!

So what are you waiting for?

Start stargazing now!