Sky Guide

Sky Guide

By Fifth Star Labs LLC

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-05-06
  • Current Version: 7.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 232.22 MB
  • Developer: Fifth Star Labs LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 144,704 Ratings


Sky Guide makes stargazing simple. Just hold it overhead to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. With so many fun and powerful features, there is something for all ages and experience levels! “Close to perfect.” -CNET “So neat. Kids would love this one.” -TODAY show “It’s a dazzling piece of software…” -David Pouge “Sky Guide is one of the coolest apps in the App Store…” -Inverse Apple Design Award 2014 Is it a star or the planet Mars? Knowing what's up in your night sky is now effortless with Sky Guide. Hold your iPhone or iPad up and Sky Guide automatically aligns itself to the stars above you—no setup required. Have you ever wished you could recognize the constellations but didn't want to study those paper star charts? Sky Guide's augmented reality (AR) mode makes learning your way around the sky clear and effortless. Whether you're in search of the constellation Virgo, the Andromeda Galaxy or the next big meteor shower, Sky Guide is jam-packed with information and rich graphics that will satisfy the most curious minds. Voyage to the past and future with cinematic time controls. Know where the Moon will be later in the evening so you can capture that perfect photo. See what the sky looked like the moment you were born or be an eyewitness to history's greatest comets. It's a star! It's a plane! No, it's a satellite! Sky Guide features hundreds of bright satellites for you to identify and track. You can also receive notifications whenever the International Space Station flies over your location. Use Sky Guide anywhere—on your evening dog walk, camping trips or in the classroom. The app works with or without Wi-Fi, cellular service or GPS, so everything is at your fingertips no matter where you go. Additional Features: - Huge stellar catalog: 2.5 million stars! - Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders. - Red night mode: Preserve your dark-adapted eyesight. - Notification Center Widget: At-a-glance essentials including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets. - Apple Watch: Sky Guide can send you a notification when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location, like when the International Space Station is due to fly over. You can also keep tabs on the latest solar activity or add our super-accurate Moon Complication to your Apple Watch face. Optional Features: - Sky Guide SUPERMASSIVE. This extensive add-on gives you access to incredible high definition zooming, 680× larger star and deep sky catalogs, and exclusive cinematic tours. SUPERMASSIVE includes a free two-week trial followed by an auto-renewing annual subscription. (See In-App Purchases section for the price available in your country. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your account settings after purchase.) Terms of use: 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.




  • Great app

    By larry & barbara
    Use this app with more enjoyment than all others
  • Amazing

    By Shawn Pines
    Charting is amazing
  • Beautiful and easy to use

    By KeithC.1958
    On an iPad Pro this app is an absolute delight! Breathtaking beauty. I felt an almost referent sense of awe the first time I used it. Again, the cornerstone of this app is raw, passionate beauty. A modest zoom function brings out details if I want to go deeper. Also, the moon, stars and planets are moving in real time so I can watch an occultation if I want from the comfort of my bed. A lot of satellites and space junk is tracked and labeled, which can be a lot of fun. It will even alert me if the International Space Station is about to go overhead. (If I’ve chosen to use the alert functions) I’ve had so much fun with the basic version the past two years that I have not bothered to upgrade yet to full featured mega version. Best money I ever spent on an app.
  • I ...

    By H_krelu
    Love this.
  • If only all apps were like this one…

    By Begin to paying
    This is one of the first apps I ever got when I got my first iPhone. The best way to put it is to say I was early on smitten with an unassailable, or at least treatment-resistant naivety about apps in general. It caused me to think that apps do what they say they will do and no more. An appropriate amount of cynicism has had to be rebuilt over time, brick by brick. I absolutely love this app-even for a person only moderate interest in astronomy, it is so well worth your time and money if you make any of the in app purchases. It has been so long, I don’t even remember what I got but after having it for only a day or two if it offered an ad free version for $.99 or something, I’m sure I did that. One unexpectedly cool thing about this particular app that makes it a great social tool or icebreaker: I can be standing in line outside waiting for a table, or to get into a movie, and have this app out, and pointed at the sky, and just say something like “have you ever seen this app?“. I don’t care who they are what they are, I don’t care if it’s a five-year-old kid or a 90-year-old grandpa , they can’t keep from looking, and as soon as they turn and look at your screen, I say “see, it moves when I move, and it shows you what you’re looking at… See? Like here’s the moon, and there is Jupiter…”… The reaction from that point on is always so entertaining… I’ve gotten everything from a youngster just taking the phone from me and circling around seeing what was there, to just standard “Wow, what is that?”, to “… That’s amazing, my father-in-law would absolutely love that, what’s the name of it? as they start poking at their own phone… How much was it?”. Using it is so intuitive, it’s barely worth mentioning… It’s like using your eyes… You just look, and it tells you what you’re looking at, and the more you center it in the screen, The more detailed information you get. If you turn to the south for example, it just turns with you; if you look straight up it looks straight up.. It even gives real time information like showing me where that comet is and where it is going. The graphics are beautiful, the images associated with the constellations are absolutely elegant, … It even plays soothing New Age style cords for you to listen to while you look… LOL… Have I said enough? Just get it, you won’t regret it and you will become instantly cool.LOL.
  • Awesome

    By Scanfie
  • Great Sky Guide

    By Doug Hively
    Very informative and enjoyable!
  • 🤩

    By Merman Greg
    I love this app!!
  • Amazing!!!

    By Hazim Brown
    This app has surely been a pleasure to have, for it has features that are truly amazing, from the name of a star to the name of constellations, from the information of the Sun to information of far away celestial bodies. This app has made everyday star gazing a simple task; there are barely any flaws within the application. Please update regularly, so that the app can be so much better: I can’t find any common flaw, therefore I can’t help with making the app more satisfying. Thank you!
  • GET THIS APP!!!!!!!!

    By Caryandkim
    Great app it shows you the sky