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 140,771 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.



  • This should be integrated into iOS

    By Jake Ledoux
    This app is not only incredibly useful and versatile, but breathtakingly gorgeous in its interface and design. I'm amazed. It's greatly enhanced my stargazing experience, and amazed many of my friends and family. Viewing the Andromeda Galaxy through binoculars, aided by this app, was a staggering and inspiring moment. Being able to see the exact satellite I'm looking at and its purpose is really cool too.
  • Absolutely fascinating

    By pilgrimpilot
    If I could give this app 6 stars, I would. Every time I look up in the sky and wonder what that spot of light is, I can instantly find out. The problem is, I will then spend the next 30 minutes exploring what everything else is in the sky. But it is time well spent, not wasted. Love this app.
  • Fantastic visuals

    By lakeman1014
    I have enjoyed this app for many years, there is none fine or in educating about the stars and the planets. Beautifully done
  • The best stargazing app you’ll find. Bar none.

    By Bm425
    I never write app reviews but just had to for this gem. As an amateur astronomer, I’ve dabbled in many stargazing apps and this one is by far the most comprehensive you’ll find. A calendar showing you future celestial events, a look at “tonight’s conditions” showing you the main events if you’re not sure what to look for, and a very solid augmented reality/compass feature. Highly recommend, it’s worth it.
  • Love it

    By KG Repp
    This is the best app ever! I use it all of the time. Love to check out the stars and all of the nights sky
  • Excellent app!

    By mslucky12
    And great fun to use. Just hold your phone up to the area you want to know about and magically it’s all named and explained.
  • Fascinating and fun

    By Saluki Boy
    So I glad that I bought this app. It is great!
  • Incredible

    By yorpal
    I have learned so much and enjoy knowing what’s going up above. Thanks team
  • 👍🏻👍🏻

    By apuse10
    Absolutely love this app. So much fun.
  • Superb

    By Caedo12
    I have multiple astronomy apps on my phone, many of which are paid for because astronomy is my passion. However, this app takes position #1 in my folder for two very simple reasons; 1: it’s simply a pleasure to use. The UI is so well thought out and the operation so buttery smooth that it makes other high-end apps that cost nearly twice as much feel exceptionally clunky. 2: The background music. Seriously. I can’t think of a more perfect sound that encapsulates the “feel” of our vast universe. Other apps have background music too but this app just takes it to the next level. All in all, this is an amazing app worthy of purchase. Buy it and take it out on a moonless clear night and enjoy the sound and sights.