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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: https://fifthstarlabs.com/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.
Heavenly
by Jake97814 on 2019/02/15 06:04
Nice assist to find celestial bodies when shooting with a sextant
Spectacular
by Grenade Runner on 2019/02/15 00:51
All you need for epic star gazing experience. Fair price. Buy it!
Sky guide with massive add on
by Ghostriderglenn on 2019/02/12 15:44
I love this application. Downloaded sky guide to my Apple phone and iPad Pro 3rd gen. Bought the Massive addon to my iPad and wanted it also on my iPhone. Unable to download on my phone, states I already have it but keeps prompting for free trial. Please help
Gods gift
by tinabells50 on 2019/02/10 14:03
So wonderful just to look up and see what God has created so beautiful
Awesome
by bob spannagel on 2019/02/10 06:21
Awesome Program
Moon phases
by Dsthomas5445 on 2019/02/08 13:22
Add a feature that tells what type of moon it’s going to be at night.
No notifications anymore
by JerryG63 on 2019/02/08 03:14
As much as I love this app, I don’t receive sound notifications anymore. I have every notification from app to mobile turned on, yet no notifications. I love watching the Space Station go overhead but I continually miss it due to no sound notifications ahead of time. If this worked, I’d give 5 stars. I’m on an iPhone XS Max.
Fun.
by mzm22 on 2019/02/06 23:29
Night or day, it’s fun to see where the stars and constellations and planets are. Great app.
Fantastic
by joe the preacher on 2019/02/06 22:24
I know the universe locks many wonders and sky guide helps me unlock them, thanks
AMAZING
by Ballsmasher66 on 2019/02/06 05:29
This app will change your life!! (star gazing-wise)
Compass is off
by ;&$:?"@ on 2019/02/06 03:31
This was a great app till the compass went out of alignment. Probably needs to catch up to the magnetic pole shift.
Nice app
by 1tw1 on 2019/02/05 13:54
I have tried several different sky apps and this has to be one of the best .
This app just keeps getting better
by johnnyfiveohyeah on 2019/02/05 03:53
The simple but realistic and attractive graphics, the ancient historical meanings behind the constellations the names of the stars, the ethereal music, now the blog. The music is so relaxing sometimes i just let it play in the background and my mind goes on a journey. Love this relaxing and educational app. I feel like I am traveling through the universe.
Astronomic
by Dr. Tomss on 2019/02/05 02:19
I love it,
Star game (awesome)👍🏻
by Espizeto on 2019/02/05 00:12
And I thought I was was smart 😂 this game is proving to me I’m not a grade A student in geometry 😅
Outer Space
by Jacks2010 on 2019/02/04 01:03
Seeing the night sky through this app is incredible! I’ve learned so much about constellations, where the space station is and names of stars.
Stars on the floor??????
by Izzy Brooks on 2019/02/03 01:50
There were stars on the ground?? Kinda confused???I feel like it’s kinda fake...
Star Gazing tonight
by Gary Franz on 2019/02/02 20:56
I will rate later.
Sky
by hair&teeth on 2019/02/02 04:26
Love This!! I Use It At Night, In Bed, Music Relaxes Me!
Best App Hands Down!
by FromWhereIRoam on 2019/02/01 14:13
Excellent App! Amazing to find an app that works so well and provides such detail and value! I use Sky Guide all the time and whenever I show it to others they instantly want it to!
One of the best apps ever
by Lem6ullah on 2019/02/01 00:16
I have had this app since I got an iPhone . I love it so much when I'm out on the beach or wherever and I see the sky I use the app to see what's around me. Love.
I love this!
by I eat papas John on 2019/01/31 13:52
Favorite app EVER
Stargazing
by ray18429477 on 2019/01/31 10:06
I looking at the sky and identifying the celestial bodies I see
A must for stargazer
by PR13ST on 2019/01/31 07:05
This app is a must, if your are into star gazing. It helpful for amateurs like myself who want to learn more or are unfamiliar with what you might be looking at in the night sky. Everyone knows of Orion’s Belt and Polaris, but what about the history and story behind them. What about the rest of the night sky and the galaxies beyond. This app is you own personal planetarium in your pocket. Worth the purchase 👍
Fantastic!
by Paige R. Harvey on 2019/01/31 03:19
This app has way more features than I thought! It’ll show you the names of stars planets, and other space structures and even provides articles on them. It tells you when they rise, set, and the best time to view them. This app even has a compass feature, allowing you to point your phone at a star and see which one it is! Sky Guide also has a Calendar feature that lets you know about upcoming events like what days planets will be most visible or when planets will be in close proximity to the moon in the night sky. I definitely recommend this app to space lovers like myself. I can’t get off this app!
This is it!
by Smubuandtt on 2019/01/31 02:55
Great for children
GREAT
by GCC Starman on 2019/01/30 13:31
A wonderful app at an inexpensive price!!
So calming
by 7-day on 2019/01/29 16:39
Educational and beautiful. My grandkids live it too!!
One of My Favorite Apps
by Rich Morti on 2019/01/29 03:05
A great idea and well executed.
Best out there, But...
by Fyrepup on 2019/01/28 01:22
UPDATE 1/27/2019: I used to get notifications of flyovers... The ISS, Iridium flares, etc. all of a sudden, they went away! I’ve done everything is asks for and still nothing. Any chance you guys can get around to fixing this? This pretty much is an awesome app. I like that you can use it, even when you don’t have network service. There’s a group of amateur astronomers that offer a view of the stars a couple times a quarter that I love to go to. What is kind of cool, is when two of them were arguing about what a certain store appears to be. I like to whip out my app and tell them the correct answer. My only concern, I have already purchased this app. It seems to work well without the “Supermassive upgrade. I’m just wondering if the $10/yr. fee is worth it? I wish I could hear from others who have the Supermassive upgrade and get their point of view regarding it’s worth.
Awesome App
by WV fan 9 on 2019/01/27 17:42
I have used this app for about two years. Watched the ISS in Florida, Oman and the Netherlands Antilles. Discovered the existence of Iridium flares and now am so sorry I didn’t know about them until Sky Guide showed me!! The app works (not buggy) and has an appealing, intuitive and really beautiful interface. I asked their support team a question- and received a prompt and helpful reply. There is so much out there we “notice” but don’t really see! It has informative links if you want to learn more. Sky Guide is home run.
Great app!
by telescope man! on 2019/01/25 23:05
This is one awesome star map app! But to be honest it needs more event updates. It's very disappointing when a something cool is happening but the app does show the comet coming by. That's my only complaint. Hope they keep adding objects to there list! Love the app. Best one in my opinion! Ok update. I paid around ten dollars to use supermassive. A while back ago. Now to resubscribe. They want $19.99. This is way to much money. For something you should really only have to pay once for. I would not be so upset if they could keep the yearly subscription under ten dollars. I’m taking my five stars given. And dropping it down to three. I still feel like it is the best star map out there. And there is no reason not to download it.
Enlightening
by CatsJammies on 2019/01/22 06:23
In clear layman’s terms, Sky Guide helps you understand the science and joy of the night sky from your location’s specific vantage point. This is especially helpful when you’re out of town. You can also use the compass setting to look “through the earth” to see what’s going on on the other side of the world. This is a beautiful and useful app.
Stars at night
by Midjkdgk on 2019/01/22 02:10
Amazing best app for the iPhone unbelievable
Bird lady
by shell/bird lady on 2019/01/22 01:09
I love the notification of the international space station about to fly over my house! I run out in the yard to watch the passing. The neighbors think I’m crazy though. Ha
Error in supermassive subscription!!
by Kyaw Myo Shwe on 2019/01/21 09:21
I subscribed supermassive with 9.99$. I canceled this subscription during free trial period. Now I don’t get back both 9.99$ and supermassive feature.I think your app have problems and fix it.
Lacking in the watch department
by Windytttttt on 2019/01/21 06:54
Really wished the Apple Watch app was not a completely useless app. Hope the devs can port gyro function on the watch app
Speechless
by QuantumCommando on 2019/01/21 04:59
I did a lot of research and trying of all the star gazing apps a few years ago and this one easily came on top... years later it is several times better! I am left speechless with its current state. From a phenomenal night vision mode, to the apple style news that super nicely shows all events coming up as well as space related news, to a great light pollution map, to notifications, to an amazing AR mode... this isn’t just the best sky gazing app, it is one of the best APPS ever! Just so freaking great in every way at what it does. It sets a bar for all apps to follow.
Heavenly!!
by heydaddyo on 2019/01/21 03:29
This is one of my favorite things I enjoy. It is always interesting to see the planets and stars. I enjoy it VERY much. Jim
Weather, Dark Sky Finder, New AR Features, WOW
by zacker3310 on 2019/01/21 02:02
I opened the Sky Guide app today after the first time in awhile. Today is January 20th, 2019 and a lunar eclipse will be visible in my area in just a couple hours. I have loved Sky Guide since the day I downloaded the app years ago. I have continued to be impressed with attention to detail the developers have added to this app and continue to use every aspect of the iPhone’s functionality to provide the best UI/UX possible for astronomy lovers everywhere. I have never really posted a thorough review of an app before on the App Store, but this app deserves way more than five stars. I am genuinely impressed time and time again every time I open the app on my iPhone XS. Thank you to the Sky Guide team for creating such a tool!
Awesome App!
by Pumpkin Escobar 1972 on 2019/01/20 23:28
We’ve learned so much in a short time since having this app. It has a beautiful interface!
🤩
by AfroMagic85 on 2019/01/20 22:03
🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Best app for viewing the skies!
by LATW Dev on 2019/01/20 16:17
Absolutely stunning and smooth operation. My 34 year old self and 6 year old sun love it!
Space travel
by Tom/ Nan on 2019/01/20 14:56
It is light traveling through space.
Love SkyGuide
by Louisabt on 2019/01/19 16:39
This is a great app. So informative. I highly recommend this app.
LOVE
by zachmac0707 on 2019/01/19 12:26
Just a great app, love the stars. It lines up perfectly with the sky and makes finding constellations easy.
Beautiful
by Zoe33331 on 2019/01/19 09:50
Absolutely beautiful. The best educational app I have seen.
Best app I have ever downloaded
by ReaganLovesSpace on 2019/01/19 02:13
DOWNLOAD THIS APP IF YOU LOVE SPACE. DOWNLOAD THIS APP IF YOU LOVE SCIENCE. DOWNLOAD THIS APP IF YOU LOVE ART. IF YOU LOVE YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, THE PEOPLE YOU PASS WHEN YOU WALK YOUR DOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. JUST DO IT. Beautiful interface, beautiful visuals, concise information.
What notifications?
by DakotaMilkshakes on 2019/01/18 05:26
I’ve had this app on my phone for years and time and time again notifications about major cosmic events are never sent. What in the holy heck is the problem here?? Get it together.
Star gazing
by LeeTap on 2019/01/17 18:25
A remarkable educational soothing experience. A must have!
FRUSTRATING
by morganboeka on 2019/01/17 17:02
I absolutely LOVE this app however, I haven’t received a single notification since signing up for Supermassive! I have reached out to the company via email on 3 separate occasions to see if I can get some help and haven’t received a single reply. I eventually unsubscribed from supermassive (would like to redownload again if I can get some help) because I found it frustrating that I was paying for it and not receiving notifications. I would receive notifications before signing up for Supermassive and I have always had my notifications turned on. Please help
Sensational!
by Nate_Cyr on 2019/01/16 22:34
Now I know where I is. Can’t believe this app isn’t more popular. It’s great and the music is so good you won’t want to stop staring deep into the night.
Simple to use
by schloss is gute on 2019/01/15 03:02
The app is very user friendly. It allows you to easily match up any star or planet with your camera.
Reach for the Stars
by drakewbuffington on 2019/01/13 23:48
Aim for the moon. And understand if you drown. You couldn’t swim or fly But keep your feet stuck #tarheel
Review
by rb star on 2019/01/13 13:52
Best app ever!
Two suns?
by me Merv on 2019/01/11 17:34
While looking at the sun the sky view shows the sun in a different place with the camera on. How do I fix?
Very nice application
by mb bb on 2019/01/11 09:27
A very sophisticated and beautiful application
downloaded, tried, deleted-get SkyView
by M382 on 2019/01/10 12:59
hard to aim at stars & every time i clicked on one for more info an annoying ad pops up!! No thanks. SkyView cheaper, easier, never ads.
Location is completely off
by _casey_thorsted_ on 2019/01/10 10:41
I’ve had this app for a few years & in the beginning it was very accurate & awesome. It still is very cool but for almost the last year the location is all out of wack. I’ve tried restarting it & keeping it updated but it doesn’t seem to fix. Really upsetting because it’s almost pointless to use the app if it can’t even tell you what you’re looking at..
Super awesomeness!
by shizzle juzzle on 2019/01/09 06:38
Best app I have. Super fun and I love reading about the stars to my wife and kids.
Can't find the stars
by 1RKPjr on 2019/01/08 21:21
I have tried and tried to locate and name the stars that were out to no avail. Be aware that even if you have a problem and delete it make a complaint they will NOT issue a refund. I guess I will have to contact Amex to get my $2.99 back. It's a point of contention with me.
The compass been off for few months
by Azulblue33 on 2019/01/07 13:24
When I point to south it shows north east I deleted the app and downloaded it again but does the same
The best stargazing app there is .
by joyaehueso on 2019/01/07 11:39
Lots of useful features, great search tool, comprehensive catalog, time lapse feature is easier to use than in other apps. Great interface. I’ve tried a lot similar apps, including a few very good ones, but this one sits alone at the top of my list.
Stars
by hunny my mom calls me that on 2019/01/04 09:03
I like the stars sprinkles in sky
All I need
by Moeman2 on 2019/01/03 23:33
Works so well. Any friend I demonstrate this app end up downloading it. I love it.
Awesome
by Mr. G Klein on 2019/01/03 23:09
I never knew how much there was floating around up there. Awesome
Texas skies
by BettyJean's iPod on 2019/01/03 14:49
Texas skies are more clear because their light pollution is less than Florida’s. After spending a week there I fell in love with this app all over again. It lets me know where the satellites are and when there is a comet passing by just to name a few things it does. It’s great on the nights when you're sitting around a campfire and some one says, “Look! It's the Milky Way.” That info is right there to explain the wonders of the stars.
Great app
by Phil Harry on 2019/01/03 04:53
No complaints! This was very helpful in trying to understand the sign in Revelation chapter 12. What is Jesus saying to you right now? Remember "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
The App is cool
by conar meehan on 2019/01/03 02:35
The App is cool because it! Lets you see the iss
Jgkh
by dgkgyi on 2019/01/02 07:58
Greatest app I’ve used like smart telescope
My first app from 2007...
by mSepsis on 2019/01/02 05:58
My three year old son loves this app, his feature request is “Please let me spin the sun like I can spin the other planets”
love it!
by s_725 on 2019/01/02 00:49
this app is incredible. you can see all the stars, nebulas, planets, and once you click on it you see all if the information about it! once you click on a planet you can get a 3D spin around of it! this app is incredible!
Night sky
by RamKGo on 2019/01/01 08:53
It is amazing from ancient times to many people around the world. To me, it is a new experience & a very amazing one. Thanks.
Star
by Omega3270 on 2019/01/01 05:09
Fantastic app. Recommend it for anyone! Had it for years.
Great app
by FOCKEN SWIM on 2018/12/31 19:38
Best astronomy app I have
Such a beautiful app
by Elyinyang on 2018/12/31 02:26
This app is truly a gorgeous and beautiful app because you have the capability to use your phone to study the universe and even read the mythological stories behind constellations. I recommend this app to all the star lovers out there.
Excellent app
by Marcel Pirosca on 2018/12/29 17:55
Terrific app to see the night sky.
L O V E
by Fa_Ra_Wolf_88 on 2018/12/29 08:59
This app changed my life 💙
The Stars
by Donna woods on 2018/12/29 08:12
I love the Stars There So Beautiful
I really like this application
by axma1 on 2018/12/29 03:19
I really like this app because you can see the stars and I really like the stars
Asked and answered!
by jazzedbynight on 2018/12/28 20:57
With Siri shortcut, ask “What star is that?” while focusing on the star, and Siri answers with the star’s name and constellation. Fantastic!
One of my favorite apps
by ciunasecho on 2018/12/28 03:27
Really excellent for learning constellations with a lot of extra astronomy information and a beautiful user interface to boot.
Great app
by wirenut5 on 2018/12/27 22:51
Love this app, spot on.
Best app ever made
by Scotty Marcelo on 2018/12/27 21:41
This is the very best app ever made for the Iphone. It is worth every penny. I’ve been able to go outside every night and find and identify anything I want to in the night sky! It also alerts me when meteor showers or a comet will be passing. Get it, you won’t regret it.
Awesome in EVERY Way!
by Btharv on 2018/12/26 17:55
So very awesome! With one click you can find any constellation! Just open the app and hold over your head at any time to see which constellations is over head! I love this app. I love the sound! Beautiful!
Great but...
by hbogie on 2018/12/26 02:11
This was such a great but since the last update I no longer get ANY notifications for the ISS or anything. It has been very disappointing not no longer get notifications. Besides that it is a great app. Lots of detail to read.
Farout isn’t here
by drmajorbob on 2018/12/25 20:56
The update says Farout was added. But it wasn’t.
Sky guide
by boohoss on 2018/12/25 20:02
Excellent application for opening the imagination of young astronomers.
Awesome but alerts are broken
by Thadole on 2018/12/24 23:22
I really love this app. However, I have not been getting space station alerts lately. The settings are all correct but it will not work. When that starts working again it will be back up to 5 stars.
I love it
by Greencrazyboy1 on 2018/12/23 20:29
It’s amazing always love space studies
Christmas comet
by sten4302 on 2018/12/23 05:48
This app is awesome I had no problem following where to look to see it!!
VR
by FoxxyFoxGirl5678 on 2018/12/22 22:16
It’s amazing for a be head set so I slide it in and stare gaze this is amazing
Discovered this app
by hsbxzbs on 2018/12/22 17:43
A few years ago and i still use it to this day. Thank you guys for such a memorable app, is there any way you guys can upload the theme song to iTunes music? I would like to download it! Thanks!
Star struck
by Criterion12 on 2018/12/22 10:17
I really don’t have any other app to compare to nor am I a true star gazer. But I feel enlightened and amazed by the grandness of our skies thanks to this app. I feel a better sense and familiarity of my home universe thanks to this app 🙏🌈🤩🥰 Any glitches or issues on the app are hardly noticeable and have not created any form of inconvenience. To the makers of this app: thank you grandly for giving me an “eye” to see my sky 🤝🙏👁
The best
by Ytsejam58 on 2018/12/21 02:15
I've used other star maps before but this one is definitely the best!
Not 4 the uninformed user
by DKBo on 2018/12/20 17:19
If u don’t know what u r looking at it’s not inspiring. Gotta have some knowledge.
Easy to use and lots of information
by Danil445766 on 2018/12/20 16:15
It’s a very good app that simple to use and well worth the cost. Tells me where the planets are and all other celestial objects.
Amazing
by DigitalCzar on 2018/12/20 03:08
I spend time each night diving into a star, or planet, or comet, or solar system. It’s so enjoyable I look forward to my time with this app. Highly recommend.
Completely off
by jauebeu on 2018/12/19 05:45
Downloaded this app to confirm my viewpoint of stars and what was clearly Orion ... it had Orion way off to the side. I then downloaded one of the free other star gazing apps and it confirmed my guess of Orion and lined up with the moon perfectly. Wish I tried the free one first
The Universe is a Wanderous Place
by JoeFlyer1234 on 2017/08/24 03:05
It is probably best to describe this anecdotally: I just watched PBS's new 2-hour special on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. It began giving me a sense of this grand scale of a solar system we live in... a perception only reinvigorated few times through the words of someone like Carl Sagan describing the Pale Blue Dot. I looked at my phone and immediately opened this app again to just look at space. As I wondered to my back door I realized that I was fortunate enough to be waking outside into a cloudless night. I turned on night view mode, turned down my display brightness, and let the ambient music of this app play. I was alone, along with the living silence of night with the smooth, soothing music playing on the app. I looked up with my phone, navigating amongst the constellations, in awe at how the sight could be so beautiful, seemingly unique every time, and so often taken for granted. Realizing the opportunity, I searched for satellites via the app and eagerly moved my phone around the sky to track the paths of Coos Rockets that were flying by and anticipating the next flyover from our man-made moons. As much as I adore the night sky in all its grand beauty, this app makes exploration even more satisfying, concise, and exploratory than I otherwise would have been able to do. Thank you.
Love it, but confused after updates
by Nycfoodster on 2017/10/08 05:07
Had this app for a while and still my favorite. However, I’m confused about the updates. There was a recent update that added Chiron, for example, but it is not listed under the “recently added” section. Additionally, even when I look for it manually, it just points to where the object is, but there is no image associated with the description, nor can you zoom into it. At the same time, other recently added items, such as RS Puppis, has the image and location, but no description (you have to tap on the image of the star within the image - like a star within a star - to get a separate description). Doesn’t seem like the recently added section is working properly within the app. Is it just not updating correctly or am I missing something??? Also, since very recent updates, the star brightness feature that requires 2 fingers to adjust directly on the screen is so overly sensitive that I am constantly having to adjust the brightness as I navigate the sky map. Very very frustrating. Is there no way to lock that feature or disable it? Otherwise, still amazing.
I effing love this app!
by Caedo12 on 2018/12/07 00:28
I’ve owned this app for many years now and I have to say, this app has been absolutely instrumental in my perceptual “awakening” of this vast universe we live in. To even begin contemplating it’s size and magnificence is both mesmerizing and mind-numbing. I use many popular astronomy apps but this one gets the most use for its informational presentation and easy-to-approach UI. I continue to pay for the annual Supermassive subscription because the detail and depth is so stunning and in my opinion, completely worth it. Everyone I show it to - it takes their breath away. I know some don’t like background music in their apps but you’ll find a great non-repetitive background soundtrack in this app, if you’re into that sort of thing (I definitely am). My only wish is that they would “redden” the keyboard during a search with Night Vision enabled, and if they could audibly speak the information that they’ve curated into this app regarding all the objects we can see in our universe, because it’s nice to observe the object as you’re learning about it. Otherwise, this app is superb. Great job to the developers of Sky Guide!
Incredible is an understatement!!
by BUY THIS MOVIE!!!!!!! on 2018/06/25 21:08
This is one of the best things I have ever spent my money on. For only $2.99. Wow! And Supermassive!!! Only $9.99 a year! This is worth so much more than that. This app is perfect for ANYONE. Professional Astronomers, kids studying for an astronomy quiz, and even people who know nothing about space, but think it’s cool. It’s like a Planetarium all in my phone! I love how you can zoom in, and much detail is given for every little star, galaxy, dust cloud, nebula, etc. Funded by NASA, Hopkins Research Group, CalTech, ESA, and all the others, this app is truly impeccable. I don’t understand how anyone could give this anything less than 5 stars. It deserves all the trillions and more in the universe!! I personally think that space is the coolest thing. Compared to professionals, I know nothing. But this app allows me to know more than most. It is beautiful, and extraordinary. And I love the tours! Can’t wait for more to come out. Also, does this support VR, cause if it does, that would be so awesome. I could only imagine what it would be like! I would love to work for NASA, and this may just be the start of my career! Much love, Annelise
Makes me forget to breathe!
by alittlebrittle on 2018/08/13 00:34
The sky is my first love, and a near-obsession.. so many thanks to the developers for creating this wonder; it is, in a word, perfection. The ambient music, the ease of use, the incredible amount of information, instructions all wonderful, even details of space below our horizon. I somehow relish the thought of sleeping beneath the Draco & Ursula Minor constellations, and I have to say, the visuals should be enjoyed on as large a mobile screen as possible, although it can be dizzying if you move it too quickly. It’s easy to romanticise the stars and to be in awe of space, of which we know so little...I love it, and the mysteries it holds, as it’s sometimes the only thing that makes me feel that the silly little irksome things, and nasty people don’t matter...just look up and wonder. This makes me miss Carl Sagan: “the sky calls to us, if we do not destroy ourselves we will one day venture to the stars” We miss you, Dr. Sagan, but feel a bit closer to you with simple and beautiful tools such as this one. Just remember to breathe.
A SUPER MASSIVE App!
by Chandi Devi on 2018/06/08 06:32
I Love looking at the sky, stars, clouds, etc. Found Sky Guide. Not only do I get to follow the stars, constellations, moon, sun, planets, comets, satellites, but I can go forward in time, backward in time, there is information about everything that is listed in the sky in the App and I keep finding more ways to use this app. I just LOVE Sky Guide. My friends and neighbors (most of who don't have computers nor internet connections, as I live in a village with mostly poor farmers) come over to look with me. They love knowing what is that bright star in the sky, what is the planet, etc... It is highly Educational and worth the money. And it works with the wifi off. Best. Best. Best! I fully suggest this App for a great hands on course in basic Astronomy. 5 Stars!!! And now with SUPERMASSIVE as an option, it just continues to blow my mind. Seeing the Galaxies , Nebulas, Planets up close is breathtaking. This app was definitely made by people who Love their subject. And I Love this app. It continues to be Amazing! Amazing!
Best Application Ever !
by Farhan00834 on 2018/09/27 10:13
First of All Thanks to the Developer for giving us such a great Application Ever! But The Only Problem in lastest version is “Realtime Moving objects” like i was remember the version 6.01 in that version when we zoom the Moon so the moon will moving in realtime so reallly miss that feature in new versions i request the developer please bring that feature in upcoming version as soon as possible! Please Dear Developer Bring that feature again in option/Button type if someone want sidereal motion they can “TURN ON” and if someone don’t want they can “TURN OFF” sidereal motion. Dear Developer i am also your user i have rights to feedback , The sidereal motion was useful to us because when someone ask us how you can say that this app is a realtime app so that we can show them sidereal motion in zooming the moon like before we did in 6.0.1 version and say to them that look this is the realtime app so i request that please bring it in upcoming version as soon as possible.
Soo much better than SkyView
by DrPickTay on 2018/04/25 21:33
When I bought this app, I was expecting it to look a little bit better than the star-gazing app that I was using at the time: SkyView. When compared to Skyview, Sky Guide is clearly the more advanced application, as it has better quality. Its planet animations look stunning, along with a subtle, beautiful design to the overall app itself. It can be seen that the app was designed with the consumer in mind due to the many features included: pinch to zoom (which displays a richer, starlit sky closer up), a filter mode (allowing the user to see the universe through different light filters such as gamma, thermal, etc.), and finally the inclusion of AR capabilities that can map celestial bodies precisely with their counterparts within the app, gaining an immense amount of accuracy when star-tracking. All in all, I love this app and I definitely recommend it to all of those who are interested in the night sky.
am I using the same app? - EDITED
by Aleaddict on 2017/12/22 00:39
*** please see my update below *** With all the great reviews, I must have downloaded a different app. I use several astronomy apps , but this is the only one that thinks east is west and north is south. I emailed the developer and was told to try the figure 8 trick, but I'd already attempted that several times. Upped my rating from 1 star to 3 since I did receive a response, but being off 180 degrees makes it unusable except for indoor couch sessions. *** Okay, I just reinstalled after 2 years of using other astronomy apps and it's sensing directions properly now. Whatever was causing the compass to be off has been corrected, so I'm giving it 5 stars since the other astronomy apps are wanting to milk me for money every opportunity they can and this app still continues to operate without further expenditure. ***
Really Neat!!
by FloralNebula on 2018/04/25 03:56
This app is amazing if you love star viewing! It’s really fun to pull up the app at night and to see which stars you’re looking at. It’s amazing for viewing the slow rotation of the earth too, great for getting a better understanding of that. The graphics are beautiful, but what really makes this app is all the handy features on it. Bedsides showing you which stars are where, you can also select rockets, satellites, and the space station and it shows you LIVE where it is so you can potentially see it (if it’s currently visible in your hemisphere). You can also look up upcoming meteor showers and it will tell you which way to look! You can even see different electromagnetic waves through this lens filter type thing. There’s more than that, definitely worth the $2.99, and I neeeever get anything but free apps!
Want to see a shooting star?
by Steve196 on 2018/09/18 11:22
My 3 year old son and I hear an alert on my phone: 6 minutes to an Iridium Flare. He calls them shooting stars. We drop everything and run outside, rushing to the darkest spot in the neighborhood we can find. It’s not that dark, but it doesn’t have to be. We point my phone to the sky and see the path the Iridium satellite will take and watch. A bright shining light grows suddenly in the night sky right where the app points us and his smile and sense of wonder grows with it. It’s over in a few seconds but we talk about it for the rest of the night. Thank you all for this little feature in an already amazing app. Thank you for these moments, and for introducing my son to the world beyond our world. If I could give you 6 stars for this review I would.
Far and away the best app of its kind
by JBone320 on 2018/07/19 15:27
I’ve had this app pretty much since it was released. It is far and away the best stargazing/sky reference app available. It’s full of features and detailed information on everything- be it planets, stars, satellites, rockets, space debris, galaxies, constellations, etc. I recommend it to people all the time. Most importantly, when people start pulling their phones out to check out the sky at night, they always end up saying “wow which app is that?” and delete the one they had and download this one instead. That’s really all you need to know. Also something I like is that it doesn’t have the cartoonish feel of many similar apps. Really just can’t stress enough how much this app is better than the rest.
Weather, Dark Sky Finder, New AR Features, WOW
by zacker3310 on 2019/01/21 02:02
I opened the Sky Guide app today after the first time in awhile. Today is January 20th, 2019 and a lunar eclipse will be visible in my area in just a couple hours. I have loved Sky Guide since the day I downloaded the app years ago. I have continued to be impressed with attention to detail the developers have added to this app and continue to use every aspect of the iPhone’s functionality to provide the best UI/UX possible for astronomy lovers everywhere. I have never really posted a thorough review of an app before on the App Store, but this app deserves way more than five stars. I am genuinely impressed time and time again every time I open the app on my iPhone XS. Thank you to the Sky Guide team for creating such a tool!
Best Stargazing App By Far!
by Snapback46 on 2018/04/03 00:51
This is very worth the money! I use this app everyday, and I love it. My favorite part is that just by pressing the compass at the top, you can move your phone around like you are actually looking at the night sky! You can identify any star in the sky with this app. Not just that, you can see any galaxy, nebula, satellite, planet, star, etc. with this app. It is perfect for skywatching out on a clear and dark night. There is nothing to dislike about this app! I’m not just saying this just because I want to, I’m actually serious. It is super informational and notifies you of passing satellites and so much more! Please buy this app if you’re looking for an amazing stargazing app. It has EVERYTHING.
AR = MIND. BLOWN.
by Traumamike on 2017/09/20 14:06
I’ll state right away that I own pretty much every astronomy app that’s worth owning. I’m not an expert by any means, just an avid fan who’s always interested in learning more about space. I’ve never left a review for any of the apps in this category before but, after spending just 5 minutes exploring my evening sky in augmented reality, I felt compelled to congratulate the developer for nailing it right out of the gate. The controls are intuitive and the tips show on screen at the perfect time. That’s how I found the sky blending feature and that’s when the real magic happens! Before AR it always seemed like the star or planet in the sky that I was trying to identify with the app was close to what I was seeing on my device but it often felt like I was just guessing that I had my phone or iPad pointed at the right spot of light in the sky. However, with AR and the sky blending feature I “know” that I’m identifying the exact point of light in the sky that interests me. If you’re on the fence about purchasing this app stop wasting your time. Tap buy and get outside!!!✨💫✨
For amusement and education
by KJJP on 2017/11/08 04:34
I recommend this app for anyone who wants to be amazed by our landscape above. It's entertaining, amusing, and educational! Lots of great features like you can hold your phone up to a specific light in the sky and find out by clicking on the screen what it is, or search for your favorite constellation or planet and have Skyguide point out where it is. You can also "fast forward" or reverse in time to see sunsets and paths of other objects in future or history. Great music track that feels like a live movie soundtrack while you use it. The creators of this app have really given us a treat! (Thank you guys!) My favorite app to use!
Explore, teach, connect, and enjoy!
by Cleobulus on 2018/11/27 12:35
If you know the night sky, this app immediately puts details at your fingertips. If you are somewhat familiar, it will dial you in instantly. You’ll be sharing it with those around you and hear sentences starting with “I never knew...” whispered in astonishment. Set up the alerts and learn the magnificence of the ISS as it wheels across the sky. Track the planets through the summer skies. Touch the info circle next to an object and learn about Messier objects or the original Greek myths they saw reflected in their heavens. Become a citizen of the universe. This simple app has become an important part of my life that has helped bind my family together.
My favorite fun app
by Hrivney on 2018/03/25 21:51
The functionality of this app is astounding. Not only does it synch up with your location and which compass direction you are facing, showing you the sky as you hold it up and move around, but you can freeze the view, set a date and time for a view (like, your birthday) and locate specific stars, satellites, planets, constellations and other traditional heavenly bodies. I use it almost every day just to fly a little, and it tells me when the ISS will fly over and from what direction! As a science fiction writer the stats on stars has been invaluable in ensuring I don’t goof up important facts and it inspires me on dull days. No regrets, worth every penny!
Fantastic!
by Paige R. Harvey on 2019/01/31 03:19
This app has way more features than I thought! It’ll show you the names of stars planets, and other space structures and even provides articles on them. It tells you when they rise, set, and the best time to view them. This app even has a compass feature, allowing you to point your phone at a star and see which one it is! Sky Guide also has a Calendar feature that lets you know about upcoming events like what days planets will be most visible or when planets will be in close proximity to the moon in the night sky. I definitely recommend this app to space lovers like myself. I can’t get off this app!
Loved Astronomy since I was a kid
by Kr15cmvk on 2018/03/31 10:33
Since I was in second grade and went to the planetarium, the constellations held a magical fascination for me! I remember this gentleman telling the stories that went with the “pictures in the night sky” and along with his mesmerizing voice was music similar to the ethereal music with this app. I enjoy this as much as I did then and I can relive that mystical and extraordinary experience in a way with this app and it’s information for each constellation, planet, moon and every wonderful thing I see when I look into the night and this time I hold it all in my hand! I highly recommended it for stargazing and learning about the heavens in sight.
Worth every penny
by michael_blue_ on 2018/08/05 20:07
To be honest, I never write reviews about anything... ever. I wasn’t sure if I’d like this app at first so I checked the reviews and so many people gave it a five star rating. Now I understand why since I’ve experienced using it myself. After downloading the app I purchased the expanded version of the app for less than $1 per month and I stayed up at night another four hours looking at stars, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and even rockets. It was such a small price to pay to be able to see everything in its real time position in the sky and I’d recommend this to anyone who has even the slightest interest in astronomy.
Star Gazr
by Moon lazy on 2017/10/02 03:29
Awesome app. I can find planets and other stars when I need to. Nicely done! Love the soothing music too. I like to know when the moon is on the rise as a photographer. No matter where I point the iPhone there is something interesting to see in the sky, even at the opposite pole. The descriptions and info on the different stars is laid out nicely. Don't hesitate to buy this app. Well worth it! 😉 5 stars!!!! ** The latest upgrade 9/17 is yet the best! Adding the live camera view of the horizon and sky gives this app another interesting dimension and way to see what is up in the sky where you are looking. I still ❤️ this app, get it - you’ll love it too.
Arcturus is my JAM! Why?....
by Reegs n Roxy on 2017/08/31 08:43
1. My homeboy Arcturus dominates the Booty (designated Alpha Boötis, Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes,)!! Lol. 2. Taking 4th! Place in the Mr. Universe (literally, lol!) Brightest Star contest is quite the feat (there were only like millions of other contestants to beat)! If the contest was limited to the northern celestial hemisphere, Arcturas would take the brightest grand prize 🌞⭐️🏆... 3. I know this and lots of other interesting bits of information about Arcturus as well as many other gems in the celestial heavens BECAUSE OF SKY GUIDE! Sky Guide is a very accurate, informative and intuitive application! Now when you look up to the night sky, break out the Sky Guide app and be prepared to be amazed.
The number #1 app for looking at Space
by Davis Clark (aka Smiley) on 2018/12/13 05:01
Sky Guide is one of the most coolest apps out there on the the App Store. When I go out camping with my family & we soak in all the stars, the galaxy, etc. Sky guide helps us to know how far that star is & why did they name it? The most helpful & fascinating thing is that you can be able to see if there is a Satellite, space junk, or any objects floating out in space. I used to think they were all Satellites but ends up most of it is old rockets. I totally recommend this app to anybody. This really works unbelievably great on the IPhone 8! Loving the new Calendars & the light pollution on the map!
WOW
by MR LUCKY BROCK!! on 2017/08/21 13:04
I think we have all learned real quick that you never purchase an app without reading most of the reviews!! I've been using this app for a few years now and it is beyond awesome I gave it five stars because they did not have an option for 25 stars!! What is that star out there that looks so bright?? Oh that's not a star it's Jupiter.... you can set up notifications and I've seen the international space station fly by many many times it's actually pretty awesome to see how fast it does fly by!!! And these are just a few of the things that it's capable of doing!! Don't hesitate Awesome awesome app!!
G. A. Trottier
by Enjoying the Stars on 2017/10/12 03:05
I always read the reviews before purchasing any App......So to Anyone who is thinking about purchasing this, it is well worth it... I enjoy going out at night and knowing what I am viewing in the stars above... The night vision makes it very easy to focus back and forth from the dark night sky to my iPad and the background music is soothing....The information on the Planets,Stars and Mythology is highly detailed and very interesting. I have tried other Apps and in my opinion none of the others even come close. This is a great purchase for any mobile device....
Amazing
by Bpratico171618 on 2017/09/24 01:50
I just sat outside for 20 minutes looking at the starts just alone without my phone wondering what stars where which. I saw a lot of the brighter stars and wondering how far and bright compared to the sun they were. I went into the AppStore looking to see what these stars are called and this app told me descriptions and what satellites or rocket bodies were above me that second. I learned that the rocket bodies that are now known as space junk were launched around 30-40 years ago by Russia. This app is very useful. I spent 1 hour outside with this app after just trying to find new things
Saw the ISS fly over, space junk
by Chris484757 on 2018/07/23 20:32
I was using it last night and a notice popped up saying the ISS was about to fly over. So I tracked it and to my surprise I could actually see it very clearly. I probably would have assumed it was just a plane without the app. So then I started looking for space junk of rockets and I could see a couple of those, too. This all in a major US city. Aside from that, it’s a good educational tool and I’ve already learned a lot about stars by using it. It tends to take a while for the compass to adjust but eventually it gets there and objects line up exactly.
It’s good
by kkkkaaattttyyyy!!800🤗 on 2018/10/08 23:58
I like this App because it gives you a chance to look at the stars on a cloudy day and find all the constellations much easier though I can’t struggle with that sometimes it is amazing game for kids that are into space and science because it gives you an idea of what space looks like up in the sky and made it looks like down on the ground there are many different ways they can use this app I really like it sometimes they can be a little bit annoying but I really like how it gives me a chance to look at the stars.
Speechless
by QuantumCommando on 2019/01/21 04:59
I did a lot of research and trying of all the star gazing apps a few years ago and this one easily came on top... years later it is several times better! I am left speechless with its current state. From a phenomenal night vision mode, to the apple style news that super nicely shows all events coming up as well as space related news, to a great light pollution map, to notifications, to an amazing AR mode... this isn’t just the best sky gazing app, it is one of the best APPS ever! Just so freaking great in every way at what it does. It sets a bar for all apps to follow.
A great app to view space
by Mother freaking Ethan on 2017/10/29 14:42
I love this app, and I guess it improves once in a while. The one thing that is missing in this app is exoplanets because I believe we can view all those things in this tremendous app that people have, and such as myself. I know we can’t look at exoplanet with her telescopes but I feel like we need to see everything in space besides the planets and moons we keep seeing. To the guys who made this app and who is updating it, if somehow you’re reading this review i hope you’ll appreciate my idea of looking at exoplanets in the sky.
Eclipse 2017
by biLLy_has_a_hat on 2017/08/23 23:34
I'm impressed with the app and information it gives us but during the eclipse yesterday, the animation seemed like it was on Central Time Zone and not EST. According to the animation, peak time was an hour ahead of schedule from my current location. Makes me wonder how much ISS or even a comet's timing is off from real view. Reply- I did all these when I realized it wasn't accurate. I even checked my location with other apps, because even though we live in west Michigan, every now and then my phone thinks I'm in Chicago. This wasn't the case though. Usually apps are the ones that lag, not the user. lol
Pretty but broken
by Handstand Man on 2018/04/05 02:58
Great info, beautiful design, but the auto compass feature doesn’t work on my iPhone SE and you have to try to manually align the app’s image with your view of the night sky. Even after you’ve adjusted it, it won’t track with you as you look to other parts of the sky and you have to manually reset the view for every object you look at Edit: my phone appears to be the issue in regards to the tracking/orienting, app is beautiful and I’m sure it works great on a properly functioning phone
I've tried quite a few and this is the best!
by CRU$H on 2018/02/07 11:49
I LOVE this app! I am hooked on looking for satellites!! I search almost every early morning and early evening and have learned so many more constellations because of it. There is so much information about ever star, object, galaxy, nebula...like who discovered it, its name, stats...everything! You can have it alert you for your favorite events like the ISS flyover, meteor showers etc. so you never miss anything. By the way I only have the Free App and obviously love it!! I can't even imagine how cool the "Supermassive" version is...
Gorgeous app, great developers
by EdPilot on 2018/02/13 23:37
I’ve been using this app for about a month now, and can say without hesitation that this is the BEST sky guide I have found to date. The level of detail, the craftsmanship, the ease of use makes this a wonderful experience—particularly with my young child and astronomy-related projects. I installed the supermassive add on, and it it amazing. The developers have been fast with responses to my questions, and when I thought the app was not functioning exactly correctly, I discovered that not only was it working exactly correctly, but in an intuitive way. The ISS went over my home last night, and I was surprised not to see it. After an email inquiry, I learned that the app shows the relative brightness while the satellite can be seen, and fades out the satellite when no longer sunlit. I backed out the time to last night and was blown away by how it works so well. Amazing work!
Sky Guide
by Andrew (KrinkledLeaves) on 2017/10/17 20:11
I only wish I had this app when I was a kid. This app is so overwhelmingly powerful and deep! I’ve had it for a year and I’m still amazed by it every time I use it. I may be their best salesman as I tell everyone about it. On my iPadpro it’s even more exciting to use. The absolute only thing I suggest is for the notification of unusual events be increased to maybe 15 minutes instead of 5. I miss stuff because of that. But still, the information content and user friendliness is enormous. Can’t believe it doesn’t cost a lot more. Fantastic.
People rise!
by CorazonAu79 on 2018/08/19 01:30
I love being notified of when the international space station is about to pass over-head in the night sky. It is the thing my childhood dreams were made of back in the 1970’s. On our evening walks, it is cool to get notified to look up and see an iridium satellite flare. I appreciate the red night screen that protects our night vision when using this app out in the field with our telescopes. The back ground music is beautiful. I appreciate everything about this app. I still have much to discover.
Unhappy
by MPO word wizard on 2017/09/26 04:15
UPDATE! I was able to open the app and viewed the ISS tonight. Not sure why it wouldn’t work before as I didn’t do anything different. Thanks for your concern. This was the very first app I purchased when I bought my iPad. Love all your improvements. So disappointed that I can no longer use an app I purchased because my phone is the 5se. It still works on my old iPad that is too old to upgrade to ios11. What gives? Hope you can find a solution for the many people who can't afford a new phone.
Incredibly informative, functional, fun and immersive.
by josmur on 2017/11/06 02:48
I could (and often have) gotten lost in this app for more than an hour, and I mean that in a good way. As an astrophotographer, I use this app primarily to see where the Milky Way will be and where the moon will be in relation, but it was also a huge asset in shooting the total eclipse in August. I love playing around in the app and learning about what's out there. I recommend this app to all my friends who are getting into astrophotography. I wouldn't trade it for anything else!
Awesome App
by WV fan 9 on 2019/01/27 17:42
I have used this app for about two years. Watched the ISS in Florida, Oman and the Netherlands Antilles. Discovered the existence of Iridium flares and now am so sorry I didn’t know about them until Sky Guide showed me!! The app works (not buggy) and has an appealing, intuitive and really beautiful interface. I asked their support team a question- and received a prompt and helpful reply. There is so much out there we “notice” but don’t really see! It has informative links if you want to learn more. Sky Guide is home run.
Very cool app...Highly recommend!
by JL0013 on 2018/07/15 02:46
This is definitely one of the coolest and most informative apps I have downloaded yet. The graphic are absolutely stunning and it has easy navigation that anyone can use. I’d definitely recommend this to anybody with interests in astrology or astrophysics. The only recommendation I would have for the makers is to add more deep space objects in the future. It is very interesting to see the different galaxies, but there could definitely be more added to enhance it. Other than that, it is the perfect sky app for both amateurs and professionals.
Mind = Blown
by smitty.mechanic on 2018/08/29 05:10
A friend of mine suggested this app, and I’m a penny pincher, so the three bucks made my finger quiver at purchase. But to my surprise, this app was insane! It wasn’t some dinky “this is a star” type of app, but it enables the user to pin point the exact position of every star and constellation. I was so blown away by the AR mode that I couldn’t put my phone down. Being able to find the close stars and the planets was a great educational tool for my kids as well. This was probably the best three bucks I have ever spent on an app!
5 Stars for functionality but... Recent AR Issue
by Presdad12 on 2017/10/10 23:30
AR stopped working on my 6s Plus after the latest iOS update. It worked fine with 11.0 but either 11.0.1 or 11.0.2 killed it. I just installed the most recent update for the app and it didn’t solve the problem. Please fix soon. UPDATE: Thanks for getting back with me. After turning Compass Calibration back on under Settings>Privacy>Location Services>System Services, all is well. Not sure why this affected AR but it works now.
Amazing!!!
by Hazim Brown on 2018/12/08 09:06
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!
AMAZING!!
by Ruthie the Magma Cube on 2018/07/06 03:58
My dad is very fascinated with the sky, and always points out where the planets are to me. I was interested in the planets and stars, but the paper charts were too confusing. Is that a star or Venus? Where's the Big Dipper? Sky guide has changed all that. I now know where the planets are and know more constellations than just the Big Dipper!! Not only that, but the feature that lets you speed through time has helped me immensely. Now I can understand better the orbits of the moon and planets (as I watch the moon zoom across the sky, or mercury zoom around the sun), the way the seasons change the stars, etc. etc. Plus there are interesting, in-depth articles about everything in the sky! It has fun facts, but also complicated information if you want to learn more. What are you waiting for? Buy this app now!
Beautiful
by TrinityTester on 2018/04/21 23:11
This is a very beautiful and very well made interactive map of the sky. It is nice to know more about constellations and a few I’ve never heard of. I like being able to track Satellites and being able to search for what I want to see. Just one thing I would like to be able to see is Sputnik 1 it would be nice to be able to track and see the first satellite. I would like to be able to track the satellite and see it trough my Telescope.
FRUSTRATING
by morganboeka on 2019/01/17 17:02
I absolutely LOVE this app however, I haven’t received a single notification since signing up for Supermassive! I have reached out to the company via email on 3 separate occasions to see if I can get some help and haven’t received a single reply. I eventually unsubscribed from supermassive (would like to redownload again if I can get some help) because I found it frustrating that I was paying for it and not receiving notifications. I would receive notifications before signing up for Supermassive and I have always had my notifications turned on. Please help
Ruminating? Depressed? Star Gaze!
by RockMaxB on 2018/07/19 19:49
Unfortunately, I’ve battled depression since my teens, but early this year, my counselor suggested the way my mind ruminates over real and perceived issues, I was making myself more and more depressed. The most troubling time for me was taking my dog for a long walk late at night. I thought about every bad thing that had happened and was likely to ever happen! Then I started walking with my Sky Guide app in hand. Rather than focusing on all the bad, I was able to stay in the moment and truly appreciate the beauty of the sky. The change for my life has been profound! My mind is clearer, and my mood is much happier and More content! I am convinced the Sky guide App has been a major contributor to the quality of my life, and it may have been a part of saving my life. Thank you...
The best stargazing app you’ll find. Bar none.
by Bm425 on 2018/11/09 17:56
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.
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Sky Guide
Description
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: https://fifthstarlabs.com/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.
Heavenly
by Jake97814 on 2019/02/15 06:04
Nice assist to find celestial bodies when shooting with a sextant
Spectacular
by Grenade Runner on 2019/02/15 00:51
All you need for epic star gazing experience. Fair price. Buy it!
Sky guide with massive add on
by Ghostriderglenn on 2019/02/12 15:44
I love this application. Downloaded sky guide to my Apple phone and iPad Pro 3rd gen. Bought the Massive addon to my iPad and wanted it also on my iPhone. Unable to download on my phone, states I already have it but keeps prompting for free trial. Please help
Gods gift
by tinabells50 on 2019/02/10 14:03
So wonderful just to look up and see what God has created so beautiful
Awesome
by bob spannagel on 2019/02/10 06:21
Awesome Program
Moon phases
by Dsthomas5445 on 2019/02/08 13:22
Add a feature that tells what type of moon it’s going to be at night.
No notifications anymore
by JerryG63 on 2019/02/08 03:14
As much as I love this app, I don’t receive sound notifications anymore. I have every notification from app to mobile turned on, yet no notifications. I love watching the Space Station go overhead but I continually miss it due to no sound notifications ahead of time. If this worked, I’d give 5 stars. I’m on an iPhone XS Max.
Fun.
by mzm22 on 2019/02/06 23:29
Night or day, it’s fun to see where the stars and constellations and planets are. Great app.
Fantastic
by joe the preacher on 2019/02/06 22:24
I know the universe locks many wonders and sky guide helps me unlock them, thanks
AMAZING
by Ballsmasher66 on 2019/02/06 05:29
This app will change your life!! (star gazing-wise)
Compass is off
by ;&$:?"@ on 2019/02/06 03:31
This was a great app till the compass went out of alignment. Probably needs to catch up to the magnetic pole shift.
Nice app
by 1tw1 on 2019/02/05 13:54
I have tried several different sky apps and this has to be one of the best .
This app just keeps getting better
by johnnyfiveohyeah on 2019/02/05 03:53
The simple but realistic and attractive graphics, the ancient historical meanings behind the constellations the names of the stars, the ethereal music, now the blog. The music is so relaxing sometimes i just let it play in the background and my mind goes on a journey. Love this relaxing and educational app. I feel like I am traveling through the universe.
Astronomic
by Dr. Tomss on 2019/02/05 02:19
I love it,
Star game (awesome)👍🏻
by Espizeto on 2019/02/05 00:12
And I thought I was was smart 😂 this game is proving to me I’m not a grade A student in geometry 😅
Outer Space
by Jacks2010 on 2019/02/04 01:03
Seeing the night sky through this app is incredible! I’ve learned so much about constellations, where the space station is and names of stars.
Stars on the floor??????
by Izzy Brooks on 2019/02/03 01:50
There were stars on the ground?? Kinda confused???I feel like it’s kinda fake...
Star Gazing tonight
by Gary Franz on 2019/02/02 20:56
I will rate later.
Sky
by hair&teeth on 2019/02/02 04:26
Love This!! I Use It At Night, In Bed, Music Relaxes Me!
Best App Hands Down!
by FromWhereIRoam on 2019/02/01 14:13
Excellent App! Amazing to find an app that works so well and provides such detail and value! I use Sky Guide all the time and whenever I show it to others they instantly want it to!
One of the best apps ever
by Lem6ullah on 2019/02/01 00:16
I have had this app since I got an iPhone . I love it so much when I'm out on the beach or wherever and I see the sky I use the app to see what's around me. Love.
I love this!
by I eat papas John on 2019/01/31 13:52
Favorite app EVER
Stargazing
by ray18429477 on 2019/01/31 10:06
I looking at the sky and identifying the celestial bodies I see
A must for stargazer
by PR13ST on 2019/01/31 07:05
This app is a must, if your are into star gazing. It helpful for amateurs like myself who want to learn more or are unfamiliar with what you might be looking at in the night sky. Everyone knows of Orion’s Belt and Polaris, but what about the history and story behind them. What about the rest of the night sky and the galaxies beyond. This app is you own personal planetarium in your pocket. Worth the purchase 👍
Fantastic!
by Paige R. Harvey on 2019/01/31 03:19
This app has way more features than I thought! It’ll show you the names of stars planets, and other space structures and even provides articles on them. It tells you when they rise, set, and the best time to view them. This app even has a compass feature, allowing you to point your phone at a star and see which one it is! Sky Guide also has a Calendar feature that lets you know about upcoming events like what days planets will be most visible or when planets will be in close proximity to the moon in the night sky. I definitely recommend this app to space lovers like myself. I can’t get off this app!
This is it!
by Smubuandtt on 2019/01/31 02:55
Great for children
GREAT
by GCC Starman on 2019/01/30 13:31
A wonderful app at an inexpensive price!!
So calming
by 7-day on 2019/01/29 16:39
Educational and beautiful. My grandkids live it too!!
One of My Favorite Apps
by Rich Morti on 2019/01/29 03:05
A great idea and well executed.
Best out there, But...
by Fyrepup on 2019/01/28 01:22
UPDATE 1/27/2019: I used to get notifications of flyovers... The ISS, Iridium flares, etc. all of a sudden, they went away! I’ve done everything is asks for and still nothing. Any chance you guys can get around to fixing this? This pretty much is an awesome app. I like that you can use it, even when you don’t have network service. There’s a group of amateur astronomers that offer a view of the stars a couple times a quarter that I love to go to. What is kind of cool, is when two of them were arguing about what a certain store appears to be. I like to whip out my app and tell them the correct answer. My only concern, I have already purchased this app. It seems to work well without the “Supermassive upgrade. I’m just wondering if the $10/yr. fee is worth it? I wish I could hear from others who have the Supermassive upgrade and get their point of view regarding it’s worth.
Awesome App
by WV fan 9 on 2019/01/27 17:42
I have used this app for about two years. Watched the ISS in Florida, Oman and the Netherlands Antilles. Discovered the existence of Iridium flares and now am so sorry I didn’t know about them until Sky Guide showed me!! The app works (not buggy) and has an appealing, intuitive and really beautiful interface. I asked their support team a question- and received a prompt and helpful reply. There is so much out there we “notice” but don’t really see! It has informative links if you want to learn more. Sky Guide is home run.
Great app!
by telescope man! on 2019/01/25 23:05
This is one awesome star map app! But to be honest it needs more event updates. It's very disappointing when a something cool is happening but the app does show the comet coming by. That's my only complaint. Hope they keep adding objects to there list! Love the app. Best one in my opinion! Ok update. I paid around ten dollars to use supermassive. A while back ago. Now to resubscribe. They want $19.99. This is way to much money. For something you should really only have to pay once for. I would not be so upset if they could keep the yearly subscription under ten dollars. I’m taking my five stars given. And dropping it down to three. I still feel like it is the best star map out there. And there is no reason not to download it.
Enlightening
by CatsJammies on 2019/01/22 06:23
In clear layman’s terms, Sky Guide helps you understand the science and joy of the night sky from your location’s specific vantage point. This is especially helpful when you’re out of town. You can also use the compass setting to look “through the earth” to see what’s going on on the other side of the world. This is a beautiful and useful app.
Stars at night
by Midjkdgk on 2019/01/22 02:10
Amazing best app for the iPhone unbelievable
Bird lady
by shell/bird lady on 2019/01/22 01:09
I love the notification of the international space station about to fly over my house! I run out in the yard to watch the passing. The neighbors think I’m crazy though. Ha
Error in supermassive subscription!!
by Kyaw Myo Shwe on 2019/01/21 09:21
I subscribed supermassive with 9.99$. I canceled this subscription during free trial period. Now I don’t get back both 9.99$ and supermassive feature.I think your app have problems and fix it.
Lacking in the watch department
by Windytttttt on 2019/01/21 06:54
Really wished the Apple Watch app was not a completely useless app. Hope the devs can port gyro function on the watch app
Speechless
by QuantumCommando on 2019/01/21 04:59
I did a lot of research and trying of all the star gazing apps a few years ago and this one easily came on top... years later it is several times better! I am left speechless with its current state. From a phenomenal night vision mode, to the apple style news that super nicely shows all events coming up as well as space related news, to a great light pollution map, to notifications, to an amazing AR mode... this isn’t just the best sky gazing app, it is one of the best APPS ever! Just so freaking great in every way at what it does. It sets a bar for all apps to follow.
Heavenly!!
by heydaddyo on 2019/01/21 03:29
This is one of my favorite things I enjoy. It is always interesting to see the planets and stars. I enjoy it VERY much. Jim
Weather, Dark Sky Finder, New AR Features, WOW
by zacker3310 on 2019/01/21 02:02
I opened the Sky Guide app today after the first time in awhile. Today is January 20th, 2019 and a lunar eclipse will be visible in my area in just a couple hours. I have loved Sky Guide since the day I downloaded the app years ago. I have continued to be impressed with attention to detail the developers have added to this app and continue to use every aspect of the iPhone’s functionality to provide the best UI/UX possible for astronomy lovers everywhere. I have never really posted a thorough review of an app before on the App Store, but this app deserves way more than five stars. I am genuinely impressed time and time again every time I open the app on my iPhone XS. Thank you to the Sky Guide team for creating such a tool!
Awesome App!
by Pumpkin Escobar 1972 on 2019/01/20 23:28
We’ve learned so much in a short time since having this app. It has a beautiful interface!
🤩
by AfroMagic85 on 2019/01/20 22:03
🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Best app for viewing the skies!
by LATW Dev on 2019/01/20 16:17
Absolutely stunning and smooth operation. My 34 year old self and 6 year old sun love it!
Space travel
by Tom/ Nan on 2019/01/20 14:56
It is light traveling through space.
Love SkyGuide
by Louisabt on 2019/01/19 16:39
This is a great app. So informative. I highly recommend this app.
LOVE
by zachmac0707 on 2019/01/19 12:26
Just a great app, love the stars. It lines up perfectly with the sky and makes finding constellations easy.
Beautiful
by Zoe33331 on 2019/01/19 09:50
Absolutely beautiful. The best educational app I have seen.
Best app I have ever downloaded
by ReaganLovesSpace on 2019/01/19 02:13
DOWNLOAD THIS APP IF YOU LOVE SPACE. DOWNLOAD THIS APP IF YOU LOVE SCIENCE. DOWNLOAD THIS APP IF YOU LOVE ART. IF YOU LOVE YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, THE PEOPLE YOU PASS WHEN YOU WALK YOUR DOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. JUST DO IT. Beautiful interface, beautiful visuals, concise information.
What notifications?
by DakotaMilkshakes on 2019/01/18 05:26
I’ve had this app on my phone for years and time and time again notifications about major cosmic events are never sent. What in the holy heck is the problem here?? Get it together.
Star gazing
by LeeTap on 2019/01/17 18:25
A remarkable educational soothing experience. A must have!
FRUSTRATING
by morganboeka on 2019/01/17 17:02
I absolutely LOVE this app however, I haven’t received a single notification since signing up for Supermassive! I have reached out to the company via email on 3 separate occasions to see if I can get some help and haven’t received a single reply. I eventually unsubscribed from supermassive (would like to redownload again if I can get some help) because I found it frustrating that I was paying for it and not receiving notifications. I would receive notifications before signing up for Supermassive and I have always had my notifications turned on. Please help
Sensational!
by Nate_Cyr on 2019/01/16 22:34
Now I know where I is. Can’t believe this app isn’t more popular. It’s great and the music is so good you won’t want to stop staring deep into the night.
Simple to use
by schloss is gute on 2019/01/15 03:02
The app is very user friendly. It allows you to easily match up any star or planet with your camera.
Reach for the Stars
by drakewbuffington on 2019/01/13 23:48
Aim for the moon. And understand if you drown. You couldn’t swim or fly But keep your feet stuck #tarheel
Review
by rb star on 2019/01/13 13:52
Best app ever!
Two suns?
by me Merv on 2019/01/11 17:34
While looking at the sun the sky view shows the sun in a different place with the camera on. How do I fix?
Very nice application
by mb bb on 2019/01/11 09:27
A very sophisticated and beautiful application
downloaded, tried, deleted-get SkyView
by M382 on 2019/01/10 12:59
hard to aim at stars & every time i clicked on one for more info an annoying ad pops up!! No thanks. SkyView cheaper, easier, never ads.
Location is completely off
by _casey_thorsted_ on 2019/01/10 10:41
I’ve had this app for a few years & in the beginning it was very accurate & awesome. It still is very cool but for almost the last year the location is all out of wack. I’ve tried restarting it & keeping it updated but it doesn’t seem to fix. Really upsetting because it’s almost pointless to use the app if it can’t even tell you what you’re looking at..
Super awesomeness!
by shizzle juzzle on 2019/01/09 06:38
Best app I have. Super fun and I love reading about the stars to my wife and kids.
Can't find the stars
by 1RKPjr on 2019/01/08 21:21
I have tried and tried to locate and name the stars that were out to no avail. Be aware that even if you have a problem and delete it make a complaint they will NOT issue a refund. I guess I will have to contact Amex to get my $2.99 back. It's a point of contention with me.
The compass been off for few months
by Azulblue33 on 2019/01/07 13:24
When I point to south it shows north east I deleted the app and downloaded it again but does the same
The best stargazing app there is .
by joyaehueso on 2019/01/07 11:39
Lots of useful features, great search tool, comprehensive catalog, time lapse feature is easier to use than in other apps. Great interface. I’ve tried a lot similar apps, including a few very good ones, but this one sits alone at the top of my list.
Stars
by hunny my mom calls me that on 2019/01/04 09:03
I like the stars sprinkles in sky
All I need
by Moeman2 on 2019/01/03 23:33
Works so well. Any friend I demonstrate this app end up downloading it. I love it.
Awesome
by Mr. G Klein on 2019/01/03 23:09
I never knew how much there was floating around up there. Awesome
Texas skies
by BettyJean's iPod on 2019/01/03 14:49
Texas skies are more clear because their light pollution is less than Florida’s. After spending a week there I fell in love with this app all over again. It lets me know where the satellites are and when there is a comet passing by just to name a few things it does. It’s great on the nights when you're sitting around a campfire and some one says, “Look! It's the Milky Way.” That info is right there to explain the wonders of the stars.
Great app
by Phil Harry on 2019/01/03 04:53
No complaints! This was very helpful in trying to understand the sign in Revelation chapter 12. What is Jesus saying to you right now? Remember "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
The App is cool
by conar meehan on 2019/01/03 02:35
The App is cool because it! Lets you see the iss
Jgkh
by dgkgyi on 2019/01/02 07:58
Greatest app I’ve used like smart telescope
My first app from 2007...
by mSepsis on 2019/01/02 05:58
My three year old son loves this app, his feature request is “Please let me spin the sun like I can spin the other planets”
love it!
by s_725 on 2019/01/02 00:49
this app is incredible. you can see all the stars, nebulas, planets, and once you click on it you see all if the information about it! once you click on a planet you can get a 3D spin around of it! this app is incredible!
Night sky
by RamKGo on 2019/01/01 08:53
It is amazing from ancient times to many people around the world. To me, it is a new experience & a very amazing one. Thanks.
Star
by Omega3270 on 2019/01/01 05:09
Fantastic app. Recommend it for anyone! Had it for years.
Great app
by FOCKEN SWIM on 2018/12/31 19:38
Best astronomy app I have
Such a beautiful app
by Elyinyang on 2018/12/31 02:26
This app is truly a gorgeous and beautiful app because you have the capability to use your phone to study the universe and even read the mythological stories behind constellations. I recommend this app to all the star lovers out there.
Excellent app
by Marcel Pirosca on 2018/12/29 17:55
Terrific app to see the night sky.
L O V E
by Fa_Ra_Wolf_88 on 2018/12/29 08:59
This app changed my life 💙
The Stars
by Donna woods on 2018/12/29 08:12
I love the Stars There So Beautiful
I really like this application
by axma1 on 2018/12/29 03:19
I really like this app because you can see the stars and I really like the stars
Asked and answered!
by jazzedbynight on 2018/12/28 20:57
With Siri shortcut, ask “What star is that?” while focusing on the star, and Siri answers with the star’s name and constellation. Fantastic!
One of my favorite apps
by ciunasecho on 2018/12/28 03:27
Really excellent for learning constellations with a lot of extra astronomy information and a beautiful user interface to boot.
Great app
by wirenut5 on 2018/12/27 22:51
Love this app, spot on.
Best app ever made
by Scotty Marcelo on 2018/12/27 21:41
This is the very best app ever made for the Iphone. It is worth every penny. I’ve been able to go outside every night and find and identify anything I want to in the night sky! It also alerts me when meteor showers or a comet will be passing. Get it, you won’t regret it.
Awesome in EVERY Way!
by Btharv on 2018/12/26 17:55
So very awesome! With one click you can find any constellation! Just open the app and hold over your head at any time to see which constellations is over head! I love this app. I love the sound! Beautiful!
Great but...
by hbogie on 2018/12/26 02:11
This was such a great but since the last update I no longer get ANY notifications for the ISS or anything. It has been very disappointing not no longer get notifications. Besides that it is a great app. Lots of detail to read.
Farout isn’t here
by drmajorbob on 2018/12/25 20:56
The update says Farout was added. But it wasn’t.
Sky guide
by boohoss on 2018/12/25 20:02
Excellent application for opening the imagination of young astronomers.
Awesome but alerts are broken
by Thadole on 2018/12/24 23:22
I really love this app. However, I have not been getting space station alerts lately. The settings are all correct but it will not work. When that starts working again it will be back up to 5 stars.
I love it
by Greencrazyboy1 on 2018/12/23 20:29
It’s amazing always love space studies
Christmas comet
by sten4302 on 2018/12/23 05:48
This app is awesome I had no problem following where to look to see it!!
VR
by FoxxyFoxGirl5678 on 2018/12/22 22:16
It’s amazing for a be head set so I slide it in and stare gaze this is amazing
Discovered this app
by hsbxzbs on 2018/12/22 17:43
A few years ago and i still use it to this day. Thank you guys for such a memorable app, is there any way you guys can upload the theme song to iTunes music? I would like to download it! Thanks!
Star struck
by Criterion12 on 2018/12/22 10:17
I really don’t have any other app to compare to nor am I a true star gazer. But I feel enlightened and amazed by the grandness of our skies thanks to this app. I feel a better sense and familiarity of my home universe thanks to this app 🙏🌈🤩🥰 Any glitches or issues on the app are hardly noticeable and have not created any form of inconvenience. To the makers of this app: thank you grandly for giving me an “eye” to see my sky 🤝🙏👁
The best
by Ytsejam58 on 2018/12/21 02:15
I've used other star maps before but this one is definitely the best!
Not 4 the uninformed user
by DKBo on 2018/12/20 17:19
If u don’t know what u r looking at it’s not inspiring. Gotta have some knowledge.
Easy to use and lots of information
by Danil445766 on 2018/12/20 16:15
It’s a very good app that simple to use and well worth the cost. Tells me where the planets are and all other celestial objects.
Amazing
by DigitalCzar on 2018/12/20 03:08
I spend time each night diving into a star, or planet, or comet, or solar system. It’s so enjoyable I look forward to my time with this app. Highly recommend.
Completely off
by jauebeu on 2018/12/19 05:45
Downloaded this app to confirm my viewpoint of stars and what was clearly Orion ... it had Orion way off to the side. I then downloaded one of the free other star gazing apps and it confirmed my guess of Orion and lined up with the moon perfectly. Wish I tried the free one first
The Universe is a Wanderous Place
by JoeFlyer1234 on 2017/08/24 03:05
It is probably best to describe this anecdotally: I just watched PBS's new 2-hour special on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. It began giving me a sense of this grand scale of a solar system we live in... a perception only reinvigorated few times through the words of someone like Carl Sagan describing the Pale Blue Dot. I looked at my phone and immediately opened this app again to just look at space. As I wondered to my back door I realized that I was fortunate enough to be waking outside into a cloudless night. I turned on night view mode, turned down my display brightness, and let the ambient music of this app play. I was alone, along with the living silence of night with the smooth, soothing music playing on the app. I looked up with my phone, navigating amongst the constellations, in awe at how the sight could be so beautiful, seemingly unique every time, and so often taken for granted. Realizing the opportunity, I searched for satellites via the app and eagerly moved my phone around the sky to track the paths of Coos Rockets that were flying by and anticipating the next flyover from our man-made moons. As much as I adore the night sky in all its grand beauty, this app makes exploration even more satisfying, concise, and exploratory than I otherwise would have been able to do. Thank you.
Love it, but confused after updates
by Nycfoodster on 2017/10/08 05:07
Had this app for a while and still my favorite. However, I’m confused about the updates. There was a recent update that added Chiron, for example, but it is not listed under the “recently added” section. Additionally, even when I look for it manually, it just points to where the object is, but there is no image associated with the description, nor can you zoom into it. At the same time, other recently added items, such as RS Puppis, has the image and location, but no description (you have to tap on the image of the star within the image - like a star within a star - to get a separate description). Doesn’t seem like the recently added section is working properly within the app. Is it just not updating correctly or am I missing something??? Also, since very recent updates, the star brightness feature that requires 2 fingers to adjust directly on the screen is so overly sensitive that I am constantly having to adjust the brightness as I navigate the sky map. Very very frustrating. Is there no way to lock that feature or disable it? Otherwise, still amazing.
I effing love this app!
by Caedo12 on 2018/12/07 00:28
I’ve owned this app for many years now and I have to say, this app has been absolutely instrumental in my perceptual “awakening” of this vast universe we live in. To even begin contemplating it’s size and magnificence is both mesmerizing and mind-numbing. I use many popular astronomy apps but this one gets the most use for its informational presentation and easy-to-approach UI. I continue to pay for the annual Supermassive subscription because the detail and depth is so stunning and in my opinion, completely worth it. Everyone I show it to - it takes their breath away. I know some don’t like background music in their apps but you’ll find a great non-repetitive background soundtrack in this app, if you’re into that sort of thing (I definitely am). My only wish is that they would “redden” the keyboard during a search with Night Vision enabled, and if they could audibly speak the information that they’ve curated into this app regarding all the objects we can see in our universe, because it’s nice to observe the object as you’re learning about it. Otherwise, this app is superb. Great job to the developers of Sky Guide!
Incredible is an understatement!!
by BUY THIS MOVIE!!!!!!! on 2018/06/25 21:08
This is one of the best things I have ever spent my money on. For only $2.99. Wow! And Supermassive!!! Only $9.99 a year! This is worth so much more than that. This app is perfect for ANYONE. Professional Astronomers, kids studying for an astronomy quiz, and even people who know nothing about space, but think it’s cool. It’s like a Planetarium all in my phone! I love how you can zoom in, and much detail is given for every little star, galaxy, dust cloud, nebula, etc. Funded by NASA, Hopkins Research Group, CalTech, ESA, and all the others, this app is truly impeccable. I don’t understand how anyone could give this anything less than 5 stars. It deserves all the trillions and more in the universe!! I personally think that space is the coolest thing. Compared to professionals, I know nothing. But this app allows me to know more than most. It is beautiful, and extraordinary. And I love the tours! Can’t wait for more to come out. Also, does this support VR, cause if it does, that would be so awesome. I could only imagine what it would be like! I would love to work for NASA, and this may just be the start of my career! Much love, Annelise
Makes me forget to breathe!
by alittlebrittle on 2018/08/13 00:34
The sky is my first love, and a near-obsession.. so many thanks to the developers for creating this wonder; it is, in a word, perfection. The ambient music, the ease of use, the incredible amount of information, instructions all wonderful, even details of space below our horizon. I somehow relish the thought of sleeping beneath the Draco & Ursula Minor constellations, and I have to say, the visuals should be enjoyed on as large a mobile screen as possible, although it can be dizzying if you move it too quickly. It’s easy to romanticise the stars and to be in awe of space, of which we know so little...I love it, and the mysteries it holds, as it’s sometimes the only thing that makes me feel that the silly little irksome things, and nasty people don’t matter...just look up and wonder. This makes me miss Carl Sagan: “the sky calls to us, if we do not destroy ourselves we will one day venture to the stars” We miss you, Dr. Sagan, but feel a bit closer to you with simple and beautiful tools such as this one. Just remember to breathe.
A SUPER MASSIVE App!
by Chandi Devi on 2018/06/08 06:32
I Love looking at the sky, stars, clouds, etc. Found Sky Guide. Not only do I get to follow the stars, constellations, moon, sun, planets, comets, satellites, but I can go forward in time, backward in time, there is information about everything that is listed in the sky in the App and I keep finding more ways to use this app. I just LOVE Sky Guide. My friends and neighbors (most of who don't have computers nor internet connections, as I live in a village with mostly poor farmers) come over to look with me. They love knowing what is that bright star in the sky, what is the planet, etc... It is highly Educational and worth the money. And it works with the wifi off. Best. Best. Best! I fully suggest this App for a great hands on course in basic Astronomy. 5 Stars!!! And now with SUPERMASSIVE as an option, it just continues to blow my mind. Seeing the Galaxies , Nebulas, Planets up close is breathtaking. This app was definitely made by people who Love their subject. And I Love this app. It continues to be Amazing! Amazing!
Best Application Ever !
by Farhan00834 on 2018/09/27 10:13
First of All Thanks to the Developer for giving us such a great Application Ever! But The Only Problem in lastest version is “Realtime Moving objects” like i was remember the version 6.01 in that version when we zoom the Moon so the moon will moving in realtime so reallly miss that feature in new versions i request the developer please bring that feature in upcoming version as soon as possible! Please Dear Developer Bring that feature again in option/Button type if someone want sidereal motion they can “TURN ON” and if someone don’t want they can “TURN OFF” sidereal motion. Dear Developer i am also your user i have rights to feedback , The sidereal motion was useful to us because when someone ask us how you can say that this app is a realtime app so that we can show them sidereal motion in zooming the moon like before we did in 6.0.1 version and say to them that look this is the realtime app so i request that please bring it in upcoming version as soon as possible.
Soo much better than SkyView
by DrPickTay on 2018/04/25 21:33
When I bought this app, I was expecting it to look a little bit better than the star-gazing app that I was using at the time: SkyView. When compared to Skyview, Sky Guide is clearly the more advanced application, as it has better quality. Its planet animations look stunning, along with a subtle, beautiful design to the overall app itself. It can be seen that the app was designed with the consumer in mind due to the many features included: pinch to zoom (which displays a richer, starlit sky closer up), a filter mode (allowing the user to see the universe through different light filters such as gamma, thermal, etc.), and finally the inclusion of AR capabilities that can map celestial bodies precisely with their counterparts within the app, gaining an immense amount of accuracy when star-tracking. All in all, I love this app and I definitely recommend it to all of those who are interested in the night sky.
am I using the same app? - EDITED
by Aleaddict on 2017/12/22 00:39
*** please see my update below *** With all the great reviews, I must have downloaded a different app. I use several astronomy apps , but this is the only one that thinks east is west and north is south. I emailed the developer and was told to try the figure 8 trick, but I'd already attempted that several times. Upped my rating from 1 star to 3 since I did receive a response, but being off 180 degrees makes it unusable except for indoor couch sessions. *** Okay, I just reinstalled after 2 years of using other astronomy apps and it's sensing directions properly now. Whatever was causing the compass to be off has been corrected, so I'm giving it 5 stars since the other astronomy apps are wanting to milk me for money every opportunity they can and this app still continues to operate without further expenditure. ***
Really Neat!!
by FloralNebula on 2018/04/25 03:56
This app is amazing if you love star viewing! It’s really fun to pull up the app at night and to see which stars you’re looking at. It’s amazing for viewing the slow rotation of the earth too, great for getting a better understanding of that. The graphics are beautiful, but what really makes this app is all the handy features on it. Bedsides showing you which stars are where, you can also select rockets, satellites, and the space station and it shows you LIVE where it is so you can potentially see it (if it’s currently visible in your hemisphere). You can also look up upcoming meteor showers and it will tell you which way to look! You can even see different electromagnetic waves through this lens filter type thing. There’s more than that, definitely worth the $2.99, and I neeeever get anything but free apps!
Want to see a shooting star?
by Steve196 on 2018/09/18 11:22
My 3 year old son and I hear an alert on my phone: 6 minutes to an Iridium Flare. He calls them shooting stars. We drop everything and run outside, rushing to the darkest spot in the neighborhood we can find. It’s not that dark, but it doesn’t have to be. We point my phone to the sky and see the path the Iridium satellite will take and watch. A bright shining light grows suddenly in the night sky right where the app points us and his smile and sense of wonder grows with it. It’s over in a few seconds but we talk about it for the rest of the night. Thank you all for this little feature in an already amazing app. Thank you for these moments, and for introducing my son to the world beyond our world. If I could give you 6 stars for this review I would.
Far and away the best app of its kind
by JBone320 on 2018/07/19 15:27
I’ve had this app pretty much since it was released. It is far and away the best stargazing/sky reference app available. It’s full of features and detailed information on everything- be it planets, stars, satellites, rockets, space debris, galaxies, constellations, etc. I recommend it to people all the time. Most importantly, when people start pulling their phones out to check out the sky at night, they always end up saying “wow which app is that?” and delete the one they had and download this one instead. That’s really all you need to know. Also something I like is that it doesn’t have the cartoonish feel of many similar apps. Really just can’t stress enough how much this app is better than the rest.
Weather, Dark Sky Finder, New AR Features, WOW
by zacker3310 on 2019/01/21 02:02
I opened the Sky Guide app today after the first time in awhile. Today is January 20th, 2019 and a lunar eclipse will be visible in my area in just a couple hours. I have loved Sky Guide since the day I downloaded the app years ago. I have continued to be impressed with attention to detail the developers have added to this app and continue to use every aspect of the iPhone’s functionality to provide the best UI/UX possible for astronomy lovers everywhere. I have never really posted a thorough review of an app before on the App Store, but this app deserves way more than five stars. I am genuinely impressed time and time again every time I open the app on my iPhone XS. Thank you to the Sky Guide team for creating such a tool!
Best Stargazing App By Far!
by Snapback46 on 2018/04/03 00:51
This is very worth the money! I use this app everyday, and I love it. My favorite part is that just by pressing the compass at the top, you can move your phone around like you are actually looking at the night sky! You can identify any star in the sky with this app. Not just that, you can see any galaxy, nebula, satellite, planet, star, etc. with this app. It is perfect for skywatching out on a clear and dark night. There is nothing to dislike about this app! I’m not just saying this just because I want to, I’m actually serious. It is super informational and notifies you of passing satellites and so much more! Please buy this app if you’re looking for an amazing stargazing app. It has EVERYTHING.
AR = MIND. BLOWN.
by Traumamike on 2017/09/20 14:06
I’ll state right away that I own pretty much every astronomy app that’s worth owning. I’m not an expert by any means, just an avid fan who’s always interested in learning more about space. I’ve never left a review for any of the apps in this category before but, after spending just 5 minutes exploring my evening sky in augmented reality, I felt compelled to congratulate the developer for nailing it right out of the gate. The controls are intuitive and the tips show on screen at the perfect time. That’s how I found the sky blending feature and that’s when the real magic happens! Before AR it always seemed like the star or planet in the sky that I was trying to identify with the app was close to what I was seeing on my device but it often felt like I was just guessing that I had my phone or iPad pointed at the right spot of light in the sky. However, with AR and the sky blending feature I “know” that I’m identifying the exact point of light in the sky that interests me. If you’re on the fence about purchasing this app stop wasting your time. Tap buy and get outside!!!✨💫✨
For amusement and education
by KJJP on 2017/11/08 04:34
I recommend this app for anyone who wants to be amazed by our landscape above. It's entertaining, amusing, and educational! Lots of great features like you can hold your phone up to a specific light in the sky and find out by clicking on the screen what it is, or search for your favorite constellation or planet and have Skyguide point out where it is. You can also "fast forward" or reverse in time to see sunsets and paths of other objects in future or history. Great music track that feels like a live movie soundtrack while you use it. The creators of this app have really given us a treat! (Thank you guys!) My favorite app to use!
Explore, teach, connect, and enjoy!
by Cleobulus on 2018/11/27 12:35
If you know the night sky, this app immediately puts details at your fingertips. If you are somewhat familiar, it will dial you in instantly. You’ll be sharing it with those around you and hear sentences starting with “I never knew...” whispered in astonishment. Set up the alerts and learn the magnificence of the ISS as it wheels across the sky. Track the planets through the summer skies. Touch the info circle next to an object and learn about Messier objects or the original Greek myths they saw reflected in their heavens. Become a citizen of the universe. This simple app has become an important part of my life that has helped bind my family together.
My favorite fun app
by Hrivney on 2018/03/25 21:51
The functionality of this app is astounding. Not only does it synch up with your location and which compass direction you are facing, showing you the sky as you hold it up and move around, but you can freeze the view, set a date and time for a view (like, your birthday) and locate specific stars, satellites, planets, constellations and other traditional heavenly bodies. I use it almost every day just to fly a little, and it tells me when the ISS will fly over and from what direction! As a science fiction writer the stats on stars has been invaluable in ensuring I don’t goof up important facts and it inspires me on dull days. No regrets, worth every penny!
Fantastic!
by Paige R. Harvey on 2019/01/31 03:19
This app has way more features than I thought! It’ll show you the names of stars planets, and other space structures and even provides articles on them. It tells you when they rise, set, and the best time to view them. This app even has a compass feature, allowing you to point your phone at a star and see which one it is! Sky Guide also has a Calendar feature that lets you know about upcoming events like what days planets will be most visible or when planets will be in close proximity to the moon in the night sky. I definitely recommend this app to space lovers like myself. I can’t get off this app!
Loved Astronomy since I was a kid
by Kr15cmvk on 2018/03/31 10:33
Since I was in second grade and went to the planetarium, the constellations held a magical fascination for me! I remember this gentleman telling the stories that went with the “pictures in the night sky” and along with his mesmerizing voice was music similar to the ethereal music with this app. I enjoy this as much as I did then and I can relive that mystical and extraordinary experience in a way with this app and it’s information for each constellation, planet, moon and every wonderful thing I see when I look into the night and this time I hold it all in my hand! I highly recommended it for stargazing and learning about the heavens in sight.
Worth every penny
by michael_blue_ on 2018/08/05 20:07
To be honest, I never write reviews about anything... ever. I wasn’t sure if I’d like this app at first so I checked the reviews and so many people gave it a five star rating. Now I understand why since I’ve experienced using it myself. After downloading the app I purchased the expanded version of the app for less than $1 per month and I stayed up at night another four hours looking at stars, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and even rockets. It was such a small price to pay to be able to see everything in its real time position in the sky and I’d recommend this to anyone who has even the slightest interest in astronomy.
Star Gazr
by Moon lazy on 2017/10/02 03:29
Awesome app. I can find planets and other stars when I need to. Nicely done! Love the soothing music too. I like to know when the moon is on the rise as a photographer. No matter where I point the iPhone there is something interesting to see in the sky, even at the opposite pole. The descriptions and info on the different stars is laid out nicely. Don't hesitate to buy this app. Well worth it! 😉 5 stars!!!! ** The latest upgrade 9/17 is yet the best! Adding the live camera view of the horizon and sky gives this app another interesting dimension and way to see what is up in the sky where you are looking. I still ❤️ this app, get it - you’ll love it too.
Arcturus is my JAM! Why?....
by Reegs n Roxy on 2017/08/31 08:43
1. My homeboy Arcturus dominates the Booty (designated Alpha Boötis, Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes,)!! Lol. 2. Taking 4th! Place in the Mr. Universe (literally, lol!) Brightest Star contest is quite the feat (there were only like millions of other contestants to beat)! If the contest was limited to the northern celestial hemisphere, Arcturas would take the brightest grand prize 🌞⭐️🏆... 3. I know this and lots of other interesting bits of information about Arcturus as well as many other gems in the celestial heavens BECAUSE OF SKY GUIDE! Sky Guide is a very accurate, informative and intuitive application! Now when you look up to the night sky, break out the Sky Guide app and be prepared to be amazed.
The number #1 app for looking at Space
by Davis Clark (aka Smiley) on 2018/12/13 05:01
Sky Guide is one of the most coolest apps out there on the the App Store. When I go out camping with my family & we soak in all the stars, the galaxy, etc. Sky guide helps us to know how far that star is & why did they name it? The most helpful & fascinating thing is that you can be able to see if there is a Satellite, space junk, or any objects floating out in space. I used to think they were all Satellites but ends up most of it is old rockets. I totally recommend this app to anybody. This really works unbelievably great on the IPhone 8! Loving the new Calendars & the light pollution on the map!
WOW
by MR LUCKY BROCK!! on 2017/08/21 13:04
I think we have all learned real quick that you never purchase an app without reading most of the reviews!! I've been using this app for a few years now and it is beyond awesome I gave it five stars because they did not have an option for 25 stars!! What is that star out there that looks so bright?? Oh that's not a star it's Jupiter.... you can set up notifications and I've seen the international space station fly by many many times it's actually pretty awesome to see how fast it does fly by!!! And these are just a few of the things that it's capable of doing!! Don't hesitate Awesome awesome app!!
G. A. Trottier
by Enjoying the Stars on 2017/10/12 03:05
I always read the reviews before purchasing any App......So to Anyone who is thinking about purchasing this, it is well worth it... I enjoy going out at night and knowing what I am viewing in the stars above... The night vision makes it very easy to focus back and forth from the dark night sky to my iPad and the background music is soothing....The information on the Planets,Stars and Mythology is highly detailed and very interesting. I have tried other Apps and in my opinion none of the others even come close. This is a great purchase for any mobile device....
Amazing
by Bpratico171618 on 2017/09/24 01:50
I just sat outside for 20 minutes looking at the starts just alone without my phone wondering what stars where which. I saw a lot of the brighter stars and wondering how far and bright compared to the sun they were. I went into the AppStore looking to see what these stars are called and this app told me descriptions and what satellites or rocket bodies were above me that second. I learned that the rocket bodies that are now known as space junk were launched around 30-40 years ago by Russia. This app is very useful. I spent 1 hour outside with this app after just trying to find new things
Saw the ISS fly over, space junk
by Chris484757 on 2018/07/23 20:32
I was using it last night and a notice popped up saying the ISS was about to fly over. So I tracked it and to my surprise I could actually see it very clearly. I probably would have assumed it was just a plane without the app. So then I started looking for space junk of rockets and I could see a couple of those, too. This all in a major US city. Aside from that, it’s a good educational tool and I’ve already learned a lot about stars by using it. It tends to take a while for the compass to adjust but eventually it gets there and objects line up exactly.
It’s good
by kkkkaaattttyyyy!!800🤗 on 2018/10/08 23:58
I like this App because it gives you a chance to look at the stars on a cloudy day and find all the constellations much easier though I can’t struggle with that sometimes it is amazing game for kids that are into space and science because it gives you an idea of what space looks like up in the sky and made it looks like down on the ground there are many different ways they can use this app I really like it sometimes they can be a little bit annoying but I really like how it gives me a chance to look at the stars.
Speechless
by QuantumCommando on 2019/01/21 04:59
I did a lot of research and trying of all the star gazing apps a few years ago and this one easily came on top... years later it is several times better! I am left speechless with its current state. From a phenomenal night vision mode, to the apple style news that super nicely shows all events coming up as well as space related news, to a great light pollution map, to notifications, to an amazing AR mode... this isn’t just the best sky gazing app, it is one of the best APPS ever! Just so freaking great in every way at what it does. It sets a bar for all apps to follow.
A great app to view space
by Mother freaking Ethan on 2017/10/29 14:42
I love this app, and I guess it improves once in a while. The one thing that is missing in this app is exoplanets because I believe we can view all those things in this tremendous app that people have, and such as myself. I know we can’t look at exoplanet with her telescopes but I feel like we need to see everything in space besides the planets and moons we keep seeing. To the guys who made this app and who is updating it, if somehow you’re reading this review i hope you’ll appreciate my idea of looking at exoplanets in the sky.
Eclipse 2017
by biLLy_has_a_hat on 2017/08/23 23:34
I'm impressed with the app and information it gives us but during the eclipse yesterday, the animation seemed like it was on Central Time Zone and not EST. According to the animation, peak time was an hour ahead of schedule from my current location. Makes me wonder how much ISS or even a comet's timing is off from real view. Reply- I did all these when I realized it wasn't accurate. I even checked my location with other apps, because even though we live in west Michigan, every now and then my phone thinks I'm in Chicago. This wasn't the case though. Usually apps are the ones that lag, not the user. lol
Pretty but broken
by Handstand Man on 2018/04/05 02:58
Great info, beautiful design, but the auto compass feature doesn’t work on my iPhone SE and you have to try to manually align the app’s image with your view of the night sky. Even after you’ve adjusted it, it won’t track with you as you look to other parts of the sky and you have to manually reset the view for every object you look at Edit: my phone appears to be the issue in regards to the tracking/orienting, app is beautiful and I’m sure it works great on a properly functioning phone
I've tried quite a few and this is the best!
by CRU$H on 2018/02/07 11:49
I LOVE this app! I am hooked on looking for satellites!! I search almost every early morning and early evening and have learned so many more constellations because of it. There is so much information about ever star, object, galaxy, nebula...like who discovered it, its name, stats...everything! You can have it alert you for your favorite events like the ISS flyover, meteor showers etc. so you never miss anything. By the way I only have the Free App and obviously love it!! I can't even imagine how cool the "Supermassive" version is...
Gorgeous app, great developers
by EdPilot on 2018/02/13 23:37
I’ve been using this app for about a month now, and can say without hesitation that this is the BEST sky guide I have found to date. The level of detail, the craftsmanship, the ease of use makes this a wonderful experience—particularly with my young child and astronomy-related projects. I installed the supermassive add on, and it it amazing. The developers have been fast with responses to my questions, and when I thought the app was not functioning exactly correctly, I discovered that not only was it working exactly correctly, but in an intuitive way. The ISS went over my home last night, and I was surprised not to see it. After an email inquiry, I learned that the app shows the relative brightness while the satellite can be seen, and fades out the satellite when no longer sunlit. I backed out the time to last night and was blown away by how it works so well. Amazing work!
Sky Guide
by Andrew (KrinkledLeaves) on 2017/10/17 20:11
I only wish I had this app when I was a kid. This app is so overwhelmingly powerful and deep! I’ve had it for a year and I’m still amazed by it every time I use it. I may be their best salesman as I tell everyone about it. On my iPadpro it’s even more exciting to use. The absolute only thing I suggest is for the notification of unusual events be increased to maybe 15 minutes instead of 5. I miss stuff because of that. But still, the information content and user friendliness is enormous. Can’t believe it doesn’t cost a lot more. Fantastic.
People rise!
by CorazonAu79 on 2018/08/19 01:30
I love being notified of when the international space station is about to pass over-head in the night sky. It is the thing my childhood dreams were made of back in the 1970’s. On our evening walks, it is cool to get notified to look up and see an iridium satellite flare. I appreciate the red night screen that protects our night vision when using this app out in the field with our telescopes. The back ground music is beautiful. I appreciate everything about this app. I still have much to discover.
Unhappy
by MPO word wizard on 2017/09/26 04:15
UPDATE! I was able to open the app and viewed the ISS tonight. Not sure why it wouldn’t work before as I didn’t do anything different. Thanks for your concern. This was the very first app I purchased when I bought my iPad. Love all your improvements. So disappointed that I can no longer use an app I purchased because my phone is the 5se. It still works on my old iPad that is too old to upgrade to ios11. What gives? Hope you can find a solution for the many people who can't afford a new phone.
Incredibly informative, functional, fun and immersive.
by josmur on 2017/11/06 02:48
I could (and often have) gotten lost in this app for more than an hour, and I mean that in a good way. As an astrophotographer, I use this app primarily to see where the Milky Way will be and where the moon will be in relation, but it was also a huge asset in shooting the total eclipse in August. I love playing around in the app and learning about what's out there. I recommend this app to all my friends who are getting into astrophotography. I wouldn't trade it for anything else!
Awesome App
by WV fan 9 on 2019/01/27 17:42
I have used this app for about two years. Watched the ISS in Florida, Oman and the Netherlands Antilles. Discovered the existence of Iridium flares and now am so sorry I didn’t know about them until Sky Guide showed me!! The app works (not buggy) and has an appealing, intuitive and really beautiful interface. I asked their support team a question- and received a prompt and helpful reply. There is so much out there we “notice” but don’t really see! It has informative links if you want to learn more. Sky Guide is home run.
Very cool app...Highly recommend!
by JL0013 on 2018/07/15 02:46
This is definitely one of the coolest and most informative apps I have downloaded yet. The graphic are absolutely stunning and it has easy navigation that anyone can use. I’d definitely recommend this to anybody with interests in astrology or astrophysics. The only recommendation I would have for the makers is to add more deep space objects in the future. It is very interesting to see the different galaxies, but there could definitely be more added to enhance it. Other than that, it is the perfect sky app for both amateurs and professionals.
Mind = Blown
by smitty.mechanic on 2018/08/29 05:10
A friend of mine suggested this app, and I’m a penny pincher, so the three bucks made my finger quiver at purchase. But to my surprise, this app was insane! It wasn’t some dinky “this is a star” type of app, but it enables the user to pin point the exact position of every star and constellation. I was so blown away by the AR mode that I couldn’t put my phone down. Being able to find the close stars and the planets was a great educational tool for my kids as well. This was probably the best three bucks I have ever spent on an app!
5 Stars for functionality but... Recent AR Issue
by Presdad12 on 2017/10/10 23:30
AR stopped working on my 6s Plus after the latest iOS update. It worked fine with 11.0 but either 11.0.1 or 11.0.2 killed it. I just installed the most recent update for the app and it didn’t solve the problem. Please fix soon. UPDATE: Thanks for getting back with me. After turning Compass Calibration back on under Settings>Privacy>Location Services>System Services, all is well. Not sure why this affected AR but it works now.
Amazing!!!
by Hazim Brown on 2018/12/08 09:06
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!
AMAZING!!
by Ruthie the Magma Cube on 2018/07/06 03:58
My dad is very fascinated with the sky, and always points out where the planets are to me. I was interested in the planets and stars, but the paper charts were too confusing. Is that a star or Venus? Where's the Big Dipper? Sky guide has changed all that. I now know where the planets are and know more constellations than just the Big Dipper!! Not only that, but the feature that lets you speed through time has helped me immensely. Now I can understand better the orbits of the moon and planets (as I watch the moon zoom across the sky, or mercury zoom around the sun), the way the seasons change the stars, etc. etc. Plus there are interesting, in-depth articles about everything in the sky! It has fun facts, but also complicated information if you want to learn more. What are you waiting for? Buy this app now!
Beautiful
by TrinityTester on 2018/04/21 23:11
This is a very beautiful and very well made interactive map of the sky. It is nice to know more about constellations and a few I’ve never heard of. I like being able to track Satellites and being able to search for what I want to see. Just one thing I would like to be able to see is Sputnik 1 it would be nice to be able to track and see the first satellite. I would like to be able to track the satellite and see it trough my Telescope.
FRUSTRATING
by morganboeka on 2019/01/17 17:02
I absolutely LOVE this app however, I haven’t received a single notification since signing up for Supermassive! I have reached out to the company via email on 3 separate occasions to see if I can get some help and haven’t received a single reply. I eventually unsubscribed from supermassive (would like to redownload again if I can get some help) because I found it frustrating that I was paying for it and not receiving notifications. I would receive notifications before signing up for Supermassive and I have always had my notifications turned on. Please help
Ruminating? Depressed? Star Gaze!
by RockMaxB on 2018/07/19 19:49
Unfortunately, I’ve battled depression since my teens, but early this year, my counselor suggested the way my mind ruminates over real and perceived issues, I was making myself more and more depressed. The most troubling time for me was taking my dog for a long walk late at night. I thought about every bad thing that had happened and was likely to ever happen! Then I started walking with my Sky Guide app in hand. Rather than focusing on all the bad, I was able to stay in the moment and truly appreciate the beauty of the sky. The change for my life has been profound! My mind is clearer, and my mood is much happier and More content! I am convinced the Sky guide App has been a major contributor to the quality of my life, and it may have been a part of saving my life. Thank you...
The best stargazing app you’ll find. Bar none.
by Bm425 on 2018/11/09 17:56
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.
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