SkyView® brings stargazing to everyone. Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more!
Over 2.5 million downloads.
App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App
“If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.”
"If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get."
“SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.”
– 148Apps Editor’s Choice
You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.
• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Sighting Events: schedule alerts for upcoming celestial events.
• Apple Watch: see what objects are visible tonight and how to spot them using your Apple Watch.
• Today Widget: brand new iOS 8 today widget lets you quickly see upcoming celestial events.
• Night Mode: Preserve your night vision with red or green night mode filters.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the sky track for any object to see it’s exact location in the sky on any date and time.
• Comprehensive: Includes thousands of stars, planets, and satellites with thousands of interesting facts.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!
This update addresses minor bugs present in iOS 13.
SkyView® Reviews (3,833)
Very disappointed after buying the app - it doesn’t work at all and no instructions to try and fix it.
Great app (especially for beginners like myself) however it is a nightmare to calibrate sometimes!
I love this app, being able to sit in my garden and identify what I’m seeing is great and my daughter loves it aswel. Is there anyway the app could track comets?
T. V. H.
Compass shows North as South , fix direction and it eventually goes back to North showing as South ? How can this be fixed ?
Very cool app but unfortunately it’s not completely accurate. When I calibrate the alignment of the sun the moon is off. Or vice verse. Same with a lot of the bright stars in the sky. Everything you look at is only in the general area. It’s not exact at all.
For the most part this is a very good app, I would suggest making the small payment and getting the full version though as it does have a lot more constellations available. It would be nice though if it pointed out things like comets as well.
My paid app is no longer functioning. It is frozen and will not allow a search of anything. I’ve updated, rebooted, uninstalled /reinstalled; all to no avail. Please help fix my app!
When I first got this app, I was mesmerized! Loved it. Very educational and my grandkids loved looking at the night sky with me. Then .... it changed. I can’t move and look at whatever I want to and see what it is, or what is on the other side of the world at a given point. I guess thats what I have to pay more money for. Not happy, and very hard to use for a senior. And when I tried to get App Support - “ HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.
I had to change my review. I had to take my phone case off. Now it works beautifully!!!! I cannot calibrate this app. I have figure 8ed until my arm hurts. I can not find a way to contact anyone to help me. I’m about to ask for my $ back! I want my money back!
I got this app because I saw heaps of good reviews, but I pointed it at the ground and it said there were stars on the ground. I thought something was wrong so I pointed it at the wall with lights on in the room and it said there was stars on the wall. Don’t waste your time and money on this app.
Frankie and kerry
The most mind blowing app u can get
It’s a really good app. It’s very easy to use, but only recently I’ve noticed that the calibration is very off. When I try to set it up manually, it gets completely out of whack whenever I go back into the app. I’m not sure if there is a way to save it or not. That is my only issue. Besides that, it’s wonderful.
This app for some reason does not show the location of the current south star - Sigma Octantis. This would be very useful...
Doesn’t seem to work as well in the Southern Hemisphere. You can see a lot more of everything when you point it to the ground.
Da baddest one ever
At the moment nothing happens. Not the buttons not the screen, nothing. I will keep playing with it and if it some how fixes itself I will redo my rating.
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i've used the app from of old and i like it. but it failed to find out where comet neowise. unfortunately this is disappointing.
Where is the neowise??
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.