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Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day for iPhone

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,092
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 11, 2016
  • Price:
    Purchase; iTunes account required.; $2.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    99.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    iOS

Editors' Review

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Sky Guide takes you on a tour of the stars and other interstellar bodies above you at any given point in time, no matter where you are. Just tilt your phone up, and you can see stars, planets, satellites, and more, right on your phone.

Pros

Automatic alignment: By either tapping the Compass button or tilting your phone, you trigger the app to automatically detect your location and display stars accordingly. This means you can more precisely match the stars you see in the sky with those displayed on your device, and you don't have to worry about trying to align things yourself.

Use anytime: Of course, the best part about using this app is that you can compare it to the night sky and identify the stars, constellations, and other items that you see. But it doesn't have to be dark out for this app to work. In fact, you can activate it anytime, day or night, inside or outside, to find out what's above your head at that very moment.

Info button: Constellations displayed in this app are outlined and have an Info button next to them that you can tap to bring up a short history of that formation and its naming. You can also tap any star or planet at any time to reveal its Info button and get some background information.

Cons

Your location: Unfortunately, depending on where you live, you may not be able to see a lot of stars in the sky, yourself, on any given night. This certainly isn't due to a deficiency in the app, but it does take away one fun aspect of viewing and comparing.

Bottom Line

Sky Guide is a smooth and informative app that can get you quickly hooked on studying the night sky. It does just about everything you'd like it to do, and it does it well. It costs $1.99 to download, and if you'd like to activate the satellite tracking feature, you'll have to pay an additional $1.99 via in-app purchase.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1
Sky Guide is now optimized for the new iPad Pro. Added a new live Sun Glance for Apple Watch. During daytime hours the Sky Guide Glance will show a live image of solar activity (animated to the most recent 3 days). Tap for a detailed chart of activity which also indicates possible aurorae. Fixed bug where Moon Glance was not loading on Apple Watch Fixed bug where recently failed Iridium satellites were still being treated as active Fixed bug where the position of Jupiter's moons did not account for light travel delay Added dwarf planets Eris, Haumea, and Makemake
General
Publisher Chris Laurel
Publisher web site
Release Date May 06, 2013
Date Added June 11, 2016
Version 5.1
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Reference Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: ipad2wifi, ipad23g, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini4g
Download Information
File Size 99.29MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,092
Downloads Last Week 13
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $2.99

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