SkyView® Lite

Education
Rating
4.6 (17.3K)
Size
113.3 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
3.8.2
Price
Free
Seller
Terminal Eleven LLC
Last update
2 months ago
Version OS
16.0 or later
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User Reviews for SkyView® Lite

4.57 out of 5
17.3K Ratings
7 years ago, killerclown101
One of the main reasons I use my phone
I have used this app for a couple years now, and I cannot say that there is an app I have used for the same amount of time that has brought me more joy, excitement, and satisfaction than this one. It allows my never ending curiosity to be aided in a way that leads to discovery. Which I think is absolutely awesome. I would call myself an amateur astrophotographer, and this app helps me out a bunch. It is also really helpful to be reading a section of the textbook for my current astronomy class, and be able to whip this app out and find what star or galaxy we are talking about. I do wish it would give you a better look into the future, being able to project where certain stars, galaxies, or nebulae will be in a larger scope of time. I am practicing taking shots of the heart of the milkyway, but I still have about a month or two until it will be near that time where I live. I'd like to be able to plan a bit more for my shots, so I end up on safari searching for the right info to help me out. I feel that would be a modest addition to the app.
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2 years ago, honey bee 🐝🍯
SkyView Lite!
So some people are confused about how there are constellations on objects and/or pointing on the ground. The earth is round, and you are not the only person that can see stars, the stars are all around you but you can’t see them because you are in a different place. You also might see a star/planet above you’re head, then right next to you, that is because earth is rotating and planets are also moving. The app is not fake, the constellations are in the right spot, some starts might be too dim, or light are too bright. You also can’t have any interference with magnets or you’re compass might not work. If you want to check if it’s real or working, then look in the sky (without the app) and find a constellation within the app. I’ve had zero problems with this app, and everything seems to be right, you might need to update it to find more stars. I 100% recommend SkyView Lite! (Also the Big Dipper is in a bear constellation)
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6 months ago, tucsoncactus
Do not work
The app is non-functional in directions. When you pointed at the moon to get some sense of bearing, the moon is off by 3 to 4 hands width . Then when your foot wanna find a consolation, you have to literally stack three hands and kind of recognize what constellation you’re looking at. I’ve tried to use their fix tool and it doesn’t work. The only thing that seems to work is if I tilt the phone at an angle knowing exactly where the moon is and then hold my arms out still and move it kind of two were the constellation is or the satellite is I want to find and then I have to eyeball . Otherwise, this thing doesn’t work it’s an interesting little star chart, but come on let’s have the four points hooked up to to a basic GPS or a GPS compass to give us some remote location. I have an old army, Compass, and I know where north is, and I just get out a protractor and can find any star faster and more exact than this thing. It would be nice if somebody fix this, but this is assine. Let me give you some reference Dow farthest thing is off. If you point dead north, it will almost give you, East. Is the correct answer. It’s freaking insane
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6 years ago, Ali.P.S.
Explore your surroundings!
I love being able to open this app whenever I see a star or constellation that I want to know more about or become familiar with. I’ve used this app on and off for a few years now but in the last few months with so much more dark time in the northern hemisphere, I have used it almost daily. I like to quiz myself and the app helps me grade my responses. I also use it to teach my two year old about the wonders in the night sky. We love it! Her favorite star: Vega. My favorite star(s): The winter triangle; Sirius, Betelgeuse, and Procyon. I love the option to display or hide constellation lines or artwork, and love that I can either show or hide the actual surroundings that my camera can see. This app is great, I highly recommend it. There’s almost nothing I would change about it except maybe if there was a way to add a link in the facts area of a selected object to either the Wikipedia page or some other information source for further knowledge exploration.
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4 years ago, horatio's hamlet
Feeling starry eyed might cry a little
My family had just made the move from the densely crowded and sky polluted New York City (or Yonkers, the unofficial sixth borough) to New Mexico, a state that proudly wears the title of official Night Sky sanctuary and is optimal for constellation viewing due to the low population density and high elevation. I’m not going to lie, when my daughter pointed out the Big Dipper (or Ursa Major) I got a tad emotional. I downloaded the app to confirm our suspicions and were both pleasantly surprised to make out the Little Dipper only a little ways from his bigger friend. We never knew the two bears were so close to one another. Star gazing really does make for a humbling experience and I’m glad this app was able to help us navigate the starry night sky. My parents marveled at the accuracy of the gps. My 11 year old daughter was also able to find her zodiac sign, Leo, and I think this helped fuel a genuine interest in the cosmos. ✨💖
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7 years ago, Brickolsand
Virtual Reality
I love this app. I really have found it useful in many different time during the beginning of my curiosity into astronomy began. For example, this app has allowed me to locate Saturn and view the planet with the rings right through my backyard telescope On multiple occasions. This app allows for an immersive and breathtaking experience, on an encounter with the stars. However, I do believe the app is lacking a fundamental component that, in 2017, it should already have. I believe this app should have virtual reality integrated into its game face. In order to allow users to obtain a more integrated, breathtaking, and interactive view with the stars. It sometimes seems as well, that be in large constellations often block the view of any stars, I suggest setting that can rid of the constellation tracing. Finally, do you speak on any specifics. I would suggest an option to change the music tomorrow relaxing and euphoric socks. Other than that the app is wonderful and has been used by myself another friends for months.
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4 years ago, Barbiebee24
Directionally challenged.
As cool as this app is, the compass seemed to be pointing in the opposite direction. I was at the beach when I was trying this out and it kept telling me I was facing west when the beach that I was at is facing east. They need to fix this. Then I wrote this observation above, this was quite sometime ago (2+years) and the app stopped working completely for me while I had my iPhone 6s Plus. It was always showing the same constellation at the same location, so basically it was frozen and despite me restarting my phone or even redownloading the app again and then shutting off my phone, it still was frozen. Now that I just got a much needed new iPhone and was going through the apps I don’t need and came across this one I haven’t touched in ages and downloaded it and it works fine. So I’m assuming that this app is no longer compatible with older iPhones which is a shame app developers do this since it forces people to get a new phone if enough of their apps don’t work on their phone. Maybe not particularly this app since it’s not a necessity, but there are others out there that are and do this.
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6 years ago, tigger0401
Best Solar System Guide Ever!
Hello. I’d like to share with you a story that just proves this app is the best solar system guide ever. It was a really late night during the summer of 2018. My sister, my mom, my dad and I were catching fire flies. I thought I saw the North Star, but SkyView Lite showed it was Venus in front of my house! Then next to it, I saw Jupiter, the moon, and Mars! And the app is completely free! This app never shows adds. With most solar system apps, it shows you what you are pointing the camera at (like if you pointed your camera at your patio, you would see your patio), or apps might show you a fake sky (like if it was in the middle of the day, it would show the sunset), but this app has a setting that you can see the pitch black starry sky in space! This app does not need WiFi, and you can use it all day, every day! Any time, any place, as long as you have your device. I hope this was a helpful review.
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6 years ago, Scatmandylan
Great performance for free app
SkyView Lite is stellar. It provides an augmented reality that shows planets of our solar system, the famous constellations (Orion, Ursa Minor and Major, Virgo, Libra, etc.), the Hubble telescope, the ISS, and many other stars. The stars and planets each have a charted course in reference to the Earth’s rotation and time. When a star or planet or object is tapped, it provides general information about the tapped object and can be expanded upon with an upward swipe, with a detailed picture and detailed information. Although these pictures aren’t 3D renderings that you can turn and observe, as is the case with many other apps. Aside from that, only the main solar system’s planets are shown, as well as only “important” stars. This is okay, however, because if all the stars were to be shown, then the screen would show nothing but. This app is certainly a great performing app, especially for one that is free.
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5 years ago, thepicpro
Good, some reviews may not be true.
This is the best app! It has most stars, all planets, and most galaxies and etc., though some may need to be purchased (I just got it so I dunno.) Some people say that it’s fake because they can see through objects, but it uses a built in compass in your device. Make sure that you don’t have a case with magnets or a magnet literally touching the device, or it will freak out. If lights make it hard to see, block the camera and it’ll be fine. Overall, I’d very highly recommend it, and (this is a little add) if any readers reading this play Roblox, go to settings on Roblox, then go to groups, then search “TrainsHains” in groups. I have several groups that may be recommended, and if anyone has builder’s club join the Alan Jackson group so I can give it to u because I switched from country music to alternative. So about the app, I’d say ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (five stars) and a 👍🏻
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6 years ago, SoUknow
nice app but beware of phone case magnet closures
I really like this app. However, I almost deleted it because it wasn’t working with my iPhone 8 Plus. The help FAQs suggested that I calibrate the compass. Well, when I tried to calibrate the compass, it wasn’t working either! After I did a little research on the web, I found out that If you have any type of case that has a magnet closure, the compass will not work, therefore, the Star view app will not work either because it depends on the compass and the GPS. This should be one of the first things mentioned in their help/support/faqs! I have a really nice leather wallet case that holds credit cards and it has a small magnet closure in the upper right corner. if I take the iPhone out of the case this app works like a charm. I don’t think this is the fault of the app. I think it’s just nature. Magnets typically screw up compasses 😊
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6 years ago, oreganoshus
Must Have for Night Sky’s
I’ve always had a version of this application on three phones over the years. They are simple and have never a problem. Just the right amount of information without a cluttered sky. !EXCEPT! in the case of the Moon. Instead of panning through the sky and coming upon the moon, and getting to actually view it or any relevant data, what you are subjected to is some infomercial and glamour picture of some lady cluttering the view and hawking her latest self-indulgent audio ramble that you can’t get rid of, since there’s no way to dismiss her so that you could view the moon by it’s ____ing self! Other than that glaring inconsistency, this is overall a well made application, which I would recommend for everyone to maintain a version on all of their iOS devices for the sake of curiosity if nothing else. Point of the sky and answer once and for all with that light is that you see...
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6 years ago, OriginalBlueKennels
Vintage Points
I don't see why, space has to be viewed from the center point of planet Earth, why can't we get a different vintage point. Take Mars for example, looking back at planet earth. - this is something that bothers me, this same prospective of mine can and should be added in the real estate industry revealing views from a mountain(s) looking back towards the coordinates of interest. Google Earth, and other earth Maps Should be added for us to view earth from Mars or the moon. With a zoom in effects to give the user a 3D experience of their searched option of any plants, moons, stars, etc. A more in depth user experience to really dive into and explore the unknown places they wish to study on. With all the information of the world combined in a organized manner, as if a human was to first click on planet earth for the first time. Let's say for example, that he/she was born on Mars or the moon. So he/she would see who and what lives on planet earth, by all the information provided over a span of time in the world wide web. The same should/will be true for any plant selected through any Space exploration Application. This will prove to be readily available and useful as we as a human race, race to Mars to colonize and grow together in knowledge and in power.
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3 years ago, Avamuawski
OMG
Oh my God I love this app I’ve seen so many stars I am seven and I I just love it it it it help me pass turn on my planet test I love it it’s just like my number 1M0 my God it’s awesome it’s really really check it out I love it so much and seriously I don’t do anything else but go on this app I am not lying this is not a scam it is the best app in the world you have to get it if you have interest get on it right when you get it and you will love it you’re just on my God she will love it and you will just like be like oh my God I really am glad I listen to her. So yeah I’m just like so yeah this is awesome I just want to move this thing around all day I don’t wanna go to school or anything I’m just looking at the stupid app and I’m just like oh my God it’s awesome literally get it is legit
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5 years ago, tmfhuntman
Not complaining but
I think this app is great, only comment I would like to share is, and I have not tried to click on the image of a constellation, but I would like it if the app could give multiple names if applicable to constellations, for example the big and Little Dipper that most people of my age in my area grew up knowing and being able to point out to parents and peers, I’m not constantly using this or any app, but when outdoors and in the presence of friends I like to introduce them to the insights that SkyView offers, but it’s simple little things like I have yet to see, I am positive I have, but the app does not tell me when I’m focused on the North Star, which I understand has a different name but I’m not an astrologer, I could be wrong, and disregard anything I said that’s false. Still awesome app, now I’m going outside to either reassure myself or prove myself wrong
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4 years ago, Ju-C Strawberry
Just Get the App. 👽🖤
Get comfy, we’ll be here a while. Here I go.... I started using SkyView about a week ago, and I love it! I have always been amazed by constellations and space in general, and this app made me even MORE excited about stars. (I know what you’re thinking, “What’s so cool about stars?” But bear with me. ) I discovered SkyView one day as I stood outside of my house, stargazing with my mom, and we watched Orion-my FAVORITE constellation. My mom and I wanted to be able to find other constellations besides the ones we already knew. So, I looked for stargazing apps and found a bunch that seemed too good to be true. that is, until I found SkyView. Its description is super accurate and helpful. It’s great if you want to teach someone or yourself about the night sky. This app helps relive my curiosity about almost ANYTHING that’s out there in the great abyss we call space. Won’t it be awesome if one day you can just open an app and see a FREAKING ALIEN PLANET?! Anyway, I just wanted to say that SkyView doesn’t get enough praise at all. It’s just such a fun, exiting and educating app. Thank you SkyView!!! -Lizzie👽🖤
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6 years ago, rjdriscoll@harmonicendeavors
Love This App!!!
Over the years I’ve had a curiosity about our solar system and galaxy and our relationship to them but not enough time to dig in and do the research to grasp a better understanding. This app has opened the door to spur of the moment excitement and “ahh-ha” moments (first on a camping trip in N. Michigan). I can’t say enough good things about it! My favorite so far is how it shows the arcs that the planets and stars seemed to take in our sky as we rotate on our axis and how it shows how everything in the northern hemisphere seem to revolve around Polaris and why that star must have been so important to early astronomers trying to figure all this out - using whatever their “apps” were! Last night my wife and I decided to go buy a sun dial!
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5 years ago, weleww
Descent for tracking celestial bodies
This is very precise and accurate. This can actually tell you when to look for planets, moon, etc. The only problem is that they charge you to see Uranus and Neptune, and upgrade to premium version. However, this is great if Saturn is all you are looking for. I spotted it with the unaided eye and viewed it through 7x35 binoculars. I just got a telescope, so I am going to see how this app is beneficial for viewing the ringed planet. I also spotted the Andromeda galaxy, but with 7x magnification, it just looks like a star. This also helped me to spot the Big Dipper etcetera. This can spot a few foreign galaxies and many stars. It also shows where some nebulae are. The conclusion: I give this app 5 stars for its accurate predictions.
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6 years ago, A-A-Ron MI
It’s great if you understand it but...
It needs an update. Calibration is always wrong and gets more and more wrong even when set properly it changes. Manual Calibration doesn’t work either. As for understanding how it works, most of the bad ones star reviews are idiots who don't understand this app works spherically, meaning stars and planets on the ground is the other side of the earth dumb***. The data isn’t wrong. Nothing is false about it. That’s calibration issues and people being morons. “I have stars in my house” no. You don’t. You’re just dumb. Probably tell people the earth is flat too. Ive used this app for several years. iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and currently iPhone SE. I’d like to give 4.5 stars. But I’ll rate as 5.
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8 years ago, Gorgar6
A Lot of Information!!! Works!
I just watched the International Space Station. It was awesome. Brightest moving star, no blinking, no noise. Took about 25 seconds to watch from the edge of trees overhead where I am. But...the app was off in its timing by about 30 seconds. It showed that it had passed already, and I was about to give up, when it did show up. And the tracking of the ISS orbit was off a bit too, although it paralleled what I saw pretty close. I read in another review about this, so I guess it's not EXACT but could be better if a description about time delay was offered. My confidence in looking at other satellites is now off a bit now, if I had not seen the ISS first.I texted with a good geeky friend who is in to space, and he confirmed what I saw. It was great to see the ISS. Well worth it.
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7 years ago, TrapperClem88
Teach don't Preach
WARNING:This may be offensive to fools. -When I became a father each day I learned from my kids, through this learning came the desire to pay attention to details, without losing sight of the true, the right ,and the real ,the big things - This App., brings the nature of the universe, from peas to planets into a fathers toolbox, naptime becomes "wow" time...that's a big deal. That's the difference between fathers and daddy's- A father of a child may only exist in dreams or stories but daddy knows what I mean. He's right there for it all, Daddy's teach their kids the truth, daily, in person. If ya have children (moms too sorry🤣) you're gonna need all the help you can get- GREAT TEACHERS HELPER!! for teachers who love to learn❤️🤓⚡️
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4 years ago, Earhart101
Love knowing what’s in the nighttime sky
For years I’ve been frustrated by my inability to remember where constellations are from season to season. And I was never sure whether I was looking at planets or stars. Even the free version of this app is so handy that I can’t believe it’s really free. You can locate all the celestial objects and constellations, even if they are not above the horizon where you are. Plus, you can find Hubble and the ISS, which are really exciting to watch fly over, for me at least. This is a real treat to use on any clear evening. My friends think I’m some kind of astronomer genius because I can tell them so much about what’s in the sky at any time.
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2 years ago, bitingthebullet
Simply the best in my estimation
I enjoy celestial photography and because of that I find myself looking skyward more than ever before. Five apps support my interests. I am aware when planets appear close to one another, when ISS or Starlink is within my view and when meteor showers will occur. To prepare to photograph these events and know their paths I find SkyView my preferred app. It’s easy to operate, allows me to track objects of interest, determine when they will come into view. If I want a moonrise over the water I can be at that point on land, free of obstructions and artificial light when the object first breaks over the horizon. Wonderful app.
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4 years ago, finhuowy
The best but...
It's a good I love it so my tablet I my dad has the full Version but I do not are usually use a full Version of SkyView Lite. Mustley I use the app but how do you ern more Space object? I think you are supposed to do 10 Times on the app, and some times purchase it. Stel the best so so so so so so so so so so so good app! I just whus on the app but it sad White a rating the app. But I did mostly REVIEW so I did rat the app. Then I text Jada Scott like I'm a Scott to do it but doing this my mom came and I whus just watching the sims 4 by greystillplays a min ago SkyView Lite. You get to explore space. And search for Galisys planets in the solar system and more! The best app but my tablet about to die so that's it.
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7 years ago, Ajitrajasekharan
One of the best apps I have ever used
To be able to point to the sky no matter when and where and see what is around you in the skies - planets, stars, galaxies, satellites and even Hubble telescope and international space station- that is something best left for individual experience. This is innovative usage of technology at its best. For those of us who have pointed optical telescopes into skies and fiddle around with controls for diurnal adjustments etc. the power of this app is even more appreciable. Great work! Thank you ! Definitely switching to paid version as a token of appreciation even though the free version is perfectly fine without any crass commercialization.
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4 years ago, Game_critic64😎😎😎
Awesome app
I haven’t been using this app for over a month yet but it’s still is up there on “the best app on my phone”. I can see the Hubble Space Telescope, The ISS, and I’m planing on buying either one of the satellite packs. My only complaint is that if you are a kid like me, and like things like satellites, The ISS, etc. you have to ask your parents to buy it for you and so while I’m typing this I realize that it’s actually not that bad to ask for something that helps you learn about space. But in conclusion, this is a good app for someone that likes star gazing or someone that likes satellites or for someone that needs a hobby or just for a fun pastime. 😎😎😎
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5 years ago, That's what I meant
Skyview is a total bust!
Is there anything worse than opening up a purchased app and all you get is a page that tells you to upgrade? You just dropped a couple bucks, and the app wants you to know you got nothing, so you gotta upgrade, an additional $5 bucks. You can’t use the app because you have too many additional costly add ins. It should bother you that you can’t use the app, because you are too distracted because you were mislead and your anger is now a matter you will take to your credit card company. I get angry then I get even. But I never get to view the stars, and this should be called out as a bunch of high tech theft. You guys now have an enemy. Nothing I hate more than getting ripped off. For you guys I will make it a mission to alert others just how it feels to get nothing.
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2 years ago, #Zeldafan
Incredible.
This is a simply wonderful app that shows us our universe and explains it all incredibly. I love looking at the stars when I’m feeling stressed or anxious, and it really helps calm me down. I love looking at this because it reminds me of how beautifully God made our universe! It’s also very interesting to see what planets are in orbit and where the satellites and Hubble Telescope are and all of that info 😅 this is an AMAZING app, and I really think you should get it. I generally only ever write reviews to complain, but this one really deserves the compliment! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you for the really awesome experience!! Good job, dev(s)!
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5 years ago, rfe2000
Absolutely Wonderful!
Just aim you phone at any area of the sky and this app shows you nearly every prominent object in the sky. No more wading through books, charts, or slow websites. Center an object in the screen and it’s name appears. The augmented reality feature can overlay images of planets and constellations. These features can be individually turned on and off. Also capable of showing satellite locations too. You can even use this inside to show what’s in the sky outside your house. Just move your phone around and watch the screen. Really fun. Rekindling my interest in astronomy without the hassle.
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1 year ago, Dragoarcher
Priceless
I have a great amount of respect for the people that put work behind this app. From the infinite wealth of knowledge in regards to the cosmos, the degree of honesty and disclosure in revealing the positioning of all the junk we’ve accumulated in the search for the stars. That rant aside. This app came to my awareness during the great conjunction. The view of Jupiter and Saturn dancing behind the centaur are some of my favorites. Making it a valuable resource to those interested in the energies from our galactic community. Know that a prominent planet is nestled in your sign can be informative. Your discovery is only limited by your desire.
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5 years ago, Round Yonder
Out of sync
I visit Sky View daily, mainly to check on the whereabouts of the ISS. Then I began to realize that the ISS was not in the correct location. I know this because I visit other sites as well and when it crosses my longitude and is not directly North or South I know something is wrong, also when it is showing to be overhead and is not something is out of adjustment. What I don’t understand is how this could happen with the capacity you have at hand? I have noticed that every so often someone makes corrections, but within a month it will again wander out of bounds. Thank you, hope you can correct this major problem, who knows what else may be out of sync?
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4 years ago, Dw981
Love the skies? This app’s for you!
I’ve had this for around two years now and just got around to a review. When I am outside chilling and it’s dark, one of the first things that come to mind has been to pull out this app. Friends and family alike have loved exploring the night sky with me using the app!!! I never spent as much time as I wanted to study the stars when I was younger, and this app really gives me the opportunity to feel like a curious child again :) Being able to see a bright star and then identify it has made me just a little bit closer to nature, I think!
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4 years ago, Boomkelley
Disappointed
I was upset that I thought I had to pay for it. So I did. Just started using the paid version. So I do not know yet if it is worth it. I’m sure it will be. On that note, the free version wasn’t working for me. Again I thought it was on them. It might not have been. All it did was music and an N on the center. Paid for the new one. The way to fix the problem is turn your phone off an back on. So I probably didn’t need to pay. Either way, I really enjoy this app. Thank you and hope I helped someone out with fixing the same problem I had.
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2 years ago, Monty Sr.
As awesome as the universe!
SkyView Lite has brought me hours of enjoyment. My love affair with the heavens started as a child and has continued to grow my entire life. As a military pilot and open water sailor I’ve had so many opportunities to view the sky. I used to carry a field guide book with me. For the last couple of years SkyView has offered me an amazing learning experience, one of completely amazing immersion. It’s also amazing to watch the faces of friends when we’re just sitting around outside and I open the app. I love and appreciate this app. It’s stunning.
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1 year ago, iamelbolio
Love SkyView
I use this app every chance I get. When I’m out for a walk at night, which is often, I go into the app and because I live in Los Angeles where only the brightest stars are visible it’s like being in the middle of nowhere where the Milky Way is prominent in the sky. I also love it because I can track the position of the international space station’s orbit so that when it’s above the skyline at night I can watch it go by on a clear night. It’s amazing. Definitely add this to your repertoire of apps. You won’t be disappointed.
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7 years ago, Weatherhooked
I love this app
Ever since I was a Youngster I have been fascinated with the stars. I used to crawl onto the top of the house or in a tree just to observe and Yes I got in trouble for it sometimes. I started this adventure when I was about four. I am now Sixty Six years young and was introduced to this app by a good friend who is a jet fighter trainer pilot in the Euro Nato Pilot Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base. We were talking about the Stars one night and I told him my story and about having a telescope and he turned me on to this app. I use it quite frequently and really enjoy it. Five Stars from me. Thank You
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1 year ago, Ethan A bynum
❤️ I love it but 1 thing
I really like SkyView with all the music and the in-app purchases (I installed one) and more. But there’s one more thing, it is not going to stop me from loving it though. It is just that all of the things are not I in right order. I know what you’re thinking though: “why didn’t you use the manual” Well I did and it still didn’t work. It’s because it’s up and down instead of left to right. So if you could fix it or make the manual up and Down, that would be a perfect 👍 & ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.
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7 years ago, soccerjaguar
Very Helpful
I’m not sure why some people are giving bad reviews and are vexed, but it is a amazing app if you want to start stargazing. I myself have not bought the full version, but I am looking forward to getting it. Some people are having technical issues involving calibration problems, but I have not run into that issue and I just think it has something to do with their phone and not the application. If you are thinking about getting this app I highly recommend downloading if you are beginning to start stargazing or astronomy. 11/10 app!
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6 days ago, Almost a 5star
Amazing app
This app is great. It can even show me Aries, which is in the process of my birth month. Aries is the constellation right above Jupiter! It is a beautiful part of the constellation and is all able to be looked at with the app Sky View, I love this app, it gives me the opportunity to see constellations, planets, where the horizon is at and facing, and other parts of the solar system that some people might not know of! I absolutely recommend adding this app to your phone. It showed me parts of the Solar System that I never knew about.
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5 years ago, Danella.A
I love it!! But..
I love the app honestly there’s nothing like it if you love stars and looking at the constellations this is the app for you. it’s so realistic for example if the app tells you the sun is is this area and you you point it, the sun would actually be there., same thing with the moon. My only issue is that I wish you guys had the option to show every constellation that’s visible. As well as an option to have the Ecliptic line or more lines, because it only shows the horizontal line. I hope in the near future those things could be add.
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7 years ago, Funtoplay😊2016
Awesome App! A Must Have!
This is a great app for anyone of any age! And what's better than an amazing, beautiful, FREE app?! It's simple and easy to use, which makes it accessible for all. I love the soothing background music too! I have used this app for about 5 months now, and I can't stop using it! I always use this app when I want to find a certain star, galaxy, or planet in the sky, and it's always worked. I would recommend this app for anyone who's into astronomy, like myself. Overall, awesome stargazing app! Recommendations to make this app even better: - add more facts about the overall sky objects! ( I want to learn more about space, and so do other people) - add a reminders mode where we can get notified if there is going to be a comet, eclipse, or meteor shower. - add a star-finder mini game for younger kids to get involved in astronomy! (Have a set of plants, constellations, and stars, for young kids to find while using the app)
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9 months ago, MR. A (Clan E.W.!)
Better than a Star Wheel
This is an amazing app. I have used this to teach children and adults. I like the settings for the most part. I am usually using it outside while standing, so the free control without turning isn’t an issue, but I can see how some might not like that features control, but when I was a kid, we had a plastic wheel that you needed to see where stars were. I just saw one in a store and it was $25, this app is free, technology is amazing and the people who made this are a blessing.
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2 years ago, ElaSLand
Illuminating app! Lights up nightlife!
What a great app! Definitely worth getting this app! Even the free version gives great info. Just hold up phone and find out what stars or constellations are above you. You can also see those ‘below’ you on other side of planet. (Great for astronomy followers. What is your sun sign birthday girl? It’s the one under you.) great way to engage kids with nature. Fun to see Skylab. Great way to kill time if outdoors and waiting on line. Gets people excited rather than bored while waiting. Love the app.
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6 years ago, asabrams
SkyView Lite
I’ve been an amateur astronomer on & off (as usual life responsibilities permit) for over 65 years. When I’ve been away from enjoying clear night skies for a number of years, this app is easier than good star charts for a quick re-familiarizing myself with the constellations. Just aim your iPhone, centering the small circle/reticle as though you were taking a picture of the constellation you’re interested in, and star & constellation names appear on the screen. That basic function alone is worth the price of admission.
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6 years ago, Happy Little Star Gazer
The most amazing App on my phone!
I can spend hours on this App without realizing that it’s been that long. I’m a little curious as to why Mars, Jupiter and Venus are so visible to the naked eye right now. I live in Tennessee and was outside tonight checking all three of them out. I have used SkyView for over a year now and this is the first time I’ve ever been able to see three of our planets at one time just by looking up. It’s freaking AWESOME! To be fair though, I wouldn’t be able to identify them without SkyView!!☺️ By the way, today is July 4th, 2018
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3 years ago, Dexed19
Great app
I’ve had this app for years and I love it. My 3 year old daughter loves it too. I really like how you have access to more information of the stars, planets and constellations when you click on the info. I’ll go down the rabbit hole of outer space info from time to time because of it. My only minor complaint is that it doesn’t show the constellation on the app directly over the actual constellation in the sky. I’ll try calibrating it again. Not a big deal anyway.
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5 years ago, SuGaPu$s
Best astronomy App for iOS!
I got this free app on my iOS 8plus. To give everyone some technical back story to my review. I downloaded it and then never really opened it after that. So about tonight’s ago my husband and I were up late and I was outside our apartment looking up at the black sky and open the app. I absolutely love that it shows you the actual planets like Saturns rings Jupiters swirling gases real color! I love the features on the settings for it being a free app as well so much so that I spraying for the $1.99 And purchase the app. Love it love it love it!!!!
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8 years ago, CrystalYaris
Simple and basic
I have a 6 year old boy that loves space. His obsession started with Star Wars, believe it or not!bhe has been to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama. I downloaded this app over the summer so we could stargaze together with something interactive (he's a hands on boy and just looking up at the sky is boring to him). He loves this app. My mom ended up getting him a telescope and it just got delivered today. Without her knowing, the telescope actually supports this app. How perfect! Lol can't wait to use these two products together.
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1 year ago, stickythetreefrog
Amazing!
SkyView has helped me learn information about constellations, planets, and the sun. All you have to do it move your phone around and it shows you where every planet is. It is very exact and updates very often. It shows you every constellation, star, and planet. There is a very detailed look of each of the planets and now I know them very distinctly. This app os great for everyone who is interested in the night sky and our solar system. Great app to download. Everyone enjoys!
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3 years ago, Rose-Artist
Completely Satisfied! But one thing should be added.
Overall I love this app, it has a bunch of stuff I love and like. I found it very sad that you couldn’t see Uranus or Neptune for free, nor can you see the whole solar system which is very sad for some people. But I love the apps design and the way it works! I recommend downloading this app! 100% works (Not click-bate) One idea I have make at least the planets and dwarf planets free!!! You would get a lot more users if you did this!!
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