SkyView®

Education
Rating
4.6 (6.8K)
Size
112.1 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
3.8.1
Price
$3
Seller
Terminal Eleven LLC
Last update
4 months ago
Version OS
16.0 or later
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User Reviews for SkyView®

4.59 out of 5
6.8K Ratings
6 years ago, Woooooooooooooowwwww
Amazing App! One suggestion
I really fell in love with SkyView. It makes it so easy to learn about what I'm looking at in the night sky. There's one thing I think could make the app even better: Currently the only way to look at a specific object in the sky through the app is to point and orient your device so it is facing that object, like the camera. But sometimes I would like to search around the sky without waving my phone in crazy directions, like if I'm lying in bed and want to pan over to what's under the horizon. I think it would be great to add a feature that lets you pan across the sky without needing to move your phone, so it is not oriented by the gyroscope. The view can stay at a constant zoom level, but being able to learn the stars without having to always point in that direction would be tremendously more convenient. This could be an option that you can switch on or off to keep the integrity of the original application as well. Please consider. Thanks for a wonderful contribution to the world!
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4 years ago, testtrack king
Cool and informative, but could use a few things
I initially tried the SkyView Lite with my son after buying him a telescope a few weeks back. My initial thoughts of the app were great (still is) as you can point up, down, side-to-side and behind you and find what’s out there. This gets me dizzy and somewhat lost when trying relocate the object through the telescope. A few nights back, we went to a viewing event and found another similar app (stellarium) which did not have (could be user settings) all of the constellation artwork pop ups and things getting in the way to try and find certain nebula and various other objects. His app simplified with a real-time view (potentially used a light pollution map) of what’s visible by the eye, to help find objects. He also did not have to point the app up, he held it at ground level and was able to match the stars visible currently to the eye, vs holding up the phone and getting lost within all the stars in the sky with your app. Long story short I found some settings in this app to remove the pop up constellation artwork and reduce some of the stars, planets and satellites, however I’m not able to eliminate the point up to see option. Is there a setting for that in this app? I would like to hold the phone flat like I’m texting and see a real time view of what’s viewable with my eye, vs getting dizzy with the moving and spinning of the app.
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4 years ago, HardToDoWithNNamesTaken
Not calibrated
Overall I like this app. It is easy to use. You look at the sky you put the circle on the star you want and it tells you what it is. The only thing bad at this point is two days ago the calibration doesn’t work. So when I came to Circle at the sky, the planet from my perspective is about a foot off to the left. I use the manual calibration tool, but when you use it you can’t see the name of the planet and you can’t make it stay on the planet. I do not see any way to get a hold a Overall I like this app. It is easy to use. You look at the sky you put the circle on the star you want and it tells you what it is. The only thing bad at this point is two days ago the calibration doesn’t work. So when I am in the circle at the sky, the planet from my perspective is about a foot off to the left. I use the manual calibration tool, but when you use it you can’t see the name of the planet and you can’t make it stay on the planet. I do not see any way to get a hold of support. Im searching for a clue on the Internet to fix it I find other people have had this problem also. If you can fix the calibration I would certainly give it a five star.
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10 months ago, joelepore154
Addictive!
I am very much a beginner when it comes to looking at the sky. Had a nice telescope but due to my location I really needed to travel about 25 west where the area is very rural. I mean how many times can you you look at the moon(even though it fascinated eveytime). So SKYVIEW, that’s why we’re here. I can spend hours walking along A1A in Palm Beach using SkyView. Looking at stars and different galaxies. Point your camera to the sky, touch any star or planet OR tap on any space junk orbiting the earth (that in itself is overwhelming), any little dot you see which could be another galaxy. Below on your screen you will get the information on exactly what you are looking at. Very cool stuff. To think we cannot get from one end of our galaxy to the other. And there are millions of galaxies out there😳😎 We can’t be the only ones!!! The app is great. Fun, informative. User friendly!
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1 year ago, Cashcamg
Astronomer/Astrologer’s Best Friend!
10 STARS!!!! This is one of the most incredible and incredibly simple pieces of technology I’ve ever found!! Hours of entertaining knowledge and fun. Entertain friends or yourself, this tool will keep you busy all night(or day, if you’re bored.) You will be amazed at all of the stuff in the sky!! Stars, of course!!! Planets, rocket bodies, constellations, everything out there!!! Mad props to the makers of this app!! They did it! To use it is as simple as pointing your phone to the sky and reading your screen. Push a planet or a star and info pops up. Give yourself plenty of room to use. It is an acrobatic app once you get into it! Perhaps a VR versions is in the works so you can look hands free. It shows you what’s in the sky where you point it!! 360°, no obstacles. Just the sky on the screen. No wonder it’s called SkyView. A must get!!
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2 years ago, Hashtag YOLOSWAG
How do you use this???
I used skyview lite and i LOVED it! It took my phone camera and compass and showed me directly what was where i was pointing my phone. So, i bought the full version. There was no tutorial, no prompts explaining anything. Even in FAQ and settings within the app i couldnt find any help. Spend 10 mins like a dummy doing a figure 8 motion with my phone in all the concievable ways i could interpret the directions. No change or prompt. Resetting the tutorial (i never even received a tutorial) did nothing. It is locked on to one singular point and i cannot navigate or move away from this point. I would have preferred to assume user error and email the developers privately for help but there is no option to do this. I do not have an old phone, everything is up to date, and the lite version worked perfectly. I wish i would not have spent the money on this because it is functionally useless to me. No recalibration or settings change or anything to help me figure out what is wrong. At this point i have to assume the app is faulty and i wish i could have my money back.
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5 years ago, Mista Julian
The Best Out There!
This is the best app I’ve ever used relating to looking up at the night sky! What a way to study the universe. To be able to look up, point and Wala all the knowledge you'd ever want relating to the SolarSystem, constellations, galaxies planets, nebulas, etc. just right at your fingertips. Get this, if you don’t know where it is that you’re looking for this app will even point you right to it, not only that it will show you the time it hits horizon, a outline of the path it’s following, where it is any time day or night, just unbelievable. People today have this knowledge right at their fingertips. In my day we had to go to a Library or open up a encyclopedia find a book, open the book, find the section and read about it, also the knowledge was limited. This modern knowledge to be right at your fingertips is just unbelievable.
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6 years ago, Rushing spirit
Augmented reality
It seems that it is mandatory to see the app with augmented reality on. I try to shut it off go back to the app and it automatically turns itself back on. That’s annoying, I love the app and want to give it a five star rating but the settings won’t let me because it’s not just the augmented reality. there’s a couple of other settings that no matter how many times you shut them off they go back to being on. I paid for the app I downloaded the app you give us the options to have it on or off and yet we don’t get to utilize those options it seems forced upon us. And also can you bring the gyroscope back to align the app the way you have it now doesn’t always work easily. If it’s not broken then don’t fix it. I really do love the app I think it’s amazing but if you could do those two things; I would appreciate it. Then somebody else mentioned about searching the surroundings without moving the phone that’s a fabulous idea
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4 years ago, conseler
Recommend it highly!
Use it often. Love it and already recommended it to many people. Great app. Would LOVE to see a few changes, enhancements, such as ability to better see MY VUEW, that is, sort of bring my perspective into focus and filter OUT the stuff I cannot see. This would help me learn MY SKY and I could then go deeper from there. Since I see nearly EVERYTHING through the App view, I often have difficulty pinpointing the name of EXACTLY which star, comet, satellite I am actually observing with my little eye. I want to know what THAT LIGHT I SEE is, so I can think on what I am looking at more fully. Sometimes I cannot be sure, since once the app screen comes on, we’ll, some further away lights become brighter than the one Zi am actually looking at without looking through the app viewer. WHEW!!!! Hard to explain. THANKS!!
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6 years ago, FireStar 89
Pay $1.99 but it was worth it!
So yesterday at night I wanted to find mars because that will be day until mars shows up again to its closest in 265 years which I’ll be dead by then. So I didn’t have a telescope so I remember that my teachers had this app and they said it’s really good to see planets and stars, so I bought it and I tried it out and we checked a star that was red with the SkyView app and... It was Mars!!!! That red little star in the sky was mars! We also saw other planets too like Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune but you can’t see it with the naked eye but the app detected it and right beside Neptune was the moon! Except the moon was closer. We didn’t see the moon because the trees were covering it. Thank you for this app! Others who see this must get this app! It’s worth it! it even works in day time too!
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6 years ago, .oliveira.
The best app I’ve ever purchased
This app is fantastic. Everything about it is marvelous I always used to appreciate the sky but this made my love for it grow tremendously. I can now locate which planets are which and the bits and pieces of the constellations in the sky when before the app I would only erroneously guess. The app has two modes. One where you download it for free and the other where you pay something like 1.99. Both versions are fantastic. But if you are willing to put some money into this it’s even better. The sky is the TV of the universe (with God as it’s broadcaster) and it’s important that we pay attention to it. Psalm 19:1 “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”
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3 years ago, Goatmangler
My favorite app!
I love this app! Just point your camera at an object, and it tells you what it is. Search for a specific object, and it points you to it, even if it’s not actually in view. You can see what the sky looks like from the other side of the world, if you want to. You can see what’s in space, even if it’s cloudy…even from indoors, if you want. Great for learning the stars and constellations! Just be sure not to use a case for your phone that has a magnet. Magnets, even weak ones, interfere with your phone’s compass and orientation sensors. I had to take my phone out of the case with the magnetic latch. It’s very accurate now. My new, non-magnetic phone case is on the way!
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1 year ago, Telcontar 46
Something for All Ages
I am a recently retired attorney who, although an economics major has always enjoyed the sciences: biology, chemistry, physics and a full year of astronomy in college. Some 50 years ago, after viewing a spectacular total solar eclipse from the Delmarva peninsula in southern Maryland I got totally hooked and acquired a 3.5” Questar Maksutov telescope and have enjoyed it ever since since it is very portable. Even without my laptop or a nautical almanac this intuitive, lovely application enables me to identify planets, stars and other celestial objects wherever my wife and I travel. I am now looking forward to exposing my granddaughter to the joys of star gazing in the near future. Thank you for a very nice program!
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2 years ago, quasar1334
It showed me a UFO in my sky!
One night after manually calibrating it to point to the moon in the sky, I then noticed a bright object that was not a part of the constellation nor star map of the sky. I then disabled the camera on my device to verify that what I was seeing was really a UFO and not a star. Disabling the camera enables you to see only objects with known pre-described orbits, such as the Sun, Moon, Planets, Stars and constellations, and known space objects like the International Space Station and other satellites, but not nearby artificial objects in the sky. So, when I disabled my IPAD’s camera, I saw only the natural faraway objects. But when I turned the camera back on, there is this bright rounded light up in the sky, at coordinates that puts it smack right over the sky of my city. I experimented with the camera being off and then on multiple times, just to make sure that the object proved to be artificial, and that it were not part of the natural sky objects that I saw every other night. Sure enough, the next night when I checked again, it had vanished.
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6 years ago, Rockets R Us
An Exciting, Interesting APP
I’m a retired aerospace engineer and have always looked at the night sky in wonderment. We never had a family camping trip without discussions of the night sky and the amazing beauty of it all. All of us could identify the Big Dipper, Mars and the moon, but everything else was guesswork until we discovered this App. I love sitting on the back deck an simply being able to locate all the planets or that bright star in the eastern sky or the many satellites and space junk that I helped put up there. I am so happy I found this App. Educational and a great way to impress your kids or grandkids with your new found knowledge. Easy to use. I look forward to many nights of enjoyment. Thank you!
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7 years ago, Grahn Erik
Super
This app is awesome! It is by far my favorite. To be able to see so much, any time of day, is a fantastic experience. I used the light version for about 15 minutes, then knew I wanted to purchase full version. I have a 9 year old who loves to view space with a telescope. This app points him in the exact direction and time, for viewing many objects. Thanks for a great app. Update: I have been using this app for over 6 years now and it's still used at least weekly. My then 9 year old son is now 15 and has it on his own phone. My other sons, now 9 and 10 also ask to use my phone at times, just to explore the skies, even while inside the house.
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6 years ago, Lucrezia's Delight
Great app, but music no longer works
I purchased this several months ago, and I love it, but the music no longer works. I’ve verified both in the app and in my phone settings that music is on, plus I’ve rebooted my phone. Is this a bug? If so, please fix. For people complaining the stars show when pointing the app at a floor or wall: you think the stars stop existing once they’re out of sight or below the horizon? The app is showing you the stars as if you were able to see through the planet, or just your wall. It’s not capturing the *actual* stars and labeling them. That would be a mighty powerful phone camera if it could do that. The app is a *map*, a star chart, to the skies. This is also why it needs calibration. Stop crying “Fake!”, and enjoy the app.
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2 years ago, Alex 919
Best/Coolest/Most Mind Blowing App
25 years old, took a Planetary Geology course at UNC Charlotte and fell in love with outer space. I got a telescope, downloaded this app, and my mind was blown. This app shows you how many places we’ve identified with the high-tech technology we have, and it makes me curious as to what else we identify as technology advances. Being a stoner only makes this app that much more crazy….there are for sure aliens out there. All it takes is one single cell on another celestial body to be considered an alien. This app haloed me confirm my belief that there’s more out there. I’ve recommended this app to many, and it will only be many more as time goes on.
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6 years ago, Cool Hand Husker Fan
Loose yourself in the wonder of the cosmos
I don’t know if I’m an amateur astronomer or what you would call it I am just fascinated with the wonders of the night sky. I heard about this app on a field trip with my daughters school and thought why not give it a try? Amazing and mind blowing are the first two words that come to mind. If you love to learn new things and have even a small interest in what goes on over our head as the world turns then definitely download this app(you will most certainly appreciate it ) and hold your phone up high to take a look at the night sky it is not falling it’s always there and anyone can see it from any where AMAZING
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2 years ago, MickeyShoesh
Stands the rest of time
I first downloaded this app about 10 years ago when the App Store was still just a few years old and apps that were actually good quality and genuinely useful were hard to come by. 10 years later and I still regularly revisit this app whenever I look up at the night sky and think to myself, I wonder if that twinkling “star” is Mars or Jupiter. 10 years later and I’m still in awe every time I line up my phone with the object in the sky and see that it accurately found and identified the object I was looking at. Truly one of the best apps available in the App Store.
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8 years ago, L Humpty
The Universe made easy....
This awesome app makes answering my kids questions easy and fun!! Love it. We use it at home, on road trips, during special space events, and my fave.... camping! My only issue, which is fairly easy to adjust, is the iPhone version has to be recalibrated every time we use it. Not hard to do, but kind of a bother when we want info on a 'star' or planet quickly. Really cool that it can be filtered (or set to show multiple sets of data) to give us info on our satellites, space trash, and different missions from around the globe. Definitely a laypersons go to app for all that is in our local universe.
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2 years ago, plthomas15
What happened to the COMPASS???
I’m very disappointed lately. I paid for this app but I’ve had lots of problems with it knowing where anything is. It doesn’t keep the correct direction, now, even after I just set it manually (which was still not quite right) There was a compass that I could turn on, and then adjust the direction, but the compass is gone this week. I love trying to find out what the various bright lights are in the sky, but I am getting extremely disappointed with the fact that this app is getting worse every week! The app does not give an option for customer service to ask questions or report it not working correctly. So that is why I am posting this review.
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1 year ago, MarkInPortOrange
Granddaughter thinks it’s awesome!
Went out with my 3 yo granddaughter just after dark last night to see the planetary alignment. She could see the planets on the screen and with her own eyes and just thought that was the coolest thing ever. After a few minutes we went back inside and she asked me: “Can we look at Venus and Mars and Jupiter again tomorrow?” In 3 minutes she learned about 3 planets AND knew that they were planets and not stars. You guys are THE BEST!!! Thank you for facilitating the legwork on astral science! If this is the only thing she ever learns from me (and you guys), I’m ok with that! Thanks again! Mark A in Daytona Florida
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2 years ago, DanH88
Best easy to use Astronomy App
I’ve tried out a lot of the Astronomy Apps and Skyview is clearly one of the best and easiest to use. It doesn’t have a 100 million stars that I know of, but almost anything you can actually see it covers. It’s colorful, and has the planets, stars, constellations, etc, but it also has earth’s satellites which are very interesting. It even has the Hubble Space Telescope. On top of all that, it’s a fair price. I’ve tried a lot of the Astronomy Apps, but I always go to use Skyview. The interface / orientation is easy to understand, and basically it works great
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6 years ago, nwruss1
I love this app
This is probably my favorite app to use, and maybe the only one on my phone that elicits a ‘wow that’s cool’ response to everyone I show it to. Why anyone wouldn’t have this on their phone is beyond me. You just open it up, point it at the star/planet/object you’re looking at, and it identifies it for you. That’s it. Shows what’s below the horizon too, aka what may be visible in a few hours. I’ve had this app for years and it’s never crashed or failed to open. For my needs it’s perfect. I recommend this to literally everyone who’s blessed with vision and has even the slightest curiosity regarding what’s in the sky.
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7 years ago, spankeys
You can't go wrong here
This app is one of the best I've ever downloaded. It's both educational, and soothing. The background planetarium-like music sets the vibe, and the knowledge the app hits you with is a slap in the face with good, solid, sky-based info. You'll quickly learn what rides across your horizon with this thing. It will give you a warm feeling as you learn the planets and the constellations that rule your sky at night. And it that isn't enough.... it tells you where the major satellites are! Be the envy of your friends as you rattle off where the hubble, or the space station resides as you rally 'round the campfire.
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7 years ago, Bradymt
Probably my favorite app in the App Store
I have never ever gotten so much out of an app as I have with SkyView. Every single time I open the app, I learn something new. This app makes it INCREDIBLY easy to figure out what I'm seeing in the night sky. On top of that, it's accurate, fast, informative, and simple to use. No matter if you are a student, astronomer, or just someone interested in the cosmos, get the free version of the app and give it a try. If you love it as much as I do, buy the full app. I promise you won't be disappointed. $1.99 is a small price to ask for an app as impressive and complete as this one.
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3 years ago, RedCandy
Favorite astronomy app!
I love this app. I've had it for several years now. It's so cool to be able to hold it up to the sky and see what's there, day or night. Catch a glimpse of a satellite and hold up the app to see what it is. I've seen the Hubble and the ISS. It's educational for adults and kids. I've had a few other astronomy apps but this is my favorite. I deleted the others. I would be nice to have the constellation art fade away after a couple of seconds instead of taking up so much screen real estate. Maybe have a toggle for the option?
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7 years ago, BeTheLove7
Relaxing and Soothing Stargazing made easy!!!
I love love love the ambient music, it's gentle and quiet enough to enhance the gazing experience. Focus on the constellation or hone in on each star of each constellation and see their trajectory time line. Are used to stargaze as a child and even now as an adult I'm always looking at the sky. I'm staying at my parents house and decided to give this app a try. It's so crazy seeing all your familiar stars and finding out what constellation they belong to. Using SkyView it feels like enhancing my good childhood memories and opening them up to a whole other level to explore <3 .*•.*•*.
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7 years ago, Johnnierr
Best Star Chart. Ever.
I've been an amateur astronomer for over 20 years now, and this is decidedly the best star chart I have ever used. The only thing I would even suggest to add, is a Planner function for each evening's night sky. In other words, an option to click an icon inside the app that shows you the top things to see tonight, maybe everything that is Magnitude 5 or brighter for the evening, to help you plan a night of observing and make sure you hit all the best sights for the evening. But this is definitely a great app, very intuitive and informative.
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4 years ago, Giancarla
Compass will stop working with magnetics case
First off, I’m revising my review yesterday after I bought another sky app and it also was frozen in place and my iPhone compass was also frozen. This app is very enjoyable and informative. Well worth the money I paid for it. If you have freezing issues, meaning the app is stuck in one location, check your phone compass. If that is also frozen, check your phone case. If it has any component that is magnetic (mine did from the snapping back), try taking it off. It fixed the freezing issue. If it still freezes, then I’d write a review to inform others.
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1 year ago, lemkorusyn
No longer calibrates
I’ve used the paid version of Skyview for several years and have absolutely loved it. I’ve enjoyed many nights of wonderful sky watching using this app. However, suddenly the calibration no longer works. When I open the app it defaults to the horizon line at exactly north. It’s stuck there and I can do nothing g to resolve this. Auto/Manual calibration does not work. The figure 8 calibration does nothing. Yes, I have an older iPhone 6s Plus. But it has always worked just fine until now. Is this app no longer supported for the iPhone 6s Plus? If so, I had heard nothing indicating that that was the case. Please help!
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3 years ago, MrBelton
Cosmic Binoculars
An fantastic amazing app. Especially for young children. After learning about the planets, my daughter was dismayed that they weren’t lighting up the sky at night in real life. She felt better after I pointed out Mars, Jupiter & Saturn (or as she also knows them as Nergal, Marduk & Ninurta) with the naked eye. But this app brought it to another level. She understands the planets are far away and that this app is like a pair of cosmic binoculars. Her only disappointment now is not being able to see the dwarf planets Ceres, Makemake, Haumea & Eris. Please add in future versions.
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4 years ago, Kurtdm1
Tracked the ISS (International space station)
Because of the app, I got to track the ISS (International space station) which flew right over my house. That’s thing if FAST! I am 56 years old and have never seen anything like that before. I found it quite amazing and thrilling. All thanks to this wonderful app that was correct with times and placement. I have used this on my iPad & iPhone. I originally downloaded it to figure out where the consultations were and it is great for finding those. My favorite of course is Orion. I get to see all the constellations from the horoscopes and what time of year they will be visible. This app will even show you all the space junk floating around in space and the names of them. I never knew there were so many Russian made and launched satellites up there floating around until I got this app. It’s truly a wonderful app and I have and am currently thoroughly enjoying it.
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3 years ago, lets play thi
Love this app
I have used other apps before but were never happy with them. This app is the best by far! All you need to do is aim it where you want and there is everything I’ve been looking for. Great graphics, lots of info and more options than I know what to do with all in the simplest form. No hunting for what you want. They have done a great job here. Had the SkyView lite and loved it but this is even better. I show it to everyone! Highly recommend this app! I couldn’t be happier! Great job guys!
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4 years ago, Spartan Harv
Rare that I write a review...
...But a friend showed me and my fam this app, and it is such a source of wonder. I check it daily when I rise & see what beautiful celestial body is shining down from the heavens above. Really filled me with an even greater sense of respect for Creation & deeper desire to know God. A great blessing for my kids especially, who have now been insisting on a telescope and a visit to an observatory. Couple that with their new desire to take astronomy classes, & it is a accurate to say that this app is WORTH IT. Thank you to the developers for an excellent product.
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4 years ago, dabmom69
UPDATE AND/OR FIX THIS BROKEN APP
I initially was okay with spending a couple bucks on this app because i was excited to be able to scan around and see the stars real time wherever I was. It seemed to work just fine for a while, functioning just like it said but now the app doesn't scan anything- it just stays frozen in one place, not viewing any skies. I've tried adjusting, readjusting, waiting for updates and it's been "broken" for what seems like several months now. At this point this app is a scam for a couple bucks as it doesn't function for any star gazing at all anymore. I really hope the developers can see and fix this issue because i'd love to be able to use this app again!
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5 years ago, desertskies1
Voyager 1 and 2 Spacecrafts
First of all I would like to say that this is my favorite app of all time. My friend and I have spent many nights far out in the Nevada desert exploring the universe, guided by SkyView. There are two objects though that I was wondering if you could add to SkyView; would it be possible to include the location of the Voyager spacecrafts? According to NASA, they are currently about 13,000,000+ miles out there, it would be fun to point the app out there and imagine those little spacecrafts cruising out into interstellar space. Thank you very much
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2 years ago, jesvangosen
Love this
This app is great! Using the app alone you can travel through the night sky, even in light polluted skies (like my Bortle class 7 sky) and enjoy the wonders above us. I’ve recently upgraded to a Dobsonian telescope and I like to put my phone in a magnetic holder on the tube itself to help direct me to different objects in the sky (it’s not as accurate as my finders of course but does get me in the general area of interesting things!). Thank you for making a pocket planetarium for us lovers of space
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3 years ago, Commodore Aral
Excellent, straightforward sky map
Now this is exactly what I wanted in a “sky map” type app. Doesn’t come after you for a subscription you don’t need like a cousin with a bad habit. The UI is consistent and straightforward, and does not obscure the view at all in landscape orientation. Offers a good amount of information. I like it a lot. I tried out the lite version first, and was happy to pay once for the full version because it’s exactly what I needed. Thanks for making this app
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6 years ago, Kbkeri
Learned so much more!!
I have collected countless books and have had a forever interest in astronomy. Having this app as long as I have, I’ve learned and retained the information I’ve looked at. The music that plays while star gazing is tranquil and beautiful. Even my sons have grown to love looking at the night sky when in the dark expanse of open land at night. My youngest was so excited when he found his favorite animal, not ever realizing there’s a constellation of the giraffe. I tell anyone who is looking for a great app to star gaze with.
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7 years ago, jkhoch
Desperately needs to be updated..
While I used to love this app, and have an avid sky watcher to be, it hasn’t been updated in at least a year. There had been problems getting it to calibrate. I always had to do it manually, which is fine, but difficult when you don’t know which way you are facing and don’t have any obvious points to calibrate to. Now, it is just plain stuck. It doesn’t move at all, and all I can see is Draco at due north on the horizon, no matter where I am pointing. I have written the app help people and not heard back. It is disappointing. My daughter used to love this app, which was why I paid for the upgrade, but, unless they update it soon, I would not recommend this app for anyone. It will only frustrate you.
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4 months ago, Jerz_Kid
Phenomenal app (Developer note at bottom)
4 star until I can legally give it 5 stars. I’ve had this app for YEARS now and it’s been absolutely phenomenal in all areas of the world allowing me to view things in the sky I never thought I’d be able to understand. I recommend this app to so many people. I had the Lite version for a year, I bought the paid and haven’t gone back For developer. There’s been a recent bug where I have a constellation constantly showing “Draco” in particular. No matter what happens it stays and I’m unable to search or look for anything else. When I uninstalled and installed again the camera started working again however the Draco constellation is a still appearing. Making it like a watermark over everything. Will be giving 5 stars once one of my favorite apps is back and up n running! Keep up the great work friends!
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8 years ago, SkyView App Review
SkyView
I've had this application for well over a year now, I find it very interesting to use and have shown it to my four-year-old granddaughter who is infatuated by it. I have even shown it to my former spouse since he does have a telescope, don't know if he's actually used it yet to find the constellations, planets and trajectory objects that show up in there also. I am simply amazed at how full our sky is of what we have put up there and left over. You should all take a look this is an amazing app!
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3 months ago, SkiMontana!
My Go-To sky watching astronomy app
SkyView is an essential for anyone who wants to know what that bright light in the sky might be. I have opened the app and been surprised to find a whole bunch of planets all stacked on top of each other - it called a conjunction - and it’s kind of mind blowing to see it all displayed across the sky for you to see just by holding your phone up to the sky (or down, there are stars all around us!) This is one of my must-have apps.
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4 years ago, Frogmore Farm FL
Thought it a 5, but no, it is not
I’ve had SkyView for several years and thought it was great; would have rated it a five. But after all the news coverage of Comet Neowise I thought I’d try using the app to find it. Nope; search returns nothing. Brightest Northern Hemisphere comet since Hale-Bopp but the app doesn’t know of it? That was a letdown. I was also frustrated to learn that the developer site - terminaleleven(dot)com - has no help functionality or really anything but a sales pitch. Clearly, once you get the app they’re done with you. I give it 2 stars because it is really pretty good as long as nothing new comes along in the night sky, and as long as the user has no questions.
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2 years ago, Timm061
Easy to Use, Lots of Info
It would be great to see updates to the content along with the tweaks to work with changing iOS Versions. Those are important, of course, but so is having current information about the satellites and other space craft in near-earth orbits and beyond. Information about HST is at least 6 years old, and the JWT has settled into its spot now. Doesn’t take away from the positives in the app, but current info is important.
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6 years ago, Princess Polymer
Crazy Fun
I have had more fun with this app than I can say, and I’m a mom with grown kids. Found out about this app while at the beach. Still enjoying it at home. Night vision filter is helpful. I’ve found Space Station, planets, stars and even space junk aka rocket bodies. Don’t care for sound track. Wish I could set my own. Highly recommend to everyone. My 20 year old wishes he had this as a help to get through his high school astronomy class. GET this app! You won’t be disappointed.
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6 years ago, Shield6
Fun and inspirational
My family Has had this app for a number of years and it never gets old. We are always amazed by the ease in which we can explore and ponder the universe. While many are so predisposed to languish on their phone by doing email and Facebook, take a moment and use this app to see this magnificent universe the envelops and surrounds us. Amazingly our ancestors know much more about the universe then us because they took time to challenge their brains and imagine the wonders of the world.
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5 years ago, Trout-Bumm
Common Names Please
As for naming the constellations, I am accustomed to “Big Dipper,” and “Little Dipper.” The constellation overlay gets pretty confusing when I see the outline of a little bear where I am expecting to see dipper, which is presented in the sky. This is a five-star app for identifying celestial bodies, but the presentation overlays of the celestial icons gets confusing when trying to identify objects within my local night sky. I am a true amateur at identifying the celestial bodies. My primary objective is to identify a particular bright “star” and get the info about it, and this app is excellent at this.
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