SkySafari 6 Pro will revolutionize your astronomical viewing experience. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered, offers unparalleled accuracy, flawless telescope control, Augmented Reality (AR) mode, and provides the very best experience under the stars when you depend on it. Discover why SkySafari 6 Pro is the #1 recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009. Here's what's new in version 6: 1) Complete support for iOS 13 and iPhone 11. We release regular updates. 2) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. SkySafari 6 Pro will (optionally) back up all of your observing data in our secure cloud storage and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from our new web interface, LiveSky.com. 3) We Have The Best Stars. Precise, modern and deep. We’ve updated our star catalog to use the latest and greatest, UCAC5 star catalog. If 25 million stars down to 15th magnitude isn’t enough for you, an easy in-app purchase gets you down to 16.5 magnitude and a whopping 100 million stars! 4) We Have The Best Galaxies. The PGC catalog includes galaxies down to 18th magnitude. Want more galaxies? How about 2.6 million more? An in-app purchase gives you access to the largest galaxy database available for your device. 5) Observers First. A redesign of our tools puts the active observer first. Quick access to features like your equipment, observing sites, lists, and observations make it easy and enjoyable to get out, observe, and record your observations. The observing sessions feature lets you collect your observations into groups that span a few hours, or a few nights. 6) Graph It. The completely new graph tool will give a quick visual representation of an object’s altitude above the horizon. Essential for planning your night’s observations. 7) Plan It. Make the most of your time under the stars. Our updated planner is a powerful tool that lets you create a list of targets for your observing session with filters like object types, specific time ranges, constellation, catalog, and more. Plan it and get more done. 8) Say It. Ever just wanted to just yell at your device and tell it what to do!? SkySafari 6 adds basic voice control for a wide range of operations. Say “select Jupiter,” “search for Titan,” “center on Polaris” and SkySafari will do the work for you. Yelling optional. 9) Tilt It. Every old astronomy app these days lets your tilt and pan your device to show different parts of the sky, but who else lets you control your telescope that way!? “Tilt to slew” is an optional mode allowing you to keep your eye in the eyepiece, and, using the accelerometers in your device, gently translate the movements of your hands into smooth telescope motion. 10) Share It. SkySafari 6 is more than just a mobile app, it’s a new system to help organize and share your observing experiences. With a free signup, you can see and share your observing data from our web portal, LiveSky.com! Affordable premium memberships add online editing, so you can not only view, but edit your observations, add new observing sites, manage your equipment and more. Finally, (coming soon) you can view, edit and manage your settings files with SkySafari Web, our fully functional web version. If you haven't used SkySafari 6 Pro before, here's what you can do with it: • Hold your device up, and SkySafari 6 Pro will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your movements for the ultimate stargazing experience. • Simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events. • Control your telescope, log and plan your observations. • Night Vision. • Orbit Mode. Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly through our solar system. • Galaxy View shows the position of deep sky objects in our Milky Way! • Much more!
While it may be expensive, this app will leave you speechless with the amount of data and its’ capabilities
My favorite planetarium app, but I’m frequently frustrated with broken features and poor interfaces. For example: * my saved settings files for future events were trashed and the effort setting them up lost * measure from object keeps getting broken with the display unreadable * inconsistent interface between platforms. Better quality control and interface consistency are needed. I want a dependable app. Alternating between delight and pulling my hair out isn’t a good experience.
It's an awesome app. I use every day to look at the ecliptic and see the relative positions of the planets and moon. It is most helpful to plan viewing at the telescope.
This is a remarkable tool and is definitely great for serious stargazers as well those new to the hobby. However, as mentioned by others, the in-App purchases look to be very interesting, but have problems installing correctly. For instance, I purchased the Apollo Missions add on and, despite my best efforts, it still won’t launch. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the whole app and still no success. Maybe it’s not compatible with Apple’s newest OS? Who knows. But I am unable to get any support from the developers in the forum. At this point, I wished I could get a refund. It‘a not much money...but it is the principle. They need to remove them until the problem is fixed.
Love this app but my PGC in app purchase won’t load. The money going to Sky Safari didn’t seem to be a problem? I looked in the forum and other people have had the exact same problem last year. Can you guys please fix?
Such an awesome resource. Fully customizable. I use this app everyday.
This app is great except that every time I go to use it, if I haven’t used it for a week the app won’t open and I have to delete it and download again. I then must re-enter all my scope data. What a hassle huh? A real short coming for such a well thought out app. Still, it beats using the controller that came with my scope, especially in the field and, in cold weather. If not for that I would give 5 stars, maybe they’ll fix it. Addendum, it appears I may be mistaken about having to reload my equipment data. I know I had to the first time I deleted the app but in subsequent deletes I discovered that my equipment data and observer lists were still there. They must store that elsewhere on the smart phone. That being the case I’m changing my rating to 5 stars despite the glitch. To the developer, you requested specific information but provided a link to your support community without any way to reach you. It’s version 188.8.131.52 , when I touch the icon to open the app the opening page displays momentarily then quits and returns to my phones Home Screen. That’s all I can tell you. Am using iPhone 8 with automatic iOS updates.
Awesome and easy to use by this novice astronomer!!!
I’m 57 and remember the days of manually searching for objects in my telescope. Being able to select an object and hit ‘Go To’ is just awesome.
I used the free version for a long time. I really like this application. I recently bought a 10’’ SCT with GoTo. I was so looking forward to controlling the scope with my iPhone and iPad. But, I cannot get the two to cooperate. After a few hours of trying and retrying and researching, it looks like my scope is just not responding and the application is not expecting that. Who would? I would appreciate a refund. I’ll keep the other app I bought, the one without the scope control. Sorry it didn’t work out.