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!
I like to read the sky at certain times in history. Every time I get into observation, it resets to the current time - even after I disable it. Please allow me to turn that off so that I may look at the sky how I want to. Thank you.
I’m an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer and I use sky safari every day. It’s terrific and just what I need. It’s easy to use and stable.
Pro version: Very great tool for serious amateur astronomy. I love how you can see what the object looks like in the eyepiece. Great for Star-hopping if you don’t have a clock drive. I also think the AR feature is amazing! You can go deep sky with this app. Tons of options.
I needed help from the developers to turn on AR mode: 1-enable toolbar 2-slide it sideways to find the compass 3-click compass 4-click “A/R” 5- swipe down on screen to increase contrast to see AR in screen
Love this app. A suggestion to make it better, could you include an iOS 14 widget that gives quick information like moon or planet rises or phases?
See. I grew up in the foothills east of San Diego, California. The sky is often clear enough to see many stars most of the year. Sky & Telescope magazine makes it easy to explore the sky and follow the location of planets , stars, and comets. Now I live in Fresno where the sky is most often shrouded by haze, and now it’s worse with the Summer-long forrest fires. But with Sky Safari Pro I can follow the gems in the sky without concern for the haze, dust storms, or the occasional low pressure area.
Easy to use. Has it’s flaws when used as go-to, understandable due to the complexity of algorithms that are needed for such a task, but if supervised carefully it works well. Intuitive interface easy to get along. Thumbs up!
Great charts, lots of information and flexibility.
I use SkySafari Pro exclusively for mount alignment and objective location for my astrophotography projects. Much simpler than using the Celestron hand controller. Love it!