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’ve used this on my Android tablet, and now with my iPad Air, with great results for each. I recommend it to anyone who observes the sky and follows stellar and planetary events.
Celestron starsense auto align now works perfectly. Focus motor control is awesome to hand in phone. This app is fantastic.
Can't even sign up to their support site! Or make a comment directly to them! And I paid for the pro app! What's up with that? Also, what do you think of a $40 ASTRONOMY APP that is pretty incredible in most areas, but when I search for “Halley’s Comet” comes up with “not found- no objects found matching search string”! REALLY, SERIOUSLY? Just out of curiosity I just tried to search for “the sun” and got the same message!! Is someone out to lunch?
For this much money they really can’t update for comet elements sooner? Where’s comet swan??
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Have tried everything BUT Sky Safari Pro for decade + (after finding great features across several different app’s, but never in one...), finally plunked down the $ - Sky Safari 6 Pro the best by far. Spend the extra dough and go deep get the Pro version-no regrets here. 17.2 mag. limit works for galaxy imaging. Little things like instantly creating observing lists, by category, with all the data will save hours and hours-great images in the database too. Every freakin’ little star-tap it, it’s got a story. Largest database I’ve ever seen. This app is the first step to iPad control of my GOTO LosmandyGM811 (C11). Have yet to control mount but the interface appears simple. Elegant and intuitive. Worth every penny.
Nice app w/ good info but beware of default setting lurking about; how thoughtless of the developers. The HR diagram upgrade ism’t worth it and the stars upgrade is likely only useful to those serious about very deep sky astrophotography.
It makes it easy to work with your telescope. Really saved a lot time.
Great app for everyone with a deep interest in the sky and everything in it. It’s all there.
Search for a comet to get you to the screen I'm talking about. Try tapping the (i) button at lower right. You can't, because you laid it out against "Superview" (screen edge) instead of "Safe Area" (so it isn't blocked by the swipe-up-to-exit bar). Easy fix. I wonder if the last row of the table has the same bug. I TRIED to report this to SimC's support forum, but with both Safari and Firefox on iOS 13 the site balks over some kind of cookie voodoo I don't run into anywhere else. SimC doesn't make it easy to do it any favors.