GoSkyWatch Planetarium

GoSkyWatch Planetarium

By GoSoftWorks

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2019-01-31
  • Current Version: 9.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 98.89 MB
  • Developer: GoSoftWorks
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.3+
Score: 4.78
From 9,080 Ratings


Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, comets, constellations, galaxies and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore with GoSkyWatch Planetarium. ***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event ***** Featured on ABC's "The View" ***** Featured in "Wired" magazine No in-app purchases! One download for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We don't think you should pay twice for the same app on a bigger screen. --- What People Are Saying "Powerful and easy to use, with excellent animation and the widest zoom range." — D.Schroeder, University professor "GoSkyWatch Planetarium should not be missed regardless of whether you are a casual or hard-core fan of astronomy." — AppAdvice "I have more than 10 astronomy apps on my iPhone and this is by far the best. Everything I need and easy to use." — Pat, iTunes reviewer --- What makes GoSkyWatch different to other apps? • Easy to use — No buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring. • Designed specially for efficient outdoor use. • Touch free identification — Information pops up on screen as you move. Great for those cold nights with gloves on! • Popup images — No need to keep zooming in and out just to see what is out there. • Full 180 degree display — See at a glance what is in the sky and where without having to pan around. • Don't need to hold level — Displays the sky view and information at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait. • Gyroscope compass auto calibration — No need to calibrate the gyroscope. Advanced adaptive algorithms for smooth and accurate positioning. • Planets shown with relative brightness to stars — No oversized graphics that prevent you from distinguishing a planet from surrounding stars. • Unique target identification — Touch drag scheme for greatest accuracy since your finger doesn't hide what you are trying to identify. • Minimal on screen text — Stars and planets easier to identify since they are not covered by text. Features: Identify • On screen object name, brightness and distance • Contains all stars visible to the naked eye • Light adjustment for viewing conditions • Red light mode for night vision • Touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass. Find • Looking for a planet, star, comet, constellation or galaxy? Just use the finder and let the arrow guide the way • Search stars and DSOs sorted by name, distance or magnitude • Moon phase calendar • Sun rise/set times Explore • Day, sidereal and time lapse animation • Over 200 images of planets and deep sky objects • Messier and Caldwell catalogs with images • Actual image taken of the Milky Way • Below horizon display • Look back in time with the birthday star search. Find out how old you were for the star light seen. Learn • Constellation images, boundaries and patterns • Solar system, star, comet, DSO, constellation Wikipedia • Ian Ridpath's constellation StarTales • Interactive graphical ephemeris • Planet, star, constellation and DSO ephemeris data More • High performance graphics • Easy setup using auto location or built in city list • Location favorites * No internet connection required. Internet optionally used for auto location, viewing Wikipedia information and StarTales. Many more enhancements to come as free updates. Free International Space Station real time tracking and viewing opportunities available with the companion GoISSWatch app.


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This is an Excellent App!

This is an Excellent program helped me pick up major understanding in hours through AR rather than hundreds of hours through books
By A substitute

The best!

Want to know what star or planet that is, this app will tell you!
By Phil46547


I have Go Skywatch on all my devices…doesn’t everyone?
By Crista4Robin


I think that it’s really neat and fun but unfortunately doesn’t work very well on an iPad.
By jOaktown

Looking up

Go Sky Watch on Ipad fun to use
By chuck pi

Never remembers north

Started off good, but having north always out of calibration kind of ruins the app for me. Even with a follow up from GoSoftWorks the app still disappoints. Thanks for your canned response. Hopefully that is enough to cover up other unhappy customers. I would hate for your reputation to be damaged by your poor product performance.
By Mundo is disappointed

Fun App

I downloaded this app and have been happy with it. Being a curios novice it fun to identify the different objects in the sky. It makes be look smarter than I am.
By Jwillibob


Get SkyView Lite instead. This app points in the entirely wrong direction. The compass is off and the horizon is reversed somehow. I’ve now gone through app updates and iOS updates and no changes. The iPhone Compass app is correct as are all other navigation apps and SkyView Lite. THIS APP DOESN’T WORK!
By post78


Great app. Don’t know much about star watching. This app really helps.
By SSG297

Great app

This app is very well done. I use it to all the time for astrophotography planning. It is very easy and convenient to use. My only request would be that they add more deep space objects but all the major targets are there. All and all good stuff.
By Richter Tony