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About this app

Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced.


The Map doesn't move/points in the wrong place

Make sure you haven't switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? If not, Sky Map cannot tell your orientation. Look it up here: http://www.gsmarena.com/

Try calibrating your compass by moving it in a figure of 8 motion or as described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1EPbAapaeI.

Are there any magnets or metal nearby that might interfere with the compass?

Try switching off "magnetic correction" (in settings) and see if that is more accurate.

Why is autolocation not supported for my phone?

In Android 6 the way permissions work has changed. You need to enable the location permission setting for Sky Map as described here: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6270602?p=app_permissons_m

The Map is jittery

If you have a phone that lacks a gyro then some jitter is to be expected. Try adjusting the sensor speed and damping (in settings).

Do I need an internet connection?

No, but some functions (like entering your location manually) won't work without one. You'll have to use the GPS or enter a latitude and longitude instead.

Can I help test the latest features?

Sure! Join our beta testing program and get the latest version. https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.google.android.stardroid

Find us elsewhere:

GitHub: https://github.com/sky-map-team/stardroid
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113507592330/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/skymapdevs
Updated on
Dec 21, 2021

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490K reviews
Paige Bailey
May 22, 2022
I tried this because Andscaloid took their Planetarium app of the Google store. Don't like it. It shows you the map yes, but Planetarium would show you where everything was in relation to your horizon and it had a thing that would help you find it by causing you to tilt your phone around to locate it and your phone would be pointing right at it. Instead of a whole overwhelming map of everything and trying to guess which is which.
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Aaron Emberger
March 3, 2022
When it works it is really great( better than any other app of the genre I've found) but sometimes it doesn't work. Oftentimes the time and location is very wrong even after manually putting in my cordanates and timezone. On most devices I've used this on it has automatically set itself up and been fine however. I rate this only 3 because having your location wrong is very inconvenient.
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December 28, 2021
I love this app. It does better on phones with a good magnetometer. You need to let it use your GPS coordinates in the settings and use magnetic correction. Tap the upper right corner of the phone to bring up settings and tap on location settings to tap on gps and magnetic correction. Also have your location on to use gps. Under settings learn to calibrate your phone. Tap the left side of the screen to add planets, stars, etc. Once set up, tap center of phone to begin. Use the app outdoors.
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What's new

Adds Comet Leonard, which will be visible for a few days around Christmas.

Sundry translation improvements and a major refactoring of the code.