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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
Apr 30, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

470K reviews
February 18, 2024
Just like so many other reviews are saying, calibration couldn't possibly be further off, and nothing helps. Settings for location AND "time travel" were both set to insane defaults, but it's still wrong even after fixing them. I wasn't aware Google discontinued the app, and it hasn't been updated since 2021, but the least they could have done is not leave it in a broken state. Revert to when it worked or take it down.
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Ray Worthy
March 15, 2024
This app used to be really good. I could point my phone to the sky. And look at planets and figure out where stuff was. lately It does nothing but freeze. I uninstall it and reinstalled it. It's still does nothing. When I open the app, it just locks on one position. Wherever my phone is pointing and stays. It does not move around and show me different parts of the sky. Either need to fix it or do away with his app.
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