Starlight® - Explore the Stars

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About this app

Point your phone or tablet like a magic lens into the night sky, and see in real time what stars and constellations hover above.

Starlight is a streamlined sky viewer that makes stargazing exciting and educational. See planets, stars, and constellations come to life against a vibrant backdrop of stars. This is your map to the cosmos! Amaze your friends and educate your kids with this useful app.


• Beautiful hand-painted artwork.

• Lightning-fast navigation.

• Over 100,000 stars from the Hipparcos database, shown accurately according to their spectral type.

• All 88 western constellations.

• Planets of the solar system. (We threw in Pluto because we're sentimental.)

• Starlight is an ever-expanding tour of the Cosmos with new content planned regularly.

We want to hear from you! What would like to see in Starlight? Let us know by reviewing the app or visiting our website!
Updated on
Nov 21, 2018

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Ratings and reviews

11.3K reviews
norcali yuki
April 11, 2024
100% best app for finding things in the sky (for me). Took a minute to figure out that the locations are off-centered just enough so that what I'm searching for is on the screen, while the actual object is just to the side of my screen in the sky... Allowing me to see both at the same time. Helps me figure out if I'm on-target without moving the screen away and back many times to verify. Pay for the app, it's worth it.
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A Google user
March 14, 2020
After a year of working perfectly on my Samsung Galaxy S9, the App now crashes or goes to black screen every time I try to use it. Prior to this issue I'd have given Starlight a rating of 5 because I love its simplicity, accuracy, and user-friendly interface but it's almost useless now. I've uninstalled and reinstalled to get the latest version but that didn't resolve the issue. Please, please fix this previously super app!
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July 16, 2020
Saved my night!! I was so excited for the chance to see Pluto tonight, had all my equipment set up and ready to go, and at the very last minute I discovered that absolutely none of the star/planet mapping apps that I was using included Pluto... except this one!! I went through at least 6 sky map apps tonight alone, and Starlight is the only one I'll be keeping. Thank you so much for keeping little Pluto around, devs!!
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What's new

Fix for black screen on some devices when Location is turned 'Off'.