SkEye | Astronomy

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4.2
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About this app

SkEye is a planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes.

Get familiar with the sky by identifying stars, planets, and constellations. For the dedicated sky-gazers there are meteor showers, bright comets and deep sky objects from the Messier and NGC catalogs.

If you have a telescope, just strap the phone onto the OTA to get a PUSHTO guide!

‣ Features
 • Time machine : Jump to any date in past or future
 • Real time Alt-Azimuth and Equatorial coordinates
 • Messier objects
 • mini-NGC catalog (subset of ~180 bright objects)
 • Solar system objects including all 8 planets and the 4 Galilean moons
 • Meteor showers, including Perseids, Geminids, Leonids
 • Night Mode
 • Search, with a guiding arrow
 • Alt-Azimuth, Equatorial grid
 • Aligned mode, for PUSHTO guidance


‣ Queries?
Send an email to hi.skeye@gmail.com.

‣ Tips:
 • For better accuracy, calibrate the magnetic sensors by waving the phone in a figure-8 motion of your hands.
 • For advanced use read: https://lavadip.com/skeye/docs.html
 • If you would like to help with translations: https://crowdin.com/project/skeye


‣ App Permissions
 • Location: to determine accurate position of celestial objects
 • Bluetooth: to support remote sensors
Updated on
Jan 10, 2023

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4.2
15.1K reviews
Spring Bloom
October 20, 2022
Ok star map. PUSHTO function simply doesn't work. It will barely locate the saved alignment points and won't get within field of view of searched targets. It would work much better if the view axis could be rotated 90° to view along the phone's longitudinal axis, rather than the camera axis. Then, the phone could be aligned in a mount like a finder, with no need for complex alignments that never actually work.
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Harshad RJ
October 21, 2022
Hello, and thanks for checking it out. The accuracy of the PUSHTO mostly depends on the accuracy of the magnetometer, which is most cases is not very high. For better accuracy, try my other app, SkEye Cam. It uses plate solving, with an observed accuracy of better than 5 arc-minutes. (It is still in development)
Jallisa Sin
June 28, 2022
I've used this so for years but recently.. perhaps because I changed devices..I no longer have the ability to view the sky as I move my phone. I'm not sure how you refer to that feature but for me that was the reason I used the so... now it only serves as a basic non interactive sky map... and as awesome as that is its just not the same level of awesomeness.... please help me fix this issue if it's on my end... thank you
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Harshad RJ
June 28, 2022
Hi! You are right, it is the phone (Galaxy A11). The feature, called auto-scroll, requires a magnetometer (compass) and your phone doesn't have it. Thanks for the kind review. I hope I can implement a workaround for this problem in the future.
Big Rocket
August 14, 2020
Just point your phone at different parts of the sky to update the sky map. But search function is confusing. Don't click on magnifying glass in main sky map screen. Instead, click on the 3 vertical dots (...), then click on the magnifying glass. Why would you program the search function this way? Please fix it. The app takes up just 2 Mb of space on your phone, not like some other apps taking up 100+ Mb. Thank you developer.
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Harshad RJ
August 15, 2020
Thanks for the review. The UI is in the process of being overhauled. Earlier, the "map" screen was the only screen. I am now moving some of the functionality to the "home screen". The Search button will be accessible from the Home screen too in a future release.

What's new

* The brightest 3 comets in Jan '23 including C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
* Fixed UI bug in Calendar view, when picking date for the time machine