SkySafari 6 Plus

4.3
1.51K reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

SkySafari 6 Plus goes beyond most basic astronomy star map apps by providing you with a full-featured space simulator and telescope control.

Note that there is no discount upgrade path from SkySafari 6 Plus to SkySafari 6 Pro. Choose carefully!

Here's what's new in version 6:

1) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. Rewritten from the ground up, SkySafari 6 Plus will (optionally) back up all of your observing data in our secure cloud storage and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from our new web interface, LiveSky.com

2) We Have The Best Stars. Precise, modern and deep. We’ve updated our star catalog to use the latest and greatest, UCAC5 star catalog.

3) We Have The Best Galaxies. The PGC catalog includes galaxies down to 18th magnitude.

4) Observers First. A redesign of our tools puts the active observer first. Quick access to features like your equipment, observing sites, lists, and observations make it easy and enjoyable to get out, observe, and record your observations.

5) Graph It. The completely new graph tool will give a quick visual representation of an object’s altitude above the horizon. Essential for planning your night’s observations.

6) Plan It. Make the most of your time under the stars. Our updated planner is a powerful tool that lets you create a list of targets for your observing session with filters like object types, specific time ranges, constellation, catalog, and more. Plan it and get more done.

7) Tilt It. Every old astronomy app these days lets your tilt and pan your device to show different parts of the sky, but who else lets you control your telescope that way!? “Tilt to slew” is an optional mode allowing you to keep your eye in the eyepiece, and, using the accelerometers in your device, gently translate the movements of your hands into smooth telescope motion.

8) Share It. SkySafari 6 is more than just a mobile sky map app, it’s a new system to help organize and share your observing experiences. With a free signup, you can see and share your observing data from our web portal, LiveSky.com! Affordable premium memberships add online editing, so you can not only view, but edit your observations, add new observing sites, manage your equipment and more. Finally, you can view, edit and manage your settings files with SkySafari Web, our fully functional web version.

For even more features, and a gigantic database aimed at the most dedicated amateur or professional astronomer, check out SkySafari 6 Pro!
Updated on
Apr 28, 2022

Data safety

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This app may collect these data types
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Data is encrypted in transit
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4.3
1.51K reviews
William Dochnahl
June 23, 2022
It works well and has a lot of features. It would be helpful to have an AR setting using the camera, and a way to make minor adjustments to the exact position of the view which is available on other apps. It would also be nice to create sites that only show items within a certain FOV. I have obstructions in my back yard and it would be awesome to be able to search for stuff that is visible in the area I can see in my search list, without having to create a new search protocol each time.
5 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
August 14, 2019
I love this app! It gives me the ability to check nightly if they are moon transits of Jupiter, and zooming capabilities are accurate enough to show exactly where the shadow transits will be, as well as the true location of the red spot at that time. It gives me locations of comets and satellites in the sky as well as the regular deep space items. I also love that I can go forward or backward in time to basically any point in history or the future.
8 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
December 30, 2019
Excellent user experience. I use it to position on DSOs using ZWO ASIAir to control my mount/telescope for imaging purposes. Catalogs are very precise as far as my hands on experience goes. I purchased the Plus version, well worth with the money in my case. I only wish I had purchased the Pro version to get the additional catalogs. It would be nice to have an upgrade option, but I do not believe there is one at this time.
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What's new

6.8.1.6 - Improved Telescope communication security
UI Bug fix for Android 4 devices