SkySafari 6 Pro

4.1
2.39K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Please Note: SkySafari 7 Pro is now available for devices running Android 10 and higher. Please search for that app instead as this one is now an older version that will be removed from sale in the future.

SkySafari 6 Pro will revolutionize your astronomical viewing experience. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered, offers unparalleled accuracy, flawless telescope control, and provides the very best experience under the stars when you depend on it. Discover why SkySafari 6 Pro is the #1 recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009.

Here's what's new in version 6:

1) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. SkySafari 6 Pro 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. If 25 million stars down to 15th magnitude isn’t enough for you, an easy in-app purchase gets you down to 16.5 magnitude and a whopping 100 million stars!

3) We Have The Best Galaxies. The PGC catalog includes galaxies down to 18th magnitude. Want more galaxies? How about 2.6 million more? An in-app purchase gives you access to the largest galaxy database available for your device.

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. The observing sessions feature lets you collect your observations into groups that span a few hours, or a few nights.

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 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.

If you haven't used SkySafari 6 Pro before, here's what you can do with it:

• Hold your device up, and SkySafari 6 Pro will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.

• Simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events.

• Control your telescope, log and plan your observations.

• Night Vision.

• Orbit Mode. Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly through our solar system.

• Galaxy View shows the position of deep sky objects in our Milky Way!

• Much more!
Updated on
May 3, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity and Device or other IDs
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Data is encrypted in transit
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4.1
2.39K reviews
Keith Murdock
January 28, 2023
This is the best portable Planetarium program I have ever encountered. Deep database, easy to use interface, and can control a telescope. Better yet, it can share data and observing lists with your laptop or iPad. Inexpensive enough to allow you to buy another copy. They upgrade regularly. SkySafari Pro 7 is a noticeable improvement.
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A Google user
September 20, 2018
I've been waiting for the Android version to be released for months. On my phone it works flawlessly. I also use it on my laptop with BlueStacks as the interface. It works quite well in that environment. However, there are a few tweaks when using BlueStacks that I would like to see. Scrolling with a touchpad is difficult. When using a two finger method, it is way too sensitive. Also, I need to max out the star magnitude when trying to match my real life view in very dark sky locations.
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A Google user
September 22, 2018
Overall better than the previous version; I mean it seems Simulation Cir. Seems to have an atmosphere of continuous improvement which is great. I've noticed several bug fixes and thank you for that. I can't seem to join an email group as my screen won't open the dialog box where I need to enter my email address. (Android Version). However, that could be a problem with my device, and not the app. I'm not sure.
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What's new

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