SkyView® Explore the Universe

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About this app

You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.

***An AppsZoom Best Android App 2014***


• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations, planets, and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Night Mode: Preserve your night vision with red or green night mode filters.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the sky track for any object to see it’s exact location in the sky on any date and time.
• Comprehensive: Includes thousands of stars, planets, and satellites with thousands of interesting facts.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!
Updated on
Jan 18, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

6.46K reviews
Iskandar Reza
September 12, 2021
I was using the free version on an older phone and I really love it. So then I got myself a new phone (Samsung A32 5G) and decided to get the paid version of the app. Unfortunately it's not working well. The objects on the screen are 15 degrees offset to the left compared to reality. I've tried doing that figure 8 sensor recalibration maneuver multiple times and it's still offset by a very visible amount. I hope you guys figure out what's up with that.
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C Torres
June 10, 2023
I liked the lite version, so I paid the 2 bucks for the "full" version. And to my surprise, there was a significant marging of error, in terms of location of planets, from the lite free version to the paid one. The moon really made it clear how off is the lite app. And then the paid version isn't as exact neither. Took it a while to realize it was off, and eventually aligned.
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A Google user
August 25, 2019
I have played with about a dozen of similar apps, liking SkyView and Stellarium the most and finding all the others notably less desirable. The most important criteria for me has been how easy it is to match up the displayed stars with reality and how hard it is on the eyes to switch back and forth. Suggestions for improvements: * Make the constellation art more dimmed (or dimmable) so that it does not overpower the other displayed information. * Similarly, make the thickness of the constellation lines configurable. * Implement a quick-switch display menu, like in Stellarium or Sky Map, so that users do not have to go through multiple clicks to switch on/off constellation lines, art, trajectories, satellites, etc. Ideally a single click from a slide-out menu should do. * Allow the display to to adjust when holding the phone horizontally. Currently the the identified star/constellation name is fixed on the bottom of the display (when held vertically). When the phone is rotated, the name stays in the same location, where it gets obstructed by the hand holding the phone, and the text direction becomes now vertical.
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What's new

Dear Stargazer,
This version adds a new 8K resolution star field background when the AR camera is turned off (Settings > Display > Augmented Reality Camera). Enjoy!
Terminal Eleven