SkyView® Lite

53.6K reviews
Editors' Choice
Content rating
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image

About this app

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

***Google Editor's Choice 2017***


• 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.
• 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!
• Supports Space Navigator™ binoculars, spotting scope, and telescopes.

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!
Updated on
Jul 1, 2024

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
Location, Personal info and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

52.4K reviews
Kimberly Miller
July 7, 2024
I've downloaded this app on my last 3 phones because I love it so much. I love sharing it with people when we are outside under the stars so they can identify, and sometimes see with their naked eye, planets, galaxies, constellations, satellites, and my favorite, finding the ISS. The music is so comforting too. Thank you for keeping it accessible!
8 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
S Maximoff
June 24, 2024
It does what I want. I use it every time I go out with my telescope and sometimes for fun when I'm bored and I want to see where Hubble is. I use it almost every day so I thought why not get the paid version since it's a one time payment. The paid version boasts more planets and meissners (meissners are not included in the free version) however that's a lie. There is NO difference between the paid and free versions. There is no new perks or new things to view. There are still no meissners.
8 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Steven Hornburg
August 25, 2022
This is a review based on literally 30 seconds of use. Did exactly what I wanted it to do - identified Jupiter on the horizon. When was the last time, even if you researched the best free app (like I did), that it worked like butter the first time? Just from that 30 second specific task, I saw other features that look very intriguing. Hope to play with it soon, but it did the utilitarian task I wanted quickly, and I must say effectively.
409 people found this review helpful