SkyView® Lite

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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® 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
Jan 27, 2023

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

51.6K reviews
z Announce
October 27, 2023
I don't understand why "precise location" is required. Technically, it only adds Bluetooth and wifi to make the location better, mostly useful in the cities. When I'm out there looking at the stars, I have no wifi nor Bluetooth. GPS location alone should be good enough. I cannot speak of other capabilities of this app, because it doesn't let me use it without so-called precise location.
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Todd Smith
November 23, 2023
This is my go to app when I need info on what I see in the night sky. It overlays a map of the sky right on to the environment displayed through the camera on your phone in real time, also with the ability to project forward and backwards in this respect. I find it to be very useful for my needs as an enthusiastic amateur sky gazer looking to Identify and categorize sightings, objects, bodies and events with an application that costs me no money.
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A Google user
January 9, 2019
It has a beautiful design, easy user interface, and plenty of hidden features that keep you excited for hours. But all that excitement drains quickly when you point it at the moon in the sky and see it 3 inches to the left on the screen. The calibration aspect needs a lot of work. it is just too iffy for an app that requires precision. And the fact that there is not a calibration utility in the app's settings tells me that the makers don't know how to make this feature perform better. How sad!
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What's new

Dear Stargazer,
This update corrects minor bugs.