SkyView® Lite

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53.5K reviews
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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
Feb 22, 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

52.3K reviews
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.
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Dee Lord
March 8, 2023
It was working great. Opened the app and pointed at the sky and it shows everything spinning to the right. Aimed to the southern hemisphere and it spins to the left. It wouldn't focus on any single point, just sounds away from what I was trying to look at. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app and that did nothing. It told it was recalibrating the camera twice. How does that take nearly an hour? Worked great until it didn't. Gonna try something else.
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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 version updates our in-app privacy notice.
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