Astronomy Software
Apple iPad (iOS)

iPad

The astronomy software and Apps can help you in locating and observing astronomical objects as well as helping you to learn more about them.

If you love Astronomy and Space, these applications can help you in order to improve your astronomy knowledge.

Here, you can find the best one for your needs, whether you are an amateur or a professional, and if you are looking for free or commercial apps.

This is a list of software and apps for Apple iPad (iOS) related to Astronomy and Space:

Download on the App Store

Distant Suns (max)

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/distant-suns-for-ipad-astronomy/id363418936?l=en
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:First Light
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Distant Suns (max)

Description:
One of the most popular astronomy apps for iPhone/iPad. Gives you access to thousands of objects and can help you identify new objects in the sky too. Distant Suns: The night sky, reimagined.

Features include:
- No Internet required. Just a sense of wonder.
- View from the Earth or out in the solar system.
- Simply aim and gaze.
- Over 18 million pinpoint stars scintillating like diamond dust in the palm of your hand (18 mil? Yup.).
- Integrated with NASA's Night Sky Network space events in your area (US only at present).
- What's Up? Gives a quick one snapshot overview of the evening's sky.
- Realistic ghostly band of the Milky Way.
- Stories behind each constellation.
- Viewpoint Lock keeps any object centered.
- Current weather patterns on the earth, updated daily.
- Change the look of the stars.
- Galaxies, nebula and star clusters.
- Hubble Space Telescope images.
- All 8 planets (or 9 for you purists).
- GPS aware.
- Special color mode preserves your night vision.
- Touch the sky to reveal hidden data for each object.
- Planetary data and information.

Exoplanet

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/exoplanet/id327702034?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English
Developer:Hanno Rein
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Exoplanet

Description:
The Exoplanet app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets you explore our universe all the way from the Solar System to the cosmic microwave background. This app has been developed and is maintained by a professional astronomer.

Main features:
- Interactive visualisations and animations.
- Physical properties of all detected exoplanets and their host stars, updated on a daily basis.
- Stunning 3D model of our Milky Way showing the location of all known exoplanets. You can zoom into any planetary system, explore how the night sky and the constellations look from the surface of other planets, or zoom out and see other local galaxies and galaxy clusters as well as the cosmic microwave background.
- Visualisations of exoplanet orbits and the habitable zone.
- Push notifications are sent out whenever a new planet is discovered.
- Augmented reality sky map: point the phone towards the sky to find an exoplanet!
- Interactive multi-touch correlation plots.
- Extensive background information on exoplanets and detection methods.
- Full support of planets in binary, triple, quadruple systems and orphan planets.

GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/goskywatch-planetarium-astronomy/id284980812?l=en
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, French
Developer:GoSoftWorks
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Description:
Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more with a touch or by simply pointing to the sky. Have fun with family and friends discovering the images in the night sky. Go outside and explore the night sky.

Moon Globe

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/moon-globe/id333180321?l=en
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Midnight Martian
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Moon Globe

Description:
Hold the Moon in your hands. Moon Globe turns your iPhone/iPad into a precision instrument for viewing Earth's Moon. Satellite imagery and topographic laser altimeter data are combined to render the Moon with realistic lighting in realtime 3D.

NASA App

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/nasa-app/id334325516?l=en
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:NASA
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
NASA App

Description:
The first official NASA App invites you to discover a wealth of NASA information right.
The NASA App collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated information, images and videos from various online NASA sources in a convenient mobile package. Come explore with us.

Features:
- NASA Mission Information.
- Live streaming of the NASA TV public channel.
- Launch Information & Countdown clocks.
- Sighting Opportunities (Visible Passes for the ISS and Shuttle).
- Mission Orbit Trackers.
- NASA Image of the Day.
- Astronomy Picture of the Day.
- NASAImages.org collection of images.
- NASA Videos.
- NASA Twitter Feeds/Mission Updates.
- Facebook® Connect for easy sharing.
- Integrated Twitter™ client.

NASA Visualization Explorer

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/nasa-visualization-explorer/id448700202?l=en
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:NASA
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
NASA Visualization Explorer

Description:
NASA SCIENCE: REVEALED! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your Android device. A direct connection to NASA’s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format. See the Earth as you’ve never seen it before; travel to places otherwise unavailable to even the most intrepid explorers! Download it now, tap into the power of NASA’s cutting-edge research today and check for new stories every other week!

Night Sky

Download:https://apps.apple.com/es/app/night-sky/id475772902?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English
Developer:iCandi Apps
Operating System:macOS iPhone iPad 
Night Sky

Description:
Night Sky is a powerful personal planetarium.
Quickly identify stars, planets, constellations and satellites in your own beautiful personal planetarium! This is all done magically. Whether you’re looking for a constellation or the International Space Station, research it with Night Sky from the comfort of your Mac!
Completely synced with Night Sky on your iOS/iPadOS device, the macOS version brings all your Sky Tours, Sky Notifications, Favorite Objects, and beautiful Moon Tours to the big screen of your Mac! Making it the perfect tool for research projects and browsing the sky in comfort.

Feature set:
- SUPER POWERFUL SKY VIEW - Sky View has been massively upgraded for Night Sky 7! With over 60 million more stars, 8X higher resolution for light spectrum textures, sunrise/sunset effects and new daylight mode!
- MAPS UI - A brand new clean and familiar interface for Night Sky 7, with new Search features with Quick Find, intelligent Night Red Mode, Light Pollution indicator and beautiful feature tiles prepare to navigate Night Sky quicker than ever before!
- AURORA MAPPING (Premium Feature) - See where the Aurora is most visible with the nearest Aurora viewing locations to you highlighted. Complete with Aurora alerts!
- PLANET INTERNAL STRUCTURES - With the tap of a button reveal the internal structures of the planets of the Solar System.
- NIGHT SKY QUIZ - Test your knowledge of Night Sky with a new inbuilt quiz that supports ClassKit. Keep track of your students scores on various topics from Space History, Satellites, Stars and Living in Space!
- AR OBJECT EXPLORATION - Pull Planets, Stars and Constellations out of the sky and look at them in great detail and even share the object via iMessage with USDZ!
- NIGHT SKY SIRI SHORTCUTS - “Hey Siri, show me where the International Space Station is!”… create a Siri Shortcuts, then just ask Siri where any planet or even the ISS is, and Night Sky will direct you to it!
- NIGHT SKY TOURS (Premium Feature): Get a live tour or create your own tours for any location and time in the world!
- MY SKY NOTIFICATIONS - Completely customize your notifications in Night Sky. Favorite any object and be informed when that object is rising for your current location.

Planets

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/planets/id305793334?l=en
Licence:Free
Language:English, Spanish, French
Developer:Q Continuum
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Planets

Description:
A 3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers. It enables you to explore the planets in our solar system and learn new things along the way.

Features:
- Sky 2D: locate planets with flat view of sky.
- Sky 3D: planetarium style view of the sky.
- Visibility: shows times when planets are visible.
- Globe: rotating 3D globe of planets and moon.

Pocket Universe

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/pocket-universe-virtual-sky/id306916838?l=en
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, French
Developer:John Kennedy
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Pocket Universe

Description:
Have you ever looked up at the night sky, and wondered what exactly you were looking at? Pocket Universe is an easy-to-use app that will help you learn constellations, bright stars and planets. You can literally hold up your iPhone/iPad in front of you, and the app will use the built-in compass to display the same view of the sky you see - but one that's complete with names and information. If you want your kids to learn the constellations, or to impress a date with the names of the stars, this is the only app you need.

SkySafari

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/skysafari-6/id1257281849?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English
Developer:Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
SkySafari

Description:
SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket, puts the universe at your fingertips, and is incredibly easy to use!
Simply hold your device to the sky and quickly locate planets, constellations, satellites, and millions of stars and deep sky objects. Packed with interactive information and rich graphics, discover why SkySafari is your perfect stargazing companion under the night sky.
SkySafari 6 shows you 120,000 stars, 222 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky; including all of the Solar System's major planets and moons, and more than 200 asteroids, comets, and satellites.

SkySafari 6 Plus

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/skysafari-6-plus/id1262647300?l=en
Licence:Commercial - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English
Developer:Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
SkySafari 6 Plus

Description:
SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket, puts the universe at your fingertips, and is incredibly easy to use!
Simply hold your device to the sky and quickly locate planets, constellations, satellites, and millions of stars and deep sky objects. Packed with interactive information and rich graphics, discover why SkySafari is your perfect stargazing companion under the night sky.
SkySafari 6 Plus shows you 2.5 million stars, and 32,000 deep sky objects; including the entire NGC/IC catalog, and 7,000 asteroids, comets, and satellites with updatable orbits. Plus, state of the art mobile telescope control.

SkySafari 6 Pro

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/skysafari-6-pro/id1306165506?l=en
Licence:Commercial - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English
Developer:Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
SkySafari 6 Pro

Description:
SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket, puts the universe at your fingertips, and is incredibly easy to use!
Simply hold your device to the sky and quickly locate planets, constellations, satellites, and millions of stars and deep sky objects. Packed with interactive information and rich graphics, discover why SkySafari is your perfect stargazing companion under the night sky.
SkySafari 6 Pro includes over 100 million stars, 3 million galaxies down to 18th magnitude, and 750,000 solar system objects; including every comet and asteroid ever discovered.* Plus, state of the art mobile telescope control.

SkyView

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/skyview/id404990064?l=en
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Terminal Eleven LLC
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
SkyView

Description:
SkyView brings stargazing to everyone. Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and more!
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.

Features:
- 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.
- Sighting Events: schedule alerts for upcoming celestial events.
- Apple Watch: see what objects are visible tonight and how to spot them using your Apple Watch.
- Today Widget: brand new iOS 8 today widget lets you quickly see upcoming celestial events.
- 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!

SkyView Lite

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/skyview/id413936865?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English
Developer:Terminal Eleven LLC
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
SkyView Lite

Description:
SkyView Lite brings stargazing to everyone! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!
You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Lite and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® Lite is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.

Features:
- Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
- Sightings: set reminders for celestial events and plan an evening stargazing & spotting satellites.
- Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
- Sky Paths: Follow the daily sky tracks for the Sun and Moon to see their exact locations in the sky on any date & 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!

Solar Walk - Planets Explorer

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/solar-walk-3d-solar-system/id347546771?l=en
Licence:Commercial - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Solar Walk - Planets Explorer

Description:
This 3D Solar System model enables you to navigate through space and time, observe all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structure, history of their exploration, points of interest and more. Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience! And zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy!

Main Features:
- Interactive 3D model of the Solar system. Enjoy amazing space view with real-time positions of all celestial bodies.
- Every celestial body is accompanied by its internal structure, extensive information, interesting facts, and gallery with real photos taken by telescopes or NASA spacecraft.
- Orrery Mode on/off allows you to see the schematic or realistic sizes and distances between the solar system objects.
- Anaglyph 3D on/off. If you have anaglyph 3D glasses you can activate this option to navigate through the Solar system and enjoy the beauty of space realms in 3D.
- Zoom-in to see objects in close up and zoom-out to see the position of our Solar system in galaxy.

All 3D models presented in the app are based on scientific data collected by ESA and NASA spacecraft and ground-based telescopes.

Solar Walk Ads+: Explore Space

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/solar-walk-ads-planetas-3d/id559702509?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Solar Walk Ads+: Explore Space

Description:
Meet the most engaging way to explore the Universe we live in. Solar Walk Ads+ is an impressive wealth of information about our Solar system presented as a 3D model that can be rotated and zoomed easily.

With Solar Walk Ads+ you will be able to:
- Observe the 3D model of our Solar system with all objects in real time and in a proper orientation. Turn into an astronomer and explore planets, moons, satellites, asteroids, dwarf planets, comets, stars and other celestial bodies. Enjoy gorgeous graphics and visuals while navigating through the Solar system
- Travel in time and see what the Universe and our Solar system looked like at a certain period
- Find an exciting view of the Milky Way Galaxy
- Watch a collection of educational solar system movies to learn about space-related topics including moon phases, Earth's cycles, tidal phenomena, and zodiacal constellations
- Enjoy a 3D planetarium with the help of special glasses after activating the anaglyph mode
- Make virtual flights from one space object to another
- Share interesting screenshots of the app with your friends
- Choose the view mode comfortable for you (orrery/true-to-scale)

Solar Walk Ads+ is a great educational tool appropriate for both adults and children. The amount of information users can learn about the planets, moons, satellites and other celestial bodies is impressive. Information is detailed and animated video clips make learning our Solar system even more engaging.

Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium 3D

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/solar-walk-lite-planetarium-3d/id1176819919?l=en
Licence:Free
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Solar Walk Lite - Planetarium 3D

Description:
Solar Walk Lite is an astronomical app that turns your device into an interactive planetarium with a wonderful 3D model of our Solar system. Take a trip to outer space and explore the immense scale of the Universe we live in.
Lite version of the well-known space app Solar Walk is absolutely free and contains all the main characteristics and objects of our Solar system.

- Absolutely free: no In-App Purchases
- Small in size
- No Internet connection required
- Easy to use
- Stunning graphics and visuals

Main Features:
- Interactive 3D model of the Solar system. Enjoy amazing space view with real-time positions of all celestial bodies.
- Every celestial body is accompanied by its internal structure, extensive information, interesting facts, and gallery with real photos taken by telescopes or NASA spacecraft.
- Orrery Mode on/off allows you to see the schematic or realistic sizes and distances between the solar system objects.
- Anaglyph 3D on/off. If you have anaglyph 3D glasses you can activate this option to navigate through the Solar system and enjoy the beauty of space realms in 3D.
- Zoom-in to see objects in close up and zoom-out to see the position of our Solar system in galaxy.

All 3D models presented in the app are based on scientific data collected by ESA and NASA spacecraft and ground-based telescopes.

Solar Walk 2 - Spacecraft 3D

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/solar-walk-2-space-journey/id1031155880?l=en
Licence:Commercial - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Solar Walk 2 - Spacecraft 3D

Description:
Solar Walk 2 is a powerful tool for exploring our Solar system. The app takes you on a fascinating trip through the vast realms of space and introduces an amazing Solar system model with beautiful 3D representations of the Sun, the Moon, planets, satellites, planetary atmospheres and other space objects in the smallest details.
Being a new way to view the Solar system and explore the most outstanding space missions, Solar Walk 2 stands out among other astronomy applications with its stunning visuals, graphics and attractive interface.

Main Features:
- 3D model of our Solar system
- Interactive space encyclopedia
- Astronomy calendar with various celestial events
- Travel in time and space
- Space missions and the history of space exploration
- Fantastic 3D models of spacecraft
- 360 degree images - panoramic photos of our Solar system
- "What's new" section with the latest news from the world of space and astronomy

Solar Walk 2 Ads+: Outer Space

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/solar-walk-2-ads-astronom%C3%ADa/id1180311047?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Solar Walk 2 Ads+: Outer Space

Description:
Solar Walk 2 Ads+ is a powerful tool for exploring our Solar system. The app takes you on a fascinating trip through the vast realms of space and introduces an amazing Solar system model with beautiful 3D representations of the Sun, the Moon, planets, satellites, planetary atmospheres and other space objects in the smallest details.
Being a new way to view the Solar system and explore the most outstanding space missions, Solar Walk 2 Ads+ stands out among other astronomy applications with its stunning visuals, graphics and attractive interface.

Main Features:
- 3D model of our Solar system
- Interactive space encyclopedia
- Astronomy calendar with various celestial events
- Travel in time and space
- Space missions and the history of space exploration
- Fantastic 3D models of spacecraft
- 360 degree images - panoramic photos of our Solar system
- "What's new" section with the latest news from the world of space and astronomy

Space Images

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/space-images/id347075764?l=en
Licence:Free
Language:English
Developer:Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Space Images

Description:
Stunning images of stars and planets -- including Earth! -- are at your fingertips with Space Images from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Get the latest images from spacecraft studying Mars, Saturn and the cosmos on your smartphone.

Features:
- Rate images and check out which ones top the Favorites list
- Email images to a friend or save to your smartphone
- Search for images or browse by category
- Click on links to get full image descriptions and resolutions

Star Chart

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/star-chart/id345542655?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French
Developer:Escape Velocity Limited
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
Star Chart

Description:
Now you can have a virtual star chart in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your iPhone/iPad to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
All you have to do is point your iPhone/iPad at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.
Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe, and all of the latest high tech functionality, Star Chart calculates – in real time - the current location of every star and planet visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight!

StarMap 3D+ Plus

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/starmap-3d-plus/id351986992?l=en
Licence:Commercial - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French
Developer:Sanville Software
Operating System:iPhone iPad 
StarMap 3D+ Plus

Description:
Explore the Universe: StarMap 3D Plus is the portable star atlas for beginners or advanced astronomers. No need to cart around bulky, printed star maps! Use StarMap 3D Plus to find the stars, star clusters, constellations, planets, galaxies, and nebulae visible to you based on your location and time. StarMap 3D Plus will even use the built-in.

Star Walk - Explore the Sky

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/star-walk-5-stars-astronomy/id295430577?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Star Walk - Explore the Sky

Description:
It will show you what you are looking at in the sky. It also comes with plenty of other features to help you take your game to the next level.

Key features:
- Night sky map with thousands of stars, constellations and other sky objects
- Real-time tracking of celestial bodies
- Augmented reality sky view
- Deep sky objects to explore in detail
- Night mode
- Extensive information about all sky objects
- The ability to travel in time with “Time machine”
- Astronomical calendar with various celestial events
- Stunning space pictures in “Picture of the Day”
- “Sky Live” section with info about the moon phases, the amount of daylight, the visibility of the planets, etc.

Star Walk HD - Night Sky Guide

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/star-walk-for-ipad-interactive/id363486802?l=en
Licence:Commercial
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:iPad 
Star Walk HD - Night Sky Guide

Description:
Star Walk HD is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.

Key features:
- Night sky map with thousands of stars, constellations and other sky objects
- Real time celestial bodies tracking
- Augmented reality view
- Night mode
- Extensive information about celestial bodies
- The ability to travel in time with “Time machine”
- Astronomical calendar with various celestial events
- Stunning space pictures in “Picture of the Day”
- A wealth of information on the amount of daylight, phase of the moon, and visibility of the planets in “Sky Live”

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/star-walk-2-guide-to-sky-day/id892279069?l=en
Licence:Commercial - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Description:
Star Walk 2 is an exquisite stargazing app enabling you to explore the night sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, constellations, and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!
The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, meteor showers, etc., in the night sky.

Main features:
- Map of the sky in real time
- Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
- “Time machine”
- Deep sky objects
- Info about celestial bodies and sky events
- The sky at different wavelengths
- Augmented reality mode
- Night mode
- "What's new" section with the latest astronomical news
- "Visible Tonight" section
- Siri Shortcuts to observe the celestial events quicker than ever

Star Walk 2 is the sequel to the original Star Walk, which is one of the most popular apps for stargazing.

Star Walk 2 Ads+: Sky Map AR

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/star-walk-2-ads-sky-map-ar/id1112481571?l=en
Licence:Free - Offers In-App Purchases
Language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, ...
Developer:Vito Technology Inc.
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Star Walk 2 Ads+: Sky Map AR

Description:
Star Walk 2 Ads+ is an exquisite stargazing app enabling you to explore the night sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, constellations, and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!
The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, meteor showers, etc., in the night sky.

Main features:
- Map of the sky in real time
- Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
- “Time machine”
- Deep sky objects
- Info about celestial bodies and sky events
- The sky at different wavelengths
- Augmented reality mode
- Night mode
- "What's new" section with the latest astronomical news
- "Visible Tonight" section
- Siri Shortcuts to observe the celestial events quicker than ever

Star Walk 2 Ads+ is the sequel to the original Star Walk, which is one of the most popular apps for stargazing.

Stellarium Mobile Sky Map

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/stellarium-mobile/id643165438?l=en
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Noctua Software Ltd
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Stellarium Mobile Sky Map

Description:
Stellarium Mobile is a planetarium app that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars.
This award-winning astronomy application will let you explore the sky and identify stars, constellations, planets, comets, satellites such as the ISS, and other deep sky objects in real time in the sky above you in just a few seconds, just by pointing the phone at the sky!
Stellarium Mobile has an easy to use and minimalist user interface that makes it one of the best astronomical applications for children and adults who want to discover the night sky.

It features:
- A catalog of over 600,000 stars displayed as a real time zoomable sky map
- A catalog of many nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and other deep sky objects
- Asterisms and illustrations of the constellations for several sky cultures: discover how people see the stars in other parts of the planet
- Artificial satellites, including the International Space Station
- Realistic Milky Way and Deep Sky Objects images
- Realistic landscape and atmosphere with sunrise, sunset and light pollution simulation
- Accurate simulation of stars extinction, and atmosphere refraction
- 3D rendering of the major solar system planets and their satellites
- Night mode (red) protecting your eyes when doing sky observation at night time
- View a night sky map of stars and planets for any date, time and location

Stellarium Mobile is created by two of the original developers of Stellarium, one of the best astronomy applications on Desktop PC.

Stellarium PLUS - Star Map

Download:https://apps.apple.com/app/stellarium-mobile-plus-sky-map/id1458716890?l=en
Licence:Commercial
Language:English
Developer:Noctua Software Ltd
Operating System:Android iPhone iPad 
Stellarium PLUS - Star Map

Description:
Stellarium Mobile Plus is a planetarium app that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars.
Identify stars, constellations, planets, comets, satellites (such as the ISS), and other deep sky objects in real time in the sky above you in just a few seconds, just by pointing the phone at the sky!
This award-winning astronomy application has an easy to use and minimalist user interface, that makes it one of the best astronomical applications for adults and children who want to explore the night sky.
This Plus version will also satisfy the most demanding astronomy enthusiasts thanks to its massive collection of sky objects (up to magnitude 22 versus magnitude 10 in the standard version) and advanced observing features for controlling telescopes or preparing observing sessions.

Stellarium Mobile Plus features:
- View an accurate night sky simulation of stars and planets for any date, time and location
- Dive in a collection of many stars, nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and other deep sky objects
- Discover how people living in other regions of the planet see the stars by selecting the shapes and illustrations of the constellations for many sky cultures
- Track artificial satellites, including the International Space Station
- Simulate landscape and atmosphere with realistic sunrise, sunset and atmosphere refraction
- Discover 3D rendering of the major solar system planets and their satellites
- Observe the sky in night mode (red) to preserve your eyes adaptation to darkness
- Reach the limit of knowledge by diving in a massive collection of stars, nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and other deep sky objects:
  + All known stars: Gaia DR2 catalog of over 1.69 billion stars
  + All known planets, natural satellites and comets, and many other minor solar system objects (10k asteroids)
  + Most known deep sky objects: a combined catalog of over 2 million nebulas and galaxies
- Zoom almost without limits on high resolution images of deep sky objects or planetary surfaces.
- Observe in the field, even without internet connection, with a "reduced" set of data: 2 million stars, 2 million Deep Sky Objects, 10k asteroids
- Prepare your observing sessions using the advanced observation tools, to predict a celestial object observability and transit times

Stellarium Mobile Plus is made by the original creator of Stellarium, the well known open source planetarium and one of the best astronomy applications on Desktop PC.