SkySafari 6 Pro

SkySafari 6 Pro

By Simulation Curriculum Corp.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2017-12-22
  • Current Version: 6.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.76 GB
  • Developer: Simulation Curriculum Corp.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 5
5
From 1,632 Ratings

Description

SkySafari 6 Pro will revolutionize your astronomical viewing experience. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered, offers unparalleled accuracy, flawless telescope control, Augmented Reality (AR) mode, and provides the very best experience under the stars when you depend on it. Discover why SkySafari 6 Pro is the #1 recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009. Here's what's new in version 6: 1) Complete support for iOS 11 and iPhone X. We release regular updates. 2) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. SkySafari 6 Pro will (optionally) back up all of your observing data in our secure cloud storage and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from our new web interface, LiveSky.com. 3) We Have The Best Stars. Precise, modern and deep. We’ve updated our star catalog to use the latest and greatest, UCAC5 star catalog. If 25 million stars down to 15th magnitude isn’t enough for you, an easy in-app purchase gets you down to 16.5 magnitude and a whopping 100 million stars! 4) We Have The Best Galaxies. The PGC catalog includes galaxies down to 18th magnitude. Want more galaxies? How about 2.6 million more? An in-app purchase gives you access to the largest galaxy database available for your device. 5) Observers First. A redesign of our tools puts the active observer first. Quick access to features like your equipment, observing sites, lists, and observations make it easy and enjoyable to get out, observe, and record your observations. The observing sessions feature lets you collect your observations into groups that span a few hours, or a few nights. 6) Graph It. The completely new graph tool will give a quick visual representation of an object’s altitude above the horizon. Essential for planning your night’s observations. 7) Plan It. Make the most of your time under the stars. Our updated planner is a powerful tool that lets you create a list of targets for your observing session with filters like object types, specific time ranges, constellation, catalog, and more. Plan it and get more done. 8) Say It. Ever just wanted to just yell at your device and tell it what to do!? SkySafari 6 adds basic voice control for a wide range of operations. Say “select Jupiter,” “search for Titan,” “center on Polaris” and SkySafari will do the work for you. Yelling optional.  9) Tilt It. Every old astronomy app these days lets your tilt and pan your device to show different parts of the sky, but who else lets you control your telescope that way!? “Tilt to slew” is an optional mode allowing you to keep your eye in the eyepiece, and, using the accelerometers in your device, gently translate the movements of your hands into smooth telescope motion. 10) Share It. SkySafari 6 is more than just a mobile app, it’s a new system to help organize and share your observing experiences. With a free signup, you can see and share your observing data from our web portal, LiveSky.com! Affordable premium memberships add online editing, so you can not only view, but edit your observations, add new observing sites, manage your equipment and more. Finally, (coming soon) you can view, edit and manage your settings files with SkySafari Web, our fully functional web version. If you haven't used SkySafari 6 Pro before, here's what you can do with it: • Hold your device up, and SkySafari 6 Pro will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your movements for the ultimate stargazing experience. • Simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events. • Control your telescope, log and plan your observations. • Night Vision. • Orbit Mode. Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly through our solar system. • Galaxy View shows the position of deep sky objects in our Milky Way! • Much more!

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Reviews

  • Great App lots of fun

    5
    By C.D.Butler
    Education made Fun with this app.
  • Good as always but with flaws

    3
    By Senhorbaker
    I bought this as an upgrade from sky safari 4, which I enjoyed. I bought it for the new features in this version, namely AR, voice commands and Celestron audio tours. Tht AR works well, but the voice commands don't work. They really shouldn't even include it until it works better because this is a source of frustration. Also, the audio volume is extremely muted and difficult to hear for several objects. It works fine and loud for some objects, but others are so soft you can hardly hear them. So I am disappointed that the upgraded features aren't working very well for me. I regret spending the money on the upgrade from 4.
  • The stars are matter

    5
    By johna30305
    I am an amateur astronomer, and this app is the best investment that I've made in terms of educational resources. It's an app that I use every day. Nothing better in the universe, at least this one.
  • Latest upgrade for AR reduces performance

    2
    By Avid reader 123
    I’ve been struggling with SkySafari 6 pro ever since upgrading from SkySafari 5 pro. The latest AR update makes it nearly useless for my intended use. I use SkySafari to control my telescope mounts, have been using this product family for years with great success with an iOptron 25gt and a Meade LX-850 Mount. SkySafari 5 pro was fairly reliable and using the arrow key to move the telescope/Mount around the sky worked for the most part. SkySafari 6 Pro implementation of the arrow keys is nearly unusable, tap an up, down, right or left arrow key may move the scope a little, not at all or send the scope/Mount swinging across the sky in a move that cover 10’s of degrees. Pointing to a star and using the goto function works great but if you need to make small adjustments to center the object in the scope field of view you need to revert to the mounts hand controller to adjust the scope. SkySafari 6 Pro also tend to cause the iPad Pro to freeze up for several seconds before it will allow interactions. All and all SkySafari 6 Pro is a major step back from SkySafari 5 Pro
  • A SCAM & Major Step BACKWARDS

    1
    By Davehudsn
    so they took away the ability to sync across devices using google drive and they removed equipment and FOV... How is this an upgrade? totally disappointed.... version 6 is actually less feature capable than version 5. EDIT: i would now add that this is not just a bad upgrade, it’s a SCAM. So now you have to pay a subscription to edit your data - this was free in the previous versions. So they make you BUY the app, which isn’t cheap and then expect you to pay a subscription fee to manage your own data. i was a big fan of SS before and have done youtube videos about how great it is.... looks like i’ll be doing “here are alternatives” videos now. completely disappointed with the greed and mismanagement by simulation curriculum.
  • Very unstable

    1
    By VtTerri
    With every release this product is more unstable. Last night it constantly crashed on me so entirely unusable. Can’t seem to enter an issue into their website either! If you want a supported product look elsewhere!
  • Simply the best

    5
    By Nfa0
    There is nothing comparable.
  • Worst

    1
    By BigTenDad
    On any given night, I have to re-install the iOS app because it quits — just locks up and will not do anything. I use it on my iPad running iOS 11 with a Celestron 6SE, Celestron Wi-Fi and StarSense. It’s getting frustrating. Been trying to use this support for answers but this too, just seems to lock up and go nowhere. Tried using the community forums as advised. I registered, logged in and tried to open a support ticket. In an eternal loop (quit after 6 tries) I was always redirected to the forums and told to submit there. Would not let me “submit” my request.
  • Update is outstanding!

    5
    By RWE250
    The new AR is great!
  • Augment Reality

    5
    By Doug Lippert
    Truly Amazing!!! Thank you so very much.

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