GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide

GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide

By GoSoftWorks

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2008-07-11
  • Current Version: 9.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 97.64 MB
  • Developer: GoSoftWorks
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 7,134 Ratings


Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, comets, constellations, galaxies and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore with GoSkyWatch Planetarium. ***** As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event ***** Featured on ABC's "The View" ***** Featured in "Wired" magazine One download for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We don't think you should pay twice for the same app on a bigger screen. --- What People Are Saying "Powerful and easy to use, with excellent animation and the widest zoom range." — D.Schroeder, University professor "GoSkyWatch Planetarium should not be missed regardless of whether you are a casual or hard-core fan of astronomy." — AppAdvice "I have more than 10 astronomy apps on my iPhone and this is by far the best. Everything I need and easy to use." — Pat, iTunes reviewer --- What makes GoSkyWatch different to other apps? • Easy to use — No buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring. • Designed specially for efficient outdoor use. • Touch free identification — Information pops up on screen as you move. Great for those cold nights with gloves on! • Popup images — No need to keep zooming in and out just to see what is out there. • Full 180 degree display — See at a glance what is in the sky and where without having to pan around. • Don't need to hold level — Displays the sky view and information at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait. • Gyroscope compass auto calibration — No need to calibrate the gyroscope. Advanced adaptive algorithms for smooth and accurate positioning. • Planets shown with relative brightness to stars — No oversized graphics that prevent you from distinguishing a planet from surrounding stars. • Unique target identification — Touch drag scheme for greatest accuracy since your finger doesn't hide what you are trying to identify. • Minimal on screen text — Stars and planets easier to identify since they are not covered by text. Features: Identify • On screen object name, brightness and distance • Contains all stars visible to the naked eye • Light adjustment for viewing conditions • Red light mode for night vision • Touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass. Find • Looking for a planet, star, comet, constellation or galaxy? Just use the finder and let the arrow guide the way • Search stars and DSOs sorted by name, distance or magnitude • Moon phase calendar • Sun rise/set times Explore • Day, sidereal and time lapse animation • Over 200 images of planets and deep sky objects • Messier and Caldwell catalogs with images • Actual image taken of the Milky Way • Below horizon display • Look back in time with the birthday star search. Find out how old you were for the star light seen. Learn • Constellation images, boundaries and patterns • Solar system, star, comet, DSO, constellation Wikipedia • Ian Ridpath's constellation StarTales • Interactive graphical ephemeris • Planet, star, constellation and DSO ephemeris data More • High performance graphics • Easy setup using auto location or built in city list • Location favorites * No internet connection required. Internet optionally used for auto location, viewing Wikipedia information and StarTales. Many more enhancements to come as free updates. * See web site for video demo



  • It's amazing!

    By Weedysea
    I've had this app for years. Hadn't used it in a while. It has been updated massively! It is now amazing!!! It's ridiculously easy to use. It's very cool. I haven't written a review in ages, but everyone should experience this. It's gorgous!
  • Best app out there

    By Redrock4x4
    I use this app every time Head to the desert. Sitting by the campfire and looking at the stars, it never fails someone will ask what star is that? This app has them all and stunning photos of the stars, planets, and amazing galaxies.
  • Great app!

    By auguts
    Love this app. Great way to learn about our galaxy.
  • Amazeballs

    By emmalee.v
    I can’t tell you how awesome this is. It will enthrall the nerd in you, no matter how small it is. It will amaze friends, strangers, and children. Genuinely, I’ve never been happier with an app purchase in my whole life. No ads, just amazeballs.
  • Love this App!!

    By Wrenegade7
    I’ve been using this app for several years. The information gained is wonderful! Highly recommend it!
  • My side kick

    By EricTB
    Love this app. Been using it for years and have turned many others on to it as well. I use it to see what planets are visible, and to learn constellations and stars. I also dig the feature to move scroll through dates and times to see what will be visible on certain days and times. This app is my side kick.
  • Couldn’t be better

    By FrankyT losing weight
    I’m an amateur astronomer with a really cool Celestron CPC 11 goto scope. The GOSKYWATCH app makes it so easy to find stars to align the telescopes computer to the celestial sphere. Once aligned we use the app to pick our stars, galaxies , planet and so on to observe. I dub this fantastic app “the amateur astronomers best friend”.
  • Sleep over hit!!!

    By 3pawmom
    This app entertained and educated a group of 8 year old boys for hours!! Took their minds off of the coyotes howling in the distance too!!
  • Awesome and so fun!

    By PBJ0619
    I frequently use this and goisswatch. Dependable app. We have learned quite a bit. Definitely fun!
  • The BEST!

    By BountifulKnight
    Easy to use, very informative and beautifully crafted! I use it for astro photography and education. Many apps are either too technical or oversimplified. This is the one with the best balance for me.