SkySafari 6 Plus

SkySafari 6 Plus

By Simulation Curriculum Corp.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2017-12-22
  • Current Version: 6.3.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 672.96 MB
  • Developer: Simulation Curriculum Corp.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 718 Ratings

Description

SkySafari 6 Plus goes beyond most basic astronomy apps by providing you with a full-featured space simulator with telescope control and Augmented Reality (AR) mode. Note that there is no discount upgrade path from SkySafari 6 Plus to SkySafari 6 Pro. Choose carefully! Here's what's new in version 6: 1) Complete support for iOS 11 and iPhone X. We got you covered and release regular updates. 2) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. Rewritten from the ground up, SkySafari 6 Plus 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. 4) 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. 5) 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. 6) 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. 7) 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.  8) 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. 9) 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 Plus before, here's what you can do with it: • Hold your device up, and SkySafari 6 Plus will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! • Simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events. • Learn the history, mythology, and science of astronomy! Browse over 1500 object descriptions and astronomical images. Explore NASA space missions! Stay up-to-date with SkyWeek for all major sky events every day! • Control your telescope, log and plan your observations. • Night Vision – Preserve your eyesight after dark. • Orbit Mode. Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly through our solar system. • Time Flow – Follow the motion of sky objects as days, months, and years are compressed into a few seconds. • Advanced Search – Find objects using properties other than their name. • Support for Apple Watch! • Tonight at a Glance: the Sun, Moon, Planets, ISS, and Iridium flares in one handy view! • Notifications when the ISS will pass overhead, when Iridium satellites flare, and more! • Much more! For even more features, and a gigantic database aimed at the most dedicated amateur or professional astronomer, check out SkySafari 6 Pro!

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Reviews

  • Good planning CCD camera view

    5
    By romadave
    I am impressed at being able to combine my CCD camera view and telescope optics to get a FOV. As I zoom in on a target, the FOV maintains aspect ratio to the target. I’ve checked a few and indeed, the size of the object matches what I’ve gotten on my CCD sensor. This is very handy for planning because some targets would be too big or small for my FOV so I can find a more suitable subject for a photo. App has very good graphics compared to others I’ve used and the size and orientation look correct.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By bblam11
    If your into the night sky or Astronomyy at all this app is a must have.
  • It’s good

    5
    By k2mike
    I am still figuring out how to get the best out of it, but this app is worth the cost. VERY nice for traveling to new latitudes. Looking forward to using this app to do visual exploring of Southern Hemisphere stars.
  • The Best App for observations and AP :)

    5
    By th3b3s7
    I love the app, it’s my go-to reference :) I use it as an aid both for visual and astrophotography.
  • Great for observation

    5
    By jomonline
    I use it strapped to my scope
  • Best astronomy investment I’ve made!

    5
    By ernielaz
    This software is so intuitive and useful, I stared using many features minutes after downloading. Selection and navigation is quick and smooth. You get a lot for the tiny price!
  • Joe Porter

    5
    By Coffee Bum
    Incredible software with lots of options and features. Easy to use and provides me with quick access to astronomical events on my IPhone X. A word to the developer’s, Keep up the good work!!!
  • SkySafari3

    5
    By Jz0fp8
    This app is truly amazing! Can’t wait to use it with telescope via Bluetooth!
  • Had to get a refund

    4
    By Aldhissla
    Don’t let my experience discourage you. This app is well made but I found there to be far too many buttons and settings for what it does. I expect efficient simplicity from an iPhone app; this reminded me too much of flashy filler-based android material. I struggled for several minutes as I waited for the app to properly sync up with my time zone. I then was very resentful of the default background area and controls for viewing a patch of sky. I feel that it should be going through my camera and providing an augmented reality environment and just having me move my phone around, perhaps with the way it is setup currently would make a nice optional setup. I ultimately decided to refund it for the price and the unnecessary complexity of the interface.
  • Great for learning

    3
    By skywatcher779
    This app is amazing visually and I love that you can point to two stars and it will tell you the distance those stars are from each other that is awesome. But I can not get app to work well enough with my 5 se and skyq-link when it does sync right it seems to always take the longest route to an object and the controls are not good either to many icons. I see a lot of bad ratings for the Celestron sky portal app but it works great for me.

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