SkySafari 6 Pro

SkySafari 6 Pro

By Simulation Curriculum Corp.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2017-12-22
  • Current Version: 6.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.75 GB
  • Developer: Simulation Curriculum Corp.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 545 Ratings


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, 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 got you covered and release regular updates. 2) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. Rewritten from the ground up, 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, 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,! 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!



  • SkySafari Pro is THE best

    By Jcinpv
    I have been using sky Safari Pro on my iPhone and iPad and MacBook Pro for several years. Each new release just keeps getting better and better. I also have Starry Night Pro Plus 7 and it has so many more features, but I keep coming back to SkySafari Pro because it works so well on the iPad. If this is the first time that you would be using Sky Safari Pro 6, then you won’t have to unlearn anything from a previous version. This is essentially a complete rewrite of the application with more useful features than found in earlier versions.
  • Latest SkyPro 6.0 Works Well

    By Ducky2235
    It works well but make sure you check your settings and setup skyfi, if you use it
  • Pro 6

    By Michael858378284
    Sky Safari Pro 6 delivers the BEST charts in this format. The charts and information are accurate. Display is extremely customizable streamlining observation sessions for any level of experience. This app is an indispensable tool for the amateur astronomer!
  • Some niceties

    By SKB249
    There are some nice tweaks over SkySafari 5, but the new LiveSky is not one of them. It's awkward, and not as easy to use as iCloud. I'll continue using SkySafari 5 until SkySafari 6 is updated. The developers constantly fix issues so I have the utmost faith.
  • Simply the best!

    By Professor Gadget
    Ease of use, quality of graphics, nothing compares.
  • Mr.

    By Travellenfree
    Your new Sky Safari Pro 6does not let me sign onto live sky... You guys still have a great deal of work to correct lots of mistakes with this app. For the price, I expected things in this app to work!!!
  • Simply the best

    By Bikermanjohn
    No planetarium program on pads or phones is as feature packed and attractive.
  • Very good app

    By cirf@aol
    If customer service is needed, you have to go through a forum. Finally the principal designers contacted me and guided me through the entire process. This is a very good app.
  • Excellent App

    By CW-TX
    Practical, reliable, does everything it purports to do!
  • Telrad

    By Mike Connly
    Love the new features, biggest thing I miss is the use of a Telrad overlay when showing groups relative sizes of moon, Andromeda, and other objects.