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 9,298 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



  • Amazing app

    By herebote
    This app gives the user useful and essential information about Nearly every natural object in the sky. If that wasn’t great enough, it helps the user find and identify each object. It’s simply amazing. I wish I could give it more stars.
  • Anytime Anyplace

    By 321 warcher
    I travel to many places in the world and it is so enjoyable to find my way around the sky from different places on a clear night.
  • Old version much better

    By Seaturtledove
    Says wrong location at top of ap, I went here 3 years ago. I used to be able to point at bright stars and find the planets. Calibration seems off .
  • Must get

    By dhn n:bdbcbbdbs
    This app is just incredible
  • Great Sky with GoSky

    By Sarcophagophilus
    Great application for your phone. Worth every dime!
  • Dopeness

    By ndidnwsidbjej
    It’s hella dope
  • Love it!

    By Moonswitch
    No need to wonder what is above your head in space, now you know.
  • My favorite app

    By jonathansteele1988
    This is by far my favorite app on my phone. It has helped me to understand my place in the cosmos and how I am moving within it! The very best.
  • Puts you in space

    By jdhouse4
    GoSkyWatch is the best astronomy app out there, period. It brings the universe all around you.
  • Stars app

    By VmpyrDavid
    It is a really cool app you can see every thing that we have discovered and you can see through the earth and it also shows north south and east yes I am a kid