What's New

1) Fixes problem with predicting the position of comet ISON after perihelion.

2) Locations in Arizona, USA now never observe daylight savings time.

3) Restored labels under the toolbar icons in the SkyWeek screen.

App Description

Want the latest SkySafari for iOS 7? Then search for SkySafari 4 on the app store! This is SkySafari 3, and it will not be updated. It's only here for folks who want to stay on iOS 6. If you want SkySafari, and you have iOS 7, DON'T BUY THIS APP! Instead, get SkySafari 4!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skysafari-4/id766935884?mt=8

As just reviewed in The Mac Observer, SkySafari 3 is "the best of all the star chart apps for iOS":

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/review/explore_the_sky_with_the_best_skysafari_for_ipad/

According to Sky & Telescope magazine, SkySafari 3 is "revolutionary" and a "game-changer":

http://media.skyandtelescope.com/documents/Southern+Stars_Dec11.pdf

SkySafari 3 comes in three versions. This is basic version of SkySafari 3. It shows you 120,000 stars, plus 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky. It displays the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes the best-known asteroids and comets.

Please note: there is no discount upgrade path from this version of SkySafari to SkySafari Plus or Pro.

SkySafari 3 accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to one hundred years in the past or future. It includes encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. And it contains hundreds of images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers.

If you have an iPhone/iPad with a compass, or an iPod Touch with a gyroscope, SkySafari can help you identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them. Tap the Compass/Gyro button (or shake your phone) to activate the compass - now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!

SkySafari 3 has a "Night" button to preserve your dark adaptation as you're exploring the night sky. The Time Flow feature lets you animate the night sky using simple VCR controls - follow the motion of the stars and planets as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.

SkySafari 3 includes SkyWeek - the mobile version of Sky & Telescope Magazine's super-popular "Sky at a Glance" column. SkyWeek features interactive sky charts for each day of the week, and links to more articles on S&T's website. SkyWeek shows you all major sky events: eclipses, conjunctions, good meteor showers — miss nothing!

And all this is just in the basic version! SkySafari's streamlined user interface puts both power and simplicity into your hands - and turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into an invaluable tool for exploring the night sky. SkySafari is more than a star chart - it's your celestial travel guide!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 02, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • November 28, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • November 21, 2013 New version 3.8.5
  • October 06, 2013 New version 3.8.4
  • September 20, 2013 New version 3.8.3
  • September 18, 2013 New version 3.8.2
  • July 28, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • July 26, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • July 24, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • July 19, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • July 12, 2013 New version 3.8.1
  • June 15, 2013 New version 3.8
  • April 24, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • April 20, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • February 18, 2013 New version 3.7.3
  • January 30, 2013 New version 3.7.2
  • December 27, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • December 21, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • December 07, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • December 06, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • December 05, 2012 New version 3.6.2
  • November 17, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • November 13, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • October 31, 2012 New version 3.6.1
  • October 23, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • October 18, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • October 03, 2012 New version 3.6
  • September 25, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • September 13, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • August 10, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • August 05, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • July 29, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • July 27, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • June 08, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • June 06, 2012 New version 3.5.1
  • May 30, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • May 22, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • May 19, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • May 15, 2012 New version 3.5
  • May 01, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • April 28, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • April 16, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • April 08, 2012 New version 3.2
  • February 18, 2012 New version 3.1.1
  • January 30, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • January 27, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • January 02, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • December 22, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • December 13, 2011 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • December 09, 2011 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • November 24, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • November 07, 2011 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • November 03, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • September 21, 2011 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • September 18, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • August 31, 2011 New version 3.0.5
  • August 11, 2011 New version 3.0.4
  • August 06, 2011 New version 3.0.3

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