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App Description

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

No in-app purchases! 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.


• 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.

• 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

• 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.

• 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

• 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

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 20, 2011 New version 4.4
  • July 30, 2011 New version 4.5
  • May 05, 2012 New version 5.0
  • May 21, 2012 New version 5.1
  • June 16, 2012 New version 5.2
  • September 27, 2012 New version 6.0
  • March 03, 2013 New version 6.1
  • March 11, 2013 New version 6.1.1
  • August 04, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • September 02, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • September 18, 2013 New version 6.2
  • November 08, 2013 New version 7.0
  • May 12, 2014 New version 7.1
  • October 26, 2015 New version 8.0
  • November 17, 2015 New version 8.1
  • August 22, 2017 New version 9.0
  • June 15, 2019 New version 9.2
  • July 19, 2020 New version 9.3

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