What's New

This update addresses minor bugs present in iOS 13.

App Description

SkyView® Lite brings stargazing to everyone! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!

Downloaded over 27 million times.

If you like our lite version of SkyView then you'll love our full version! It includes: a convenient Apple Watch app, a Today Widget displaying tonight's brightest objects, ALL in-app purchases offered in this version, thousands more objects to discover, and more!

App Store Best of 2012
App Store Rewind 2011 -- Best Education App

“If you've ever wanted to know what you're looking at in the night sky, this app is the perfect stargazer's companion.”

"If you’ve ever been looking for a stargazing app for your iPhone, then this [is] definitely the one to get."
– AppAdvice

“SkyView is an Augmented Reality app that lets you see just what delights the sky has to offer.”
– 148Apps Editor’s Choice

You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Lite and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® Lite is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.


• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Sightings: set reminders for celestial events and plan an evening stargazing & spotting satellites.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the daily sky tracks for the Sun and Moon to see their exact locations in the sky on any date & time.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
• Supports Space Navigator™ binoculars, spotting scope, and telescopes.

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • November 18, 2011 New version 1.3.1
  • September 07, 2012 New version 2.0.0
  • October 27, 2012 New version 2.1.0
  • March 07, 2013 New version 2.1.1
  • January 31, 2014 New version 3.1.0
  • February 18, 2014 New version 3.1.1
  • October 19, 2014 New version 3.1.2
  • December 20, 2014 New version 3.2.0
  • August 06, 2015 New version 3.3.1
  • October 03, 2015 New version 3.4
  • October 21, 2015 New version 3.4.1
  • December 01, 2015 New version 3.4.2
  • November 05, 2016 New version 3.5.1
  • December 04, 2017 New version 3.5.2
  • July 28, 2018 New version 3.5.4
  • March 07, 2019 New version 3.6
  • January 14, 2020 New version 3.6.1

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