SkyView® Lite

SkyView® Lite

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Terminal Eleven LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
14,642 Ratings
$ 0

SkyView® Lite App

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 40 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.” – CNET "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. Features: • 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!

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SkyView® Lite app reviews

  • Direction 3/5

    By thundermuffin240
    Directions of the stars are wrong. Says I’m facing east when I’m facing west
  • Used this app for years 5/5

    By grae666
    On every new device I get SkyView has always been one of my very first downloads. I love space and being able to look outside and know exactly what star or constellation I’m looking at is great. Also I’ve never bought the extended version. I’ve always been extremely satisfied by the lite version. I’ll probably have it till I die. I try and put all my friends onto it.
  • Wow, Impressive app! 5/5

    By Drewslist
    If you want the best app for your iPhone and want to learn about space and the universe, this is the perfect app! Thanks for keeping it free!
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By awesometiana52
    Worked for the first 3 hours then never again.
  • Texas Stars 5/5

    By The Texas Lawn Chair Man
    Sitting outside at night on my acreage in Texas. Outside of the city you can still see the stars. LOVE this app!!! Knowing where to look and identifying the stars and the time of year for best viewing is outstanding. Thanks
  • Reboot Device! 5/5

    By iRobot Not Working
    I too was stuck on Ursa Major. Tried deleting and reinstalling app with no luck. Rebooted iPhone and app works great!
  • Doesn’t work anymore 2/5

    By Brandon Y
    As others have mentioned, this once great app has completely stopped working. Now when you open the app, it appears to be stuck and there’s nothing you can do about it until the developers fix the app.
  • Doesn’t work anymore 2/5

    By oogerbooger
    I loved this app but now it’s stuck on the Ursa Major and won’t do anything. I’ve gone through the settings and allowed constant location following but nothing works. Was one of my favorites for years
  • It used to work, but no longer 2/5

    By Gdumxwpt
    It used to work and I enjoyed it a lot. Quite accurate and user-friendly. But now, all of a sudden, it stopped working. I have the Ursa Major’s image locked on the screen and, no matter where I move my camera, the Ursa Major’s image stays there. Calibration is not posible either. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, but still not working. I hope they will fix this issue and make me come back to change my review to 5 stars (as it deserved before)
  • One of the best apps 5/5

    By that one 12 y/o
    I pair it with my telescope to veiw saturn and more, best app ive ever used
  • Cool fun app! 5/5

    By Lowage Inc
    I’m enjoying not only the super cool see thru overlay, but also learning about what I’m looking at. Thank you,very educational. 👏
  • SkyView app 5/5

    By Robert&Taz
    I recommend this app to everyone in my life who loves this type of stuff
  • Does not work correctly 2/5

    By zlastena
    when I was in Europe, the application showed correctly. I'm in LA now. I see the moon in the night sky and the app shows it in the opposite direction. does not work correctly
  • Great! 4/5

    By Glitterkitten_studios
    Me being the astrological nerd I am I enjoy this app but i wish it would let you know more about what your looking at
  • Awesome and free 5/5

    By Lino91UC
    To the developers of this app, you are appreciated 👌🏽
  • Is fake 1/5

    By Abdou @
    Is fake. try it in your room you will still see the same thing. the same starts, the same planet, how is that possible?
  • Fun app 5/5

    By Taurustrekker
    I’ve been using this app for a few years and it is easy and fun to use. Last night I saw Jupiter in the sky outside my window! (The app identified what planet I was looking at). Thrilling!
  • Camera 3/5

    By RoseM61
    How can I get rid of the circle when I take a picture?
  • Not quite free 1/5

    By jt1
    It’s only free to download, otherwise it’s a subscription. Why don’t you just say that so it doesn’t waste peoples time?
  • Great app! 5/5

    By rivrrat
    I’ve been using this app for awhile and it’s great! For people having issues with compass location, make sure you have compass calibration turned on in settings. Go to Settings | Privacy | Location Services | System Services Verify Compass Calibration is enabled. Hope this helps!
  • Hmm 5/5

    By MartialArtsDragon
  • A+++++ 5/5

    By katz531
    Great app. Been using for years.
  • Update 5/5

    By Dissapiinted custume
    Update not updating
  • Amazing app 5/5

    By will.casaletto
    Helped me find the constellations and stars
  • Star Sailor 5/5

    By pepperpie76
    I love this app! The grandkids and myself love opening it up and gaze at the stars. The photo option is great. We have become star sailors!

    By Jtree2012
    Awesome visuals & Accurate information in great detail with the simplicity of just point and shoot with your phone just brings a smile to my face every time! Love showing how it works to friends and family. No better or easier way to learn the stars!!
  • glitchy 1/5

    By sydsanders
    this app glitches out on me every time. it used to work a year ago but every time i open it now it doesn’t show any constellations and is frozen on half of ursula major. i have deleted and redownloaded twice, nothing fixed

    By Pampa 2020
    What a wonderful blessing this app is to us!!! Every time I open it, we get a small glimpse of our most high Creator, GOD and what power He has!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your time, knowledge and talent!!! As soon as possible, (saving-living on a fixed income), we are looking forward to subscribing to your premium version!!! Again, THANKS and May God continue to bless you!!! Eternally His
  • WellDone 5/5

    By Flip flopped again
    Great stuff!!
  • An awesome app for kids to learn 5/5

    By aka Ssundee and DanTDM
    This app teaches you about our solar system in a fun way you get to look around you and see a ton of stars and constellations I give this a 6/5
  • Help? 3/5

    By DebBee2022
    I love this app. I used it all the time. Suddenly it stopped working. I bought the upgrade and still wouldn’t work. I reached out twice to the developers and nothing. I tried other apps but honestly, this one was the best. I wish they would give an update.
  • Used to work.. not anymore….. 1/5

    By so nee
    This app used to work great, after a while it got spotty, now it’s all gone. I move my phone around and nothing pops up. It only shows north and a red line …… that’s it. :(
  • iPhone 11 1/5

    Will not work on iPhone 11. Help Me!
  • SkyView Lite! 5/5

    By honey bee 🐝🍯
    So some people are confused about how there are constellations on objects and/or pointing on the ground. The earth is round, and you are not the only person that can see stars, the stars are all around you but you can’t see them because you are in a different place. You also might see a star/planet above you’re head, then right next to you, that is because earth is rotating and planets are also moving. The app is not fake, the constellations are in the right spot, some starts might be too dim, or light are too bright. You also can’t have any interference with magnets or you’re compass might not work. If you want to check if it’s real or working, then look in the sky (without the app) and find a constellation within the app. I’ve had zero problems with this app, and everything seems to be right, you might need to update it to find more stars. I 100% recommend SkyView Lite! (Also the Big Dipper is in a bear constellation)
  • Nice to have 4/5

    By star Xplorer
    Use quite a bit. Very handy to find planets and constellations
  • As awesome as the universe! 5/5

    By Monty Sr.
    SkyView Lite has brought me hours of enjoyment. My love affair with the heavens started as a child and has continued to grow my entire life. As a military pilot and open water sailor I’ve had so many opportunities to view the sky. I used to carry a field guide book with me. For the last couple of years SkyView has offered me an amazing learning experience, one of completely amazing immersion. It’s also amazing to watch the faces of friends when we’re just sitting around outside and I open the app. I love and appreciate this app. It’s stunning.
  • Nothing better than this! 5/5

    By Dennexal
    I have been using SkyView Lite for about 3 years, and it has seriously been a great outer space app! I love that it’s so accurate and that it has all the information you want to know about the empty space above. It even works offline! Amazing app! Well done you creators 👏👏👏👏👏👏
  • Well thought out 3/5

    By sonossellout
    It’s just not very accurate
  • Just really fun 5/5

    By TacoLuLu
    I you this app with my sister and we love star gazing I found this app and LOVED IT immediately. Recommend and hope you enjoy as well
  • Really good 5/5

    By anonymous 24626
    This can show you where the Hubble telescope and the international space station and some constellations.
  • So glad I found this app while camping! 5/5

    By Smollywood
    Downloaded this app on a whim while stargazing in the countryside one night. Tracking the International Space Station’s trajectory up over the horizon and watching it fly across the sky was awesome!
  • Not even close 2/5

    By Madtown, WI
    Couldn’t even identify the Big Dipper. This is without a doubt the most inaccurate sky map app I’ve ever used.
  • Gods wonderful night sky 5/5

    By Rufusbl
    This app, what a wonderful tool to use to search the night sky. While using this app with family and friends especially on vacation it puts things in perspective. I recommend using this app to create wonderful conversation with those you love about The wonders of God‘s handy work
  • It’s amazing 5/5

    By jcncbfbx
    Hi I think this app is good for kids btw I am a kid cause it helps you learn about stars and Satellites💫🛰📡 I think it’s fun to to try to find yourZodiac sign ps ima Gemini ♊️
  • Free version is sufficient 5/5

    By Laughingjellycloud
    This is a great app that has fascinated people I’ve been hanging out with. We will see a constellation and wonder if it’s the big or Little Dipper before I pull out this app and point it at the sky. Even strangers want to take a look. You do not need to buy the full version. With the free version you can see all the constellations as well as the location of the ISS and planets in our solar system. It’s a great app for quick identification.
  • Just amazing 5/5

    By Momma_Rose
    I’m using the free version and my mind is blown. Thank you so much for making such an amazing app.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By silverlord_789
    It is amazing and i want to say this, before i get this app i found a big star and i taught it is a star but my sisters said no it can be a planet and they download it and they show me the jupiter that thing i thaught it is a big star
  • Works good love it 👍🏻 5/5

    By Claytonium.14
    Love it
  • Ehhh 2/5

    By geoffe28
    App works, annoyed that they ask me to upgrade every time I use the app and I would upgrade if it was a one time purchase but seems absurd that they want a continual fee to use premium version