What are the best stargazing apps for Android?

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    #1Cosmic Watch

    Cosmic Watch
    App and a tool to explore the relationship between time and the celestial dynamics. You can use it as a world-clock or an entertaining educational tool. Learn about the movements of the sky, the sun, the moon, and the planets.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $4.49

    Tomás Félix
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "So I click on view solution and it took me to a app on the Google Play store called Cosmic Watch. It seems pretty simple and fun to use if you wanna look at the stars and the developers are still actively working on it."
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    #2Star Chart

    Star Chart

    This educational free app allows people to learn about the astronomy. With Star Chart you can have a hand a virtual and complete star chart just by pointing your device at the sky.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Pamela Reyes
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I really like the graphics, the correct placement of the stars, planets, and planetary systems. I am busy taking astronomy and this helps me find stars when I like to use my telescope. Sadly my Samsung core prime doesn't have to full features of the gyroscope. "
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    #3Sky Map

    Sky Map

    Sky Map is a free planetarium app for Android. It was originally developed by the official Google team, but now it's an open-source code. Use it to navigate through stars, planets and other celestial bodies.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Samuel Howard
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "This thing is amazing! You hold your phone up to an area of the sky and it displays a star map with labels of what you're looking at. No more wondering what that constellation is called, just hold your phone up to it! I use it to double check myself when Im outside and see a bright star I think might be jupiter or mars. Usually Im right but I always see some other object on the map that piques my interest. Great App!"
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    #4Star Walk

    Star Walk

    Star Walk is an interactive guide for astronomy enthusiasts. It will help you to identify star and planets in the sky and features a time machine tool to explore the sky map of tomorrow or years ago. Works both online and offline.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Alan Carlson
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "Star Walk is a nice idea in theory - in theory. Unfortunately, it's not that good in practice. It was pretty poor at labeling constellations, sometimes giving different results for the exact same star. The camera features just don't work well enough - at least not in built-up areas where the sky is brighter and the stars more dim. Maybe it would work better if you're way out in the country, sadly. And its advice is something even an amateur astronomy enthusiast would know - it's better suited to someone just starting to learn it, really. But for all that, it's not totally bad - give it a try if you're wanting to learn."

Summary

Best What are the best stargazing apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Cosmic WatchApps 8 Paid
2Star ChartApps 1 Free
3Sky MapApps 0 Free
4Star WalkApps 0 Paid
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