What are the best stargazing apps for iPhone or iPad?

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    #1Sky Guide AR

    Sky Guide AR

    Sky Guide AR is a stargazing app that allows you to find constellations, planets, satellites and more. It features cinematic time controls to virtually travel to the past and an X-ray filter to explore invisible wonders in the sky.



    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Peter McDonald
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This is a beautifully well made app. The stars load up quick and the help feature is great specially if you want your kids to get involved into star gazing. However, there as some issues with calibration. Meaning when you set the phone down it shows the stars fine, but as soon as you rotate, i find myself moving my neck because the loading is sorta slow. Still a great app."
  2. 8

    #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.


    Android, iOS


    Walter Garcia
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I love that all you need to do is point in the sky and the app will tell you what star you are looking at. The app has amazing features to educate you about astronomy. I find that this app is very user friendly and just a nice way to educate your self while viewing stars"
  3. 7

    #3Night Sky

    Night Sky
    Night Sky is an augmented reality app that allows you to identify stars, planets, constellations, and satellites. You even are able to view the sky from other planets and moons.


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Guerrero
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "This is a amazing app that will show you the sky and let you learn about the cosmos. I have a great time with my son teaching him the location of the stars in a fun and inventive way. If you love to star gaze, then this is a must have app for you."
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    #4Pocket Universe

    Pocket Universe

    Pocket Universe is an app that will guide you around the night sky. It will help you to learn the name of constellations, stars, and planets. Explore the Solar System, take a virtual walk on the surface of the Moon and Mars and play quiz games.




    Silvia Cordero
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Pocket Universe is an app that provides information on constellations, stars, and planets. It's great for stargazing."
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    #5Star 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.


    iOS, Android


    Crystal Parker
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "If you like astronomy you need this app. It helps you identify stars and planets , it gives you the opportunity to explore the sky It works online as well as offline. It will show you were the constellations are this is a very useful app for stargazing."


Best What are the best stargazing apps for iPhone or iPad
1Sky Guide ARApps 14 Paid
2Star ChartApps 8 Free
3Night SkyApps 7 Free
4Pocket UniverseApps 7 Paid
5Star WalkApps 4 Paid

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