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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Price: $3.99

Category: Navigation

Updated: May 20, 2012

Version: 5.1

Size: 38.1 MB

Seller: GoSoftWorks Development Co.

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(31 Ratings)

All Versions

(2938 Ratings)

GoSkyWatch Planetarium – the astronomy star guide by GoSoftWorks

GoSkyWatch Planetarium - the astronomy star guide Screenshots


As seen in Apple's iPad 2 event Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, 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.

Featured on ABC's "The View"
Featured in "Wired" magazine

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, 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, 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

What's New in Version 5.1

Version 5.1
- Graphics updates
- Bug fixes

Version 5.0
- New iPad retina display support
- Time lapse object tracking
- Japanese language added
- Chinese language added
- Improved iPad Wikipedia browser
- Local language Wikipedia links
- Local language star names
- Selectable background images
- Magellanic clouds added
- Improved location selection
- Night mode improvements (iOS 5)
- iOS 5 updates
- Graphics updates
- Bug fixes

Customer Reviews

Good (5 stars)
Great app, worth the price of you are a space buff.

Mr (5 stars)
Amazing app very accurate

enjoy it (5 stars)
Really, enjoy it. On the IPAD it is really slick. On the Iphone, ok, but smaller, difficult to see. I have spent many a night just looking around at the stars. I have enjoyed it. For the cost, it is well worth it, oh, i got this for free originally. a friend of mine has a very expensive app for his Ipad. This app out performed in speed, readability, and options for viewing. His was/is for an astronomer. I am not one. This is now v

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