SkyView® Lite

SkyView® Lite

Explore the Universe

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Free (IAP)
4.6 (15.3K)
United States United States
Explore the Universe
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.” 

"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!

No longer works

Tried uninstalling and installing, but the imposed photo of stars no longer moves with the camera.

Drew5taa2013Sun, Feb 5, 2023
United StatesUnited States


When opening this app in the past it would immediately let you look around. Now it is stuck and I don’t know how to make it work again. This is maybe the first time I’ve tried opening it on my new phone, an iPhone 14 Pro, running the latest iOS, 16.3. Please help! My son loves this app.

KLR142Sat, Feb 4, 2023
United StatesUnited States

Not accurate

I have had the free version of the app for a couple years now, and I have to manually recalibrate it every time I open it, and while I’m using the app, the calibration will adjust automatically and become inaccurate again.

TankBoy125Thu, Feb 2, 2023
United StatesUnited States

Enjoy this App

A friend told me about this app a couple of years ago. It’s totally a joy to use. We particularly like it when looking for specific events or places. Examples: finding the space station when it’s going overhead, spotting Mars with my grand daughter, looking for comets known to be in the sky near specific planets, or finding the zodiac signs in the night sky.

Joyce (JJ)Thu, Feb 2, 2023
United StatesUnited States


Would be 4-5 star if the app would calibrate after using a few times….. was great now it’s a fail

Viperlee44Wed, Feb 1, 2023
United StatesUnited States


It’s a good app

hbuhuhuhihWed, Feb 1, 2023
United StatesUnited States

Love it

I love this app it shows me a lot of planets and constellations and there is no adds

I can’t think of a NameWed, Feb 1, 2023
United StatesUnited States
Download & Revenue
DOWNLOAD 284.3KJan 2023Worldwide
REVENUE$392Jan 2023Worldwide
download revenue
Bundle Id
Min Os. Version
Release Date
Fri, Mar 4, 2011
Update Date
Mon, Feb 6, 2023
Content Rating
Has IMessage
Support Watch
Support Siri
File Size
Has Game Center
Family Sharing
Support Passbook
Supported Languages
Feb 5, 2023
Top Free
Feb 4, 2023
Top Free
Feb 3, 2023
Top Free
What's New
19 hours ago
Dear Stargazer,

This version fixes minor bugs.
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