SkEye | Astronomy

SkEye | Astronomy


SkEye is an advanced Planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes.

Ever wondered what objects are up in the sky? Now you can get familiar with Astronomy by identifying stars, planets, and constellations. Also look up deep sky objects from the Messier and NGC catalogs.

If you have a telescope, just strap the phone onto the OTA and you get a PUSHTO guide!

‣ Keywords:
 Astronomy, Sky Map, Digital Setting Circles, Star chart, Space

‣ Features
 • Time machine : Jump to any date in past or future
 • Real time Alt-Azimuth and Equatorial coordinates
 • Messier objects
 • mini-NGC catalog (subset of ~180 bright objects)
 • Solar system objects including all 8 planets and the 4 Galilean moons
 • Night Mode
 • Search, with a guiding arrow
 • Alt-Azimuth, Equatorial grid

‣ Queries?
Send an email to [email protected]

‣ Tips:
 • For better accuracy, calibrate the magnetic sensors by waving the phone in a figure-8 motion of your hands.
 • For advanced use read: http://lavadip.com/skeye/documentation.html

‣ Upcoming features:
 • More deep sky objects, Satellites and Asteroids
 • Support for DSC with encoders

Recent changes:
6.6.2 (16 Aug 2014) Minor update
Easier to enter search text in landscape mode.

6.6.1 (19 Dec 2013)
A new feature (Quick settings) that allows complete customization of the interface. Watch the video for an overview.

6.5.7 (23 Nov 2013)
Individual alignments can be removed.
Smoother scrolling during Insta-align.
Clearer marks for DSOs.
New translation: Chinese (region china).
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About SkEye | Astronomy
SkEye is an advanced Planetarium that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes.

Ever wondered what objects are up in the sky? Now you can get familiar with Astronomy by identifying stars, planets, and constellations. Also look up deep sky objects from the Messier and NGC catalogs.

If you have a telescope, just strap the phone onto the OTA and you get a PUSHTO guide!

‣ Keywords:
 Astronomy, Sky Map, Digital Setting Circles, Star chart, Space

‣ Features
 • Time machine : Jump to any date in past or future
 • Real time Alt-Azimuth and Equatorial coordinates
 • Messier objects
 • mini-NGC catalog (subset of ~180 bright objects)
 • Solar system objects including all 8 planets and the 4 Galilean moons
 • Night Mode
 • Search, with a guiding arrow
 • Alt-Azimuth, Equatorial grid

‣ Queries?
Send an email to [email protected]

‣ Tips:
 • For better accuracy, calibrate the magnetic sensors by waving the phone in a figure-8 motion of your hands.
 • For advanced use read: http://lavadip.com/skeye/documentation.html

‣ Upcoming features:
 • More deep sky objects, Satellites and Asteroids
 • Support for DSC with encoders

Recent changes:
6.6.2 (16 Aug 2014) Minor update
Easier to enter search text in landscape mode.

6.6.1 (19 Dec 2013)
A new feature (Quick settings) that allows complete customization of the interface. Watch the video for an overview.

6.5.7 (23 Nov 2013)
Individual alignments can be removed.
Smoother scrolling during Insta-align.
Clearer marks for DSOs.
New translation: Chinese (region china).

User reviews of SkEye | Astronomy
it is the only android astronomy app with promise based on authors stated future plans. This looks like this will be the first astro app with more deepsky objects then then the messier (use SAC database not NGC). Hope this will evolve to what android astroware should be and is very capable of having.
Jan 15, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Friday 10:07 AM
This app looks great but will not work on my Nexus 4. All I get is strange magnetic field even when in the middle of a field. The screen is constantly rotating. Shame really as it is an app that I would have liked but I think it might be the phone battery affecting it.
A Google User
Friday 7:52 AM
Awesome Works perfectly on my Samsung Galaxy S3. So impressed I paid for the pro version. Point it anywhere and it will tell you what your looking at and a whole heap of info about it.
A Google User
4 days ago
Seems like a great free app
A Google User
4 days ago
Currently allows you to pan around and see what the phone is pointed at, or to search for something and have the phone point a linked telescope to the desired object. Would be nice to combine these capabilities - allow users to search for an object in the database, then provide visual pointers to orient the user to that object. This would be useful for beginners to be able to find stars and planets they are interested in.
A Google User
Jan 19, 2015
Excellent Fun Thank You 😁 Reminder ...Folks, this app relies on the internal magnetic sensor in your device for accurate ✨🌎🌘 🔭👀 orientation. This means to get accurate results....!!!STAY FAR AWAY FROM YOUR CAR, METAL BUILDINGS OR ANY EMF GENERATING DEVICES!!! So, after having said that....I'm not wanting to hear any idiotic whining and complaining about the app acting funny. It works exactly as it should given the proper consideration of your devices hardware sensitivities and limitations. And Peter Orourke....calibrate!