***SkySafari has been upgraded! Click below for the NEW SkySafari 4 Plus***
As just reviewed in Sky & Telescope, the iOS version of SkySafari is "revolutionary" and a "game-changer". Now here for Android, SkySafari will change the way you do astronomy!
SkySafari's streamlined user interface puts the universe at your fingertips - and turns your Android device into a 21st-century telescope controller. SkySafari is your celestial travel guide!
SkySafari Plus adds a hugely expanded database, wireless telescope control, the ability to fly into orbit around other planets our Solar System, and beyond it to other stars in our Milky Way galaxy, to our basic version.
What you can do with SkySafari Plus:
• Telescope Control – Point your GoTo or “Push-To” telescope anywhere in the sky using your device’s Bluetooth or WiFi and our SkyBT or SkyFi!
• 2.5 million stars, 31,000 deep sky objects including the entire NGC/IC catalog, 4,000 asteroids, comets, and satellites with updateable orbits.
• Displays the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery.
• Accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at anytime up to 10,000 years in the past or future.
• 1100 encyclopedic descriptions of sky objects written by professional astronomers.
• Over 800 images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers.
• Point and hover your mobile device at the night sky to identify constellations, planets, satellites, stars, and other sky objects from your location.
• Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!
• “Night” button to preserve your dark adaptation as you're exploring the night sky.
• “Time Flow” Feature - follow the motion of sky objects as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.
• 250 times more stars than Google SkyMap
***TOP NEW FEATURES in SkySafari 4 Plus***
• Completely reinvented scope control panel with new telescope equipment settings.
• Animated Meteor Showers – with complete viewing information and spectacular graphics!
• Log observations of objects directly from the Object Info view.
• Advanced Search – find objects using properties other than their name, results sortable by name, number, magnitude, RA, and many other properties!
• Google Maps Integration: Choose your location from a built-in Maps view!
• New Horizon Panoramas – Yerba Buena Gardens, Ayers Rock, Mauna Kea. Or add your own!
• Re-invented look and feel with new app icons and artwork.
• Dozens more tweaks, bug fixes, and additions we don’t have room to list here!
***Click below for the NEW SkySafari 4 Plus***
Make sure you have at least 600 MB of free space on your internal SD card for SkySafari Plus to download this database from Google Play the first time it runs! (Note: due to Google Play rules, this data cannot be moved to your external SD card - you must have 600 MB free on your internal SD card!)
Please Note: there is no upgrade pricing from SkySafari Plus to Pro. Make sure to get the version you want!
TROUBLESHOOTING AND PERFORMANCE TIPS
Is SkySafari Plus having trouble downloading its data files? Is it running slowly? Check our web site for help:
Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions about SkySafari Plus for Android:
If all else fails, send us an email - we're [email protected]
, and we're happy to hear from you.
Release 1.8.5 is a bug fix release. For the complete lists of what's new, go to this page: