SkySafari Plus

SkySafari Plus


Note: If you are running Android 4.0 or higher, look for our new SkySafari 4 Plus App.

As just reviewed in Sky & Telescope magazine, the iOS version of SkySafari is "revolutionary" and a "game-changer". Now here for Android, SkySafari will change the way you do astronomy!

http://media.skyandtelescope.com/documents/Southern+Stars_Dec11.pdf

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.

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!)

SkySafari Plus shows you 2.5 million stars, and 31,000 deep sky objects - including the entire NGC/IC catalog. It shows the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes over 4,000 asteroids, comets, and satellites with updateable orbits. It can point your GoTo or "Push-To" telescope anywhere in the sky, using your Android device's built-in bluetooth or WiFi, and our SkyFi wireless or Starry Night BlueStar bluetooth serial adapter.

Please Note: there is no upgrade pricing from SkySafari Plus to Pro. Make to get the version you want!

SkySafari accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to 10,000 years in the past or future. It includes 1100 encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. And it contains over 800 images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers.

If you have an Android device with a compass, SkySafari Plus can help you identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them. Tap the Compass button (or tilt your phone up toward the sky) to activate the compass. Now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!

SkySafari has a "Night" button to preserve your dark adaptation as you're exploring the night sky. The Time Flow feature lets you animate the night sky using simple VCR controls - follow the motion of the stars and planets as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.

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 includes 250 times more stars than Google SkyMap. Our deep sky database contains thousands of NGC/IC objects, not just the 110-object Messier catalog.

Our apps contain hundreds of built-in images, and thousands of object descriptions, written by professional astronomers. Other apps give you Wikipedia links - which don't do much good out in the field, away from Wi-Fi or data network connections.

Our Plus and Pro versions can control telescopes. Other apps can't reproduce basic astronomical phenomena like lunar eclipses and Jovian satellite shadow transits. Our apps were developed by passionate astronomers with a penchant for quality and accuracy - we make a living from our products!

TROUBLESHOOTING AND PERFORMANCE TIPS

Is SkySafari Plus having trouble downloading its data files? Is it running slowly? Check our web site for help:

http://www.southernstars.com/products/skysafari_android/data.html

Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions about SkySafari Plus for Android:

http://www.southernstars.com/support/faq/skysafari_android.html

If all else fails, send us an email - we're [email protected], and we're happy to hear from you.

Recent changes:
Release 1.8.5 is a bug fix release. For the complete lists of what's new, go to this page:

http://www.southernstars.com/products/skysafari_android/whats_new.html
Add to list
$14.99
92
4.6
User ratings
664
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
2
File size
216149 kb
Screenshots
Screenshot of SkySafari Plus Screenshot of SkySafari Plus Screenshot of SkySafari Plus Screenshot of SkySafari Plus Screenshot of SkySafari Plus Screenshot of SkySafari Plus Screenshot of SkySafari Plus Screenshot of SkySafari Plus Screenshot of SkySafari Plus

About SkySafari Plus
Note: If you are running Android 4.0 or higher, look for our new SkySafari 4 Plus App.

As just reviewed in Sky & Telescope magazine, the iOS version of SkySafari is "revolutionary" and a "game-changer". Now here for Android, SkySafari will change the way you do astronomy!

http://media.skyandtelescope.com/documents/Southern+Stars_Dec11.pdf

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.

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!)

SkySafari Plus shows you 2.5 million stars, and 31,000 deep sky objects - including the entire NGC/IC catalog. It shows the Solar System's major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes over 4,000 asteroids, comets, and satellites with updateable orbits. It can point your GoTo or "Push-To" telescope anywhere in the sky, using your Android device's built-in bluetooth or WiFi, and our SkyFi wireless or Starry Night BlueStar bluetooth serial adapter.

Please Note: there is no upgrade pricing from SkySafari Plus to Pro. Make to get the version you want!

SkySafari accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to 10,000 years in the past or future. It includes 1100 encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. And it contains over 800 images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astro-photographers.

If you have an Android device with a compass, SkySafari Plus can help you identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them. Tap the Compass button (or tilt your phone up toward the sky) to activate the compass. Now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!

SkySafari has a "Night" button to preserve your dark adaptation as you're exploring the night sky. The Time Flow feature lets you animate the night sky using simple VCR controls - follow the motion of the stars and planets as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.

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 includes 250 times more stars than Google SkyMap. Our deep sky database contains thousands of NGC/IC objects, not just the 110-object Messier catalog.

Our apps contain hundreds of built-in images, and thousands of object descriptions, written by professional astronomers. Other apps give you Wikipedia links - which don't do much good out in the field, away from Wi-Fi or data network connections.

Our Plus and Pro versions can control telescopes. Other apps can't reproduce basic astronomical phenomena like lunar eclipses and Jovian satellite shadow transits. Our apps were developed by passionate astronomers with a penchant for quality and accuracy - we make a living from our products!

TROUBLESHOOTING AND PERFORMANCE TIPS

Is SkySafari Plus having trouble downloading its data files? Is it running slowly? Check our web site for help:

http://www.southernstars.com/products/skysafari_android/data.html

Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions about SkySafari Plus for Android:

http://www.southernstars.com/support/faq/skysafari_android.html

If all else fails, send us an email - we're [email protected], and we're happy to hear from you.

Recent changes:
Release 1.8.5 is a bug fix release. For the complete lists of what's new, go to this page:

http://www.southernstars.com/products/skysafari_android/whats_new.html

Visit Website
User reviews of SkySafari Plus
Write the first review for this app!
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 2, 2014
No upgrade options I bought this last year. Wandered why I hadn't received any updates since December 2013. Now I'm expected to repurchase the app to get the latest? Bad greedy developers.
A Google User
Jul 31, 2014
Mr A great app but my andriod phone with wi-fi will not link to my Skywatcher Symscan goto telescope even with the correct settings.
A Google User
Jul 29, 2014
Awesome App One of my favorite apps, extremely accurate, and lots of data to explore.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
Exceptional but buggy Astronomy Trying to update the minor body planets now leads to crashes. Please fix. Wish they would fix this issue.
A Google User
Jul 4, 2014
This is a great app! Wonderful to use!