***SkySafari has been upgraded! Click below for the NEW SkySafari 4 Pro***
SkySafari Pro will completely replace your desktop astronomy software, and forever change the way you view the night sky. With SkySafari Pro, you can now explore the universe - not just from Earth, but from anywhere in the Milky Way galaxy!
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!
What you can do with SkySafari Pro:
• Largest database of any astronomy app, period.
• 15.3 million stars from the Hubble Guide Star catalog, 740,000 galaxies down to 18th magnitude, and 580,000 solar system objects - including every comet and asteroid ever discovered.
• NASA's latest LRO Moon map, with 8x the resolution of any other SkySafari version.
• 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!
• Accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to thousands of 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.
• 1500 times more stars than Google SkyMap
***TOP NEW FEATURES in SkySafari 4 Pro***
• Completely reinvented scope control panel with new telescope equipment settings.
• Animated Meteor Showers – with complete viewing information and spectacular graphics!
• New and Updated Descriptions – for HUNDREDS of objects!
• Log observations of objects directly from the Object Info view.
• Google Maps Integration: Choose your location from a built-in Maps view!
• Advanced Search – find objects using properties other than their name, results sortable by name, number, magnitude, RA, and many other properties!
• Hugely Expanded Database – General Catalog of Variable Stars, Washington Double Star catalogs, Guide Star Catalog 2.x stars to magnitude 15 – total 25 million
• Dozens more tweaks, bug fixes, and additions we don’t have room to list here
***Click below for the NEW SkySafari 4 Pro***
Make sure you have at least 1.5 GB of free space on your internal SD card for SkySafari Pro 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 1.5 GB free on your internal SD card!)
TROUBLESHOOTING AND PERFORMANCE TIPS
Having trouble downloading the data files? Is it running slowly? Check our web site for help:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about SkySafari Pro 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: