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Free Sky Map Alternatives

The best free alternative to Sky Map is Stellarium, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Sky Map and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Sky Map are SkyView, Gaia Sky, KStars and SkyMap.

This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Android

Sky Map (formerly the Google Sky Map) turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.

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  1. Stellarium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

    Almost everyone thinks Stellarium is a great alternative to Sky Map.
  2. SkyView

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Kindle Fire

    SkyView is powerful, easy-to-use app that answers questions about stars, constellations, and more. Simply point the camera to the sky, tap on what you see and discover neat things about these sky objects.

    Almost everyone thinks SkyView is a great alternative to Sky Map.


  3. Gaia Sky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.

  4. KStars

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE

    KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.

  5. SkyMap

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Windows RT
    • Windows Phone

    SkyMap provides interactive sky maps for any time, viewpoint and location on Earth. It shows the different names, coordinates, magnitude, astronomical rise and set times plus additional information for over 110000 stars, messier objects, planets, sun and moon.



  6. Solar System Scope

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory

  7. Cartes du Ciel (Skychart)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown.

  8. Starmap

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    Starmap is an intelligent sky navigation tool, written by a professional of the field.

  9. StarCalc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile

    StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP (StarCalc version for PocketPC is available). It illustrates star positions of any instance of the day observed from any geographic locations on the Earth.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.73, released in July 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  10. SkEye

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

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

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