Sky Map Alternatives for Mac

    Sky Map is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Sky Map and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Sky Map are Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source), KStars (Free, Open Source), Star Chart (Paid) and Solar System Scope (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 16, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
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      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. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
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      Almost everyone thinks Stellarium is a great alternative to Sky Map.
    1. Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.
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      • Oculus Rift
      Can’t see the moon? Want to know where it is? Look through the eyes of your device to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
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      Almost everyone thinks Star Chart is a great alternative to Sky Map.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory Features: - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and distances between them - Movement of the...
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    2. 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.
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      SkySafari is a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket. It puts thousands of stars and planets at your fingertips. It lets you find objects in the sky using your device's built-in compass and accelerometer.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      SkyORB is more than a simple star map, it's a collection of 7 tools including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      Aladin is an interactive sky atlas allowing the user to visualize digitized astronomical images or full surveys, superimpose entries from astronomical catalogues or databases, and interactively access related data and information from the Simbad database, the VizieR service and...
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      The Starry Night apps are the most comprehensive educational astronomy apps. Use it with your introductory astronomy textbook or on its own. It's a powerful, portable planetarium that fits in your backpack. It puts thousands of stars and planets at your fingertips.
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