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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 13 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Sky Map are Gaia Sky, KStars, Star Chart and Cartes du Ciel (Skychart).

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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 icon

    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.

    The dance of the planets above ESO headquarters, near Munich.
    Almost everyone thinks Stellarium is a great alternative to Sky Map.
  2. Gaia Sky icon

    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.

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  3. KStars icon

    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.

    KStars showing the constellation of Orion
    KStars vs Sky Map opinions
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  4. Star Chart icon

    Star Chart

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • Steam
    • 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.
  5. Cartes du Ciel (Skychart) icon

    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.

    Moon rise with flattenning by the atmospheric refraction


  6. Solar System Scope icon

    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

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  7. SkySafari icon

    SkySafari

    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    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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  8. SkyORB icon

    SkyORB

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    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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  9. Aladin icon

    Aladin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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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  10. Starry Night (series) icon

    Starry Night (series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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