SkySafari Alternatives

    SkySafari is described as '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' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SkySafari for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablet and Windows. The best alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SkySafari are Sky Map (Free, Open Source), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source), KStars (Free, Open Source) and Sky Guide (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 16, 2020

    1. From an augmented reality view of the night sky, to a virtual visit to the surface of Mars, Pocket Universe is the ultimate in astronomy apps.
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    2. StarMap 3D Plus is the portable star atlas for beginners or advanced astronomers. Use StarMap 3D Plus to find the planets, stars, constellations, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae visible to you based on your location and time.
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    3. Stellarium Mobile is a fully-featured planetarium for your phone. It shows a realistic night sky map in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
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      Enjoy a soothing journey through our solar system with realistic orbits and rich detail.
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      Redshift brings the night sky to your screen. Explore alien planets, enhance your knowledge with detailed information on astronomy and space travel - and never miss an important celestial event.
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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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      Star Rover is the fantastic planetarium for your smart phone. Just hold up your phone and Star Rover will tell you exactly what you are pointing at.
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      Just hold up and point the device to the sky and have fun! You can see any stars, constellations and deep sky objects you are watching in real time. FEATURES - Augmented Reality Star Gazing with gyroscope! Just hold up the device.
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    4. Displays the sky view at the correct orientation when held at any angle not just landscape or portrait. Simple operation, no buttons to press or modes to select, just point to the sky to start exploring.
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    5. Vortex Planetarium - Discover the sky. The most comprehesive, fully featured Planetarium on Android. Used by amateur astronomers and armchair observers alike, Vortex Planetarium offers a window to the skies in stunning detail.
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