SkySafari 6 Pro

SkySafari 6 Pro

By Simulation Curriculum Corp.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2017-12-22
  • Current Version: 6.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.75 GB
  • Developer: Simulation Curriculum Corp.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 929 Ratings


SkySafari 6 Pro will revolutionize your astronomical viewing experience. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered, offers unparalleled accuracy, flawless telescope control, and provides the very best experience under the stars when you depend on it. Discover why SkySafari 6 Pro is the #1 recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009. Here's what's new in version 6: 1) Complete support for iOS 11 and iPhone X. We got you covered and release regular updates. 2) Clouds and Astronomy. Two words that rarely go together. Rewritten from the ground up, SkySafari 6 Pro will (optionally) back up all of your observing data in our secure cloud storage and make it easily accessible to multiple devices as well as from our new web interface, 3) We Have The Best Stars. Precise, modern and deep. We’ve updated our star catalog to use the latest and greatest, UCAC5 star catalog. If 25 million stars down to 15th magnitude isn’t enough for you, an easy in-app purchase gets you down to 16.5 magnitude and a whopping 100 million stars! 4) We Have The Best Galaxies. The PGC catalog includes galaxies down to 18th magnitude. Want more galaxies? How about 2.6 million more? An in-app purchase gives you access to the largest galaxy database available for your device. 5) Observers First. A redesign of our tools puts the active observer first. Quick access to features like your equipment, observing sites, lists, and observations make it easy and enjoyable to get out, observe, and record your observations. The observing sessions feature lets you collect your observations into groups that span a few hours, or a few nights. 6) Graph It. The completely new graph tool will give a quick visual representation of an object’s altitude above the horizon. Essential for planning your night’s observations. 7) Plan It. Make the most of your time under the stars. Our updated planner is a powerful tool that lets you create a list of targets for your observing session with filters like object types, specific time ranges, constellation, catalog, and more. Plan it and get more done. 8) Say It. Ever just wanted to just yell at your device and tell it what to do!? SkySafari 6 adds basic voice control for a wide range of operations. Say “select Jupiter,” “search for Titan,” “center on Polaris” and SkySafari will do the work for you. Yelling optional.  9) Tilt It. Every old astronomy app these days lets your tilt and pan your device to show different parts of the sky, but who else lets you control your telescope that way!? “Tilt to slew” is an optional mode allowing you to keep your eye in the eyepiece, and, using the accelerometers in your device, gently translate the movements of your hands into smooth telescope motion. 10) Share It. SkySafari 6 is more than just a mobile app, it’s a new system to help organize and share your observing experiences. With a free signup, you can see and share your observing data from our web portal,! Affordable premium memberships add online editing, so you can not only view, but edit your observations, add new observing sites, manage your equipment and more. Finally, (coming soon) you can view, edit and manage your settings files with SkySafari Web, our fully functional web version. If you haven't used SkySafari 6 Pro before, here's what you can do with it: • Hold your device up, and SkySafari 6 Pro will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your movements for the ultimate stargazing experience. • Simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events. • Control your telescope, log and plan your observations. • Night Vision. • Orbit Mode. Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly through our solar system. • Galaxy View shows the position of deep sky objects in our Milky Way! • Much more!



  • Hard to figure out was expecting complete program for the price

    By Heartofelrondfrodogandalf
    Having trouble I want a refund I don't want to find that I have to make an extra purchase to get the whole program idiots Can't find hoagg's object in Serpens. Looked for constellation and it wouldn't navigate to the constellation so I could look for it myself or the galaxies andromeda v or vi. A search produces only andromeda vii the casiopia dwarf. Disappointed that the extra galaxies are only available through an additional purchase which means I'm not really getting the program for $20 like I thought i was. I have to pay an extra 20 for additional galaxies . That being said I can't find how to purchase them even if I were inclined to when I can get the info I need from Wikipedia . The catalog number for hoag's object in Serpens is PGC 54559. Sky safari says this number corresponds with a spiral galaxy not a ring galaxy and when I try to search for it I have to add it to my observation list to get the program to go to that location where no image is shown. This object is of interest because in between the ring in the central core of the galaxy you can see your more distant ring galaxy in the background. I would expect to program the chargers $20 to have accurate information and pictures
  • No Starman!

    By Buck2491
    They advertise that they have the Roadster, but when you go to it it has the roof down and you can’t see inside. It is pointed away from the Sun, so the only part you see well is the back. No Starman or anything. But I give it three stars for anyone who is first buying the product. It is otherwise quite good.
  • Wonderful App

    By Pacific Fleet
    This truly is an amazing app, but just curious, will you guys ever add exoplanets.
  • non-starter

    By hopingforfix
    Binocular field not displayed.
  • Not Telling the Truth. Actually is telling the truth.

    By Astrowagon
    The app does not have the databases that you pay for. It is false advertising. 04-10-2018 - Update seems like I misread the flash advertising. Once you buy the in house apps, you get what you need, at half the price. This is actually a bargain.
  • Most Awesome Planetarium Program

    By JohnnyWaSki
    MAPP .. just keeps getting better!
  • Night sky

    By Chucksterdu
    Great app for identifying nighttime object

    By I'd rather walk or even crawl
    Can't even sign up to their support site! Or make a comment directly to them! And I paid for the pro app! What's up with that?
  • Not so impressed yet for $39.99

    By Gary Gordon
    Not so hot so far. I’ll update it if I find I like it more. I have no equipment and I was just looking for a great app that I could use to view the planets, stars, comets, asteroids, etc. just not overly impressed yet for $39.99. Feels like it’s a little disappointing.
  • A learning curve over version 5 but I’ve come to really like it

    By Darkstar3d
    Lots of issues with having used 4 and 5 over this one. Once I realized that the UI had been rearranged, I slowly started learning it. It still doesn’t import previous version equipment but with the new online storage model, that should be a thing of the past. I really love where things I add to the observing lists sync to all my other devices. It never did that before and I was perplexed because I was using cloud storage. Everyone who has seen it is in love with the app.