Whether you're an amateur astronomer, or simply enjoy looking up at the night sky and gazing at the stars, then check out our list of the best stargazing apps for the iPhone.
The best stargazing apps for iPhone
18 Apr 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Point your device at the sky and see what stars, planets, galaxies and constellations you are looking at in real-time. If you are at least a bit interested in Astronomy, this app is a must! Download Star Gazer+ now and enjoy it all.... Become the astronomer you always wanted to be!
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This free app has been highly touted by a variety of online publications, as it guides you to the real-time locations of the stars and constellations as well as the moon and the sun using your iPhone's GPS.
- Utilizes the iPhone’s camera as its viewfinder
- Simply hold your phone up to achieve full functionality
- Discover the different objects in front of you
- Choose future or past dates
- See what the sky looks like at a certain time
Here's another free astronomy app which includes a 3D star map, planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, a sun clock, and other cool astronomy-related features.
- Good 3D interface
- Very interesting features
- Search and find different stars, satellites, and missions
- Simulate the sky in any place on the globe
- Useful if you have a friend abroad
With over eight million downloads, this free app is bringing awesome astronomy-related features to users around our planet.
- Perfect for learning more about planets
- A 3D guide for the amateur astronomer
- Learn about each planet
- Know how you can view planets in the night sky
- Rotating 3D globe
Search for planets, stars, constellations, star clusters, galaxies, and even nebulae that are observable from your location using this app, which is suitable for both beginners and advanced astronomers.
- Useful for “casual” astronomers
- HD retina graphics
- Real-time astronomical positions
- 100,000 starry database
- Updated database
Learn about all the objects you see in the sky by scanning them through the built-in camera that comes with this iPhone app.
- Fantastic planetarium app
- Determines your location in real-time
- Know what the Milky Way looks like
- Beautiful graphics
- Equator grids
This highly successful app will help you navigate through outer space, bringing an astronaut's experience to your fingertips.
- Perfect for native iPhone functions
- Full AR functions
- Location set by GPS
- HQ graphics
- Beautiful interface
Not only will this app help you navigate through space but you can also use the fun Time Scroll feature to move forward or backward through time.
- Complete gyroscope functions
- Supports all iOS functions
- Lists all latest 98 constellations
- Detailed astronomical info
- Complete location-based service
Renowned scientist and astrophysicist, Brian Cox, takes you through the wonders of the universe in this classic BBC app.
- Bleeding-edge graphics
- Lets you take a mindbending journey
- Interlinked scaling functions
- Excusive BBC videos
- 24/7 support