New SkySafari 5 for macOS - Now Available!
Complete with tons of new features and databases SkySafari 5 for macOS now also delivers a new look and feel to the desktop version of our award winning professional astronomy telescope control software.
Along with ISS & Satellite Notifications and Improved Graphics Modelling all versions of SkySafari 5 now include Tonight at a Glance - a dynamic quick view of popular celestial targets available in your night sky tonight!
SkySafari 5 Plus & Pro now also include iCloud Syncronization, access to an Online Repository of Observing Lists, a Digitized Sky Survey Viewer, Improved DSC Telescope Control, Barlows and Focal Reducers, Abell and Hickson Galaxy Clusters, Globular Clusters in M 31, and much more!
Exclusive to SkySafari 5 Pro we have also added the all new 3D Galaxy View!.
SkySafari 5 Plus & Pro offer telescope control, using the Mac computer built-in WiFi, and our SkyFi wireless adapter.
SkySafari 5 for iOS - Now Available!
As reviewed in Sky & Telescope magazine SkySafari 3 was "revolutionary" and a "game-changer" that can completely replace your desktop astronomy software. The Mac Observer writes: "this app earns a rare 5/5 rating." Gizmodo says: "Of all the stargazing and astronomy apps available for iOS, SkySafari 3 is the best."
SkySafari 4 surpassed SkySafari 3 by creating a new look and feel, reinventing the scope control panel, adding new Advanced Search, adding new equipment lists, adding new Observing List features, plus Variable Stars, more object descriptions, a rewrite of the compass mode, deeper databases, and much more!
Now, SkySafari 5 makes the best mobile astronomy app even better! We've improved the interface again, added complete support for iOS 9, added iCloud synchronization, and Apple Watch Support! Also, we've added a Digital Sky Survey Viewer, a new 3D Galaxy View, and still so much more. SkySafari 5 isn't just a makeover - it's a stellar evolution.
SkySafari 5 comes in three versions - Basic, Plus, and Pro. All three versions require iOS 8+ or later. All three are "universal" apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. And all three are exclusively available on the iTunes Store.
SkySafari 4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
SkySafari 4 comes in three versions - Basic, Plus, and Pro. All three versions require iOS 7 or later. All three are "universal" apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. And all three are exclusively available on the iTunes Store.
SkySafari 4 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 iPhone's built-in compass and gyroscope. It includes hundreds of astronomical images, and encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars and planets.
SkySafari 4 Plus adds telescope control, using your iPhone's built-in WiFi, and our SkyFi wireless adapter, or SkyWire serial accessory. With SkySafari 4 Plus, you can fly into orbit around other objects in the solar system, or to the nearby stars beyond.
SkySafari 4 Pro is the most comprehensive astronomy app available for iOS. It adds over 1.2 GB of data, including 27 million stars from both Hubble Guide Star catalogs, 740,000 galaxies, and 620,000 solar system objects - including every comet and asteroid ever discovered - with super hi-res maps of the Moon and Mars.
SkySafari for macOS
SkySafari 4 for macOS brings our wildly successful iPhone apps back to the Mac. Its interface is redesigned for macOS, using 100% native Cocoa controls. SkySafari's OpenGL astronomy engine soars on the Mac. It's streamlined and simplified, and exemplifies Mac programming at its best.
Like our iPhone apps, SkySafari for macOS comes in three versions - basic, Plus, and Pro. All three require macOS version 10.6 or higher. All three include the encyclopedic content and astronomical image gallery found in our iPhone apps - but at high resolution designed to fill your Mac's screen. SkySafari Plus and Pro let you orbit other solar system objects, and include both wired and wireless telescope control!
SkySafari, SkySafari Plus and SkySafari Pro for macOS are all available on the Mac App Store.
SkySafari for Android
SkySafari is the most comprehensive astronomy app available for Android - period. It's 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 Android's built-in compass and accelerometer. It includes hundreds of astronomical images, and contains encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars and planets.
And SkySafari Plus or Pro can turn your Android device into a 21st-century telescope controller. Using your Android's built-in Wi-Fi or bluetooth capbility, and our SkyFi wireless adapter, or a bluetooth serial adapter, our apps can drive your computer-controlled GoTo telescope anywhere in the sky.
SkySafarifor Android comes in three versions - Basic, Plus, and Pro. All three versions require Android version 2.2 or later on a 1 GHz or faster Android tablet or phone. And all three are exclusively available on Google Play Simulation Curriculum SkySafari Astronomy Store.
SkyFi USB Wireless Telescope Controller
SkyFi is our patent-pending WiFi-to-Serial adapter, designed for wireless telescope control. If you have a computer-controlled GoTo telescope, SkyFi can use the WiFi capabilities built into your Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPod Touch to point your telescope in the sky.
SkyFi now includes both USB and serial ports! That means SkyFi can now control the latest USB-only telescopes from iOptron and Meade, as well as other telescopes with RS-232 serial interfaces.
SkyFi is the only WiFi device on the market specifically designed for telescope control. It's battery-powered for field use; your scope, SkyFi, and iPhone all run off batteries, or from a 12V source.
Unlike bluetooth devices, SkyFi requires no pairing, and no special drivers. It uses standard TCP/IP networking protocols. SkyFi can wirelessly enable almost any RS-232 interface - to GPS recievers, industrial monitoring and control equipment, internet routers and switches, and many more.
Simulation Curriculum has licensed SkyFi to Orion Telescopes & Binoculars as the StarSeek Wi-Fi Module. Orion's StarSeek Wi-Fi module works with our SkySafari iPhone app, and Orion's StarSeek iPhone apps will work with our SkyFi wireless adapter. They are fully inter-operable.
SkyWire is the simplest way to turn your iPhone into a 21st-century telescope controller. This brand-new "Made for iPod" accessory adds an RS-232 port to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch - and lets it connect directly to the serial port on your telescope.
SkyWire isn't just a "dumb cable". Unlike other "iPhone serial cables" available on the internet, you don't have to jailbreak your iPhone to use it. It's the simplest, most reliable, and most affordable way to control a telescope from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
SkyWire comes in two versions. SkyWire Lightning supports the latest iOS devices with Lightning connectors, including the iPhone 5/5S/5C, the iPad Mini and Air, and the 5th-generation iPod touch. The original SkyWire has a 30-pin dock connector, and supports the iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S, iPads through 3rd generation, and the iPod touch through 4th generation.