The Enthusiast's Astronomy Software - Macbook | iMac (OS X 10.10+)
Simulate the sky from anywhere on Earth, up to 10000 years in the past or future. Animate transits, conjunctions, eclipses, and other events with time controls.
Computing the positions of solar system objects to sub-arcsecond precision with the latest JPL planetary ephemerides.
Thousands of encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, planets and deep-sky objects written by professionals.*
Hundreds of images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world's foremost astrophotographers.
100,000,000+ stars, 3,000,000+ galaxies, and over 750,000+ solar system objects, including every comet and asteroid ever discovered.*
* Largest only available in SkySafari Pro
We're pushing the envelope to the edge of the universe!
SkySafari 6 will (optionally) backup your data to our secure cloud storage, syncing it across all your iOS devices, and making it accessible on LiveSky.com.**
We’ve updated to use the UCAC5 star catalog with 29 million stars down to 15th magnitude. And with an in-app purchase you can get a total 109 million stars.*
The PGC catalog has 784,000 galaxies down to 18th magnitude. And with an in-app purchase you can get a total 3.4 million galaxies down to the 21st magnitude.*
We made it easier to record observations and now associate them with Sites and Observing Lists, and collect them into Sessions that span hours, or nights.
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.
Our new updated planner lets you create a list of targets for your observing session with filters like object types, time range, constellation, catalog and more.
With a free signup you can view & share your observing data from LiveSky.com.** Affordable premium memberships allow for web editing & data management.
* Largest mobile database requires in-app purchase of UCAC5 & PGC database extensions - only available in SkySafari Pro.
** LiveSky viewing/exporting/sharing of user data is FREE. LiveSky web editing of user data requires affordable premium membership.
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"If you have even the slightest interest in what you can see and learn in Earth's sky, this [SkySafari 5] is one of the very best iOS apps you'll ever use."