SkySafari 6 Pro

SkySafari 6 Pro

By Simulation Curriculum Corp.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2017-12-22
  • Current Version: 6.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.76 GB
  • Developer: Simulation Curriculum Corp.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 5
5
From 1,385 Ratings

Description

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, LiveSky.com. 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, LiveSky.com! 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!

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  • Crashes

    1
    By BigTenDad
    I love this app but can only give it one star. When it works; it works wonderfully. I use it in conjunction with Celestron Wi-Fi and StarSense with iOS on my iPad Pro. It works great between two and four sessions then I get an error message: “Alignment pointing error is too large. Please try another alignment”, over and over. I’ve found the only solution is to delete the app and reload it. That fixes the problem but, it also means that, I loose all my settings, observation lists etc. Very frustrating!!! I definitely want to give this app five stars, but this frustration is not worth the price.
  • Not aligning correctly

    2
    By 12332455443
    It appears the content of this app does not align with reality. For example, the sun as a point of reference is way off: for example, the app shows the sun as significantly below the horizon where in reality, it has not yet set. Time and time zone seems correct.... this is a very expensive app. Seems orientation would be spot on....
  • It’s awesome

    5
    By Teton Driver
    I liked it
  • Awesome app, one of my favorites.

    4
    By avi155
    Amazing app that provides an unparalleled view and dataset for the night sky. One gripe is the compass: it doesn’t seem to auto-calibrate when app starts, and is often off by 30-50 degrees due to drift. I must first run apple’s compass app to recalibrate, then restart sky safari.
  • Good

    3
    By Gr1973
    It’s good upgrade. The only drawback that makes pro 4 and 5 are better is the angular distance measurement. You have to press the ruler in the selection menu and draw the line It’s difficult to pick the the target from the primary object with the ruler. Your finger would hide the target so usually the end of the ruler fall more or less than the target. It’s very easy in the previous pro versions. Just select your object and double tap for the target and the ruler would be drawn automatically. Your finger fall immediately and accurately on the target. Done. Please make an update to correct this. I felt I lost my money because I have both pro 4 and 5 with no issues My regards
  • Good but could be better

    4
    By SCC_FL
    After 3 weeks, I’ve found some flaws. 1) I don’t like how much area the ground takes up when I hold the phone perpendicular, I wish it occupied less space on the screen. 2) I wish in the settings I could change km to miles. 3) when I tap the screen for a star I can’t get its name to go away without going to settings and resetting to original settings. SCC
  • Greatest Star Finder

    5
    By Doug Lippert
    This is one of the best astronomy apps in the store. I can’t say enough about it. Very professionally done. Very beautiful app with so many features. Keep up the great work!!
  • QUESTION❓❓

    5
    By Mememeeeemeeml
    How do I view the new H-R Diagram in the app? I already purchased it.
  • Question?

    4
    By Dave1218
    I got a Celerstron Nexstar Evolution is the Skyfafari 6 Pro compatible? I cant get the scope to move.
  • Astronomy program

    5
    By Greg1645
    Enjoy this program very much, as good or better then a lot of programs much more expensive.

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