The sky is so huge, vast, and beautiful that it's worthwhile observing it for an entire lifetime. When Google Sky Map was first released, I spent nights on end aiming my phone all over the place to discover the heavenly bodies that surrounded me. And now, halfway between the latter and Stellarium, we can now make use of SkyView Free - Explore the Universe, developed by Terminal Eleven LLC for iPhone. This tool is really cool, just let us explain why.
Aim your iPhone, iPad or iPod towards the sky and identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites... and much more!
All the stars at your reach
Once you download SkyView, you'll have the chance to broaden your astronomical knowledge from your phone. Point your camera anywhere, whether during the day or at night, and you'll be able to view the stars, constellations, planets, satellites and other heavenly bodies that are all over the sky. Learning how to identify stars had never been so easy: observe the body in the sky, move your device towards that direction, and the app will tell you what star you're gazing at and more interesting information about it. Don't worry about being dazzled if you're looking at the sky in darkness because this tool includes a night vision option so that you can enjoy gazing at the stars at nighttime without any further problems.
Locate and identify with high precision all sorts of heavenly bodies, both at night and during the day.
You can also listen to music on the app whilst you enjoy your star watch or choose between a preset wallpaper or an AR (augmented reality) background, to love an even better experience. You can adjust the levels of visibility of the stars and the size of the planets. And when you aim at a constellation, the latter will be automatically drawn to help you see it. You can even take photos. Exploring the universe with this kind of application can be very cool.