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Make the Most of Extra Observing Time with April Astro Events!

More time at home means more time to share your passion for astronomy!  With tons of easy-to-observe & simulate events to start April, there's never been a better time to upgrade your astronomy experience with SkySafari 6 Plus or Pro. Featuring more tools, objects & in-depth information than any other astro app, the user-friendly design of SkySafari 6 will help make anyone in the family an advanced observer!  See some of April's awesome astronomy sights listed below...

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    • Thurs, 4/2 all night - Juno at Opposition

      • On Thursday, April 2, the major main belt asteroid Juno will reach opposition. At that time, Earth will be passing between the asteroid and the sun, minimizing our distance from Juno and causing it to appear at its brightest and largest for this year. The magnitude 9.5 object will be visible in backyard telescopes all night long.

    • Fri, 4/3 between midnight and dawn - Moon Buzzes the Beehive Cluster

      • Observers in western North America will see the moon pass just north of the centre of the cluster. The moon passes through, or close to, this cluster frequently because the Beehive is located only 1 degree north of the ecliptic. To better see the cluster’s stars, try placing the bright moon just outside the field of view of your binoculars. 

    • Fri, 4/3 evening - Venus Crosses the Pleiades

      • Venus passes that cluster every year - but the orbital mechanics of Earth and Venus only produce traverses of the cluster in a dark sky every eight years, cluster will fit together in the field of view of binoculars for several nights surrounding the 3 rd , and within the narrower field of backyard telescopes from April 2 to 4.


    • Tue, 4/7 all night – The Apollo Landing Sites

      • The six crewed Apollo Missions were sent to different regions of the moon in order to carry out experiments and to bring back rock samples that help us determine the age and composition of the moon’s surface. For safety reasons, Apollo 11 was sent to the flat and relatively featureless terrain of Mare Tranquillitatis “Sea of Tranquility”.  Later missions landed in more rugged regions with complex geology. When the moon approaches the full phase, all of the regions where the astronauts explored are illuminated by sunlight.

    • Tues, 4/14 pre-dawn - Waning Moon Approaches Planets

      • In the southeastern sky during the hours before sunrise, for four mornings starting on Tuesday, April 14, the waning moon’s orbital motion from west to east (or right to left as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere) will carry it close past three bright planets - Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. On Tuesday morning, look for the moon sitting a generous palm’s width to the right (or 7 degrees to the celestial west) of bright, white Jupiter – with yellowish Saturn and reddish Mars arrayed to their left. The scene will make a fine wide field photograph when composed with some interesting landscape scenery.

    • Wed, 4/15 pre-dawn - The Moon Meets Saturn

      • The old moon’s trip past the planets will continue on Wednesday, April 15 - in the southeastern sky in the hours before sunrise. After 24 hours of travel eastward, the moon will now sit a few finger widths directly below (or 3 degrees to the celestial south of) yellowish Saturn, with brighter Jupiter positioned to their upper right (west) and reddish Mars off to their left (east). The arrangement will offer another lovely photo opportunity.


    • Sat, 4/18 all night—Comet Atlas in the Northern Sky

      • A comet designated c/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is predicted to become bright enough to see with unaided eyes in May. If this holds true, and comets are notoriously unpredictable, the comet should be observable in binoculars during April, too. The moonless nights surrounding the weekend of Saturday, April 18 are the best in April month for finding it. Once the sky has darkened, face northwest, and sweep your binoculars inside the large triangle formed by the bright star Capella, dimmer Polaris, and the Big Dipper.


The Lowdown from Lowell

"When Lowell Observatory decided to build the new public $4M Giovale Open Deck Observatory (GODO) in Flagstaff, AZ, one of the issues we faced with installing a planned suite of six state-of-the–art telescopes from different manufacturers was training 20+ operators on multiple, different control systems.

We decided that we wanted the operator interface for all of the telescopes to be through SkySafari 6 Pro on iPads so that the operators could be trained on a single system and operate all of the different mounts.

We also worked closely with the development team at SkySafari as they provided a number of new capabilities for Lowell & our scopes that didn’t exist in SkySafari at the time.  These new functionalities have now been incorporated into a new public release of SkySafari 6 Pro.

Every single night our operators, in a matter of seconds can also look up answers to obscure questions posed by visitors about the object being viewed, share the iPad’s screen view with the visitor, pull up professional images of the targets for the visitors and show the object’s location in the Milky Way using the galactic view.

Visitors love the technology.

The SkySafari 6 Pro interface will allow Lowell Observatory’s public program to interact smoothly and quickly with an estimated 110,000-115,000 visitors in 2020 and as many as 200,000 by the end of the coming decade."

-James Cole, Lowell Observatory


SkySafari 6 Pro:

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Why SkySafari 6 Pro?

- Massive datatbase includes over 100 million stars
- 3 million galaxies down to 18th magnitude
- 750,000 solar system objects; including every comet and asteroid ever discovered
- State of the art mobile telescope control

  • Now Localized in Spanish, Italian, German and French with Complete Support for iOS 13 & iPhone 11
  • Planewave PWI4 Mount Support Added, Configurable Connection Timeout & Astro-Physics Park & Wake
  • Upgraded LiveSky Premium Experience with the Latest SkySafari Web
  • New Preconfigured Custom Views Ready in LiveSky & Features for Save, Share, & Open From Local SN8/SS6 File
  • Augmented Reality, Voice Control, Tilt-to-Slew Scope Control, Configurable Font Sizes, Better Control of Magnitude Limits
  • Observation Management with New LiveSky Connection, Remote Data Backup & Cloud Sync Service
  • The Most Accurate Comet and Asteroid Data, Enhanced Moon Display When Zoomed Out
  • Improved Databases, Support of Open Astronomy Log, Reworked Observing Lists and Observations
  • Fullscreen Mode, Object Visibility Graph, Observation Planning Tool, Batch Download DSS Images for Observing List
  • Unlimited Field of View Indicators, Improved Double Star Searches, Redesigned Toolbar for Easier Access to Features
  • Astronomy League Supernova and Quasar Database
  • In App Purchase of Interactive H-R Diagram & Apollo Lunar Missions Extension
  • In App Purchase of UCAC5 Star Database & PGC Galaxy Extension 

SkySafari 6 Pro:

$39.99
$19.99 USD

$39.99
$19.99 USD

$59.99
$24.99 USD

SkySafari 6 Plus:

$14.99
$4.99 USD

$14.99
$4.99 USD

$29.99
$6.99 USD


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 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.