Version 7 brings a new and immersive stargazing experience.
What Makes SkySafari 7 Plus Great!
Events Finder - go to the new Events section to unlock a powerful search engine that finds astronomical events visible tonight and far into the future. The finder dynamically generates a listing of moon phases, eclipses, planetary moon events, meteor showers and planetary phenomenon such as conjunctions, elongations and oppositions.
Notifications - the notifications section has been completely revamped to allow you to customize and manage which events trigger an alert notification on your device.
Telescope Support - telescope control is at the heart of SkySafari. Version 7 takes a giant leap forward by supporting ASCOM Alpaca and INDI. These next generation control protocols allow you to effortlessly connect to hundreds of compatible astronomical devices.
Complete support for iOS 15, iPhone 13, & Android 10+
OneSky - allows you to see what other users are observing, in real time. This feature highlights objects in the sky chart and indicates with a number how many users are observing a particular object.
SkyCast - allows you to guide a friend or group around the night sky through their own copy of SkySafari. After initiating SkyCast, you can generate a link and conveniently share it with other SkySafari users via text message, apps or social media accounts.
Sky Tonight - jump to the new Tonight section to see what’s visible in your sky tonight. Expanded information has been designed to help plan your night and includes Moon & Sun info, calendar curations, events and the best positioned deep sky and solar system objects.
Improved Observation Tools - SkySafari is the perfect tool to help you plan, record and organize your observations. New workflows make it easier to add, search, filter and sort data.
The Small Touches:
You can now edit the Jupiter GRS Longitude Value in the Settings.
Better Moon Age calculation.
New grid & reference options allow you to displaySolstice and Equinoxmarkers, Orbit + Nodemarkers for all solar system objects, and tick marks and labels for the Ecliptic, Meridian, and Equator reference lines.
Previous In-App Purchases are Now Free
Many many more!
If you haven't used SkySafari Plus before, here's what you can do with it:
Hold your device up, and SkySafari 7 Plus 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 100,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events.
Control your telescope, log and plan your observations.
Optionally backup 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.
Augmented Reality (AR) mode on iOS
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!
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 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.
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 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
- Incredible database includes over 2.5 million stars - 32k+ deep sky objects down to 15th magnitude - 7.5k+ solar system objects - State of the art mobile telescope control
SkySafari 7 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 7 is the #1 recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009.
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