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SkySafari 6 Pro

SkySafari 6 Pro

Simulation Curriculum Corp.

Professional Award-Winning Astronomy Star Map App With Telescope Control

4.6 Ratings 8K+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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  • Jan 9, 2022

    By David Frost
    I no longer use my laptop with my telescope so this app is invaluable to find any object in the sky. In the past, it was always hard finding new comets and asteroids but this app takes my telescope right to it every time.
  • Increadible Oct 10, 2018

    By machutch280
    I’m using this app to control a Celestron 8” EdgeHD on an AVX German Equatorial Mount. The Network interface is via Celestron’s SkyPortal WiFi adapter. This app is a huge improvement over Celestron’s own hand controller. The alignment is process is faster, and the tracking accuracy has been excellent. The app has improved my entire astronomical experience with a wealth of data and having the ability to customize the “scope display” using the exact specifications of my gear. This is also great for simulating the FoV of various eyepieces and imaging equipment for possible future purchases, and for planning imaging session dates & times. The telescope controls are smooth and everything works great. I can certainly tell that some serious effort has been put into this app. The only changes I could suggest would be to enlarge the telescope directional buttons. With a hand controller, you can feel the buttons physically, and it’s easier to direct the scope without having to come off the eyepiece to look at the hand controller. Having these controls on screen makes it a little more difficult to make small finely-tuned adjustments.
  • Works when it wants to but great when it does Apr 29, 2021

    By Largo 1972
    This app was great when I first loaded it a little over a year ago but now the connection stability is intermittent. Also, when I turn the screen off and stick the phone in my pocket to observe a target then, turn the phone back on to use the app, reconnection is slow and at times it will not connect and I’ll lose alignment. There also seems to be a bit of a lag between completing three star alignment and start of tracking which brings the target off center. So, if you goto a target it will also be off center or sometimes out of FOV and you have to do a little searching around to find the object. I try to fix this by centering the object in the eyepiece the hitting align in the app but this function work maybe half the time. The lag also happens with the Celestron hand controller so it may be a scope software issue. When using this app you are connecting it via the telescopes wifi so if you want to control any other devices via wifi (I use a Sony a7ii for Astrophotography connected via wifi) you will need another phone, laptop, tablet to control both simultaneously. The live telescope view does not work 90% of the time.
  • Dec 16, 2021

    By Adam D
    I "upgraded" from SS4. So far it's been a pain using 6. Crashes ever time I try to adjust intensity or star magnitudes. Tried reinstalling 4 times and still won't work right.
  • Great but version 6 could have been better Jan 12, 2020

    By JeffinSugarLand
    I have been a SkySafari Pro user since version 3. As an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer, I consider this app an essential tool for planning targets for both outreach and imaging due to the convenience of having this powerful app on my phone. I consider this a 5 star app but am only giving 4 stars on version 6 for the following reasons and the upgrade experience could have been better. 1. I held off upgrading from 5 to 6 for a year. I expected most of the bugs to be wrung out by now but when I upgraded after taking advantage of the 50% off, I found an existing basic feature in 5 not working in 6 and one of the new key selling point features not working either. SC is aware of these issues and have already fixed one and will be coming out with a fix for the other soon in 6.6.3. 2. The new features since 5 did not seem to be worth upgrading. Augmented Reality is probably the most interesting one but I am not sure how useful it will be to me. The voice control is all but useless. The reorganization of the toolbar seems to be an improvement but I am still trying to get used to it. The planner and graph are fairly simplistic but may be of some use to me. The main reason for my upgrading is to get the latest supported version. I am still a very happy SkySafari user and am just offering my review as constructive criticism.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Newell Bascomb
    Search function is not very robust, but otherwise works fine.
  • One of the best available - but having some problems with in-app upgrades Feb 13, 2021

    By AmillVmill
    This is a remarkable tool and is definitely great for serious stargazers as well those new to the hobby. However, as mentioned by others, the in-App purchases look to be very interesting, but have problems installing correctly. For instance, I purchased the Apollo Missions add on and, despite my best efforts, it still won’t launch. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the whole app and still no success. Maybe it’s not compatible with Apple’s newest OS? Who knows. But I am unable to get any support from the developers in the forum. At this point, I wished I could get a refund. It‘a not much money...but it is the principle. They need to remove them until the problem is fixed.
  • Dec 21, 2021

    By Alton Luken
    Great little pocket planisphere. Often used for a quick elevation of target check prior to execution of a slew command.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Edward Snell
    Can not copy data. Especially observation list. How do you put this data set on the internal data sets
  • There Is No Other Aug 18, 2019

    By AppPERFORMANCE
    The amount of information, calculations, and corresponding graphics output (or telescope control) being done (in the palm of your hand), is mind-boggling! And yet, the controls are well implemented and intuitive. Plus, for all this, its cost is amazingly economical! If only we had another “Einstein” to make use of all this technology, and take that next “giant leap” in our theories. I fear, though, that someone like him would never be heard in today’s science, which has become almost as dogmatic as the medieval church. Only one scientist, in all the science shows I’ve watched, has CORRECTLY said that “true science” is about being “wrong” as well as about being “right”! Almost every other scientist has said something like: And we sat on our findings for a year or two, and recalculated them over and over again, for fear of making a mistake and being “wrong”. Most common human endeavors are NOT competitions (especially science), as TV and the Internet would have us believe. We really do all live on this tiny “blue dot” together! Spend just a few minutes with this app, and you’ll get all the proof you need for Carl Sagan’s comment, said so long ago about the Voyager I photograph of the planets.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By David Frost
    I no longer use my laptop with my telescope so this app is invaluable to find any object in the sky. In the past, it was always hard finding new comets and asteroids but this app takes my telescope right to it every time.
  • Increadible Oct 10, 2018

    By machutch280
    I’m using this app to control a Celestron 8” EdgeHD on an AVX German Equatorial Mount. The Network interface is via Celestron’s SkyPortal WiFi adapter. This app is a huge improvement over Celestron’s own hand controller. The alignment is process is faster, and the tracking accuracy has been excellent. The app has improved my entire astronomical experience with a wealth of data and having the ability to customize the “scope display” using the exact specifications of my gear. This is also great for simulating the FoV of various eyepieces and imaging equipment for possible future purchases, and for planning imaging session dates & times. The telescope controls are smooth and everything works great. I can certainly tell that some serious effort has been put into this app. The only changes I could suggest would be to enlarge the telescope directional buttons. With a hand controller, you can feel the buttons physically, and it’s easier to direct the scope without having to come off the eyepiece to look at the hand controller. Having these controls on screen makes it a little more difficult to make small finely-tuned adjustments.
  • Works when it wants to but great when it does Apr 29, 2021

    By Largo 1972
    This app was great when I first loaded it a little over a year ago but now the connection stability is intermittent. Also, when I turn the screen off and stick the phone in my pocket to observe a target then, turn the phone back on to use the app, reconnection is slow and at times it will not connect and I’ll lose alignment. There also seems to be a bit of a lag between completing three star alignment and start of tracking which brings the target off center. So, if you goto a target it will also be off center or sometimes out of FOV and you have to do a little searching around to find the object. I try to fix this by centering the object in the eyepiece the hitting align in the app but this function work maybe half the time. The lag also happens with the Celestron hand controller so it may be a scope software issue. When using this app you are connecting it via the telescopes wifi so if you want to control any other devices via wifi (I use a Sony a7ii for Astrophotography connected via wifi) you will need another phone, laptop, tablet to control both simultaneously. The live telescope view does not work 90% of the time.
  • Dec 16, 2021

    By Adam D
    I "upgraded" from SS4. So far it's been a pain using 6. Crashes ever time I try to adjust intensity or star magnitudes. Tried reinstalling 4 times and still won't work right.
  • Great but version 6 could have been better Jan 12, 2020

    By JeffinSugarLand
    I have been a SkySafari Pro user since version 3. As an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer, I consider this app an essential tool for planning targets for both outreach and imaging due to the convenience of having this powerful app on my phone. I consider this a 5 star app but am only giving 4 stars on version 6 for the following reasons and the upgrade experience could have been better. 1. I held off upgrading from 5 to 6 for a year. I expected most of the bugs to be wrung out by now but when I upgraded after taking advantage of the 50% off, I found an existing basic feature in 5 not working in 6 and one of the new key selling point features not working either. SC is aware of these issues and have already fixed one and will be coming out with a fix for the other soon in 6.6.3. 2. The new features since 5 did not seem to be worth upgrading. Augmented Reality is probably the most interesting one but I am not sure how useful it will be to me. The voice control is all but useless. The reorganization of the toolbar seems to be an improvement but I am still trying to get used to it. The planner and graph are fairly simplistic but may be of some use to me. The main reason for my upgrading is to get the latest supported version. I am still a very happy SkySafari user and am just offering my review as constructive criticism.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Newell Bascomb
    Search function is not very robust, but otherwise works fine.
  • One of the best available - but having some problems with in-app upgrades Feb 13, 2021

    By AmillVmill
    This is a remarkable tool and is definitely great for serious stargazers as well those new to the hobby. However, as mentioned by others, the in-App purchases look to be very interesting, but have problems installing correctly. For instance, I purchased the Apollo Missions add on and, despite my best efforts, it still won’t launch. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the whole app and still no success. Maybe it’s not compatible with Apple’s newest OS? Who knows. But I am unable to get any support from the developers in the forum. At this point, I wished I could get a refund. It‘a not much money...but it is the principle. They need to remove them until the problem is fixed.
  • Dec 21, 2021

    By Alton Luken
    Great little pocket planisphere. Often used for a quick elevation of target check prior to execution of a slew command.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Edward Snell
    Can not copy data. Especially observation list. How do you put this data set on the internal data sets
  • There Is No Other Aug 18, 2019

    By AppPERFORMANCE
    The amount of information, calculations, and corresponding graphics output (or telescope control) being done (in the palm of your hand), is mind-boggling! And yet, the controls are well implemented and intuitive. Plus, for all this, its cost is amazingly economical! If only we had another “Einstein” to make use of all this technology, and take that next “giant leap” in our theories. I fear, though, that someone like him would never be heard in today’s science, which has become almost as dogmatic as the medieval church. Only one scientist, in all the science shows I’ve watched, has CORRECTLY said that “true science” is about being “wrong” as well as about being “right”! Almost every other scientist has said something like: And we sat on our findings for a year or two, and recalculated them over and over again, for fear of making a mistake and being “wrong”. Most common human endeavors are NOT competitions (especially science), as TV and the Internet would have us believe. We really do all live on this tiny “blue dot” together! Spend just a few minutes with this app, and you’ll get all the proof you need for Carl Sagan’s comment, said so long ago about the Voyager I photograph of the planets.
  • Jan 4, 2022

    By Jon Larsen
    Latest update to fix downloading issue caused a downloading issue on both of my tablets, rendering them unusable for observing. Cleared cache, force quit, no luck. Great app, it just doesn't work for me on my Lenovo tablets. Pixel 4a is fine.
  • Excellent Product Features with Poor Support May 16, 2019

    By Rob-cva
    I have very mixed emotions about SkySafari 6 Pro. It’s feature packed and a very capable iPhone/iPad planetarium program. The telescope control features work very well, and I’m able to interface to my Meade computerized telescopes through the Meade Stella wifi interface. But I had difficulty using the audio for the app, and discovered that the support for the product is very limited. When you try to call the company, there is no number to call for the iOS products. When you go to submit a service ticket online, you’re directed to the community bulletin board. So I submitted my problem online, and had no responses after 4 days. I posted a question (my second try on the forum) and have not gotten an answer after 7 days. If the company is going to direct people to the community bulletin board, they should certainly monitor the board and provide assistance when needed. I finally figured the audio problem out myself. My experience with SkySafari 6 Pro is that it’s a 5-star product with zero-star support. It’s a feature-packed program but you might be on your own if you have a problem. Further, you have to buy the program again each time there is a major update—running counter to other iOS apps. That might be ok if they supported the program, but doesn’t work for me if the company doesn’t provide support.
  • Dec 19, 2021

    By R Wolf
    Trying to download data on start-up when the closest WiFi is 150 miles away causes an unrecoverable hang-up. We rarely get a chance to have observing sessions because of our weather and this hang-up takes away all of the planning I did for this evening. This sucks
  • Don’t Bother Jul 11, 2019

    By LostInSpace!
    There needs to be a way to leave zero stars. I cannot get this app to align my telescope and it works poorly on my IPad. When I connect to my telescope the app flashes between where the app thinks the telescope is pointing and where the scope is actually pointing. The rest of the app is interesting and useful. It is unfortunate that it will not align my telescope. I have SkyPortal, Starry Night and SkySafari 6 Pro. All are written by Simulation Curriculum and work poorly if you have a Celestron scope with a WiFi device, Wedge and Starsense camera. Good luck with this app. I give up! I had this apple on my phone and I had to delete it because the performance was too poor. I have it on my IMac as well. None of the three versions of this app would properly align my celestron CPC 11 inch deluxe edge hd telescope. The app remembers where you last had the telescope pointing when you shut it off. It will not forget that setting. I set up my telescope each night and have no need for the app to remember anything about where I had my telescope last pointed to. It routinely points to the ground when I try and align it. Support has not been of any help.
  • Dec 20, 2021

    By randi
    Just installed an update to prevent an error downloading data files and bricking the app . Now the app will not download the data files and is bricked.
  • developer response to "Empty search result for Comet C/2020 (NEOWISE)" Jul 22, 2020

    By Galactic Groundhog
    The Simulation Curriculum developer responded quickly to my recent review of this app, "Empty search result for Comet C/2020 (NEOWISE)". Their response suggested that I run "Update Minor Planet Data" in Settings > Solar System. What he failed to say is that the program bug is not fixed and that I would continue having to "Update Minor Planet Data" every single time I open the app on my iPhone. The update completes normally on my iPhone, however, and the comet is then found but the bug also then prevents the Search results from being "remembered" from use to use. Poor. Oh, and contacting Simulation Curriculum directly means posting on their community forum ("All SkySafari inquiries are addressed in the Community Forums (Check the box to access).". Again poor, in agreement with other reviewers regarding app support mechanism.
  • Difficult to use Aug 7, 2021

    By dog20
    I saw a video of an astrophotographer who raved about this app as an upgraded method to plan and direct their mount when using an ASIAIR pro. It took me a while to figure out how to get the app to display my field of view boxes to display on the sky. When searching for objects using names such as Cat’s Paw or Tulip nebula, half don’t show up without an exact catalog designation. Good luck finding Sharpless 101 with the search. I planned on using the FOV indicators to determine which equipment to use for objects, but half the ones I look up don’t show an image. (Wizard nebula, Tulip nebula) Lastly, the compass feature keeps turning itself on while I’m trying to look at a region, and sometimes it doesn’t let me turn it off. Maybe my expectations were set too high, but I find it would be a perfect app, if it wasn’t so difficult for me to use.
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Andrew Stone
    Thanks for deleting my observing lists Paid full price. Only used for 1 month. Created multiple 100+ observation lists and creating observations for each object I've observed while using the app and now it's all gone because it was stuck on 0% file download. Thanks for nothing
  • Aug 22, 2021

    By Jacob Ellwood
    Great app, but only let's me use on one device. I purchased on my phone, and when I went to download on my tablet it wants me to purchase again. The app even shows up under my library. This is all on the same Google play acount... please fix. Otherwise I'm going to look elsewhere.
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Joshua Queen
    Since I upgraded to Pixel 6 Pro, Skyfari has been downloading additional files for a week now. This needs to be fixed asap since this is a paying app. How do I resolve the downloading additional files loop?

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  • Jan 9, 2022

    By David Frost
    I no longer use my laptop with my telescope so this app is invaluable to find any object in the sky. In the past, it was always hard finding new comets and asteroids but this app takes my telescope right to it every time.
  • Increadible Oct 10, 2018

    By machutch280
    I’m using this app to control a Celestron 8” EdgeHD on an AVX German Equatorial Mount. The Network interface is via Celestron’s SkyPortal WiFi adapter. This app is a huge improvement over Celestron’s own hand controller. The alignment is process is faster, and the tracking accuracy has been excellent. The app has improved my entire astronomical experience with a wealth of data and having the ability to customize the “scope display” using the exact specifications of my gear. This is also great for simulating the FoV of various eyepieces and imaging equipment for possible future purchases, and for planning imaging session dates & times. The telescope controls are smooth and everything works great. I can certainly tell that some serious effort has been put into this app. The only changes I could suggest would be to enlarge the telescope directional buttons. With a hand controller, you can feel the buttons physically, and it’s easier to direct the scope without having to come off the eyepiece to look at the hand controller. Having these controls on screen makes it a little more difficult to make small finely-tuned adjustments.
  • Great but version 6 could have been better Jan 12, 2020

    By JeffinSugarLand
    I have been a SkySafari Pro user since version 3. As an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer, I consider this app an essential tool for planning targets for both outreach and imaging due to the convenience of having this powerful app on my phone. I consider this a 5 star app but am only giving 4 stars on version 6 for the following reasons and the upgrade experience could have been better. 1. I held off upgrading from 5 to 6 for a year. I expected most of the bugs to be wrung out by now but when I upgraded after taking advantage of the 50% off, I found an existing basic feature in 5 not working in 6 and one of the new key selling point features not working either. SC is aware of these issues and have already fixed one and will be coming out with a fix for the other soon in 6.6.3. 2. The new features since 5 did not seem to be worth upgrading. Augmented Reality is probably the most interesting one but I am not sure how useful it will be to me. The voice control is all but useless. The reorganization of the toolbar seems to be an improvement but I am still trying to get used to it. The planner and graph are fairly simplistic but may be of some use to me. The main reason for my upgrading is to get the latest supported version. I am still a very happy SkySafari user and am just offering my review as constructive criticism.
  • One of the best available - but having some problems with in-app upgrades Feb 13, 2021

    By AmillVmill
    This is a remarkable tool and is definitely great for serious stargazers as well those new to the hobby. However, as mentioned by others, the in-App purchases look to be very interesting, but have problems installing correctly. For instance, I purchased the Apollo Missions add on and, despite my best efforts, it still won’t launch. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the whole app and still no success. Maybe it’s not compatible with Apple’s newest OS? Who knows. But I am unable to get any support from the developers in the forum. At this point, I wished I could get a refund. It‘a not much money...but it is the principle. They need to remove them until the problem is fixed.
  • Dec 21, 2021

    By Alton Luken
    Great little pocket planisphere. Often used for a quick elevation of target check prior to execution of a slew command.
  • There Is No Other Aug 18, 2019

    By AppPERFORMANCE
    The amount of information, calculations, and corresponding graphics output (or telescope control) being done (in the palm of your hand), is mind-boggling! And yet, the controls are well implemented and intuitive. Plus, for all this, its cost is amazingly economical! If only we had another “Einstein” to make use of all this technology, and take that next “giant leap” in our theories. I fear, though, that someone like him would never be heard in today’s science, which has become almost as dogmatic as the medieval church. Only one scientist, in all the science shows I’ve watched, has CORRECTLY said that “true science” is about being “wrong” as well as about being “right”! Almost every other scientist has said something like: And we sat on our findings for a year or two, and recalculated them over and over again, for fear of making a mistake and being “wrong”. Most common human endeavors are NOT competitions (especially science), as TV and the Internet would have us believe. We really do all live on this tiny “blue dot” together! Spend just a few minutes with this app, and you’ll get all the proof you need for Carl Sagan’s comment, said so long ago about the Voyager I photograph of the planets.
  • First light -Sky Safari 6 Pro Apr 29, 2020

    By Mt. Nipomo Observatory
    Have tried everything BUT Sky Safari Pro for decade + (after finding great features across several different app’s, but never in one...), finally plunked down the $ - Sky Safari 6 Pro the best by far. Spend the extra dough and go deep get the Pro version-no regrets here. 17.2 mag. limit works for galaxy imaging. Little things like instantly creating observing lists, by category, with all the data will save hours and hours-great images in the database too. Every freakin’ little star-tap it, it’s got a story. Largest database I’ve ever seen. This app is the first step to iPad control of my GOTO LosmandyGM811 (C11). Have yet to control mount but the interface appears simple. Elegant and intuitive. Worth every penny.
  • Essential tool of the trade Apr 25, 2019

    By Suejdisjjziejjxjejdi
    Been using it since Version 3. While not excited so much with Live Sky and observing lists setup (adds a bit more complexity vs previous versions), I have not used printed maps out on the field for more than 2 years and it has made star hopping a faster endeavour. I will be purchasing (as before) any new version that comes out as this app is by far the most important “accessory” in my astronomical gear. Plus when weather is not cooperating, spending time with this app is awesome. You learn stuff, stumble on new objects to observe and generally “compensate” for lack of actual observing to some degree - to work out the frustration of being indoors instead of out observing!
  • Nov 13, 2021

    By Molly Wakeling
    This is hands-down the best planetarium app. I started using SkyPortal for my astrophotography planning, and upgraded to Pro for the additional targets and features. I keep lists of targets I want to image, have a panorama of my backyard overlaid for planning, and figure out what will work with my field of view. The cloud backup is handy for getting new phones. Love love love it! Easy and intuitive to use, and has a massive catalog.
  • Heaven Above May 25, 2019

    By LotsaCaffeine
    I’ve always wanted a telescope to view the worlds beyond our own. Given I can’t afford my own Hubble...I’ve found lots of fun with SkySafari Pro app. I’m able to locate items and review information about them. I live less than 2 miles from the beach...providing a reasonably dark environment. SkySafari Pro lets me identify unknown objects by simply pointing my phone at the object and learn as much or as little about it as I want. SkySafari is a great beach party tool as well. When you settle down for listening to the waves and watching the glittering objects above...this app often replaces the campfire. Stargazing rather than listening to the crackle of a campfire.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Newell Bascomb
    Search function is not very robust, but otherwise works fine.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Edward Snell
    Can not copy data. Especially observation list. How do you put this data set on the internal data sets
  • Nov 26, 2021

    By Wayne Vearil
    Update: I did hear back the developer. It took a uninstall/ reinsall to solve the problem. I would give them 5 stars if they communicated with me sooner, even a we are working on it, rather than 3 weeks of silence. For the past 3 weeks the app tries to download files. This is happening on several wifi networks, 4g lte, 5g UW and in Tallahassee, Tampa, Atlanta and Phoenix. I have reached out to the developer and i get nothing from them. What was once a great product is now useless.
  • Alpha, maybe Beta - barely Jan 7, 2018

    By PolynomialHierarchy
    Not happy. My first review was not posted because of bad language. Grow up, Apple. Not ready for prime time. Hangs permanently when a data transfer to or from LiveSky loses a connection. To use SS6 Pro again I had to restart the phone. LiveSky site uses WebGL, so doesn’t do well with Safari. LiveSky site is not ready, and has serious updating issues. SS6 has slewing problems with Celestron NexStar Evolution WiFi, just like the predecessors, and you just have Celestron pointing fingers at SS, and SS pointing fingers at Celestron, just like before. Sky Safari 6 Pro needs a lot of attention. Looks like it won’t be ready for quite a while. The developers need a better release strategy, because this thing will ruin their reputation.
  • Works when it wants to but great when it does Apr 29, 2021

    By Largo 1972
    This app was great when I first loaded it a little over a year ago but now the connection stability is intermittent. Also, when I turn the screen off and stick the phone in my pocket to observe a target then, turn the phone back on to use the app, reconnection is slow and at times it will not connect and I’ll lose alignment. There also seems to be a bit of a lag between completing three star alignment and start of tracking which brings the target off center. So, if you goto a target it will also be off center or sometimes out of FOV and you have to do a little searching around to find the object. I try to fix this by centering the object in the eyepiece the hitting align in the app but this function work maybe half the time. The lag also happens with the Celestron hand controller so it may be a scope software issue. When using this app you are connecting it via the telescopes wifi so if you want to control any other devices via wifi (I use a Sony a7ii for Astrophotography connected via wifi) you will need another phone, laptop, tablet to control both simultaneously. The live telescope view does not work 90% of the time.
  • Dec 16, 2021

    By Adam D
    I "upgraded" from SS4. So far it's been a pain using 6. Crashes ever time I try to adjust intensity or star magnitudes. Tried reinstalling 4 times and still won't work right.
  • Dec 12, 2021

    By Dennis Payne
    Very nice, but lot of compromise for such a premium price. Version 7 is around the corner but this won't get you that. Can't get the horizon to show up. Can't do custom horizon images. Graphing functions should be closer to the planning functions.
  • Unable to use augmented reality on IPad Aug 30, 2020

    By Genoafire
    I cannot get the app to connect to my camera on my iPad to use the augmented reality. I have checked the settings on my iPad to make sure the app is allowed to connect to the camera. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I have swiped down on the screen while in augmented reality to change the contrast and nothing happens. It is obvious that the app is not connecting to my IPad camera to allow augmented reality to be used. I also have the Starwalk 2 app and the camera in that app connects to Starwalk 2 with no problem. I even deleted the Starwalk 2 app to see if that could be the problem with the camera not connecting in SkySafari Pro. Still no connection between my iPad camera and SkySafari to allow the use of augmented reality.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Brandon McFarland
    Please fix bug in Android where I cannot see objects with visual magnitude as "unknown" unless I search for them by name. Apple devices can slide the visual magnitude bar all the way to the right to get "unlimited magnitude", not so with Android.
  • Cool app - no support except through reviews? Jul 18, 2020

    By themirror
    Keep getting a zen desk rejection on site to get support. Stuck in a loop!! Frustrating. How does Comet NeoWise NOT make the “Tonight‘a Best” list? It’s been around since March. 😓 Wish meteor showers could be searched by “best dates to view” them... impossible to figure out their peak from data given. I’ll share more as I get into it. Love the apps overwhelming details. Would love to give it 4-5 stars once there is human contact and response... UPDATE: that link you provided is the exact same one causing the loop issues. Doesn’t work! NeoWise is on my iPad version not my iPhone version? And isn’t “Low on horizon” relative to where someone is at? In Canada it would not be.
  • Jan 4, 2022

    By Jon Larsen
    Latest update to fix downloading issue caused a downloading issue on both of my tablets, rendering them unusable for observing. Cleared cache, force quit, no luck. Great app, it just doesn't work for me on my Lenovo tablets. Pixel 4a is fine.
  • developer response to "Empty search result for Comet C/2020 (NEOWISE)" Jul 22, 2020

    By Galactic Groundhog
    The Simulation Curriculum developer responded quickly to my recent review of this app, "Empty search result for Comet C/2020 (NEOWISE)". Their response suggested that I run "Update Minor Planet Data" in Settings > Solar System. What he failed to say is that the program bug is not fixed and that I would continue having to "Update Minor Planet Data" every single time I open the app on my iPhone. The update completes normally on my iPhone, however, and the comet is then found but the bug also then prevents the Search results from being "remembered" from use to use. Poor. Oh, and contacting Simulation Curriculum directly means posting on their community forum ("All SkySafari inquiries are addressed in the Community Forums (Check the box to access).". Again poor, in agreement with other reviewers regarding app support mechanism.
  • Difficult to use Aug 7, 2021

    By dog20
    I saw a video of an astrophotographer who raved about this app as an upgraded method to plan and direct their mount when using an ASIAIR pro. It took me a while to figure out how to get the app to display my field of view boxes to display on the sky. When searching for objects using names such as Cat’s Paw or Tulip nebula, half don’t show up without an exact catalog designation. Good luck finding Sharpless 101 with the search. I planned on using the FOV indicators to determine which equipment to use for objects, but half the ones I look up don’t show an image. (Wizard nebula, Tulip nebula) Lastly, the compass feature keeps turning itself on while I’m trying to look at a region, and sometimes it doesn’t let me turn it off. Maybe my expectations were set too high, but I find it would be a perfect app, if it wasn’t so difficult for me to use.
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Andrew Stone
    Thanks for deleting my observing lists Paid full price. Only used for 1 month. Created multiple 100+ observation lists and creating observations for each object I've observed while using the app and now it's all gone because it was stuck on 0% file download. Thanks for nothing
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Joshua Queen
    Since I upgraded to Pixel 6 Pro, Skyfari has been downloading additional files for a week now. This needs to be fixed asap since this is a paying app. How do I resolve the downloading additional files loop?
  • Excellent Product Features with Poor Support May 16, 2019

    By Rob-cva
    I have very mixed emotions about SkySafari 6 Pro. It’s feature packed and a very capable iPhone/iPad planetarium program. The telescope control features work very well, and I’m able to interface to my Meade computerized telescopes through the Meade Stella wifi interface. But I had difficulty using the audio for the app, and discovered that the support for the product is very limited. When you try to call the company, there is no number to call for the iOS products. When you go to submit a service ticket online, you’re directed to the community bulletin board. So I submitted my problem online, and had no responses after 4 days. I posted a question (my second try on the forum) and have not gotten an answer after 7 days. If the company is going to direct people to the community bulletin board, they should certainly monitor the board and provide assistance when needed. I finally figured the audio problem out myself. My experience with SkySafari 6 Pro is that it’s a 5-star product with zero-star support. It’s a feature-packed program but you might be on your own if you have a problem. Further, you have to buy the program again each time there is a major update—running counter to other iOS apps. That might be ok if they supported the program, but doesn’t work for me if the company doesn’t provide support.
  • Dec 19, 2021

    By R Wolf
    Trying to download data on start-up when the closest WiFi is 150 miles away causes an unrecoverable hang-up. We rarely get a chance to have observing sessions because of our weather and this hang-up takes away all of the planning I did for this evening. This sucks
  • Don’t Bother Jul 11, 2019

    By LostInSpace!
    There needs to be a way to leave zero stars. I cannot get this app to align my telescope and it works poorly on my IPad. When I connect to my telescope the app flashes between where the app thinks the telescope is pointing and where the scope is actually pointing. The rest of the app is interesting and useful. It is unfortunate that it will not align my telescope. I have SkyPortal, Starry Night and SkySafari 6 Pro. All are written by Simulation Curriculum and work poorly if you have a Celestron scope with a WiFi device, Wedge and Starsense camera. Good luck with this app. I give up! I had this apple on my phone and I had to delete it because the performance was too poor. I have it on my IMac as well. None of the three versions of this app would properly align my celestron CPC 11 inch deluxe edge hd telescope. The app remembers where you last had the telescope pointing when you shut it off. It will not forget that setting. I set up my telescope each night and have no need for the app to remember anything about where I had my telescope last pointed to. It routinely points to the ground when I try and align it. Support has not been of any help.
  • Dec 20, 2021

    By randi
    Just installed an update to prevent an error downloading data files and bricking the app . Now the app will not download the data files and is bricked.
  • Aug 22, 2021

    By Jacob Ellwood
    Great app, but only let's me use on one device. I purchased on my phone, and when I went to download on my tablet it wants me to purchase again. The app even shows up under my library. This is all on the same Google play acount... please fix. Otherwise I'm going to look elsewhere.
  • Dec 11, 2021

    By Nathan Thompson
    Background overlaps the keyboard in night mode pixel 5a, but not in regular color mode. 4 or 5 stars boost once fixed.

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