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SkySafari 6 Pro

SkySafari 6 Pro

Simulation Curriculum Corp.

Professional Award-Winning Astronomy Star Map App With Telescope Control

4.7 Ratings 7K+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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  • Awesome! Except? Jan 16, 2021

    By Alaskaman 1963
    This app is great except that every time I go to use it, if I haven’t used it for a week the app won’t open and I have to delete it and download again. I then must re-enter all my scope data. What a hassle huh? A real short coming for such a well thought out app. Still, it beats using the controller that came with my scope, especially in the field and, in cold weather. If not for that I would give 5 stars, maybe they’ll fix it. Addendum, it appears I may be mistaken about having to reload my equipment data. I know I had to the first time I deleted the app but in subsequent deletes I discovered that my equipment data and observer lists were still there. They must store that elsewhere on the smart phone. That being the case I’m changing my rating to 5 stars despite the glitch. To the developer, you requested specific information but provided a link to your support community without any way to reach you. It’s version 6.7.6.2 , when I touch the icon to open the app the opening page displays momentarily then quits and returns to my phones Home Screen. That’s all I can tell you. Am using iPhone 8 with automatic iOS updates.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Ahmed M. Safwat
    Deep info, great details but I hate using UX in this app, it's look like using old app style when access features or display details on sky. Other my paid apps have more powerful and modern UI to display features and smart way to show tons of details in sky. Also I so disappointed using compass that is not moving smooth with my hand moving. Hope to fix/ solve app..
  • Useable, but with greater difficulty Jan 2, 2018

    By Astrosid
    This is an addendum to my previous review (revised) - Upon further review I was able to use LiveSky to input all of my equipment. It is very different from SkySafari 5 Pro. So there is a learning curve that could be improved with a detailed user manual for SkySafari 6 Pro. While the new app is useable, I believe it is more cumbersome than Using SkySafari 5 Pro. However I am changing my star rating to 3 stars since everything seems to be working, although I find it more difficult to use than SkySafari 5 Pro. I will give it 5 stars after it becomes as easy to use as SkySafari 5 Pro. Original Review - Unable to get my settings/equipment from SkySafari 5 pro. Tried the method given to a previous reviewer and after selecting share from SkySafari 5, there was no SkySafari 6 in the list to share to. Then I tried to add my equipment manually like with Safari 5 pro and could not find an option in the settings to do so. I thought maybe it was a bad install or something but it was the same on both my iPad 2017, and my iPhone 6. I joined LiveSky thinking I might be able to accomplish some of the above tasks and was able to input one of my telescopes. After that it it only listed that telescope as a recent telescope and no further option to add other equipment. I apologize if I have missed some important information on this, however, I am very disgruntled to think I just paid $20 to be a beta tester of this app.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Mordy Mandell
    You should only buy this app if you are looking for an encyclopedia of the universe. If you're just using it for stargazing, there's much cheaper and better apps out there. The big problem with this app is that there are constant little glitches.
  • 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.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Steve Hansen
    Great astronomy app. Works flawlessly with my Celestron SLT127.
  • There Is No Other Aug 18, 2019

    By App_Known
    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.
  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Philippe Fossier
    Great app. Lots of features not found in the more common apps used to track planets in the night sky. SkySafari can be complex to learn and use effectively but with some effort, you get quite a bit from it: very complete information on the objects in the sky, good photography, nice controls, informative tutorials. I have not yet used it to control a telescope but that's next.
  • 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.
  • Mar 17, 2021

    By Michael Monson
    Pro version significantly more involved than Celestron SkyPortal by SkySafari, so if you are still getting comfortable, stick with less complex versions for a bit. SkyWeek capability touted, but not readily available. Maybe hiding as "Calendar"? App is excellent, the dropped connection interruptions, methinks, belongs to Celestron WiFi embedded in Evolution mount.
  • Awesome! Except? Jan 16, 2021

    By Alaskaman 1963
    This app is great except that every time I go to use it, if I haven’t used it for a week the app won’t open and I have to delete it and download again. I then must re-enter all my scope data. What a hassle huh? A real short coming for such a well thought out app. Still, it beats using the controller that came with my scope, especially in the field and, in cold weather. If not for that I would give 5 stars, maybe they’ll fix it. Addendum, it appears I may be mistaken about having to reload my equipment data. I know I had to the first time I deleted the app but in subsequent deletes I discovered that my equipment data and observer lists were still there. They must store that elsewhere on the smart phone. That being the case I’m changing my rating to 5 stars despite the glitch. To the developer, you requested specific information but provided a link to your support community without any way to reach you. It’s version 6.7.6.2 , when I touch the icon to open the app the opening page displays momentarily then quits and returns to my phones Home Screen. That’s all I can tell you. Am using iPhone 8 with automatic iOS updates.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Ahmed M. Safwat
    Deep info, great details but I hate using UX in this app, it's look like using old app style when access features or display details on sky. Other my paid apps have more powerful and modern UI to display features and smart way to show tons of details in sky. Also I so disappointed using compass that is not moving smooth with my hand moving. Hope to fix/ solve app..
  • Useable, but with greater difficulty Jan 2, 2018

    By Astrosid
    This is an addendum to my previous review (revised) - Upon further review I was able to use LiveSky to input all of my equipment. It is very different from SkySafari 5 Pro. So there is a learning curve that could be improved with a detailed user manual for SkySafari 6 Pro. While the new app is useable, I believe it is more cumbersome than Using SkySafari 5 Pro. However I am changing my star rating to 3 stars since everything seems to be working, although I find it more difficult to use than SkySafari 5 Pro. I will give it 5 stars after it becomes as easy to use as SkySafari 5 Pro. Original Review - Unable to get my settings/equipment from SkySafari 5 pro. Tried the method given to a previous reviewer and after selecting share from SkySafari 5, there was no SkySafari 6 in the list to share to. Then I tried to add my equipment manually like with Safari 5 pro and could not find an option in the settings to do so. I thought maybe it was a bad install or something but it was the same on both my iPad 2017, and my iPhone 6. I joined LiveSky thinking I might be able to accomplish some of the above tasks and was able to input one of my telescopes. After that it it only listed that telescope as a recent telescope and no further option to add other equipment. I apologize if I have missed some important information on this, however, I am very disgruntled to think I just paid $20 to be a beta tester of this app.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Mordy Mandell
    You should only buy this app if you are looking for an encyclopedia of the universe. If you're just using it for stargazing, there's much cheaper and better apps out there. The big problem with this app is that there are constant little glitches.
  • 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.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Steve Hansen
    Great astronomy app. Works flawlessly with my Celestron SLT127.
  • There Is No Other Aug 18, 2019

    By App_Known
    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.
  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Philippe Fossier
    Great app. Lots of features not found in the more common apps used to track planets in the night sky. SkySafari can be complex to learn and use effectively but with some effort, you get quite a bit from it: very complete information on the objects in the sky, good photography, nice controls, informative tutorials. I have not yet used it to control a telescope but that's next.
  • 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.
  • Mar 17, 2021

    By Michael Monson
    Pro version significantly more involved than Celestron SkyPortal by SkySafari, so if you are still getting comfortable, stick with less complex versions for a bit. SkyWeek capability touted, but not readily available. Maybe hiding as "Calendar"? App is excellent, the dropped connection interruptions, methinks, belongs to Celestron WiFi embedded in Evolution mount.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Isaac Stain
    If I had rated this program last year, I would've given it all 5 stars. The reason I am giving it 1 star is because since January 16th of this year, there has been a glitch or malfunction that has taken place with Sky Safari 6 Pro. Since January 16th, all of the days from the early AD period and BC period have been out of sync (they no longer fall on the accurate days of the week. In addition, all the lunar phases no longer fall on the accurate days of the month anymore). I hope this gets fixed.
  • 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.
  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Ian Parr
    20.79 mb download sneaks in an additional 1.4gb. Previous update did not have this problem I had hoped Previous issues with 2 GB updates was resolved but apparently not Huge issue for users on limited data plans Download size as shown by Play Store should be accurate every time so users can make informed decision on whether to go ahead over current connection or defer.
  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Brettus
    The latest 37mb update had to download 1.44gb before installing!??? I started and stopped the install multiple times thinking there's an error somewhere! Beware if you have little monthly mobile data available...
  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Jason Gregory
    It won't connect to my celestron NexStar 8se. It sits on connecting for about 60 seconds before failing.

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  • Awesome! Except? Jan 16, 2021

    By Alaskaman 1963
    This app is great except that every time I go to use it, if I haven’t used it for a week the app won’t open and I have to delete it and download again. I then must re-enter all my scope data. What a hassle huh? A real short coming for such a well thought out app. Still, it beats using the controller that came with my scope, especially in the field and, in cold weather. If not for that I would give 5 stars, maybe they’ll fix it. Addendum, it appears I may be mistaken about having to reload my equipment data. I know I had to the first time I deleted the app but in subsequent deletes I discovered that my equipment data and observer lists were still there. They must store that elsewhere on the smart phone. That being the case I’m changing my rating to 5 stars despite the glitch. To the developer, you requested specific information but provided a link to your support community without any way to reach you. It’s version 6.7.6.2 , when I touch the icon to open the app the opening page displays momentarily then quits and returns to my phones Home Screen. That’s all I can tell you. Am using iPhone 8 with automatic iOS updates.
  • 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.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Steve Hansen
    Great astronomy app. Works flawlessly with my Celestron SLT127.
  • There Is No Other Aug 18, 2019

    By App_Known
    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.
  • Mar 6, 2021

    By Philippe Fossier
    Great app. Lots of features not found in the more common apps used to track planets in the night sky. SkySafari can be complex to learn and use effectively but with some effort, you get quite a bit from it: very complete information on the objects in the sky, good photography, nice controls, informative tutorials. I have not yet used it to control a telescope but that's next.
  • Mar 17, 2021

    By Michael Monson
    Pro version significantly more involved than Celestron SkyPortal by SkySafari, so if you are still getting comfortable, stick with less complex versions for a bit. SkyWeek capability touted, but not readily available. Maybe hiding as "Calendar"? App is excellent, the dropped connection interruptions, methinks, belongs to Celestron WiFi embedded in Evolution mount.
  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Patrick Gaul
    This app is amazing. Even just to explore the sky when I'm waiting for an appointment, there is an astonishing amount of content. It really is an outstanding and remarkable app, one of the greatest apps that I have ever had the pleasure of using.
  • 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.
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Jerome Womack
    This is a great app for any GoTo telescope, maybe the best. I am currently using SkySafari with my ASIAIR, it is a very nice compliment.
  • 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!
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Jim Bob
    So far, pretty good. Be nice if the ZWO camera line was added to equipment as these are probably now the most widely used by amateurs. Another improvement would be to add a default Observing List. I was greeted with a blank screen when trying to add an object, not realising I couldn't create an Obs. List at the same time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Ben Hobkinson
    I think it works pretty well as a guide but it an jump all over the place when you are using it to navigate around by hand. Is also buggy when trying to calibrate. Have to close and reopen
  • May 3, 2021

    By Ahmed M. Safwat
    Deep info, great details but I hate using UX in this app, it's look like using old app style when access features or display details on sky. Other my paid apps have more powerful and modern UI to display features and smart way to show tons of details in sky. Also I so disappointed using compass that is not moving smooth with my hand moving. Hope to fix/ solve app..
  • Useable, but with greater difficulty Jan 2, 2018

    By Astrosid
    This is an addendum to my previous review (revised) - Upon further review I was able to use LiveSky to input all of my equipment. It is very different from SkySafari 5 Pro. So there is a learning curve that could be improved with a detailed user manual for SkySafari 6 Pro. While the new app is useable, I believe it is more cumbersome than Using SkySafari 5 Pro. However I am changing my star rating to 3 stars since everything seems to be working, although I find it more difficult to use than SkySafari 5 Pro. I will give it 5 stars after it becomes as easy to use as SkySafari 5 Pro. Original Review - Unable to get my settings/equipment from SkySafari 5 pro. Tried the method given to a previous reviewer and after selecting share from SkySafari 5, there was no SkySafari 6 in the list to share to. Then I tried to add my equipment manually like with Safari 5 pro and could not find an option in the settings to do so. I thought maybe it was a bad install or something but it was the same on both my iPad 2017, and my iPhone 6. I joined LiveSky thinking I might be able to accomplish some of the above tasks and was able to input one of my telescopes. After that it it only listed that telescope as a recent telescope and no further option to add other equipment. I apologize if I have missed some important information on this, however, I am very disgruntled to think I just paid $20 to be a beta tester of this app.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Mordy Mandell
    You should only buy this app if you are looking for an encyclopedia of the universe. If you're just using it for stargazing, there's much cheaper and better apps out there. The big problem with this app is that there are constant little glitches.
  • 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.
  • Jan 22, 2021

    By John Ardelan
    This software is well worth the money as a compact system for controlling a go-to scope/mount (wish it was available for a PC or laptop). However, this software is grossly inaccurate in some cases. For example, take a measurement from Regulus to Regulus BC (Regulus A to HD 87884) and the calculation will return the proper angle but the wrong distance (11.4 Ly). The actual distance is approx 5000au. It appears that the developers of this software may need remedial trigonometry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Ian Parr
    20.79 mb download sneaks in an additional 1.4gb. Previous update did not have this problem I had hoped Previous issues with 2 GB updates was resolved but apparently not Huge issue for users on limited data plans Download size as shown by Play Store should be accurate every time so users can make informed decision on whether to go ahead over current connection or defer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Isaac Stain
    If I had rated this program last year, I would've given it all 5 stars. The reason I am giving it 1 star is because since January 16th of this year, there has been a glitch or malfunction that has taken place with Sky Safari 6 Pro. Since January 16th, all of the days from the early AD period and BC period have been out of sync (they no longer fall on the accurate days of the week. In addition, all the lunar phases no longer fall on the accurate days of the month anymore). I hope this gets fixed.
  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Brettus
    The latest 37mb update had to download 1.44gb before installing!??? I started and stopped the install multiple times thinking there's an error somewhere! Beware if you have little monthly mobile data available...
  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Jason Gregory
    It won't connect to my celestron NexStar 8se. It sits on connecting for about 60 seconds before failing.

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