Have you ever dreamed of looking at the starry sky without moving from home?
Thanks to some applications (both free and paid) you can do it directly from your mobile device.
In this guide, therefore, we will see which are the best apps to use to not only look at the stars, but also planets and other celestial bodies.
Free app to watch the stars
Night Sky (iOS)
Night Sky allows you to watch stars, planets and constellations simply by pointing your mobile device at the night sky.
The app also offers other features: Planetarium Visits (which allows you to find the planetarium closest to your location), AR Object Exploration (which allows you to watch stars and constellations in augmented reality), Advanced Sky View (which allows to identify all celestial objects) and many others.
If you intend to install the app (only available for iOS ) then go to the App Store; there is also a paid version that offers additional features.
Star Chart (Android / iOS)
Stellar Chart allows you to calculate (in real time) the current position of each star or planet, to look at all the star constellations, or to know where a zodiac sign is, and it is only necessary to point the mobile device towards the sky.
Moreover it is possible to have a lot of interesting information about a star or a celestial body, like for example the rotation speed, the brightness and many others.
If you are interested in other free apps, then take a look at the ones we are going to offer you:
- Starglobe ( )
- SkySafari 5 ( Android/ )
Paid app to watch the stars
Sky Guide (iOS)
Surely one of the best app dedicated to astronomy is Sky Guide, which allows you to automatically align to the stars of the sky simply by pointing the mobile device upwards.
The app also has a very detailed graphic, is rich in data regarding the stars and other celestial bodies and it is possible to receive a notification whenever the International Space Station passes over your position.
However, the application is only available for iOS: to be able to download it to your iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store ($2.99).
Star Walk 2 (Android / iOS)
Star Walk 2 allows you to look at the sky and thousands of stars by pointing the mobile device towards the sky. The app also boasts a very simple interface and very exciting sound and visual effects.
This app also has many features: Time machine (to explain the movements of celestial bodies to children), Night mode (useful when you are in a position far from the lights) and many others.
If you are interested in other paid apps, then take a look at the ones we are going to offer you: