SkySafari makes stargazing a simple pleasure. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered, offers unparalleled accuracy, advanced planning and logging tools, flawless telescope control, and provides the very best experience under the stars when you depend on it. Don’t postpone joy. Discover why SkySafari is the #1 recommended astronomy app for serious amateur astronomers since 2009.
Here's what’s new in version 7:
+ Complete support for iOS 15 and iPhone 13. Version 7 brings a new and immersive stargazing experience.
+ 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.
Stargazing is often done on your own but looking up at the stars reminds us that we are all part of a larger interconnected universe. SkySafari 7 brings social stargazing to mobile devices with two new features to help you connect with other like minded people.
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 display Solstice and Equinox markers, Orbit + Node markers 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 - this includes the H-R diagram, 3D Galaxy view, and the PGC galaxy and GAIA star catalogs. Enjoy.
+ Many more.
If you haven't used SkySafari 7 Pro before, here's what you can do with it:
+ Hold your device up, and SkySafari 7 Pro 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
+ Night Vision.
+ 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!
+ Much more!
Thank you for your continued support and feedback as we continue to make SkySafari 7 Pro the best version yet. In this update:
+ NEW - option to hide Compass/AR button (settings-appearance & behavior)
+ NEW - option to hide onscreen Info button. When selected, Info button is added to the circular object selection menu. (settings-appearance & behavior)
+ NEW - set color and rotation angle for individual Field of View (FOV) indicators
+ NEW - FOV indicator orientation now matches orientation of sky chart (local & equatorial)
+ NEW - tap & hold telescope Connect button to bring up a menu of your Scope Presets
+ NEW - edit the name of Scope Presets
+ NEW - slew now stops when mount is disconnected during a goto
+ NEW - clone static equipment.
+ Improvement - onscreen FOV indicators no longer limited to only 5
+ Improvement - removed 400 object limit when exporting observing lists
+ Improvement - object info screen in landscape mode on iPad is now split 50/50
+ Improvement - menu popups on iPad have border outline to increase visibility
+ Improvement - event notifications on by default
+ Fix - FOV indicator orientation set to mount orientation when scope connection is active
+ Fix -Visibility section in object info screen is no longer blank when time is stopped
Plus we squashed some bugs, made additional telescope control improvements, and applied other small touches here and there.