5 Augmented Reality Stargazing Apps

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Watching the stars at night can be fun and relaxing. But most of us would love to know what we are looking at. You don’t have to be a professional astronomer with fancy tools to identify the objects in the sky. These 5 augmented reality stargazing apps let you point your phone to the sky to figure out what you are looking at:

star walk

Star Walk 2: one of the most elegant astronomy apps available for iPhone. It provides you with great visuals, clear interface, real time motion tracking, and a night mode.  Helps you find any star, constellation, or satellite in the sky.

distant suns

Distant Suns: this compass aware app provides you with augmented reality viewing of your local sky. It also offers a whole host of other useful features including planetary data, weather patterns, space events, and more.


Luminos: one of the most sophisticated iPhone apps for stargazing. You can just point it towards the sky to find the star or object you are looking for. It also provides you with detailed data on any object.

star chart

Star Chart: serves as a virtual star chart on your iOS device. It covers about 120,000 stars and shows all 88 constellations. Augmented reality mode is available on devices that have a built-in compass.

star rover

Star Rover: covers over 120,000 stars and all 88 constellations. It determines your location automatically and updates the star map as you move your phone. It contains useful information on objects in the sky too.

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