Long gone are days when astronomy was only a telescope stargazing experience. With today's technology, we can experience the night sky like never before. Although astronomy equipment is not cheap - telescopes, astronomy binoculars, telephoto lenses, mounts, specialized cameras, high-end computers, etc., you don't really need them to admire the night sky (but of course they are perfect examples of the best astronomy gifts for stargazing lovers) — you have your astronomy and astrophotography device right in your pocket. Today I will show you my personal Top 10 Astronomy Apps for iPhone - including Astrophotography and Stargazing apps.
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10. Night Sky
Night Sky app is a mobile augmented reality planetarium for your iPhone and iPad devices. With this app, you can quickly identify stars, planets, galaxies, and constellations in the sky. Want to find the International Space Station? No problem, the Night Sky app covers you. Want to photograph our galaxy with your Beginner Milky Way Photography Gear and you need to find the core? No problem at all. The best trait? It's free.
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9. Scope Nights Astronomy Weather
We can't talk about astronomy apps for the iPhone and not to mention this one. If you want to plan your weekly stargazing sessions, Scope Nights is THE app for you.
8. Stellarium Mobile Sky Map
One of the oldest planetary software is now available for iOS. One of the most popular astronomy apps for iPhone, Stellarium will show you a realistic view of the night sky, just like what you see with a naked eye (but you can tune some values to your preferences).
7. Star Walk 2
Another excellent planetarium app for your Apple device.
If you own an equatorial mount, this is one of the most essential astronomy apps for iPhone for you. With Polar Align iOS app you will quickly polar align your telescope.
5. Redshift Pro
Another great iOS planetarium software with some cool extras.
4. SkyView Lite
SkyView Lite is the best free planetary app available on the App Store and one of the best astronomy apps for iPhone overall. Recently this app helped me to find The Blood Moon at July 2018 Lunar Eclipse.
PhotoPills is a set of small apps designed to help you with different astrophotography tasks.
2. Observer Pro
No complete list of best astronomy apps for iPhone can exist without this one. Observer Pro is the ultimate astronomy observations and astrophotography planner iOS app.
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1. SkySafari 6 Pro
Apple offers many astronomy apps for iPhone. But Number One can be only one. SkySafari 6 Pro is the most advanced planetarium software for iOS. I use it every day for my astrophotography sessions, both on my iPhone and on my MacBook.
If you had looked for best astronomy apps for the iPhone, I hope you found what you want!
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Hi, I'm Paweł! I'm an astrophotographer, full-time astrophotography blogger, passionate stargazer, and amateur astronomer. Here on Astro Photons, I share my astrophotography, space, and astronomy knowledge to help beginners to make their first steps into the hobbies.