About Sky Map
Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced.
The Map doesn't move/points in the wrong place
Are there any magnets or metal nearby that might interfere with the compass?
Try switching off "magnetic correction" (in settings) and see if that is more accurate.
Why is autolocation not supported for my phone?
In Android 6 the way permissions work has changed. You need to enable the location permission setting for Sky Map as described here: support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6270602?p=app_permissons_m
The Map is jittery
If you have a phone that lacks a gyro then some jitter is to be expected. Try adjusting the sensor speed and damping (in settings).
Do I need an internet connection?
No, but some functions (like entering your location manually) won't work without one. You'll have to use the GPS or enter a latitude and longitude instead.
Can I help test the latest features?
Sure! Join our beta testing program and get the latest version. play.google.com/apps/testing/com.google.android.stardroid
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Sky Map variants
Version:1.10.1 - RC2
Uploaded:October 16, 2023 at 8:41AM UTC
File size:4.34 MB
Version:1.10.0 - RC3
Uploaded:December 22, 2021 at 12:48AM UTC
File size:5.44 MB
Version:1.9.6 - RC6
Uploaded:December 18, 2020 at 4:20AM UTC
File size:4.26 MB
Version:1.9.5 - RC3
Uploaded:September 25, 2020 at 4:13PM UTC
File size:3.73 MB
Version:1.9.5 - RC2
Uploaded:September 18, 2020 at 4:30PM UTC
File size:3.73 MB
Version:1.9.4 - neowisehack
Uploaded:July 24, 2020 at 9:19PM UTC
File size:3.36 MB
Version:1.9.3 - P
Uploaded:September 5, 2018 at 2:43PM UTC
File size:3.86 MB
Uploaded:August 21, 2018 at 4:59PM UTC
File size:3.87 MB
Uploaded:September 28, 2016 at 7:38AM UTC
File size:3.61 MB
Uploaded:September 8, 2016 at 8:23PM UTC
File size:3.62 MB