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Comet Neowise!

Note: Rather than calculate the comet's location at the current time, we instead show its position on half a dozen days over the next couple of weeks. Given that the comet will not be visible for long we felt implementing this quickly was the best solution.

Some translation fixes including Norwegian - thanks for all who contributed.

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.

Comet Neowise
Apologies for the delay in updating the app to include Comet Neowise. The update was stuck being reviewed by Google for many days.

The Map doesn't move/points in the wrong place
Make sure you haven't switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? If not, Sky Map cannot tell your orientation. Look it up here:

Try calibrating your compass by moving it in a figure of 8 motion or as described here
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:

The Map is jittery
Try adjusting the sensor speed and damping (in settings). We have a better solution coming soon!

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.

Find us elsewhere:
* (github - source code)
* (Google Plus)

See available downloads
There's a more recent version available below!

This release may come in several variants. Consult our handy FAQ to see which download is right for you.

1.9.4 - neowisehack APK
July 24, 2020
Android 4.0.3+
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December 22, 2021

Version:1.10.0 - RC3

Uploaded:December 22, 2021 at 12:48AM UTC

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December 18, 2020

Version:1.9.6 - RC6

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September 25, 2020

Version:1.9.5 - RC3

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September 18, 2020

Version:1.9.5 - RC2

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Version:1.9.4 - neowisehack

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September 5, 2018

Version:1.9.3 - P

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July 13, 2016


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