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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.

Troubleshooting/FAQ
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: www.gsmarena.com/

Try calibrating your compass by moving it in a figure of 8 motion or as described here
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1EPbAapaeI.
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
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.

play.google.com/apps/testing/com.google.android.stardroid

Find us elsewhere:
* github.com/sky-map-team/stardroid (github - source code)
* groups.google.com/group/google-sky-map
* twitter.com/skymapdevs

See available downloads
There's a more recent version available below!
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This release may come in several variants. Consult our handy FAQ to see which download is right for you.

Variant
Arch
Version
DPI
1.9.5 - RC2 APK
1516
September 18, 2020
noarch
Android 4.1+
nodpi
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December 18, 2020

Version:1.9.6 - RC6

Uploaded:December 18, 2020 at 4:20AM UTC

File size:4.26 MB

Downloads:316

September 25, 2020

Version:1.9.5 - RC3

Uploaded:September 25, 2020 at 4:13PM UTC

File size:3.73 MB

Downloads:166

September 18, 2020

Version:1.9.5 - RC2

Uploaded:September 18, 2020 at 4:30PM UTC

File size:3.73 MB

Downloads:93

Version:1.9.4 - neowisehack

Uploaded:July 24, 2020 at 9:19PM UTC

File size:3.36 MB

Downloads:191

September 5, 2018

Version:1.9.3 - P

Uploaded:September 5, 2018 at 2:43PM UTC

File size:3.86 MB

Downloads:939

August 21, 2018

Version:1.9.3

Uploaded:August 21, 2018 at 4:59PM UTC

File size:3.87 MB

Downloads:884

September 28, 2016

Version:1.9.2

Uploaded:September 28, 2016 at 7:38AM UTC

File size:3.61 MB

Downloads:4,372

September 8, 2016

Version:1.9.1

Uploaded:September 8, 2016 at 8:23PM UTC

File size:3.62 MB

Downloads:426

July 13, 2016

Version:1.9.0b

Uploaded:July 13, 2016 at 3:37AM UTC

File size:3.61 MB

Downloads:911

June 12, 2016

Version:1.8.6b

Uploaded:June 12, 2016 at 10:36PM UTC

File size:3.57 MB

Downloads:662

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