Update to iOS app adds augmented reality to features.
With the release of iOS 11, Sky Guide 6.5 adds an exciting new feature: augmented reality! You’ve been so patient and Sky Guide AR is here, at last!
Finding stars, constellations, and planets is easier than ever thanks to augmented reality. To activate it, first tap the center compass button to turn motion on. You will then see a new camera button appear which toggles AR mode.
Some tips for getting the best results from AR mode:
Augmented reality mode works great under a blue, daytime sky, but it has also been designed to function under a twilight and even nighttime sky. When your surroundings are very dark, you may notice some ghost-like trails behind moving objects. This is normal behavior due to the longer camera exposures needed.
Sky Guide automatically tries to adjust the blending of the augmented reality constellations with your real sky but if the constellations are not appearing quite right (if they appear noisy or patchy), you can use a two-finger up/down gesture to fine-tune the blending point.
Sometimes real objects and their corresponding augmented objects are not perfectly aligned. We first recommend giving the compass a few moments to settle in. If things are still not lined up, use a touch and hold gesture to activate the Compass Correction option. Then drag left or right to offset the augmented object until it is aligned with the real object. Sky Guide will retain this offset preference for your current session.
Also in this release, for those with a new iPad Pro: Sky Guide now supports 120 frames per second (requires iOS 11).
DOWNLOAD – Sky Guide AR – $2.99