About SkyQ

From Celestron, the number one name in computerized telescopes, comes SkyQ, a multimedia sky guide and telescope observing tool.

What’s New in Version 1.1

  • Universal version with new look and interface for iPads
  • Displays NGC objects with searchable NGC Catalog
  • Constellation outlines overlay in SkyView mode
  • Displays complete list of all audio files and objects with expanded information
  • Displays written text of all audio files
  • Improved Moon Phase Calendar with days of the week

Using your iPhone/iPad with a compass, or an iPod Touch with a gyroscope, SkyQ  helps you identify stars, planets and hundreds of other celestial objects simply by holding up your phone towards to sky.


Tap the Gyro button to activate the compass/Gyro – now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. On-screen compass display lets you know which way you are facing at all times. Select any displayed object by tapping on it to display information, images and even an audio description for the most popular celestial objects.

SkyQ gives you a complete and detailed depiction of the night sky, from the phases of the moon and visible planets, all the way down to the name and position of the moons around Jupiter and Saturn. It even tracks the International Space Station (ISS), and predicts sightings of its appearance.

SkyQ presents the night sky with a full Multimedia experience.

Virtual Sky -The virtual sky mode displays a realistic view of the night sky for your given time and location.

Images – hundreds of full color images of many of the most famous celestial objects in the sky.

Audio Guides – and most importantly, it talks. Listen to any one of over 300 audio guides with useful and entertaining information about the constellations, planets  and most famous  galaxies, nebulae and stars.

M31 Audio Sample

Neptune Audio Sample

SkyQ also makes an excellent companion to your Celestron telescope.  Use SkyQ as an observing tool to help you identify and locate hundreds of famous deep sky objects, binary stars and variable stars. Use the high-res lunar landscape map to explore and identify prominent craters, mares and even Apollo lunar landing sites.