App info:Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced.Troubleshooting/FAQThe Map doesn't move/points in the wrong placeMake sure you haven't switched into... Read 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
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: http://www.gsmarena.com/
Try calibrating your compass by moving it in a figure of 8 motion or as described here https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/6145351.
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.
The Map is jittery
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.