Planisphere

A simple star chart that shows stars, constellations and planets.
New in version 1.10.0
- Show star names on chart and in the object details dialog.
- Improve the position of the constellation name on the chart.
- Several fixes for GPS location search.
- Fix pinch-to-zoom scaling of the chart.
- Fix search of nearby objects.
- Use Latin as default for constellation names, if the system language is English.
The app shows the sky for an user defined point of time and an arbitrary location on the earth:

- sun and moon
- over 9000 stars
- constellation lines
- constellation names in English, Latin or as abbreviation
- constellation boundaries
- all eight planets of the solar system
- azimuthal grid
- equatorial grid
- horizon
- ecliptic
- celestial equator

The location can be entered manually or is provided by the device. There are several options to enable or disable elements of the chart, select the maximum apparent magnitude or choose the color theme. No Internet connection required.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.10.0 (11) suggested Added on 2021-09-29

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.

    Download APK 4.0 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.9.0 (10) - Added on 2021-09-17

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.

    Download APK 3.9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.8.0 (9) - Added on 2021-04-20

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.

    Download APK 3.8 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log