Google Sky Map is a must have mobile application for any backyard astronomer. Sky Map on your phone is a free application that you download into your mobile device. With Sky Map, you point your phone at the sky and see constellations and other astral objects in your phone. If you’re looking for something specific, like the planet Mars for example, Sky Map will tell you where to point your phone until you are actually pointing directly at Mars.
Sky Map Video
Google released a short video that explains Sky Map works. See it in action for yourself, and you’ll agree that this is by far the neatest free sky map software you can get!
Sky Map Information
Sky Map has a search feature which make it easy to locate specific planets, stars, and constellations guided by your phone.
Sky Map uses motion detection: Sky Map uses your phone’s GPS, accelerometer, and compass to create a window in the sky that moves with your hand.
Clearly identified celestial objects: Sky Maps will show the brightest naked-eye stars, planets, sun and moon, constellation lines, horizon, cardinal points, and Messier Objects.
Easy to use navigation: Use automatic mode to let Sky Map adjust the map for you as you move your phone. Alternatively, you can switch to a manual mode that allows you to browse the map by dragging it with your finger.
Free Sky Map Download
Google is offering Sky Map absolutely free so you can download it on your phone right now from the google play store.