"As with SkySafari 3 for iOS, for me the Pro version is a must. I have been a long time user of Carina Software's Voyager program (starting with version 2 in 1997) and currently use version 4.5. SkySafari brings all the functionality I use in Voyager to a new application with an updated user interface that takes advantage of the latest Mac OS X version. Obviously, after such a long experience with Voyager, I am very comfortable with that application. But as I have used SkySafari (various versions) on my iPhone for over two years now, switching to SkySafari on the Mac was an easy transition. If you don't already have a star charting planetarium application on your Mac, and if your computer meets the requirements, you should take a good look at SkySafari for the Mac OS X. And if you already use SkySafari on your iOS device, using it on your Mac can be handy for those times when you need a larger display or want to control the telescope from the computer."
- Mike Weasner, September 2011
"The wait for the SkySafari Pro Mac OS X package on the 11 inch screen was well worth it. Everything on the smaller screen just looks so much better on the bigger screen. It has also eliminated the random 'big fingers' problems I suffered previously. All the familiar screens and options were where I expected them to be from using [SkySafari on] the iPod. Again no problems connecting the MacBook Air to the Starbook mount, and within minutes I was controlling my mount from the app on the MacBook Air. Being on the MacBook Air now makes it so much easier to import the various types of observing lists available... Summary: Great application and a great upgrade... Please keep up the good work."
- Donal McNamara, September 2011
Please Note: SkySafari is now owned and supported by Simulation Curriculum Corporation. This page contains legacy information for owners of older versions of the app. For the latest information on SkySafari for Mac OS X, go to www.skysafariastronomy.com.
If you're the kind of observer who wants it all, SkySafari Pro is the right version of our Mac app for you. It has the largest database of any astronomy app on the iTunes store, and weighs in at nearly a gig. It contains over 15.3 million stars from the Hubble Guide Star catalog, plus 740,000 galaxies down to 18th magnitude, and over 580,000 solar system objects - including every comet and asteroid ever discovered - and a Moon map with 8x the resolution of any other SkySafari version. Yet it runs just as quickly and smoothly as the basic version.
Our Pro version includes the same telescope control features as SkySafari Plus. It can point your GoTo or "Push-To" telescope anywhere in the sky, using your Mac's built-in WiFi, or a USB-to-serial adapter. It contains advanced capabilities which let you plan and log your observations, export them to other programs, and share them with your friends.