In this post, you will learn about, how to use Sky Guide in your PC like Windows 7,8 or 10 and Mac without having an Android Phone. You will get easy to follow instructions ahead which will make your day, for sure. 🙂
The easiest way to use Sky Guide for PC (32/64 bit) Windows & Mac (10.0 or Later) is installing an Android emulator like Bluestacks or Nox Player on your Computer or Mac. Then search the app using the Emulator’s search box and install that app. You can enjoy the fully functional Sky Guide app on your Computer from now on. It’s that simple.
Some Screenshots of Sky Guide
For more details and step-by-step guide; please read on –
Detailed Specifications of Sky Guide
App Name: Sky Guide
App Version: 2.5.1
APK Size: 42M
Android Version: 4.0 and up
What Is Sky Guide and What It Does?
Sky Guide is an astronomy app for sophisticated star enthusiasts and hobby astronomers who value well-founded and precise astronomical illustrations and data. The basic app function displays a detailed, scalable and fully user-configurable celestial map with constellations and celestial objects (limit magnitude up to 6.3) that are visible with the naked eye or smaller telescopes. The place and time of observation as well as the direction of view can be manually configured by the user or automatically with the so-called “Live mode” (i.e. GPS, real-time and compass-guided). Detailed additional information is available for every celestial object (fixed star, deep sky object, planet, moon, sun, meteorite shower). The information of the Bright Star Catalog and the Washington Double Star Catalog is made available for fixed stars. Additionally, users can add notes and links for every object. The powerful search function makes it possible to align the map to a specific celestial object or guide the observer – in „live mode“ – to an object in the starry sky with specific notices. Searches can be performed according to the traditional name of an object, the catalog designation or the constellation. Moreover, the app makes it easy to identify celestial objects by aligning the device to the object in “Live mode”. The functionality of the app is complemented by a number of astronomical tools and data, e.g. an astronomical event calculator, an orbit diagram (orrery), a moon viewer (a scalable, orthogonal, geocentric or topocentric moon projection while properly taking the libration, moon phase, position angle and parallactic angle into account) and an ephemerides generator.
Read more from the official application page here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.alcyone.livestarchartpro
Step By Step Guide To Install & Use Sky Guide For PC
Using an Android App on Windows Computer is kind of tricky and you need to follow some extra steps. It is because the Windows computer (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows) can only run the EXE file as an application. Since Android apps (https://www.android.com) come with a .apk file that your computer can not run or execute. In this case, we will use some third party software like Bluestacks or Nox Player (software or app or games emulator) who can emulate your Sky Guide app on PC and you are ready to start using this app from your computer.
It is worth mentioning that, Sky Guide is a popular app and will run smoothly in your Windows 10/8/7 and even in XP or the vintage Windows Vista.
Just need to follow the steps mentioned below to make it work perfectly. Follow on…
Step 01: Install BlueStacks or Nox Player on your computer. If you haven’t yet downloaded and installed those, please go to this link https://www.bluestacks.com/ (for BlueStacks Official Download) or https://www.bignox.com/ (for Nox Player Official Download).
Step 02: Once BlueStacks is installed on your PC, open it from your Start menu or icon located at Desktop. It will take some time to initiate all the programs for the very first time.
Step 03: When BlueStacks is fully opened; just click on the “Google Play Store” icon which you will find on the home screen of BlueStacks.
Step 04: On the Play Store, find the “Search Box” at the top and type Sky Guide and hit enter on your keyboard. Pick the first app and then click on “Install”. If you don’t find your app on Google Play Store, then use this link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.alcyone.livestarchartpro and download the APK and once downloaded; drag that APK file on the home screen of BlueStacks and it will be installed automatically.
Step 05: After the app installation is complete; open Sky Guide from the “installed apps” section of Bluestacks. Or, you will find your newly installed app on the home screen of BlueStacks.
Step 06: Awesome! You are done. Keep exploring the features of Sky Guide and stay on top of everyone (as you are smarter than everyone out there because you know how to use it on your PC and you can leverage your time, knowledge, and skills properly from now on).
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