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  1. SkyWire Serial Accessory

    SkyWire Serial Accessory

    Southern Stars now offers two different telescope-control solutions for your Apple mobile device: SkyFi and SkyWire. SkyWire is the simplest way to turn your iPhone into a 21st-century telescope controller ... Learn More
    Model#: SkyWire1
    $79.00

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Southern Stars, previously the mobile products division of Carina Software, has a long history in the astronomy software business. We've been developing planetarium software since 1993. Our SkyChart III for Mac and Windows won Sky & Telescope magazine's first Hot New Products award in 1998. We teamed with Carina Software in 2004, to update their Voyager and SkyGazer software to run on modern Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

In 2009, we launched our first iPhone app, under Carina's brand. This represented a complete, ground-up rewrite of software. Simultaneously, we developed the first wireless iPhone-based solution for telescope control. That product, and the iPhone app, won a Best of Show award at MacWorld 2010. Later in 2010, we became independent of Carina, in order to pursue the development of first-class astronomy applications on other mobile platforms.

Our mission is to help people tap into their natural curiosity about the cosmos, via they mobile devices they use every day. Our market is the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who have enough interest in space to purchase a mobile app which helps them learn more about it. Our motto is: Mobile Astronomy for Everyone!