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|Latest release||1.1 / Nov, 2005|
|Web site||Plug-in Website|
Not compatible with World Wind 1.4
This plug-in adds a starfield background to World Wind, using a large bitmap texture wraped around the world. Settings allow to also display the moon or the earth in the sky. However if you are looking for a very crisp starry sky you may want to check the Stars3D plugin. Sky images are taken from http://maps.jpl.nasa.gov/stars.html.
Download Stars 1.1 and double click the downloaded file, follow the on-screen prompts to install the plug-in.
To use the plug-in load World Wind, open the Plug-Ins menu and click Load/Unload... (see figure 1).
Click on 'Stars' in the Plugin Load/Unload window and then press the Load button (see figure 2), the indicator next to 'Stars' should turn green, you can now safely close the Plugin Load/Unload window. You should now see a star field instead of a black sky.
You can choose different versions of the star background with earth, the moon or just stars. Right click on the Stars layer in the Layer Manager to change the settings.