Note: DirectX version 9.0c (or newer) should
be installed on your computer. Without this
Microsoft library, the program will not
be able to function. (You will find it here).
Downloading the installation file:
(This file contains the executable, the
BSC5, SAC and Sky2000 catalogues and basic
Supplemental modules (are only usable after
payment of the licence
ASCOM platform for driving your telescope
with WinStars 2
- Just use the Update function
(in the Internet menu). Use this
function till obtaining the following
message : "You have the last version
Usefull patch if the update function doesn't
Unzip these two files in the main directory of
WinStars (c:\Program files\WinStars2 by default). For
more information about this operation,
look at the FAQ.
Landscapes files (must be unzipped in the
All these pictures are on a FTP server.
If you can't download these files, you
must activate the passive FTP mode on
your web browser.
How to change the Internet Explorer
FTP Client mode :
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Click to select the Use Passive FTP
(for firewall and DSL modem compatibility)
5. Click OK.