download_milkyway_sky_background(texture=False, load=True)[source]#

Download the sky texture of the Milky Way galaxy.

Textures obtained from tamaskis/planet3D-MATLAB.

texturebool, default: False

Set to True when loading the surface as a texture.

loadbool, default: True

Load the dataset. When False, return the path to the file.

pyvista.DataSet, pyvista.Texture, or str

Texture, Dataset, or path to the file depending on the load and texture parameters.


Load the Milky Way sky image as a background image.

>>> from pyvista import examples
>>> import pyvista as pv
>>> pl = pv.Plotter()
>>> image_path = examples.planets.download_milkyway_sky_background(
...     load=False
... )
>>> pl.add_background_image(image_path)