This is a spherical projection texture that I made for some of my projects, I decided to release it for others to use as well. Use it however you like. The galaxy is tilted to match the Sun's ecliptic plane.
This is a 8k version (8192x4096), because DA doesn't allow for files larger than 80 mb, lol. You can download 16k version (16384x8192) here: www.mediafire.com/view/pofmrvz… Hit me up (not in the face, NOT IN THE FACE!) if the link expired.
1. Deep Star Map, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio ( svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/3895 ) - used as main background
2. Milky Way Panorama, ESO/S. Brunier ( www.eso.org/public/images/eso0… ) - used for color and nebula info
3. Andromeda Galaxy photo, Adam Evans ( www.flickr.com/photos/8269775@… ) - Detail