Early render of actual section of night sky from an astronomy visualization project I’m working on. Still lots of tweaking to do but satisfying to get an actual image out of the thing. The data-set is a composition of Hipparcos, Tycho2, and NOMAD star catalog data. This particular scene contained over 6 million stars. Rendering is in real-time at fully interactive frame rates. A larger image is at http://trystan.org/press/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Screenshot.png.