This little beauty is the result of experimenting with fractal flames, colours and custom brushes.
I used NASA and Hubble images as references to create realistic looking stars in a manner of long exposure shots, that would make stars look more sparkly and brilliant. Those stars I later turned into brushes and used different settings for variations.
I am going to try things out further as time goes.
Made with Apophysis, Chaotica Studio and Photoshop