bsrender - Billion Star 3D rendering engine for the Gaia EDR3 dataset

Live Demo

The live demo rendering server is running on an Amazon EC2 r6gd instance with 64 cpus and 512GB ram.

Source code: GitHub

Sample binary data files

Sample renderings:


360 degree equirectangular (lat/lon) panorama of Milky Way with Airy disks rendered at 128000x64000 (8.2 gigapixels) and downsampled to 8000x4000 (68.3MB) | 32000x16000 (902MB)


360 degree equirectangular (lat/lon) panorama of Milky Way star density (no Airy disks) rendered at 128000x64000 (8.2 gigapixels) and downsampled to 8000x4000 (49.5MB) | 32000x16000 (704MB)


90 degree close-up of the Galactic Center rendered at 64000x36000 and downsampled to 8000x4000 (98.7MB) | 32000x16000 (1.5GB)


Orion 4000x6000


Large Magellanic Cloud with simulated IR/Vis/UV filters for enhanced color 8000x8000


Pleiades 2000x1000