Boy, its been a while, eh? I'm finally 100% free due to summer (God I LOVE IT!) so I decided to slap this together from just one of the rather amazing visuals I saw in my current favourite PC game, Freelancer. That game is great!
As you can see it provides some pretty wild scenery. I did a little bit to this, in terms of colour correction and stuff, but basically its straight out of the game. I don't really deserve much credit at all, but as soon as I saw this on my screen I knew it would be a a perfect image for a wallpaper that people would like, so I took a screenshot and went from there.
I got the name for this from the name of the star system I took it in, which I guess makes that the name of the star itself. I guess that works out pretty well. To give you a little background on the location, the Omega-11 system is pretty dangerous in general. The star in this image is a dying red giant, which is producing enormous amounts of energy/radiation. It's pretty easy to get microwaved if you stay outside of a dock too long in this system ^^. This system is the universe's greatest producer of diamond, which also makes this a highly pirated area, yet another reason to be cautious, but just the scenery is enough to bring me back, despite the risks to my lovely ship.
As usual, the wallpaper pack includes this in 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768 and 800x600. It was originally taken in 1024x768, so that's its optimal resolution, but I used a sharpen filter on the larger versions to clear them up a little, and I think it helped a lot.
As for credit... well I guess this isn't really taking anyone's work or anything, but I guess I'll throw a big thanks out to Microsoft Game Studios for this one ^^ Great job, guys! I forgive you for Windows.