Fantastic work. I love the unusual texture feeling I sense from the more brightly lit areas. It brings up nostalgic memories for me. If I were to describe the impression, it reminds me of some Christmas decorations that were made of spun fiberglass-like filaments (think of insulation colored in a given monochromatic range) and were made to place over incandescent Christmas lights. They altered the light in a manner that felt similar to the point sources in this painting. Very cool! Sorry for the long comment, just thought I'd share in return for the enjoyment I obtained from seeing this.
Wow .. just wow .. who doesn't like colors !!!? .. I LOVE colors .. specially when it comes to space art .. monotone is good sometimes to deliver a certain mood .. but when colors dance in space (like here) it is a dazzling display like non other ... and that's one very captivating and inspiring piece of art indeed ^_^
absolutely love this piece. amazing color scheme goes really well with the balanced but random gaseous clouds. I have yet to make something as amazing as this. My only good nebula so far is Internal Conflict.