This is a pretty fantastical representation of what the Milky Way Galaxy might look like from the side. I did of course take heavy liberties when it came to the accuracy of the piece or "lack thereof" depending on how you would like to spin it. I was originally going to make this as realistic looking as I could, but I started adding some additional details and eventually I just said "screw it" and kept going. Eventually, I ended up with this.
I would recommend downloading the beast. I will probably be adding additional details later on down the road after I've finished some more of my planets.