The space ship in this scene I built first in POV-Ray 2.2. As an
exercise, I printed out the text file from POV-Ray and reproduced
it using trueSpace (as it just consists of spheres, cones, and cylinders).
The background is taken from a Hubble space telescope picture. I cropped
the bit I wanted, then edited and blurred it to hide the mosaic lines.
Hubble space telescope pictures are available on the web on a public domain/
royalty-free basis. However, they require users to credit the source
(and rightly so). So:
This image was produced using material from the Space Telescope Science
Institute, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in
Astronomy Inc (AURA/STScI) for NASA, with thanks.