Realistic rendering of a supermassive black hole & accretion disk for Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”

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Basically, the really small parts (i.e. the black hole) are scaled up to look bigger and the large parts (i.e. the acretion disk) are scaled down to look smaller. In other words, in the real world, you would actually just see a giant glowing disk of light, and not the black hole itself, since it would be too small in comparison.

I can try to make a comparison out of a text drawing if it helps for what it looks like when you scale an image logarithmically:

Original Radial Logarithmic Scaling
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/ \ _ _ _
/ \ \ / \
| | ——\ / \ / \
| x | ——/ | X |
| | / \ / \ /
\ / \_ _ _/
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