The goal of SE is to be realistic, not conform to Hollywood. Hollywood black holes, even the one in Interstellar, are not realistic.
I have however modified the black hole shader to be similar to what you suggested, there is an older version in my mod thread which I will be replacing with an updated one soon.
True. I suppose this would be better as a mod, rather than being implemented in vanilla. When I said realistic, I didn't so much mean what black holes actually look like, I meant the graphics themselves looking more realistic - as I don't think SE's current method of displaying glow is that realistic looking. And lens flares, at least when closer to the black hole, just don't feel right either.
Lol, to be more realistic you should change it in the other direction. The accretion disk is millions of times brighter than the surface of the Sun.
Fair point, however if it were completely realistic, it would just be a blank white screen when you zoomed in close.
SCtester, give this a try and let me know if you like it
Wow, this looks fantastic! I'll certainly be giving it a try. Thanks!