The model for the first five images is named Narkiss, and that's pretty much all I know about her. My old alley cat friend e-mailed me this photo ages ago, we admired her trancelike expression together, and that was that.
I know even less about the second model, but at least you can find the site where she came from by checking the stamp at the bottom of her picture.
Oh, and speaking of stamps, you'll notice that I've added my own to these manips; so if you want to repost them, please do me the courtesy of keeping my credit on there. And I, in return, will credit the creator of the delightfully named Level Fourteen Druid for giving me the perfect font.
Just one more note before I get on to the manips. For the two or three people actually interested, I found all the outer space images in this post at the Hubble website gallery; and I've listed the name of each galaxy, nebula, etc., I used just above the picture I used it in. You shouldn't have much trouble finding more images of them - and lots of fantastic desktop backgrounds.
Now, let's start with CL0024 and its dark matter ring:
Next up is Hoag's Object.
Now here's spiral galaxy M74.
And here's a lovely little snippet of V838 Monocerotis.
Lastly, because I know my audience (and I know what I like!), here's an anonymous nude woman being mindfucked by the glorious Orion Nebula. I think this one is my masterpiece. ;-)