What would a relativistic interstellar traveller see?

We are all familiar with the picture. Captain Picard (or whoever) orders warp speed, and we see the stars turn into lines sweeping by the ship. But how realistic is this picture? Here we will briefly overview what an astronaut approaching light speed would really see, according to the theory of special relativity.

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