So this was a very interesting project for me. It was a scene I had begun work on a while ago and forgot about. Recently however I read this article: http://regus-ttef.deviantart.com/art/Panoramic-Rendering-in-Blender-468232790
I tried it out with some basic scenes and realized that using the ‘polar coordinates’ filter in Gimp I could create those tiny planet pictures that people make with 360 degree panoramas.
Here is a better quality image: http://i.imgur.com/wGBT19O.png
And here is the original render: http://i.imgur.com/FAnNgMV.jpg