How bright is your computer monitor in comparison?
Would you go blind staring at the center of the galaxy? Lots of light coming from that direction.
There is a vast difference in distance from source Dave .
Also in space the luminescence may be dimmer, but there are no clouds diffusing the light. It comes from a single point still.
That point is the size of a ball point pen tip.
Your Iris is wide open and your optic nerve getting fried.
Don't look at the sun Galileo , even when your orbiting Saturn :)