Suggestions always welcome, Tim (and others). I feel I got reasonably good at monochrome imaging mostly by taking shots, posting them here and having you all talk about them. Now that I'm doing RGB, my plan is the same.
I generally love WinJupos. But I wish you could specify the time better - it limits to one decimal place, so you can be off by as much as 3 seconds. Maybe not crucial, but still. My bigger problem, and it may just be me, is knowing when I have a good image measurement. On screen, it seems like the outline can move a lot before being obviously "off" whereas I'm pretty sure there is a single correct location.
I've turned gamma and contrast up and when possible use two points to align but I'm just never satisfied that I've nailed it.
I should play with AstraImage more. I don't yet have a good feel for settings in deconvolution but it is obviously much more gentle. I've attached here an image from a week or so ago of an Io transit. On the left is the original with the only sharpening tool being R6 wavelets and a run of Topaz denoise. On the right a re-process with astraimage decon first, then channel combination in WinJupos, channel alignment and very light wavelets in R6, then touchup of Io's shadow.
I think it's clear that using an initial deconvolution and only very light wavelets later is a better way to go.
(I meant to do this comparison on the images above but didn't notice until too late that I'd selected the wrong initial files.)