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Quote:Hey Floyd - thanks for checking in. I agree that pushing inadequate data is a "no-no". I ran the image through 'Reduce Star Size' in Annie's Astro Actions. I thought that worked well. The "Updated Image" above reflects the change, subtle as it is. If you compare it to the original image I posted, the difference is striking. Thanks again to all for the suggestions - with that, I feel like the image is about as good as it's going to get for now.CS, Ron P.S. - I highly recommend Annie's Actions. I used them a lot processing this image and I believe it allowed me to maximize results.
Quote: When stretching in curves you might lock the white point off before the peak so the curve doesn't push it to saturation.
Quote: .....and I certainly am not knocking the result....
Quote: What kind of equipment are you using? Scope, camera, etc. Did you use a HA filter?