Somehow I just discovered imPPG and Lucy-Richardson deconvolution; apparently this is available in Astro Image as well. I'll confess I have a rather basic understanding of deconvolution as compared to wavelet sharpening, as I understand it the former being the removal of an estimated transfer function from a signal and the latter a multi-layer signal-frequency based unsharp masking. It is not intuitively clear to me if either one is generally superior to the other for solar image processing, or in what specific situations to apply one vs the other. Or one after the other.
I'm currently imaging with a QHY5III 174 in either a Lunt LS80THa or a Quark Chromo in an ES ED127.After a lot of experimentation, I think what I I'm looking to achieve is a smooth detailed image without harsh over-sharpening edges or excessive contrast, and trying to develop a standardized workflow to accomplish this. I know that probably what I really should have is a full aperture D-ERF, but the cost is prohibitive at the moment so I'm not looking to compare to ValeryD's images!
Below are two of my efforts from this morning with the LS80 using AutoStakkert, imPPG, and Photoshop. Any thoughts on L-R vs wavelet? I read the other CN threads that I found on it, left me almost more befuddled than before.