This post is sort of continuity to the image quality thread below, post #101 where I wonder how the image analyzing programs won't detect what the eye sees. And part of venting too so bear with me...
As I explain on the post, my TAK 0.73 reducer is defective resulting to odd looking stars and to some additional tilt to the optical system. Unfortunately, I didn't fully understand this before processing the first image. After finishing the processing my first thought was to just post the starless image but then I changed my mind and thought, I have nothing to be shame of. If anything, I'm slightly disappointed that I still have to deal with issues like this and if I wanted to see stars like these, I could have as well have kept my AT65. Trying to correspond with Takahashi USA is also painful (I'm hoping this gets better after the AIC ends) and the first comment from them was that they can check the reducer but not fix it. So at the moment my best option is to start to use the scope with the native FL and send it to Takahashi USA when the galaxy season starts in the spring for a full collimation check. And hope that they can fix the scope here and not have to send it back to Japan. After the minor optical tilt in the scope is (hopefully) fixed, I'll make my decision if I'm going to buy another 0.73 reducer or if I should aim even wider field with a 0.6 reducer.
That all said, here's the starless image;
And here's the wonky star image;
Thanks for letting me rant and as said, if someone knows another solution to my problem (or another place which collimates scopes), please let me know.