Very nice. I was going to ask about background protection.
I have been playing around with EZ Decon and like any tool it takes a while to get used to. Just like in the traditional deconvolution workflow, the star mask is critical. I decided to pick a bright nebula (M17) to test it on. I did the following to the star mask created by StarNet++
1. STF stretch
4. Added about 5 ellipses to cover stars that StarNet++ missed
I did not have to do many deconvolution iteration. I did however have to do many more pixel math iterations to get the stars in the nebula to blend in well.
Another observation is that doing deconvolution without a global deringing will allow some of the darker areas to show up better.
One request. I found it tedious to add the ellipses by dragging to size the stars as stars are small. Since many of my stars were the same size, would it be possible to include the ellipse size parameters so I can easily key in the ellipse size rather than dragging ellipse tool to size. Thanks a bunch for making this tool available. I have not played around with the others except for the star reduction tool that worked very well. I have been using Jon Rista's noise reduction method since he published it so I am excited about that tool too.