I started using PixInsight a few months ago and really like it. It's quite robust. My question is in regards to stretching. I have always used either auto stretch or EZ soft stretch as my initial stretching tool. However, I recently read in the PixInsight manual that using the ArcsinhStretch is the best way to maintain original color. So, I have been using the ArcsinhStretch as my initial stretching tool on my last few images, after color calibration, background extraction, decon and denoise. I'm not sure if this is how I should be doing my initial stretch. Although it does seem to maintain more of the color, it also seems very saturated. Even the stars are saturated.
Below are two different processes of Rosette I took in February. The first is using auto stretch and the second is using ArcsinhStretch. I actually had to unsaturate the second image a bit. Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by sdeming, 12 March 2021 - 08:15 AM.