I see all these great images where the stars have been removed using StarNet within PixInsight. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. I'm using a Meade LX200 12" either at F/10 or F/6.3. I believe my stars are too large for starnet to handle it. However, I think I found a work around (I documented it here in case you have similar challenges https://www.chaoticnebula.com/pixinsight-star-removal-with-starnet/) .
My original image
After using StarNet
If I use Integer Resample to downsample the image , StarNet works great. Of course I lose all of the detail I get with my imaging rig. So I do the following
- downsample my image 4x.
- Use StarNet to create a star mask.
- Upsample the mask 4x.
- Create a range mask from my upsampled star mask to smooth everything out.
- Use the range mask as my star mask and do morphological transformation and convolution