M42 LRGB 20/12/2020 re-processed 1/1/2021

My first processed image of 2021 is a re-process of my LRGB data on M42 from 20/12/2020.

I have used StarNet in PixInsight to extract the nebula, enhance it, and then added back the stars in Photoshop.

Although there isn’t more detail in this image compared to my last attempt, I think my background gradients are better dealt with, and the stars slightly improved – although my wife prefers the previous version! What do you think?


New version of M42:

Most of stars removed using StarNet in PI:

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