As you can work out, I am very new to this astrophotography thing – I am simply recording my journey on this blog!
So.……now I have discovered the power of even very simple processing in software like GIMP2 used below.
Original image of trees at bottom of my garden – QHY10 single shot colour camera on Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 80mm OTA taken with EZCAP_QT software and debayered (colour shown) using Deep Sky Stacker (below):
In the image below, the image above has had its curves tweaked in GIMP2:
In the next image, the image above has further been sharpened using unsharp mask in GIMP2 (OK – it is over-sharpened but it shows what can be done!):