Astro processing software / image manipulation is a rabbit hole I don’t think I want to fall down. But, as I have a propensity for suffering – I am giving PixInsight a test drive. Mostly fumbling around in the dark, much like I do with the camera. From the looks of many of the tutorials I’d have to spend several late nights a week for several months to scratch the surface.
This image is 44 separate raw files calibrated (I think) and registered (I think) then combined into 1 composite (see the ridge and lake images blurred as the stack was aligned and calibrated). I then brought the file back into Lightroom to adjust the brightness, contrast, etc.