PixInsight struggles…

I really need some more practice. I am introducing a lot of noise in my workflow somewhere… or maybe it’s just in my data. I seem to lose star field color when I try to integrate Ha into the LaRGB. I get way desaturated combinations when combining luminance into RGB using only the Lum channel and weighting it and colors that are way over saturated if I use chrominance noise┬áreduction in that step. I just used the LRGB tool here and skipped several steps of my old workflow because I am just not getting it. Maybe I need to sleep on it and come back with a fresh start. :)

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