This video shows how processing a complex Hubble Space Telescope SHO dataset is virtually just as easy as processing a simple DSLR dataset in StarTools 1.5. Aside from activating the Compose module, your workflow and processing considerations are virtually the same. Please see video description on YouTube for datasets and other resources.
I'm relatively new to image processing and just wanted to say how straight forward and powerful StarTools is.
The goal of color balancing in astrophotography, is achieving an accurate representation of emissions, temperatures and processes.
The HDR (High Dynamic Range) module optimises local dynamic range, recovering small to medium detail from your image.
The Unified De-Noise module offers temporal, astro-specific noise reduction.
Any samples you set, are stored in the StarTools.log file and can be restored using the 'LoadPSFs' button.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!