Flaming Star Nebula

Here is a shot taken during a rather windy night. Guiding was not great due to wind gusts, but I decided to process the data anyway. The stars were circular, but large due to the wind and I had to spend quite a bit of time keeping the stars suppressed and sharpening the nebula.
Object IC405  Object RA 5:16:30, Dec 34:21
Exposure 2 hours (40 X 3 minutes) 
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics 200mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector with Paracorr for a total  focal length of 1150 mm
Location St. Croix, Nova Scotia
Processing Calibration and stacking done in Images Plus. Feature mask used to split out the stars and the nebula layer was stretched with multiple iterations of masked curves. LMS processing (see my processing tips page) was used to increase the contrast of the nebula layer. Masked additive colour balance was used to boost the red in the nebula image. A large amount of masked star reduction was applied to both layers and the nebula layer was sharpened using masked RL deconvolution/ Finally  the star and nebula layers were recombined and the star colour enhanced.