The gear is the same, but I deployed a new workflow: I start the editing on the raw stack, before applying any wavelets. The reason for this is that Venus has a nasty habit of its edge going easily overexposed. The pictures are through the Venus U and the Ca K-line filters, combined with the OIII filter.

2020-04-22. Venus U and OIII

2020-04-22. Venus U and OIII

2020-04-23 CaK and OIII

2020-04-23 CaK and OIII

So the steps:

raw stack

raw stack

subtracting any background

subtracting any background

darkened the sun-facing edge

darkened the sun-facing edge

wavelets

wavelets

curves again, and onto the edge

curves again, and onto the edge

wavelets again, still needs some leveling, but the edge is not lost to overexposure

wavelets again, still needs some leveling, but the edge is not lost to overexposure

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