I have a slow Schmidt-Cassegrain with Alt-Az mount, 235mm F10 scope and use a 6.3 reducer with my CCD camera. I use no guiding and short exposure of less than 100 secs. I discovered StarTools and my photos are now amazing. Thank you StarTools for turning my average photos into amazing ones.
5) / NORMALIZE: default settings except: disable "neutralize background".
StarTools' Detail-aware Wavelet Sharpening allows you to bring out faint structural detail in your images.
It allows you to shrink stars, tighten stars and better color stars.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!