Progress in my learning curve with Pixinsight is moving along fairly well. While I am not finished with my processing lesson yet, I have satisfactorilly completed, gradent removal, background flatfielding and color neutralization, a bit of color calibration, some chrominance noise reduction to remove unwanted green, and an initial histogram stretch. Also I have produced a couple of masks to allow me to work on some background blemishes and the galaxies details seperately (my next set of tutorials).
So far, think Ray will be pretty pleased with the results. I know I am VERY grateful for his allowing me to work on his image. Once I get it done it will go back to Ray directly. He should have the last word on whether my revision should be seen or not.