I am using short exposures times, often in the range of 500 ms to 5 seconds per sub. This has some advantages over more traditional deepsky imaging techniques...
with short exposures you do not need an expensive mount, auto-guiding is also not needed and the frames you take are often sharper than their long exposure counterparts.
With recent camera advancements - with low read noise and high quantum efficiency (QE) - this can work really well to produce high resolution deepsky images that show a amount of details.
Typically deepsky objects (DSO) they consist of some bright and dim parts. My way... short exposure times to bright parts and longer exposure times to dim parts. Than, combine the two images
and end up a better looking final image.
To do this, the recording parameters of SharpCap, my imaging software, should be right... for example, better seeing, short exposure times, bad seeing, longer exposure times.
Improve resolution of your images
You can further improve resolution of your images by improving your FWHM (Full Width at Half Maximum) - better guiding, making sure you image when seeing is exceptional,
using larger aperture, or using some advanced stacking algorithms.
As you have noticed, there is deviation between FWHM values in different frames. Use the subs with low(er) FWHM values for further processing.
You can give it a try with some smaller pixel camera (like ASI183 - low readout noise, quite high QE). CMOS cameras are also better suited to short exposure subframes, normal CCD Cameras
for long exposures.
You can try a drizzle + deconvolution combo with your current setup. I used PixInsight Drizzle Integration and then Deconvolution with PSF model and mask.
Drizzle integration makes sense if you think that image is undersampled.
The most successful type of data collection by the amateur is the transit method.
As a planet passes over the portion of the star facing us, the light curve of the star drops for a time. As the planet passes through, the light curve returns to normal.
Taking a series of images of the field surrounding the host star of an exoplanet before, during,
and after the predicted times of the exoplanet transit across the face of its host star. The transit method has been very useful for detecting a - hot Jupiter-,
namely a large planet whose orbit is close to its host star and where the planet passes directly in front of the star from the perspective of an observer on Earth.
Exoplanet transits are typically 2-4 hours long. However, conducting an exoplanet observation also involves beginning the imaging session at least 30 minutes prior to
the predicted beginning of transit and continuing for at least 30 minutes after the expected transit. Thus, it is not unusual for an exoplanet observing session
to be 3 - 5 hours in length.
Light curve of Wasp-12, generated with AstroImageJ, an image analysis tool for astronomy.
A technique called differential photometry is used to determine the changes in brightness (flux) of the exoplanets host star that might indicate an exoplanet transit.
This technique compares the relative difference between the host star and one or more (assumed to be non-variable) comparison or comp stars during the imaging session.
Since the difference in brightness of the host star and comp star(s) are equally influenced by common factors such as thin overhead clouds, moon glow, light pollution, etc.,
a change in this difference would be a measure of the effects of the drop in brightness of the host star due to an exoplanet transiting in front of it.