My friend reworked the image I took previously and here is the result, which MUCH MUCH BETTER than I did lol! I didn't even know there was so much data in my image. But as shown on the picture, I've confirmed just now that the black dots are dirt on the camera sensor...which I hate since that means I have to clean the sensor...which is not an easy task.
I also shot some more last night at another target: the Pleiades. Not a really good image since the clouds pretty much came in and covered everything after 15 minutes of shooting. But man I am addicted to this stuff! It's just amazing how many stars are up there!
I better get that sensor cleaned quick if I want to image more!