totally agree with Asimov, Philip this is what my second shot looked like only 5 weeks ago so you can see the improvement:
You will find that thanks to the great advice by the guys on this site you'll improve very quickly. That's the whole benefit of forums: share, learn and advance rapridly.
p.s. using a JMI NGT 12.5" w/Torus optics which sounds fancy but seeing amazing shots with instruments as small as 4" telescopes. It's all relative.