This is my 2nd ever astrophoto, so please be gentle.
I didn't spend too much time on the first one, but I have been working on the 2nd image off and on all day. I have mostly been experimenting with Photoshop, which is also new to me.
This is 2.5 hours of integration time. 50 x 180s at ISO800. I used all the subs on the 1st one, and the best 80% on the second.
They are stacked with darks, flats, and bias frames.
Taken with a modded Canon T3i, and an 80mm triple APO with a flattener/reducer.
My biggest question is does the 2nd image look like it has been overprocessed?
All constructive criticism is welcome. Thanks
My first try: