Using the "Sunny 16" rule (for a sunlit subject, shoot at f/16 and the reciprocal of the film speed in seconds) works pretty well for the moon because it is, after all, a sunlit subject. However, the surface is a dark gray basalt tone, so it is best to overexpose by at least one stop, as I did here, to get the naked eye brightness. I used my old Celestron telescope, which is a Maksutov-Cassegrains design that, while acceptable for naked eye viewing, sacrifices compact design for sharpness. To bring out more detail, I used Nik Dfine and Nik Sharpener Pro cranked up to 11.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Celestron 1000mm Telescope
Exposure: Manual ISO 400, f/11 @ 1/400s, handheld
Location: My houseProcessing: Lightroom 3, Nik Tools