Originally Posted by Brian Van Snell
Wonderful photo! Can you tell me the details of the camera, lens and teleconverter you used and the settings?
Brian, I cheat. I have an old manual focus 600m F4 lens and use a Nikon 201 2X TC on a Nikon D800E. Lens is an oldie but still a good one. I shoot the moon a few stops under exposed so I can increase contrast a bit without blowing out the highlights, then get it where I want with levels. This was shot at F16 (f8 on the lens), ISO 125 and 1/160 sec.
I also use Live view zoomed all the way in for focusing and I refocus between each shot (about 20 shots). It seems out of a handful of shots, one or two will always be sharper than the rest.