DIY Moon Photography

How do I take photos of the moon?
What settigns do I use on my camera to take a moon photo?
Here's some info to help with your moon photography.

1. Do some research to find out where and when the moon will appear and what phase it will be in.
2. Plan to have interesting foreground features to the image to add interest.
3. A full moon may look spectacular in a distant landscape photo, but for a close up, a crescent moon shows more detail with large shadows emphasizing the craters.
4. Though it is dark outside, the moon is bright, so you actually need to slow down your exposures to see detail on the moon. The recommendations are:

Lunar Photography Exposure Settings (using f/16)
ISO Film SpeedFull MoonGibbousQuarterThick CrescentThin CrescentEarthshine
251/151/81/41/21
501/301/151/181/41/2
1001/601/301/151/81/4
2001/1251/601/301/151/840 to 80 sec.
4001/2501/1251/601/301/1520 to 40 sec.
8001/5001/2501/1251/601/3010 to 20 sec.
16001/10001/5001/2501/1251/605 to 10 sec.
32001/20001/10001/3001/2501/1252 to 5 sec.

How can I take a picture of the moon through a telescope?
You can get some ok results holding your camera against the eye piece of a telescope. However, to take great photos through a telescope, whether it be a catadioptic Schmidt orCassegrain telescope, remove the camera lens, and using a simple T-ring adapter, attach the camera directly to the telescope (without its eyepiece). The telescope becomes the camera lens! For example, a 5-inch Celestron or Meade Schmidt,Cassegrain telescope becomes a 1250mm, f/10 telephoto lens!