I was shooting at 1/500, and it was a little dark. Switched to 1/250, still a little dark. Moved the gain from low to just past midrange, and the scene brightened, but did not blow out anywhere. This worked just fine, and when I moved the finished file from registax to photoshop, auto levels didn’t do a thing.
Half of Copernicus is at the top.
February 7, 9:39pm The moon was very nearly at the zenith. Certainly the highest its been since I’ve started taking pictures.