When I am going to import the moon into a photo tha I want a moon in I use copy and paste, which results in another layer, depending on whether you are using PS, Paint Shop Pro, Nova Development or another software. I like PS elements magic selection tool to copy from the moon source photo, then it's a matter of pasteing to the target photo. Then you have to resize the moon, adjust the two layers for color, color of light, contrast and saturation. sounds complicated but it's not really, take one step at a time.
For the moon shots, I have to shoot totally manual, sunday was fairly constant 1/50 sec aperture 8.0, ISO 80 WB daylight or cloudy but tonight it was all over the place. The moon was so bright I shot as high as 1/500 stopped right down even used some negative compensation at times. you need to stay enough under exposed, so your AF can find enough details to work with or they'll be fuzzy. there is a lot more light than I imagined when I planned to do this.
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