After an early evening wind died off to complete stillness, however, the seeing got pretty good -- I would estimate 8/10, and I went into full data capture mode after my test images showed promise. Here's a first result, and a question. This is at f/30 and enlarged 150%.
My question is, why do I (and I notice many others here) get moon images that look like a football, while the shadow appears round, and is there anything that can be done in terms of processing the moon separately to get a nice round image to composite with the planet image? I tried stacking in AS!2 with just one align point on the moon, but that didn't get the result I was looking for. In fact, the planet looked so good it made me wonder whether single align point is enough for the planet.
Anyway, it's good to be imaging again, and it's great to see all the wonderful results you guys have been producing. Happy Thanksgiving to all.