Thank you very much for the explanation and info! I also took a look at your APOD and Flickr page and your images are absolutely incredible!!! The detail you're able to achieve is unparalleled by anything else I've ever seen! I'm pretty new to Lunar Imaging, so are there any tutorials, software, processing techniques, etc. that you would recommend?
Sorry I missed this response before. Thanks for the compliments about my work, although I would be quick to say that I wouldn't call anything unparalleled, as there are many excellent lunar imagers out there, some of whom post here, and many who don't.
Regarding tutorials, there is nothing specific I can offer, other than to say read and study as much as possible, and constantly work on refining your workflow and comparing to the work of others that use similar equipment. Although a substantial amount of information can be found on the web, most tutorials only offer basic advice, and it's up to you the individual to experiment and find out what works best. Over the last several years I've accumulated dozens of terabytes of data and hundreds of hours of imaging and processing, and this has led to a comfort level with imaging the Moon that wouldn't be possible by other methods (such as only reading theory, etc). So, I would encourage you to start somewhere, and you can post results and ask questions for feedback. For software, however, the answer is a bit easier. Everyone uses AS!3 for stacking, and that is with good reason, as it is currently the best. Notably, however, Rolf's stacking program shows great promise for the Moon, and I have used it myself with great results, but I would say it is still in the intermediate stages of development (with all due respect to Rolf's work). Sharpening is somewhat variable, but wavelets in Registax remain a good option, and are free. Deconvolution in AstraImage is also something I have used with great success. Recently, I have been experimenting with PixInsight, and the Multi-Scale Linear transform works very well on the Moon. So there are many options. Final editing is usually done in Photoshop, and significant nonlinear curves are required if you are going to produce a natural looking result from a linear raw image.