Hi Leenie, I finally got a clear sky and the opportunity to try out your settings. The ones you posted on November 11, 2009 with instructions on how to shoot the full moon! Well I almost used your exact setting, but I had to tweak them ever so slightly to get this shot. Seems it is almost sitting in the same position as when you shot yours. Anyhow, I wanted to thank you for posting that blog as i found it most useful.
My settings were: f/5.6, ISO - 100 at 1/500th of a sec. focal length 300MM
This image is of course cropped into and adjusted even more in photoshop to pick up a little more detail (I darkened it a bit more)