Half a Moon...
...is better than rain and clouds.
A little more than half, actually. The atmosphere was extremely turbulent; I was lucky to get a good shot. Most of the images were mushy—one part of the moon would be sharper and another part would have smeared crater rims.
The color in this shot has been increased to show the mineral differences across the face of the moon. The color differences are subtle, but visible if you look closely.
Shot with 200-600 Sony lens + 1.4x extender, so 840mm at f/10, 1/250th of a second.
Technically, this shot is seriously underexposed. But one way to deal with moving air is to try to take very short exposures. Sometimes that just freezes the wobbles, but every now and then you may get a shot where the wobbles ain’t wobbling very much—this is that.
The Sony lens is rather like a decent little telescope; I hope to see if I can image other targets in addition to the moon.
This just in: I got an even sharper image tonight. Take a look.