all I did to the above photo was to enhance the edges, which came out looking like this. I have to believe all those specks in the background are something in the night sky. I got rid of any digital noise before I enhanced the edges.
I didn't do anything to the above photo...I just got lucky considering I didn't use a tripod.
This one, I tried to brighten the moon and this is how it turned out. I kind of like the effect but don't care for the yellowish color.
Hope you were able to see the moon for yourself!