A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Robert Neff
Date: 2020 Aug 24, 08:57 -0700
With respect to your imaging challenge:
"The difficulty with the image, at least in past trials, has been an overly bright Moon and the need for a reasonably long exposure to show enough stars to serve as a frame of reference. A neutral-density filter takes care of the Moon, but the long exposure directly conflicts with the need for stability when handholding the camera."
Have you considered using a graduated neutral density filter (sharp edge ) on your camera? They are available in a range of attenuations and would allow you to attenuate the moon intensity without impacting the sensitivity needed for the star images in the same frame.