All my, very limited, experience photographing the moon has been through small telescopes with low resolution mono-chrome cameras. Limited in that I prefer deep space objects with large scopes at very high sensitivities...the moon is strictly off-limits with these scopes.
I have recently come into the possession of a Canon 20D with a Tamron 28-300 lens (what family members will give away can be astonishing) and would like to start taking moon shots with it. The tracking, exposing and processing I can handle but I almost no experience with DSLRs or the sensors they use. So my question(s)...
Some typical DSLR filters seem to be UV, IR block and polarizing. Are these pertinent ? Do they protect the sensor in some way ?
There are several "moon" filters on the market. Some appear to be neutral density filters...others I'm not so sure. What would be the benefit with these types ?
Are light pollution filters recommended ?...I will be on the edge of a large city.
Am I over thinking this and should just start shooting ?