Thanks for the tips samsen and Celestron, you guys addressed both my questions really. One was does it look okay with more color, and how can I modify it if I want to. It looks like a desaturation of about -15 would make it look like the original.
I also started playing around last night with getting rid of the noisy "glow" off the edge of the moon. I did a magic wand selection and then played with the "refine edge" and finally just bucket painted black. It reduces the noise and the glow is noticeably gone, however I am also changing the terminator then, which I don't like.
BigRedNole, I set up my telescope and pointed it at the moon. I removed the eyepiece and in its place I attached my camera using a special mount that also magnifies the image by a factor of 2. I turned on Live View on my camera and used the LCD image to focus by turning the focusing knobs on the telescope. I set it up to do a 10s timer as the image seemed to stabilize around 5 seconds of not touching it. Since the moon didn't fit in the entire frame, I took several exposures as the moon moved through the FOV, then adjusted my telescope down perpendicular to the motion of the moon and repeated the taking several exposures. I found a set of 7 exposures I was certain contained the entire moon (through experimentation last night I also discovered that I could use a minimum of 3 exposures if I wanted) and then opened them in Photoshop using the Photomerge automation tool. The first time I did it with just "reposition only" but it gave me that jump in the edge of the moon. The second stitching I set it to Auto and it did better. Then I made a small adjustment in levels, some major work in Shadows/Highlights, and sharpening using USM. There was perhaps a final touch up of brightness/contrast, not sure if that applied to this image or not. I flattened the layers and pulled out the bucket paint tool and filled the white areas with black. For the second image I also extended the canvas to the left and filled it with bucket paint so my crop could be a proper square instead of an almost square. Crop, resize, post.
Now I gotta clean up my workspace and post a fullsize The only thing I really want to do is get rid of that noisy glow on the right side of the moon. We had some clouds moving in so not sure if that enhanced the noise there.