My name is Gordon Young. Im 58 years old and have had an interest in astronomy for years. I finally got a telescope afew years ago. I live in Oceanside, California. The clear skies are OK here. The skies are about an 8 on a scale of 10 here, I like to see dark sky behind the glowing stars. I'm learning a lot about astrophotography, the more I delve into it. Most nights I shoot about 20 pics and trash them once I see them. But, right now I'm learning how to use Photoshop CS and it isn't real easy. I stay up on Friday, and saturday nights hoping to get a good shot, but it hasn't happened yet.