It appears that the forum at cloudynights.com is down, and maybe permenantly. It appears the site is going through an overhaul. I read the letter and I am unclear about the status of the forums. I've been into astronomy with a few telescopes over the years and much of my knowledge has come from the forums of that site. I guess time will tell whether they come back. The forums there are much like this one: Nice and helpful members and always a warm atmosphere. So, just an FYI. Jason.