Astronomers are always looking for darks skies to view and photograph celestial objects. Light pollution washes out the sky and makes it difficult to see deep space objects even in a telescope. This sky glow map of the PA, NJ, and NY shows that dark sky locations are becoming an extinct species.
If you are using a telescope to view or image objects in the night sky it is a good idea to find the darkest spot you can. Imaging with a webcam is a great hobby More and more astronomy enthusiasts are discovering that webcams are in inexpensive way to capture great images on objects in the night sky.