Does anyone have any helpful hints for getting good photos of such night things as the Northern Lights, the moon, etc, with a point and shoot? I have a Canon S3IS right now, it has some manual settings and exposure compensation, etc.... I reallllly want to not just get photos of the Northern Lights when I'm in Alaska this season, but the BEST photos I can! Are there combos of settings that do a better job than others? Helpful on-the-fly tips? Should I use flash or not?
I know that being digital I can experiment...I'd simply like to get some new ideas to try to shorten the experimenting process and lower my odds of getting a bunch of blurry photos. Night photography is a challenge, and with a nonSLR that can't do long exposures, it's even more so. So, any help and hints y'all could share would ROCK! Thanks!