After taking advice I have bought a Nikon D3100 with a 18-55mm lens.
I am a total noob to cameras like these, and while it will work great when I need it to as a point and shoot I need guidance with taking photos of the Aurora Borealis.
I am attempting to find out in basic terms what settings I should use to get good images. I know you guys on here are experts and will probably change a million and one different setting with each shoot to get the perfect picture, but I on the other hand lack skills.
Thank you for any help you can give me.