If you already own a suitable telescope and a generic 35mm SLR camera, you have most of what you'll need to do some serious astro photography! All you'll need are a couple of adaptors -- and some time and patience.
e-Scopes® has what you'll need to adapt virtually any telescope into virtually any 35mm SLR camera.
Eyepiece Projection Adaptor
This adaptor houses a standard short focal length eyepiece (not included) and adapts it to a camera-specific adaptor ring (sold below...) for eyepiece projection (high magnification) astro photography.
Standard 1.25 inch size fits into the focuser just like an eyepiece.
Price: US$ 24.95
Prime Focus (Direct Photography) Adaptor
This adaptor is used for Prime Focus (or "Direct") astro photography for wide field applications in which no eyepiece is required. It is essentially a 1.25 inch to T-thread adaptor (a camera-specific adaptor ring is still required... see item below.)
Fits all 1.25 inch focusers.
Price: US$ 14.95
2 inch to Male T-thread Camera Adaptor
Beautifully machined adaptor takes you from a 2-inch focuser to a standard Male T-thread. You can then use a camera-specific adaptor (sold below) from the male T-thread into your SLR camera for use in prime focus photography.
Price: US$ 29.95
Camera Specific Adaptor Rings
This ring is required to adapt from the male T-thread of the eyepiece projection or prime focus adaptor to your particular brand of 35mm SLR camera. These rings are meant ONLY for 35mm SLR film cameras, NOT fixed lens, disposable or consumer-electronics type CCD cameras.
Illuminated Double Cross Hair 10mm Plossl Eyepiece with variable chordless red light illuminator for manually guiding astro photos. Glare and distortion-free optical design for comfotable extended guiding. 1.25 inch size only.
Price: US $149.95
Illuminated Double Cross Hair Kellner Eyepiece
An indespensible aide for manually tracking astro photos. 12mm Kellner eyepiece has a rotating bezel for focusing the double cross hairs. Chordless, variable non-glare red light source for low eye fatigue. 1.25 inch size only.
Price: US $124.95
90 mm F/11 Guide Scope with Mount Rings
90 mm F/11 1000mm local length Acromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly for guiding astro photos. Complete with rings and focuser. Accepts 1.25 inch illuminated and non-illuminated reticle eyepieces.
Price: US$ 199.95
SCT to Male T Thread Adaptor
SCT to Male "T-Thread" Adaptor takes you from the standard output of most SCT scopes (1.975 inch X 20 T.P.I.) to a male T-thread (42mm X 0.75mm thread pitch). You can then adapt into a projection adaptor (or no adaptor for Prime Focus photography) and then into a camera-specific adaptor ring (sold above...)
Price: US$ 29.95
T-thread 1.25 inch 2X Short Barlow Lens for Astro Photos
If you run out of "in-focus" while trying to focus your camera with your existing focuser, this might work! 2X Barlow has a male T-threaded exterior as well as a standard 1.25 inch eyepiece socket. Allows focus of the film plane.
Excellent quality optics for exceptional performance. Short barrel design.