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Reply Flamencopaul
3:01 PM on January 19, 2013 
Hi Ashleigh...Yes it was called a T-adapter, or T-ring. Should be easy to get either from a camera shop or online. They are made for many differnt cameras and have a camera fitting on one side and a standard thread on the other see
for an example. You also need an adapter to fit your telescope eyepiece holder. These have a standard T-thread (screws into the T-ring) at one side are are made to fit either 1.25 or 2 inch eyepiece holders. It may be that your eyepiece holder already has a T-thread - mine does. Again, there are examples here
000665V6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358624906&sr=8-1 and here

Hope this helps, Paul.
Reply Flamencopaul
7:04 AM on January 15, 2013 
Hi Ashleigh, here are a few astrophotography websites for you to have a look at: - probably the best and most detailed all round introduction to astrophotography...also the pages on processing at has more advanced information regarding image processing

There are literaly hundreds of good sites out there, so I'll just give you these for now.

Key things to remember though - you must be completely comfortable using your camera in the dark! Most of the hard work is in the processing, there are 2 free stcking / processing softwares: IRIS and Deepskystacker...IRIS is the best of the 2, but more difficult to use at first. Deepsky stacker is very user friendly, but I dont think the results are as good. Both can be obtained as free downloads - google will take you to their respective sites.
Hope this helps, but if you have any questions feel free to contact me.