I bought a Celestron CPC 800 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope back in December. It is a marvel of hi-tech simplicity. The optics design is decades old, but it has a super cool computerized "go to" feature and GPS. It basically knows where it is at all times, and as long you align on any three stars it merrily locks onto the sky and will show you any object in its 40, 000 object database at the touch of a button. Cool.
Focusing is a major chore, especially when trying to photograph tiny, faint objects. So I also added a JMI EV2cm focuser. Next, I purchased a t-ring adaptor for my Nikon D-80 and I was all set to shoot.
Here is my first astro-rig in action (sans camera -- I using it to take this photo!)