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Not the greatest photo but that is me standing next to my main scope. a 10" reflector on an EQ6 equatorial mount. When attached to my 300D in a prime focus configureation it is the same as using a f/4.7 1200mm lens.
I use it along with my 300D for most of my images. The two exceptions being planetary and h-alpha solar images. For the planetary images I actually use a webcam instead of my 300D and the h-alpha images of the sun require a seperate telescope made specifically for solar viewing. For the white light solar images I use my 10" scope plus a full apature Baader solar filter.
Andy astrophotography gear can be extremely exspensive, to the point that some of it makes Canon L-series glass seem cheap in comparison but it is possible to get started without spending too much. I would recommend doing a lot of research before you buy anything.
The big considerations will be your budget and the types of images you plan on taking. You also have to take into consideration portability. If you live in the middle of a large city and you want to image faint galaxies you will have to transport your gear to a remote location. If this is the case you will probably want something more compact then what I have.
Then there is setup time to consider. My 10" takes about 30 mins to setup in my backyard, then at least another 30 mins to cool down to the ambient temperature. Then add another hour to dissassemble it and store it away when I am finished. Compare that to my small 40mm solar scope wich I can have outside and ready to go in about 2 minutes and packed away just as quickly.
the forums on http://www.cloudynights.com/
are by far the best on the web for anything to do with amature astronomy there are plenty of very knowledgeable people there that will be happy to help you find the right setup.