If you spend a fair amount of the night hours staring at the stars and not taking pictures for future reference, you are not getting full value out of your star gazing. For those of you who are students and preparing a report for your class, you will find that an astronomy camera can be a vital part of your astronomy equipment. There are several different varieties on the market, but you will find that the CCD version may be your best alternative.
With the latest CCD astronomy camera such as those available from Telescopes.net, you can attach them to your telescope using the special adaptor and then directly to a USB port on your camera. This will let you record everything you see and then use the files for research or to create you report for your astronomy class or simply to create your own desktop wallpaper.