I wanted to use my Canon Rebel to take pictures of the night sky using a telescope. I could have purchased the appropriate T-Adapter for the camera, but I decided to try and make one myself.
Above is a photo of the parts used for this adapter. On the left is a standard Canon ES body cap which you can get from any camera store. On the right are some parts from a local hardware store. The brass fitting is roughly 0.96″ in diameter so a perfect fit for the telescope (see image below).
At this point, you will have a T-Adapter that can fit into a 0.96″ Telescope. If your telescope uses a different diameter this process should still work you would just need to find a larger brass fitting to fit into your telescope.
Here is the final setup of the assembly
|Without the telescope||With the telescope|