Some of the members do astrophotography with Newtonians. You need a way to attach the camera to the focuser so that you can focus the camera. I'm not sure whether dslr or CCD's are being used - maybe afocal through the eyepiece with a standard digital camera. With good tracking you have overcome a big hurdle.
If you have a dslr that should do for now and provide a good platform for practice.
Here is a very useful resource that may assist with your questions - if not no matter it's still very helpful in many other respects. http://www.ayton.id.au/gary/Science/...graphy_DSO.htm