"There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory."
You too can modify your old Canon 450D using this tutorial here from Gary Honis. If you're too nervous, or just looking for an inexpensive used camera, you can contact me too.
I recently gained an interest in going with dobs for visual. I find that a 12" dob is good for my height of 5'11". Check out these nice conversions!
This helped me get my Meade SN6 back to working order.