Digital Camera for spotting scope
You can't do long exposure photography with a spotting scope mounted on a camera tripod. You need an astronomy tripod and mount that offers motorized tracking, preferrably equatorial tracking. If you wan to do astrophotography, you are better off selecting a standard telescope, such as the Celestron Nexstar 4SE, which can also be used to some daytime observing. For a camera, you will need an SLR. Digital point and shoots don't cut it for astrophotography.
For the basics on astrophotography, see my short article,
Astrophotography in a nutshell
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