A Great Planetary Imager - DMK 21AF04.AS

Blogged by Jonathan Maron on October 18, 2007 and tagged with Community.

These are the words of Tony Darnell over at the Astronomy Buff Blog:

The [DMK 21AF04.AS] costs $390.00 so it's really a no-brainer for astro-geeks like me. I've read some good followup info on the astronomycamerablog and I'm excited to get my camera.

It looks like he is excited to be getting his hands on the camera, but does not really like the name. He writes the following amusing exemplary dialog:

Person #1: "Hey Bill, have you tried the new DMK 21AF04.AS?"

Person #2: "The what?"

Person #1: "Why the DMK 21AF04.AS, of course. It's a great little camera that only cost me 400 bucks."

Person #2: "What's it called again?"

Person #1: Sigh. "The DMK 21AF04.AS goddamit. [...] IT'S THE DMK 21AF04.AS FOR CHRISSAKES BILL!"

Tony raises a good point: How come our cameras have such cryptic names? The reason is simple. The Imaging Source astronomy cameras are the brothers of The Imaging Source industrial cameras. In industrial circles, cryptic names are cool!

Profjohn wrote a great blog post about our camera names: