First Light with a DBK 31AU03.AS - Apennine Mountains

Blogged by Jonathan Maron on May 7, 2008 and tagged with Sample Images, Moon.

Last week, we received the following image of the Apennine Mountains on the Moon, submitted by Thomas Jäger, an amateur astronomer, based in Germany. It is a first light image, which Thomas captured, using his new USB 2.0 astronomy camera DBK 31AU03.AS on April 13. 2008:

Accompanying his image, Thomas wrote (translated from German):

I am very happy with the camera. 30 frame per second are enough to get the image really sharp. The images (video) have very low noise and no compression artifacts whatsoever. A great compliment for the software [IC Capture.AS] which works perfectly. I post-processed the individual frames using Gioto.

A great thanks go out to Thomas for this wonderful contribution and especially for his enthusiasm about The Imaging Source astronomy cameras.