Math Heijen's First Light with DMK 21AF04.AS

Blogged by Jonathan Maron on August 28, 2008 and tagged with Sample Images, Moon, Sun, Animation.

Math Heijen, based in the Netherlands, has posted a couple of first light images, which he captured his brand new DMK 21AF04.AS. (We love first light images - send us yours!)

In his blog, Matt writes:

At the moment I'm testing my new camera, the DMK 21AF04.AS. I first tried the camera on the Coronado PST, and I was surprised by the result. The first image is a typical frame I selected from the 1-minute movie I shot from a prominence. The second image shows the stacked (600 frames) and processed version.

I will inform you about the equipment set-up and the stacking/processing software in the near future. Right now I'm busy reading the software manuals and experimenting with the few movies I recorded. In the end this monochrome camera will be used to shoot detailed images of the Moon, the Sun in combination with the Baader Herschel Prism/Continuum filter and the Sun in H-Alpha with the Coronado PST. I will keep you updated!

Below are the images (click to zoom):

For a first attempt, those are really great little images. Keep up the good work. Feel free to send us some more of your images, as you take them!