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Old 18-02-2009, 08:49 PM
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Review of the DMK41AF02 with High Resolution Images

Hi all

Back in January 2008, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a DMK41AF02 from Astronomy Cameras. Itís a monochrome webcam with a 1/2″ CCD that can capture at 15fps in 1280◊960 pixel resolution - just perfect for lunar astrophotography where a large field of view really matters.

The images in the review were captured on the 27th January 2008 in average seeing, but werenít processed until now due to limitations in Registax 4. The large frame size produced by the DMK41AF02 meant that a 2 minute AVI was over 2 gigabytes in size (using the Y800 codec), and Registax 4 just couldnít load those large files.

Luckily though, in recent months Iíve been on the Registax 5 beta-testing program (itís due for release any week now!) and so Iíve been able to use Registax 5 to process these AVIís, as it handles large file sizes without a problem.

It was worth the wait - the large field of view combined with a mosaic of several frames has allowed me to capture some larger than normal patches of the moon in high-resolution, when compared with the DMK21AU04 which has 640◊480 pixel resolution.

Find out how the DMK41AF02 stacks up as a lunar and planetary imaging camera at:

Review of the DMK41AF02 with High Resolution Images

Thanks for reading.
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