FLI Microline 8051 Monochrome (No Shutter)

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FLI Microline 8051 Monochrome (No Shutter)
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  • The FLI Microline 8051 Monochrome (No Shutter) is a splendid, compact sized Camera ideal for astro-imaging. While it may be small for a CCD, it's a fully functional Standard Grade CCD of high quality nonetheless- outperforming it's larger competitors in some fields, and holding it's own in others.
  • The FLI Microline 8051 Monochrome (No Shutter) has lightning fast imaging and downloading speeds, with little to no error in the data movement; no artifacts or other issues in the end image.
  • The FLI Microline 8051 Monochrome (No Shutter) possesses a stellar quality internal cooling system that notably extends it's potential time of use.


FLI Microline 8051 Monochrome (No Shutter)

Say Goodbye to bulky, oversized CCD's- and hello the FLI Microline, a new, slim, affordable CCD Camera that may be smaller and lighter than it's competition- but is more than capable of measuring up to and in some key fields exceeding it's larger brethren! Noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling- all of these are fields in which the FLI Microline outperforms most of it's competition.

Indeed- FLI Microline CCD Camera's feature high speed fast download speeds that simply leave the competition behind. To support the performance of the FLI Microline CCD Camera, each and every component is is designed and manufactured for a long life in the most demanding conditions. All major components are CNC machined and you're looking at only the highest quality electrical components and circuit boards with logo, serial number and focal plane indicators laser-etched on the surface - not printed. FLI designed photo-etched stainless-steel shutters are field-serviceable should they ever encounter damage and the sensor is hermetically sealed from dust and moisture.

But what really sets the FLI Microline apart, is it's small scale- At 3.7 x 3.7 x 5 inches (HWL), the FLI MicroLine is a small camera with big camera capabilities! The Microline improves upon the highly successful FLI MaxCam design in a number of key areas including cooling, download speeds, clear aperture, and sensor capability.

Another facet of this marvelously effective piece of equipment that is worth note and discussion, is it's cooling system. The FLI Microline CCD Camera's robust cooling system is capable of achieving a sustainable cooling performance of 50-55 deg C below ambient. The camera's CCD can be operated at -30 deg C with typical room temperatures and without the need for water cooling or special cooling sequences. All you have to do is set the MicroLine cooling where you want it and the camera will do the rest - quickly and without any reason to worry!

Now, another difference can be found in how it takes data from the Camera to your computer. Conventional imaging cameras move the image data directly from the image sensor to the USB port, making them susceptible to added artifacts due to PC processing tasks, processor speed, and other PC-related issues. The internal frame buffer of the FLI Microline CCD Camera bypasses this problem by allowing an image to be quickly read out and downloaded to the PC. This allows the PC to take the image at whatever speed it is capable of without introducing any artifacts to the image.
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Additional Information

Manufacturer FLI
Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W)
Sensor Type Interline Transfer
Series FLI Microline
Pixel Size 5-7 Microns
Chip Diagonal 22mm & Up
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Truesense, formerly Kodak
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model KAI-08051
CCD Class Standard
Anti-Blooming Sensor? yes
Quantum Efficiency Peak QE of roughly 51-52%
Blue Enhanced Sensor? no
Full Well Capacity 20,000 e-
Pixel Size in Micrometers 5.5 μm
Pixel Array 3296 x 2472
Sensor Diagonal 22.5 mm
Shutter Type No Shutter
Dark Current <0.001 electrons/pixel/sec @ -30ºC
Interface USB 2.0
Camera Cooling Type Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC)
Camera Body Dimensions 3.70 x 3.70 x 4.77 (9.3 X 9.3 X 12.1 cm)
Camera Weight 2.8 lbs
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