FLI Proline PL31600-C Color CCD Camera with 63.5 mm Shutter

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FLI Proline PL31600-C Color CCD Camera with 63.5 mm Shutter
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  • The FLI Proline PL31600-C comes with the TrueSense KAF-31600 color Full Frame sensor, with 6.8um pixels in an 6606 x 4954 array.
  • High sensitivity is retained via TrueSense Transparent Gate Electrode. The Truesense 31600C also microlensing and 1000X anti-blooming protection.
  • Pair this sensor with the high performance, 100% CNC-machined FLI Proline camera body, with features like internal memory capacity for quick readouts and downloads, triple TEC cooling to 65C, user selectable download speeds, hermetically sealed CCD and electronics chambers, 16-bit operation, and a USB 2.0 interface, and you have an amazing imaging system!
  • This package comes with a 63.5mm mechanical shutter.
  • There are several options you can add to your Proline camera at the time of purchase. Check out the available options on the right side of the page, and if you have any questions, please contact us and we will be glad to help you make the best choices for your telescope and desired applications.


FLI Proline PL31600-C Color CCD Camera with 63.5 mm Shutter

About the FLI Proline Camera System

The FLI ProLine Imaging System is the new standard-bearer in CCD camera efficiency and flexibility. As the forerunner of FLI's imaging systems, Proline cameras provide user-defined download rates, cooling base configuration options, and an independent hermetically-sealed chamber for the CCD and electronics. All of the most important elements of the FLI Proline are CNC machined for longevity, even under the most stressful conditions. The ProLine base / heat sink, front flange, and shutter housing are each assembled from a lone fragment of high-grade aluminum. Since the Proline fan cover is also part of the base assembly, it too is CNC machined! Electrical printed circuit boards employ only top-of-the-line components and are shielded from severe atmospheric conditions, removing the need for conformal coatings.

By allowing the user to choose from an array of extremely fast download speeds, the Proline breaks new ground. For focusing, you can download images at 12 megapixels per second, meaning you can download an unbinned image to your PC in as little as as one second! With imaging in mind, the download rate can be decreased to reduce noise in the final image. The Proline will function at -30ºC with ambient temperatures reaching 35ºC (84ºF) for lowest dark current and its attendant noise, thanks to a continuous 55ºC cooling performance. Although additional cooling or cooling sequence is not needed, a liquid cooling option is available if a wider range is desired.

Traditional imaging cameras transfer image data directly from the sensor to the USB port, rendering them exposed to added artifacts due to PC-related concerns such as processing tasks and processor speed. Each FLI Proline CCD camera features internal memory capability, allowing the imaging chip to be read quickly and downloaded to your PC. Because of this, your PC can take the image at its own highest level of proficiency without introducing any unwanted visual anomalies. The Proline image sensor is precisely coordinated so that the imaging chip is perpendicular to the optical path without shims or other post-assembly corrections due to a sophisticated design and refined production methods. This is vital as chips get bigger to guarantee the entire frame of your image is in focus.

About The TrueSense Full Frame KAF-31600 Sensor...

The KAF-31600 is a dual output, high performance color array CCD (charge coupled device) image sensor with 6496(H) x 4872(V) 6.8μm square pixels, designed for digital still camera applications. Each pixel contains anti-blooming protection to prevent image corruption during high light level conditions. Each of the pixels are selectively covered with red, green or blue pigmented filters for color separation, and microlenses are added for improved sensitivity. The photoactive pixels are surrounded by a border of buffer and light-shielded pixels.

The sensor utilizes the TRUESENSE Transparent Gate Electrode to improve sensitivity compared to the use of a standard front side illuminated polysilicon electrode.

TrueSense Full Frame KAF-31600 Sensor Features

  • Architecture: Full Frame CCD with square pixels
  • Total Number of Pixels: 6606 x 4954 = 32.8M
  • Number of Effective Pixels: 6536 x 4912 = 32.1M
  • Number of Active Pixels: 6496 x 4872 = 31.6M
  • Pixel Size: 6.8um
  • Imager Size: 55.2mm Diagonal
  • Chip Size: 4605 mm x 35 mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Saturation Signal: 60 ke
  • Charge to Voltage Conversion: 24 μV/e-
  • Quantum Efficiency in RGB: 37%, 43%, 36%
  • Read Noise: 16 e, f-24MHz
  • Dark Signal: 2 mV (T = 40º C)
  • Dark Current Doubling Temperature: 6.3º C
  • Linear Dynamic Range: 70.5 dB (f= 24 MHz, T = 40ºC)
  • Charge Transfer Efficiency: 0.999995, HCTE/VCTE = 0.999999
  • Blooming Protection: 1000X (4 ms exposure time)
  • Maximum Data Rate: 24 MHz
  • Readout Mode: Dual output only

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU FL-PL31600-C
Manufacturer FLI
Color or B&W? Color
Sensor Type Full Frame
Series FLI Proline
Pixel Size 5-7 Microns
Chip Diagonal 22mm & Up
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Truesense, formerly Kodak
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Front or Back Illumination Front Illuminated
Sensor Model KAF-31600-C
CCD Class Standard
Anti-Blooming Sensor? yes
Micro-lensing Sensor? yes
Quantum Efficiency 37%, 43%, 36% (RGB)
Blue Enhanced Sensor? no
Full Well Capacity 60,000 -e
Pixel Size in Micrometers 6.8um
Pixel Array 6606 x 4954
Sensor Diagonal 55.2 mm
Integrated Guider? No
Shutter Type Mechanical
Dark Current <0.1 e-/pixel/sec @ -25ºC
Filter Wheel No
Interface USB 2.0
Operating System Compatibility Windows
Camera Cooling Type Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC)
Camera Body Dimensions 6.2 x 6.2 x 3.8 (157.48 x 157.48 x 96.52)
Camera Weight 5.6 lb.
Included Items

Included Items

  • Proline PL31600C Color CCD Camera
  • Truesense KAF-31600C Full Frame Sensor
  • 63.5mm Shutter
  • USB Cable
  • Software
  • Custom Power Supply
  • Camera Cover
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