Digital Medium Format

NPS December 2006
Finger Lakes Instrumentation
Astronomical CCD cameras are becoming available with imaging sensors larger than a 35-millimeter film frame. Finger Lakes Instrumentation has released its new ProLine imaging system (prices start at $7,925 for the PL4021 model), supporting chips as large as Kodak's 36-by-48-mm, 40-megapixel KAF-39000 sensor. The camera line features download speeds of up to 12 megabits per second and a large internal frame buffer. Other features include a six-leaf shutter, three-stage thermoelectric cooler, and dual-sealed sensor and electronics chambers. A custom filter wheel and digital focuser are also available.

Contact: Finger Lakes Instrumentation, 7298 West Main St., PO Box 19A, Lima, NY 14485; 585-624-3760;'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.

All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.