.: Lab Equipment
Update: 7-07-2012, 11:10pm
The microscope at the left is an introductory biological compound
microscope. It is compact in size (about 12"or 30cm tall) and
is used in elementary schools. It has three powers (40X, 100X and
400X) and a 110 volt illuminator which is located under the stage
(where the slides are placed). This is a transmitted light microscope,
where the light goes through the specimen (like a fly wing or cells
or pond water critters)
Full Size Biological Microscope
This is a full size biological compound microscope, typically used in high school biology classes. It is about 15" or 38cm tall and has three powers (three objective lenses) providing total magnifications of 40X, 100X and 400X. It also has a light source under the stage for transmitted illumination.
Advance Binocular Microscope
This is an advanced research grade microscope with two eyepiece for the researcher and a third port on the top for mounting a camera (called a "trinocular head"). It has four objective lenses with powers of 40, 100, 400 and 1000X and, again is a biological microscope with the illuminator under the stage. It uses a more sophisticated light focusing system (under the stage) called an Abbe condenser.
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FXDS-1R Inverted Microscopes
This is an interesting biological microscope that has the light on top and the objective lenses under the stage. Everything seems to be upside down! With this type, you can put a large object like a petri dish on the stage and easily move it around without the lenses getting in the way. This is also for transmitted light observations and has powers of 40X, 100X, 200X, and 400X. You would find this type in a university biological lab or in the medical profession.
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This is a specialized microscope used to make very accurate measurements. It has fine controls that move the stage and measure small distances in the X, Y and Z direction and also, the stage rotates for radial measurements. This particular model has a binocular head, three types of illumination (transmitted, oblique, and reflected) and powers of 40X, 100X and 400X.