Walter Products 2010 Trinocular Compound Microscope, WF10x Eyepieces, Infinity Plan Objectives, 40x-1000x Magnification, Brightfield, Kohler, LED Illumination, Abbe Condenser, Mechanical Stage, 110V
Brand: Walter Products
- Compound microscope provides high magnification for biological use and educational applications
- Trinocular viewing configuration with a binocular head that has a pair of 10x widefield high-eyepoint eyepieces and fixed inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and a trinocular port that accepts a camera adapter (sold separately)
- Reverse-mounted nosepiece with 4x, 10x, 20xR, 40xR, and 100xR DIN infinity plan objectives that provide focus over the entire range of the viewing field, and a longer working distance for improved focus when auxiliary components are utilized
- Brightfield, Kohler LED illumination with rheostat and 1.25 NA Abbe condenser for clear examination and light control
- Mechanical stage locks slide into place and provides precise slide manipulation along the X- and Y-axes, and coaxial nested coarse and fine focus knobs speed focusing
Publisher: Walter Products
The Walter Products 2010 Trinocular Compound Microscope has a pair of 10x widefield high-eyepoint eyepieces, a trinocular port, a reverse-mounted nosepiece with five DIN infinity plan objectives, LED illumination, coaxial nested coarse and fine focus, a 1.25 NA Abbe condenser, and a mechanical stage. The trinocular viewing head has a binocular head with a pair of eyepieces with interpupillary adjustment, fixed inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing; and a trinocular port that accepts a camera adapter (sold separately). High-eyepoint eyepieces ease viewing for viewers wearing glasses. A reverse-mounted nosepiece keeps objectives out of the way to prevent damage and contamination, and to enable more secure slide handling. Rotation positions with secure, positive stops ensure accurate positioning and support a range of magnification options. Infinity plan objectives provide focus over the entire range of the viewing field, and a longer working distance for improved focus when auxiliary components are utilized. The 20xR, 40xR, and 100xR objectives are retractable and spring-loaded to prevent damage to the slide or objective when focusing. A compound microscope is used for inspection and dissection of specimens when two-dimensional images are desired.
The microscope has lower (diascopic) brightfield, Kohler illumination that transmits light up through the specimen for enhanced visibility of translucent and transparent objects. Brightfield (BF) illumination allows the specimen to absorb light, resulting in a dark image on a light background. Kohler illumination focuses and centers the light path using two iris diaphragms, providing optimum contrast and resolution. The LED light source provides bright, cool light for working with temperature-sensitive or live specimens, and a rheostat controls the amount of light emanating from the lamp. The Abbe condenser can be adjusted to control the distance of the light from the stage. The mechanical stage locks the slide into place and provides precise slide manipulation along the X- and Y-axes. Coaxial coarse and fine focus knobs are nested to speed focusing for left-and right-handed viewers.
|Microscope Head and Optics Specifications|
|Binocular head inclination||30 degrees|
|Interpupillary adjustment||55 to 75mm|
|Objectives, DIN infinity plan||4x, 10x, 20xR (retractable), 40xR (retractable), 100xR (oil, retractable)|
|Microscope Illumination and Stage Specifications|
|Focus type||Coaxial coarse and fine|
|Condenser||1.25 NA Abbe|
|Light source||LED with rheostat, 3W|
|Illumination type||Brightfield, Kohler|
|Stage dimensions||140 x 190mm (W x D)|
|Stage travel range||78 x 55mm (X-direction x Y-direction)|
W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
Walter Products distributes microscopy and laboratory equipment and supplies. The company, founded in 1987, is headquartered in Windsor, ON, Canada.
What's in the Box?
- Walter Products 2010 Trinocular Compound Microscope
- (2) WF10x eyepieces
- 4x DIN infinity plan objective
- 10x DIN infinity plan objective
- 20xR (retractable) DIN infinity plan objective
- 40xR (retractable) DIN infinity plan objective
- 100xR (retractable) DIN infinity plan objective
- Dust cover