Zeiss Stereomicroscopes

The stereomicroscope or dissecting microscope is an optical microscope variant designed for low magnification observation of a sample, typically using light reflected from the surface of an object rather than transmitted through it. The instrument produces a three-dimensional visualization of the sample being examined.

The stereomicroscope is often used to study the surfaces of solid specimens or to carry out close work such as dissection, microsurgery, watch making, circuit board manufacture or inspection. The SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes are microscopes designed for 3D observation of small objects at simultaneous magnification.  The basic stereomicroscopes feature relatively low total magnifications (approximately 5x to 60x), wide object fields (of up to about 30 mm) and large working distances (approx. 80 mm).
Special preparation of specimens is not required for stereomicroscopes, which makes them suitable for the observation, preparation, sorting, manipulation and documentation of specimens diverse in nature and composition. The SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes are designed according to the telescope principle with both optical paths using a common main objective.

Zeiss Lumar.V12 Stereomicroscope

The Zeiss Lumar, V12 motorized stereomicroscope has the capacity to use fluorescence or bright field analysis for evaluation of structures under smaller magnification, such as whole small animals such as fish, insects, a small plant, or seeds. The ability to precisely examine, measure, and image these small objects in applications that require both magnification and depth of field is a powerful tool coupled with the Zeiss image analysis software. The designation “V12“ stands for a magnification of zoom optics variable by a factor of 12.5x and covering a magnification range from 0.8x to 10x. The magnification is changed easily using a motorized Human Interface Panel (HIP) or the System Control Panel (SYCOP).

Capabilities

SteREO Lumar.V12 enables for the first time fluorescence imaging of light microscopy quality.

• Brightfield/darkfield transmitted/reflected light
• Red and green fluorescence
• 9.6x to 120x total magnification (= ~1x to ~12x objective on a standard scope)

Detailed specifications

Zeiss Lumar.V12 stereoscope body, motorized focus column and base.
Transmitted and reflected light sources
HBO100 fluorescence arc lamp

AxioCam MRM firewire monocrome camera
• AxioVision 4.6.1.0

More information
Carl Zeiss SteREO Lumar.V12 Guide - The New Fluorescence

 

Zeiss Stereo Discovery.V20 Microscope

The Zeiss Stereo Discovery.V20 motorized stereomicroscope has the capacity to use fluorescence or bright field analysis for evaluation of structures under smaller magnification, such as whole small animals, insects, small plants, leaves or seeds.

Capabilities

• Brightfield/darkfield transmitted/reflected light
• Red and green fluorescence including UV-Violet,
GFP 470, Texas Red and Cy5

Detailed specifications

• Zeiss Lumar.V12 stereoscope body, motorized focus column and base
• Transmitted and reflected light sources
• HBO100 fluorescence arc lamp
• AxioCam MRc firewire color camera
• AxioVision 4.6.1.0

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