The AmScope T600A-PCS-3M digital compound trinocular microscope has a Siedentopf binocular mount with interchangeable pairs of 10x widefield and 16x widefield eyepieces, a reverse-mounted nosepiece with four DIN achromatic high-resolution objectives, Brightfield and phase-contrast halogen illumination, a double-layer mechanical stage with a stage stop to protect slides and objectives from damage, and anti-mold surfaces to preserve optics in high-humidity areas. The 3MP camera has a CMOS color sensor, a reduction lens, image capture and editing software, and USB 2.0 output to capture or display still or video images on a computer or projector. The trinocular head has a vertical camera mount and a Siedentopf binocular mount with interchangeable pairs of WF10x and WF16x eyepieces with 55 to 75mm Siedentopf interpupillary adjustment, a fixed 30-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and a 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing. Dioptric adjustment accommodates individual eye-strength differences. The vertical trinocular port accepts a camera with a 23mm or C-Mount adapter. The mechanical tube length is 6-5/16″ (160mm).The reverse-mounted revolving nosepiece has 4x, 10x, 40xS, and 100xS (oil) DIN achromatic high-resolution objectives that provide color correction of magnified images. The 40xS objective is spring loaded to prevent slide damage when focusing. The 100xS spring-loaded oil-immersion objective uses oil between the specimen and the objective lens to provide increased resolution over a standard objective. Three plan phase-contrast objectives (10x, 40x, and 100x) and corresponding condensers provide high-contrast images. Plan objectives provide improved focus over the entire range of the viewing field. A digital compound microscope is used for inspection and dissection of specimens when two-dimensional images are desired, and where image capture, detailed records, or documentation is required.
The 3MP digital camera has a CMOS color sensor for displaying still microscopy images and streaming live videos to a computer or projector. The camera has 40x magnification and a 0.5x reduction lens that ensures that the display has a similar field of view as the microscope eyepiece. The camera can be mounted in a C-Mount or any 23mm eye tube. The camera includes image capture and editing software that provides still image and live video capture and editing capability, including measurement functions. The software supports JPG, TIF, GIF, PSD, WMF, and BMP file formats and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. Camera drivers are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. The software includes Windows APIs for native C/C++, C#, DirectShow, Twain, and LabVIEW that enable custom application development. The camera has a USB 2.0 data port (cable included).
The microscope has Brightfield and phase-contrast illumination. Brightfield (BF) illumination allows the specimen to absorb light, resulting in a dark image on a light background. Phase-contrast provides high contrast and visibility without the use of stains, allowing specimens to be observed in their natural state without being killed or fixed. Halogen illumination provides bright light in a concentrated path. The 1.25 NA Abbe condenser is mounted on a rack-and-pinion control system, can be adjusted to control the distance of the light from the stage, and has an iris diaphragm to optimize the amount of light illuminating the specimen. The graduated double-layer mechanical stage, with 1mm stage divisions, locks the slide into place and provides precise slide manipulation along the X- and Y-axis to allow coordinates to be recorded, enabling the viewer to return to a specific location on the slide. A stage stop prevents the stage or specimen from coming into contact with the objectives. The stage is 5-1/2 x 6-5/16 inches (140 x 160mm) and has a traveling range of 2-3/4 x 2 inches (70 x 50mm). Graduated coaxial coarse and fine focus has a focusing range of 1-3/16″ (30mm) and fine-focus divisions of 0.002mm (0.0000787″) that enable measurements to be taken. Focus knob tension control prevents the stage from drifting out of focus. The cast-alloy enamel-coated body is durable and resistant to stains and corrosion.
||23mm or C-Mount
||4x, 10x, 40xS, 100xS (oil), P10x phase-contrast, P40x phase-contrast, P100x phase-contrast
||1.25 NA Abbe
||Halogen with rheostat, 6V/20W
||110V, UL listed
||3MP (2048 x 1536 effective pixels)
||Still image and video display and capture
||1/2″ Aptina MT9T001 CMOS (color)
||23mm or C-Mount
||43fps at 680×510; 22fps at 1024×768; 8fps at 2048×1536
||USB 2.0 (backward compatible on PCs only)
||JPG, TIF, GIF, PSD, WMF, BMP
||Image capture and editing for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux
|Camera driver compatibility
||Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux
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.
United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
What’s in the Box?
- AmScope T600A-PCS-3M microscope with double-layer mechanical stage
- WF10x eyepieces, 23mm, one pair
- WF16x eyepieces, 23mm, one pair
- 4x DIN achromatic objective, 20mm
- 10x DIN achromatic objective, 20mm
- 40xS DIN achromatic objective, 20mm
- 100xS (oil) DIN achromatic objective, 20mm
- 10x phase-contrast plan objective, 20mm
- 40x phase-contrast plan objective, 20mm
- 100x phase-contrast plan objective, 20mm
- Immersion oil, one bottle
- (2) Color filters
- 3MP digital camera (MU300)
- 0.5x reduction lens
- USB 2.0 cable
- Software CD
- Spare halogen bulb
- Spare fuse
- Focus-tension wrench
- Allen wrench
- Dust cover
- Power cord