Compound microscope provides high magnification for biological use and educational applications
Monocular viewing head with 10x widefield eyepiece, fixed 45-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing
Forward-facing nosepiece with 4x, 10x, and 40x DIN achromatic full-glass objectives that provide high-resolution color-corrected images
Brightfield, LED illumination, and 0.65 NA single-lens condenser with disc diaphragm
Plain stage with stage clips to secure slide and a stage stop to prevent damage to slides or objectives
The AmScope M148 monocular compound microscope has one 10x widefield eyepiece, a forward-facing nosepiece with three DIN achromatic objectives, LED illumination, a 0.65 NA single-lens condenser, and a plain stage. The forward-facing revolving nosepiece has 4x, 10x, and 40x DIN achromatic full-glass objectives that provide high-resolution color-corrected images. The monocular viewing head has one WF10x eyepiece on a fixed 45-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain and 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing. A compound microscope is used for inspection and dissection of specimens when two-dimensional images are desired.
The microscope has lower (diascopic) Brightfield 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. LED illumination provides bright, cool light for working with temperature-sensitive or live specimens. The 0.65 NA single-lens condenser and disc diaphragm control the amount of light illuminating the specimen. The plain stage is 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches and has an opening for light transmission and stage clips to secure the slide or specimen in place while viewing. A stage stop prevents the stage or specimen from coming into contact with the objectives. Coaxial coarse focus eases use for young viewers. All mechanical components are constructed of metal for precision and durability, and the solid-metal frame has a stain-resistant enamel finish. The microscope is powered by a 110VAC adapter (included) or three AA batteries (sold separately).
4X, 10x, 40x achromatic
110V/60Hz or three AA batteries
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.
I know that's a little nerdy but I don't care. I always wanted my own microscope but was unwilling/unable to pay a thousand dollars for one. I was also not going to go buy a little plastic toy one (again LOL). When I recently got bitten by the "I want my own microscope" bug again I told my husband (he didn't know that about me) I was surprised to find that he too wanted one! We looked at a few, decided that $100 was reasonable and ordered this one. So far it rocks! I don't know anything about optics or lenses, but the magnification seems good and we were counting red blood cells just fine the other day. Disclaimer: we are both educated in teh sciences so we have microscope experience. For a not-in-the-lab one, this works just fine.
This was a really nice microscope, my daughter uses it for homeschooling. It seems like a good quality not cheap product.
This was a very good buy. It is even stronger that I had thought. I use it in business and works great
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