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AmScope M160C-2L-PB10 Cordless Compound Monocular Microscope, WF10x and WF25x Eyepieces, 40x-1000x Magnification, Upper and Lower LED Illumination with Rheostat, Brightfield, Single-Lens Condenser, Coaxial Coarse and Fine Focus, Plain Stage, 110V or Battery-Powered, with Handle and Arched Base
Cordless compound microscope provides high magnification for biological use and educational applications
Monocular viewing head with interchangeable 10x widefield and 25x widefield eyepieces, 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, upper and lower LED illumination with rheostat, a 0.65 NA single-lens condenser with disc diaphragm, and coaxial coarse and fine focus for sharp images
Heavy-duty base with handle and arched base for safe transport and handling by students
The AmScope M160C-2L-PB10 monocular compound microscope has interchangeable 10x widefield and 25x widefield eyepieces, a forward-facing nosepiece with three DIN achromatic objectives, upper LED and rheostat-controlled lower LED illumination, coaxial coarse and fine focus, 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 10x widefield 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 upper (episcopic) incidental illumination that reflects light off the specimen for enhanced visibility of opaque specimens, and 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. Rheostat control capability allows the viewer to control light intensity. 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 and fine focus knobs are nested to speed focusing for left-and right-handed viewers. All mechanical components are constructed of metal for precision and durability, and the solid-metal frame has a stain-resistant enamel finish. The built-in handle and arched base enables students to transport microscopes safely and securely. The microscope is powered by a 110VAC adapter (included) or by three AA batteries (included) for field use. The microscope comes with five blank and five prepared slides.
4X, 10x, 40x achromatic
Incidental (upper) and transmitted (lower)
LED with rheostat
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.
Had a quality consumer-level microscope as a kid, but this one blows it away. Very convenient and versatle lighting, with both battery and AC. The platform light is great for working with your slides. The spring-action recessing objective lenses are great for avoiding a costly accident when maneuvering to higher power.
Nits: objective and eyepiece lenses are not so easy to clean with just lens cloth. It shipped with dust particles on all, so remenber to buy a cleaning kit with it. SAVE THE STYROFOAM PACKAGING. Since it doesn't come with a case, you'll need to either buy an expensive hard case, or DIY something. Either way, you won't have secure storage without the foam. I found a hinged and latched, stiff carboard gift box with swing handles at Michaels for $20, and trimmed the styrofoam for a custom fit.
This was a gift for my grandson and he is having a wonderful time with it. It works great and the first thing he did was go out to the goldfish pond and get some water. It was amazing what we were able to see in that little drop of water. I highly recommend this if you have a child who wants more than just a Kiddy scope.
Very clear image up to 400X. The upper and lower LEDs, the carrying handle, the option of batteries and power adapter are all very useful features.
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