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 precision-ground 4x, 10x, and 40xS DIN achromatic glass objectives provide color correction of magnified images
LED illumination with rheostat and 0.65 NA single-lens condenser with disc diaphragm control light brightness and focus
Plain with clips and upper stage stop, coaxial coarse and fine focus on rack-and-pinion mechanism
The AmScope M200C-LED cordless monocular compound microscope has interchangeable 10x widefield and 25x widefield eyepieces, a forward-facing nosepiece with three DIN achromatic objectives, LED illumination, coaxial coarse and fine focus, a 0.65 NA single-lens condenser, and a plain stage. The monocular viewing head has a fixed 45-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation capability to enable sharing. The forward-facing revolving nosepiece has 4x, 10x, and 40xS DIN achromatic objectives that provide color correction of magnified images. The 40xS objective is 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 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, and a rheostat controls the amount of light emanating from the lamp. The 0.65 NA single-lens condenser and disc diaphragm optimize the amount of light illuminating the specimen. The plain stage is 4-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches (W x D; where W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back). It has an opening for light transmission, stage clips to secure the slide or specimen in place while viewing, and an upper stage stop to prevent the stage or specimen from coming into contact with the objectives. Separate coaxial coarse and fine focus eases focusing for left- and right-handed viewers, and a rack-and-pinion mechanism provides precise and secure focusing. All the mechanical parts of the microscope are constructed of metal to provide durability and resistance to wear. The cast-alloy metal frame has a stain-resistant enamel finish for durability and to ease cleaning. The microscope can be powered by 110V power supply or three AA batteries (included).
10x, 20x, 40xS DIN achromatic
Plain with clips and stage stop
Coaxial coarse and fine
Single lens, 0.65 NA
LED with rheostat
110V, or three AA batteries
15 x 5-1/8 x 7-1/2 inches (H x W x D)
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; 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.
United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
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AmScope M200C compound microscope with plain stage
It's portable, good lighting, it's light, rechargeable and it magnifies VERY well, clearly and it's got a fine/coarse adjustment so you can also see both the surface of things and deeper into the object. You don't have to remove parts to change magnification. My daughter has been using it for lots of examinations.
The photo is incorrect and misleading, b/c it doesn't come with any slide making supplies. Which was a drag.
At a recent party, all the girls ran upstairs and spent a lot of time using it. Quite a hit! Even if they were looking at hair, rug fibers, drool and Cheetos crumbs.
I wish it had a case, and I wish it came with a slide making starter kit, not just some plastic slides. Adult kits were too expensive and complicated; the kids' set I bought separately was kind of .... kid-like and dull.
Overall I'm really thrilled that I didn't go cheaper and get a kiddie-waste-of-money set. The monocular style works well. The CAMERA however,...
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