The Ample Scientific CM502 Nexcope compound, biological research microscope has binocular viewing heads, a widefield 10XD eyepiece with a field number (FN) of 20 mm, and 4XD, 10XD, 40XRD (sealed), and 100XRD (oil immersion method) objectives and plan lenses. This microscope, with its compound optical system, enhances the resolution of an object or image, and is commonly used for biological research by professionals in medical, veterinary, and post-secondary institutions.
This microscope features Seidentopf binocular viewing heads that rotate 360 degrees on two axes, with a wide inter-pupillary range. Adjustable resolution provides 4XD, 10XD phase, 40XRD plan (sealed), and 100XRD (oil immersion method) objectives for a range of viewing abilities. The microscope's illumination system has brightfield to illuminate from below, and darkfield illumination to enhance contrast. Its plan lenses sharpen images. Dimmable LED illumination is long-lasting, provides a brighter light beam at a cooler temperature than traditional bulbs, and creates a more uniform output at any level. An Abbe 1.25 Numerical Aperture (NA) sealed condenser with an aperture controls the diameter of the light cast on the specimen. A reversed nosepiece faces outward, which protects the objectives while providing clear access to the specimen stage. The microscope has a precision coaxial focus mechanism for viewing adjustment. A large, low-drive, graphite-coated, research-grade mechanical stage is scratch-resistant and accomodates two slides. An anti-mold head, and all-metal gearing provide durability. The microscope has a limited one-year warranty.
|Optical magnification ||4XD, 10XD phase, 40XRD plan (sealed), and 100XRD (oil) |
|Objective lenses ||Sealed |
|Lens type ||Plan |
|Eyepiece ||10X widefield |
|Viewing capabilities ||Seidentopf, binocular heads |
|Field diameter (FD) ||20 mm |
|Illumination ||LED |
|Condenser ||1.25 NA Abbe sealed |
|Stage ||Mechanical, square, graphite-coated |
|Gearing ||Rack and pinion |
|*Overall dimensions ||38.74 x 18.42 x 24.13 cm/15.25 x 7.25 x 9.5 inches (H x W x D) |
|Weight ||7.03 kg/15.5 lb. |
|Power source ||110V |
|Warranty ||One year limited |
*(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. There are three types of microscopes: 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 viewing abilities. A trinocular eyepiece is used to output digital images to an internal or external device such as a camera or monitor. 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 use 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.
Ample Scientific LLC manufactures laboratory equipment and supplies such as microscopes and centrifuges. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in Norcross, GA, Ample Scientific offers scientific equipment for research, educational, clinical and industrial applications.
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