Stereomicroscopes

The Nikon SMZ25 motorized stereoscope provides fluorescence imaging of macro and micro samples with Perfect Zoom technology, which gives up to 25:1 zoom while maintaining resolution. The large field of view allows imaging of entire 35 mm dishes with uniform brightness. It has filters for DAPI, CFP, GFP, GFP longpass, YFP, and DsRed. It is also equipped with an LED base for oblique illumination.

Instrument Access: Training for individual use is available. To schedule training, please fill out the Access Request Form and email it to Anna Webb.

Fees: Trained users: $__/hour

The Leica MZ16 fluorescence stereoscope is designed for acquisition of fluorescence images of many dyes including DAPI, FITC, TRITC, CFP and YFP at long working distance and low magnification (4X - 20X). The instrument has a black and white camera for fluorescence image acquisition and a color camera for imaging of vital dyes. The stage is motorized and is capable of X, Y, and Z montage imaging.

Instrument Access: Training for individual use is available. To schedule training, please fill out the Access Request Form and email it to Paul Oliphint.

Fees: Trained users: $17/hour

The Nikon SMZ800N Stereoscope is commonly used for dissection or inspection and documentation of cryostat and ultramicrotome sections, but is also useful for large samples or samples with non-typical mounting. The microscope has a zoom range of 1X to 8X and is fitted with white light for reflection or transmission imaging. Images can be acquired using a Nikon DS-Ri2 color camera.

Instrument Access: Training for individual use is available. To schedule training, please fill out the Access Request Form and email it to Paul Oliphint.

Fees: Free to use but requires training.