Monday, February 27, 2017

New National Optical D-ELS-1 Stereo Microscope

Microscope World is excited to announce the new National Optical D-ELS-1 stereo microscope with 10x, 20x and 40x magnification.

National Optical D-ELS-1 stereo microscope with 10x, 20x and 40x magnification from Microscope World.
National Optical D-ELS-1 Stereo Microscope

This stereo microscope has three magnifications of 10x, 20x and 40x at an attractive low price. Dual LED top and bottom illumination can be controlled by the rheostat for each light. The microscope was designed for rugged use with locked-on parts and a carrying handle.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Liver Under the Microscope

The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly, protected by the ribs. The liver weighs about three pounds and is reddish-brown in color. If you were to touch the liver it would feel rubbery.

There are two large sections that make up the liver: the right and left lobes. The gallbladder sits under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. The liver and these organs work together to digest, absorb and process food.

The liver's primary job is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it along to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions.

The images below are of a pig's liver and were captured under the RB30 biological microscope using the HDCAM4 high definition microscopy camera.

Microscope World image of a pig's liver under a biological microscope at 40x magnification.
Pig's Liver under the Microscope at 40x.

Microscope World image of a pig's liver captured under the microscope at 100x.
Pig's Liver under the Microscope at 100x.

Microscopy image of pig's liver captured by Microscope World at 400x magnification.
Pig's Liver under the Microscope at 400x.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Machinist Tool Kits

Microscope World now offers seven machinist tool kits for a variety of tasks including basic inspection, student and apprentice tool kits, depth measurement and routine inspection. Each machinist tool kit is manufactured by Mitutoyo and comes in a mahogany case.

Mitutoyo 64PKA080B basic inspection tool kit from Microscope World.
Basic Inspection Tool Kit
  • 6" Steel Rule
  • Micrometer, Range 0-1"
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"



Mitutoyo 64PKA073B Digital Lite Tool Kit from Microscope World
Digital Lite Tool Kit
  • 6" Steel Rule
  • MyCal Lite Digimatic Caliper 0-6" / 0-150mm
  • Micrometer Lite 0-1" / 0-25.4mm



Mitutoyo 64PKA068A Machinist Caliper and Micrometer Tool Kit from Microscope WorldMachinist Caliper and Micrometer Tool Kit
  • Outisde Micrometer, Range 0-1"
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"
  • 6" Flexible Rule






Mitutoyo 64PKA076B digimatic tool kit from Microscope World.
Digimatic Tool Kit
  • Digimatic Micrometer, Range 0-1" / 0-25.4mm
  • Digimatic Caliper with Absolute Encoder, Range 0-6" / 0-150mm


Mitutoyo 64PKA069A student machinist tool kit from Microscope World.
Student & Machinist Apprentice Tool Kit
  • Outside Micrometer, Range 0-1"
  • 6" Full-Flexible Rule 
  • Test Indicator Set, Range 0.04"
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"







Mitutoyo 64PKA070A depth measurement tool kit from Microscope World.
Depth Measurement Tool Kit
  • Outside Micrometer, Range 0-1"
  • Depth Micrometer with (6 pcs rods), Range 0-6"
  • Full Flexible Rule
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"




Mitutoyo 64PKA071B routine inspection tool kit from Microscope World.
Routine Inspection Tool Kit
  • Outside Micrometer Set (3pcs), Range 0-3"
  • Inside Micrometer (with 6 pcs rods)
  • Combination Set
  • Full-Flexible Rule
  • Test Indicator Set, Range 0.04"
  • Dial Caliper, Range 0-6"
  • Dial Indicator, Range 1.0"
  • Magnetic Stand

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Phase Contrast Microscopy Camera Comparison

The images below of human cheek cells were captured using a phase contrast microscope with a 40x phase lens and two different microscopy cameras. If you are unsure what phase contrast is, you can read about the process here.

The MoticamX is a 1.3 megapixel WiFi microscope camera. This microscope camera creates its own wireless network and allows live images from the microscope to be both viewed and captured on a tablet, phone or computer. The MoticamX is typically used in schools and sometimes in industrial settings. One limitation to this wireless camera is that the tablet or phone must be within line of site of the camera (no walls between the devices) and within 20-30 feet of the camera.



Phase contrast image of cheek cells captured with MoticamX microscope WiFi camera.
MoticamX cheek cell image captured using phase contrast microscope at 400x.

MoticamX WiFi microscope camera image of phase contrast 400x cheek cells under the microscope.
MoticamX cheek cell image captured using phase contrast microscope at 400x.

Cheek cells under the microscope at 400x using phase contrast microscopy.
MoticamX cheek cell image captured using phase contrast microscope at 400x.

HD high definition microscopy camera.
The HDCAM4 is a high definition HD microscope camera. The camera provides a high live frame rate of 60 frames per second at full HD resolution. Images can be captured at 2 megapixels. Images can be captured to a SD card or the camera can be hooked into a USB port on the computer and captured through the computer. The HDCAM4 is used in both Universities and industrial settings. The high quality image and fast frame rate make it a solid all-around camera for a wide variety of uses.



Cheek cells under the microscope using phase contrast and an HD microscopy camera.
HDCAM4 cheek cell image captured using phase contrast microscope at 400x.

HD camera image of cheek cells under a phase contrast microscope.
HDCAM4 cheek cell image captured using phase contrast microscope at 400x.

Phase contrast microscope image of cheek cells captured at 400x by Microscope World using an HD microscope camera.
HDCAM4 cheek cell image captured using phase contrast microscope at 400x.

All images were captured using the exact same microscope setup: 
Contact Microscope World with questions about microscopy cameras, phase contrast or custom microscope solutions.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Human Cardiac Muscle under the Microscope

The cardiac muscle is an involuntary, striated muscle that is found in the myocardium, which is the muscle tissue of the heart and forms a thick middle layer between the outer epicardium layer and the inner endocardium layer.

Coordinated contractions of cardiac muscle cells in the heart pump blood out of the atria and ventricles to the blood vessels of the left/body/systemic and right/lungs/pulmonary circulatory systems. This complex mechanism illustrates systole of the heart.

Cardiac muscle cells, unlike most other tissues in the body, rely on an available blood and electrical supply to deliver oxygen and nutrients and remove waste products such as carbon dioxide. The coronary arteries help fulfill this function.

The images below were captured using a lab microscope and a high definition HD microscope camera.

Microcope World image of human cardiac muscle captured at 40x.
Human cardiac muscle captured under the microscope at 40x.

Microscope World image of human cardiac muscle captured at 100x under a lab microscope.
Human cardiac muscle captured under the microscope at 100x.

Microscope World image of a heart muscle captured at 400x magnification.
Human cardiac muscle captured under the microscope at 400x.

Contact Microscope World with microscopy related questions.