Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Motic Images Software Calibration Tutorial

Motic Images software is included with all Motic microscopy cameras. The software allows for image capture, annotation and one of the most commonly used features of the software: making measurements! However, before you can accurately make measurements with the Motic Images software, it is important to calibrate your microscope with the software first.

This video walks you through the steps of Motic Images microscopy software calibration.


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Motic Panthera Microscopes

Microscope World is proud to carry the new line of Motic Panthera microscopes. Panthera is Motic's new upright microscope line. There are several Panthera microscopes available.

Motic Panthera S school microscope with fixed koehler illumination can run off a battery pack if needed.Panthera S School Microscopes

The Panthera S is a school model. This microscope has Plan SC Achromat objective lenses and an extremely efficient low power illumination that allows the microscope to run on a mobile battery pack for several hours. The Panthera S is a fixed Koehler LED microscope for the educational market and is available in both binocular and trinocular.




Motic Panthera U Microscope with LightTracer illumination feature.

Panthera U University Microscopes

The Panthera U microscopes were created for University use. The Motic Panthera U microscopes have Plan UC Achromat higher quality objective lenses than the Panthera S. The microscope has fixed Koehler 3W LED illumination, and a larger stage than the Panthera S model. The microscope features Motic LightTracer, a digital illumination control. The microscope has a digital intensity knob with coded LED nosepiece that controls the illuminator to offer information on the current light intensity of each objective. Once the microscope is calibrated for each objective lens, the user does not need to adjust the illumination intensity when changing the microscope magnification. The Panthera U is available in binocular or trinocular.

Motic Panthera C Classic Microscopes

Panthera C Classic Microscopes

The Moitc Panthera C microscopes were created for the traditional microscope user. This is a classic all-around microscope that provides both Halogen and LED full Koehler illumination with manual light management. The Panthera C has Plan UC Achromat objective lenses and this microscope includes an integrated USB camera power port (it does not include a camera) and an LED light intensity illumination indicator in the nosepiece. The Panthera C classic microscopes are available in binocular or trinocular.
Motic Panthera L Life Sciences Digital Microscope

Panthera L Life Sciences Digital Microscopes

The Panthera L Life Sciences digital microscopes have built-in digital capabilities. This microscope has Plan UC Achromat objective lenses and Halogen and LED full Koehler illumination. Motic LightTracer provides a digital intensity knob with coded LED nosepiece that controls the illuminator to offer information on the current light intensity of each objective. Once the microscope is calibrated for each objective lens, the user does not need to adjust the illumination intensity when changing the microscope magnification. Digital connection by HDMI, USB, WiFi or RJ-45 allows direct image projection to a monitor or the use of the Panthera App on a mobile device. The Panthera L microscope is available in only one binocular model with a built-in camera.

Motic Panthera HD Digital Microscope

Panthera HD Digital Microscope

The Motic Panthera HD Digital microscope has all the same features as the Panthera L, but it is meant to only be used as a digital microscope. The Panthera HD does not have any eyetubes or eyepieces.



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Friday, May 5, 2017

Tips for Cleaning Microscope Optics

There are several things to watch out for when cleaning microscope optics. Follow some of these tips when cleaning your microscope lenses to ensure you do not scratch or damage them.

    Tips for cleaning microscope lenses.
  • When cleaning a microscope eyepiece, start out by using a dust blower to remove dust particles.
  • Never wipe lenses with dry tissue as it can scratch the lenses.
  • Do not use any solvents before trying distilled water. A thin film of distilled water can always be created by breathing on the surface of the lens.
  • Do not use abrasive materials such as a dry linen cloth to clean microscope lenses as they may scratch the surface.
  • Older microscopes should not be cleaned using ethanol, diethyl ether or acetone.
  • Use Clean Tip swabs rather than Q-Tips for cleaning.
  • Refrain from using optical spray cans containing pressurized liquid air to clean lenses. These can leave a residue that is difficult to remove.
  • Do not use acids or ammonia to clean microscope objective lenses.
  • Do not try to clean internal optical surfaces, cameras or adapter optics. Contact a microscope service technician if you need to clean these items.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pap Smear Under the Microscope

A Pap smear is a screening procedure used to test for cervical cancer. The test looks for precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix. The Pap smear was named after Georgios Papanikolaou, the doctor who determined that the test was a helpful way to detect cervical cancer.

This is a slide from a Pap smear that was captured under the U2D digital lab microscope at 400x magnification.

Microscopy image of a pap smear captured at 400x under the U2D microscope.
Pap smear captured under the U2D Digital Lab Microscope at 400x.

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