The Zeiss Axio Zoom V16 combines a large field of view or highly detail magnified image with superb fluorescent capabilities. It is located in room 2807 of Wake Downtown.
The Axio “Zoom” microscope is a common main objective (CMO) type stereo microscope, which allows for more efficient collection of light and subsequently greater resolution. It features broad flexibility for the type of sample, allowing visualization of intact whole organisms, thin sectioned tissues, individual cells or microstructural features, or even small inorganic items and polymers. Samples with larger depth can be imaged in 3D with the motorized z-drive. The Axio Zoom features touch screen control for rapid magnification adjustment and most other capabilities.
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The Axio Zoom has a high-intensity metal halide light source and filters sets 49 (blue/UV), 38 (green/GFP), and 63 (red/mRFP). To determine if your dyes/fluorophores are a good match, examine the excitation and emission details of each of these filter cubes.
We have on hand the PlanApo Z 0.5x/0.125, PlanNeoFluar Z 1.0x/1.25, and PlanNeoFluar Z 2.3x/0.57 objective lenses. Combined with the 16X zoom capabilities, the ideal field of view and magnification are just a simple touch away for your sample.
Our V16 microscope is equipped with two cameras: the Zeiss AxioCam 506 monochrome for fluorescent imaging and the Zeiss AxioCam MRc5 for full color imaging. Image collection, annotation, and manipulation is accomplished with the Zen blue software complete with multi-channel, z-stack, extended focus and time lapse modules.