The AmScope IN400T-9M digital inverted trinocular compound microscope has a pair of 10x22mm high-eyepoint super-widefield eyepieces, an under-mounted quadruple nosepiece, eight DIN long working-distance infinity plan objectives, top-mounted Brightfield 30W halogen illumination, a 0.3 NA Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm, and a plain stage with a stage stop to protect slides and objectives from damage. The 9MP camera has a CMOS color sensor, a reduction lens, image capture and editing software, and USB 2.0 output to capture or display still or video images on a computer or projector. The microscope has a color-corrected infinity optical system (CCIS) that provides color correction and improved focus of the intermediate image across the entire focal plane. The trinocular head has a Siedentopf binocular mount with 50 to 75mm interpupillary adjustment and a fixed 45-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain. A Siedentopf binocular head enables the viewer to change the interpupillary distance without changing the tube length, eliminating the need to refocus the image. Anti-mold coatings protect the microscope in high-humidity environments. A pair of WH10x high-eyepoint super-widefield eyepieces provides improved focus over the entire field of view (FOV). High-eyepoint eyepieces ease viewing for viewers who wear glasses. Dioptric adjustment on both eyepieces accommodates individual eye-strength differences. The vertical trinocular port accepts a 23mm or C-Mount camera. The under-mounted quadruple nosepiece accepts up to four 20mm objectives at a time. The microscope includes five Brightfield long working-distance infinity plan objectives (4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, and 60x) and three phase-contrast long working-distance infinity plan objectives (10x, 20x, and 40x). Long working-distance plan objectives provide improved focus over the entire range of the viewing field and a longer working distance that is required when viewing specimens in dishes and large containers. Phase-contrast provides high contrast and visibility without the use of stains, allowing specimens to be observed in their natural state without being killed or fixed. An inverted microscope has its light source above the stage pointing downward and the objectives and turret below the stage pointing upward. It is most often used for observing organisms in a large container, such as a well plate or petri dish. It can also be used when specimens require manipulation, or in metallurgical applications.
The 9MP digital camera has a CMOS color sensor for displaying still microscopy images and streaming live videos to a computer or projector. The camera has 40x magnification and a 0.5x reduction lens that ensures that the display has a similar field of view as the microscope eyepiece. The camera can be mounted in a C-Mount or any 23mm eye tube. The camera includes image capture and editing software that provides still image and live video capture and editing capability, including measurement functions. The software supports JPG, TIF, GIF, PSD, WMF, and BMP file formats and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. Camera drivers are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. The software includes Windows APIs for native C/C++, C#, DirectShow, Twain, and LabVIEW that enable custom application development. The camera has a USB 2.0 data port (cable included).
Brightfield and phase-contrast illumination is mounted above the stage and has transmitted 30W halogen illumination. Brightfield (BF) illumination allows the specimen to absorb light, resulting in a dark image on a light background. The phase-contrast element aligns the light source with the phase-contrast objectives to optimize high contrast and visibility without the use of stains. Halogen illumination provides bright light in a concentrated path, and a rheostat controls the amount of light emanating from the lamp. The movable 0.3 NA Abbe condenser can be adjusted to control the distance of the light from the stage, and the iris diaphragm has an opening that focuses and controls the amount of light illuminating the specimen from fully open to fully closed. The oversize stage is 6.3 x 10 inches (160 x 250mm) (W x D, where W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back). Nested coaxial coarse and fine focus has tension-adjustable coarse focusing and an adjustable lock ring stopper that limits stage range to protect slides and objectives from damage. All-metal mechanical parts, solid-metal frame construction, and a stain-resistant enamel finish provide durability.
|Trinocular port||23mm or C-Mount|
|Eyepieces (30mm)||WH10x22mm high-eyepoint super-widefield plan|
|Objectives, Brightfield (20mm)||4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, and 60x DIN long working-distance infinity plan objectives|
|Objectives, Phase-contrast (20mm)||10x, 20x, 40x DIN long working-distance infinity plan objectives|
|Stage||Oversize, with removable stage plate|
|Condenser||Movable 0.3 NA Abbe with iris diaphragm|
|Light source||Halogen with rheostat, 12V/30W|
|Illumination type||Brightfield, phase-contrast|
|Power||90V to 240V, GS and CE-certified|
|Resolution||9MP (3488 x 2616 effective pixels)|
|Image type||Still image and video display and capture|
|Camera sensor||1/2.4" Aptina Special CMOS (color)|
|Mounting size||23mm or C-Mount|
|Frame rate||27fps at 872x654; 8fps at 1744x1308; 1.9fps at 3488x2616|
|Computer connection||USB 2.0 (backward compatible on PCs only)|
|File formats||JPG, TIF, GIF, PSD, WMF, BMP|
|Software package||Image capture and editing for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux|
|Camera driver compatibility||Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux|
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include 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 magnification abilities. 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 utilize 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.
United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.