User:Searly/Microscopes

Microscopy workbench

Current Microscopes

AO Series 100

Series 100 PhaseStar
Objectives: Plan Achro 4x/.12, Plan Dark Phase 10x/.25, 40x/.66, 100x/1.25
Transmissive illumination modes: Brightfield, darkfield, phase, polarized
Incident illumination modes: Fluorescence

This is my newest microscope, and is used for all biological work. As far as I can tell, it is physically identical to the more common Series 110, differing only in it's paint scheme.

AO Series 2560

Scott's 2560
Objectives: Plan EPI DF 6.5x/.15, 10x/.25, 20x/.50; Plan EPI 40x/.66, 100x/.90
Transmissive illumination modes: Brightfield, polarized
Incident illumination modes: Brightfield, darkfield, DIC

A rare and scarily well equipped metallurgical microscope. One of the only AO-branded microscopes with DIC.

Previous Microscopes

AO Series 10

Series 10 Phasestar
Objectives: Plan Achro 4x/.12, Plan Dark Phase 10x/.25, 40x/.66, 100x/1.25
Transmissive illumination modes: Brightfield, darkfield, dark phase
Incident illumination modes: None

I started with a Series 10 for its high quality, low cost, and ready availability of accessories. I was able to get one with a phase condenser, and picked up some plan phase objectives several months later. I also had a camera adapter custom machined for my photography work.

The flexibility of this scope has allowed me to produce some excellent photographs in all illumination modes.

AO Series 1860

Objectives: Plan Achro 4x/.12, Plan Dark Phase 10x/.25, 40x/.66, 100x/1.25
Transmissive illumination modes: Brightfield, darkfield, dark phase
Incident illumination modes: Brightfield

The predecessor to the 2560.

Other Components

Other components