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Zeiss V12 Stereofluorescence microscope with EMCCD camera

v12The V12 is designed for low signal stereo-fluorescence imaging. When used with the attached PC and Axiovision software, the V12 can take both timelapase movies and z-stacks as well as more advanced multidimensional imaging. The 1k x 1k Hamamatsu electron multiplying (EMCCD) camera amplifies the faintest of signals whilst maintaining an acceptable degree of resolution.  Contains filters for UV, CFP, GFP, YFP and red emitters. Transmitted light can be provided from above, below or in combination.

The following objectives are available:

Neolumar S 0.8x

Neolumar S 1.5x

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