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The V20 is a stereomicroscope for generating publication quality images and offers various methods of sample illumination; from above using the fully programmable ring light or from below. It is attached to a high resolution colour camera and is operated through the PC using Axiovision software. A key function of the V20 is the extended-depth-of-field acquisition where all out of focus data is removed from a large z-stack giving a single in-focus image.

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