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LSM880

The LSM880 upright confocal is particularly suitable for high quality 3D imaging using combinations of fluorescent proteins or dyes that would otherwise be difficult to distinguish. It can fit larger objects via the attached Axio-Examiner microscope stand, making it particularly useful for time-lapse imaging of whole plants. The Airyscan module permits super-resolution imaging, achieving lateral resolutions of up to 120nm.

 

Software:

Zen confocal software including rapid 3D rendering.

 

Lasers:

(Confocal) 405nm, 440nm, 458nm, 488nm, 514nm, 561nm, 633nm

 

Detectors:

2xPMTs

1x Spectral detector (32 Channel GaAsP QUASAR detector)

1x Airyscan detector

T-PMT

 

Extras:

Motorized stage.

 

Objectives:

A core set of Zeiss confocal objectives are available:

Dry:

10x, 20x

Immersion:

40x 1.3NA oil

63x 1.2NA water

63x 1.4NA oil

Water dipping:

10x, 20x, 40x, 63x 1.0NA water dipping

 

 

LSM880

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