The microscope is a device that makes it possible to observe and depict objects magnified. These are usually objects or the structure of objects whose size is below the resolution of the human eye. The observation of objects with a microscope is called microscopy. Microscopes are an essential tool in biology, medicine and materials science.
Classic table microscopes are basically divided into two types:
Biological microscopes and
Biological microscopes (transmitted light microscopes) are available in monocular, binocular and trinocular versions as well as in digital version with a screen. These microscopes are used in examinations (mostly transmitted light) at magnifications between 20x and 1000x. Applications range from biology, botany, research, entomology, mineralogy and botany.
Digital microscopes replace or supplement the visual observation through a camera module or a webcam. Thus, the microscope image can be viewed on a monitor, as well as the examination subject can be stored as an image or video. With some devices, the camera is permanently installed in the microscope housing, so that a replacement of the camera technology is not possible. Here, separate microscope cameras are more flexible and can also be used on different microscopes. Depending on the model, the live image may be displayed on an integrated monitor or on a connected PC. Especially in the classroom, this function makes sense. Depending on price range and application, there are a variety of designs.
A stereomicroscope is a special light microscope in which a separate beam path is provided for both eyes. Both eyes therefore see the specimen from a slightly different angle, so that a stereo effect, ie a spatial image impression, occurs. Stereomicroscopes usually work with magnifications below 100x, because due to the rapidly decreasing depth of field at high magnifications only at these comparatively small magnifications a spatial image makes sense.
The typical applications for such stereomicroscopes are, for example:
Entomology (observation of insects and their limbs)
Numismatics and philately (especially the assessment of the surface of
Coins and stamps e.g. for their valuation)
Mineralogy (consideration of mineral sections or crystal surfaces)
Botany (consideration of plant and plant parts in the whole)
We carry microscopes and accessories of the following brands in our shop:
Eschenbach - Euromex - Motic - Omegon - Optika - Zenith
You are welcome to request any item that you do not yet find with us, and we will make you an offer!
We are happy to advise you which microscope is best suited for your needs!
As you are used to from our telescopes and mounts, our microscopes are also checked for their optical and mechanical quality and corrected if necessary.
As always, this service is free for you.
The pictured Omegon microscopes can be viewed and tested in our Munich store.