My microscopes

What equipment do you use? Post pictures and descriptions of your microscope(s) here!
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Waltermicrofossil
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My microscopes

#1 Post by Waltermicrofossil » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:09 pm

Hello everyone

In these photos I show you my modest microscopes.
The first from the left is a trinocular microscope of muller-optronic. I replaced the objectives with good Leitz and condenser with a lomo aplanatic 1.4 NA with oblique illumination.

The second is a stereo zoom trinocular always of muller optronic.
I use primarily to observations and assembly of foraminifera.

he third was my first microscope and use it basically for observe and photograph with polarized light.

For the photography i use 2 ccd ASI120MM and ASI 120MC. These camera are very sensible and i use primarily for planetary imaging with telescope but are great for shooting under a microscope. In fact, the techniques and software that use for microscope photography are the same that i used in astronomy.

As I said in my presentation, basically my field of observation is to diatoms, foraminifera and radiolarians. I have a very large collection of slides and samples of diatoms, radiolarians and foraminifera, antique from Victorian period and made by me. I learned technic of mounting slides from Klaus Kemp, Brian Darnton and Michel Haak.
I'm obviously very interested in the exchange of new slides and samples with anyone.
I have the possibility to clean samples with chemical agent.

Warmest regards
Walter
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#2 Post by The QCC » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:31 am

A very impressive lab.
I look forward to seeing some of your photos, both micro and astro.

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#3 Post by 75RR » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:45 am

That is very impressive.
Like how you kept your first microscope.
Can you give details on your "good Leitz" objectives?
Thank you for showing us.
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#4 Post by Waltermicrofossil » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:22 pm

I have a very modest Leitz objective. In oder:

PL APO 63x 1.40 OIL
PL Fluotar 100x 1.32 OIL
PL APO 40x 0.75
PL Fluotar 25x 0.60
PL Fluotar 10x 0.30
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#5 Post by gekko » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:24 pm

I agree with The QCC and 75RR: a very impressive laboratory indeed. Clearly, you are an amateur who takes his hobby very seriously. Wonderful!

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#6 Post by Waltermicrofossil » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:38 pm

Thanks for your kind words.
I joined the forum to learn many things from your great experience and
i hope to be able to contribute with my little experience.

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#7 Post by einman » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:43 pm

Yes very impressive. We share the same fond regard for Leitz Objectives. I am curious if mounting the LOMO oblique condenser required any modifications. I have one enroute and plan on mounting it on one of my scopes.

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