My New Microscope

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

#1 Post by bcjolly » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:26 pm

Just bought this American Optical series 20. ... 3950827192

Would appreciate any thoughts, positive or negative, concerning this instrument. I'm new to the forum and have read every post I could find concerning AO microscopes and accessories. Hope you enjoy. Thanks!
Barry C Jolly

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Re: My New Microscope

#2 Post by geo_man » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:20 pm

wow, looks to be in great shape, congrats! i'm an AO fan but haven't seen a 20 or 120. you can build on it as you progress! good luck

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Re: My New Microscope

#3 Post by sailor_ed » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:21 pm

Very good! There are a lot of AO experts on the forum if you need help. Parts for your scope are not horribly expensive on ebay either so upgrading is not too hard.


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Re: My New Microscope

#4 Post by apochronaut » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:02 pm

Quite complete and seems to have been well cared for. Has been fitted with either of the he 1980 's #1021 or 1121, 10x objective too.The original #1019 10x planachro dates back to 1963 or so and doesn't have the level of off axis definition and freedom from lateral aberration and distortion of a modern plan objective. 1021 is a noticeably superior design.

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Re: My New Microscope

#5 Post by wstenberg » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:09 am

Dallas, Texas

Zeiss Standard WL with POL
Zeiss Axiomat
Zeiss Universal
Zeiss Stereomikroskop

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