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What is your microscopy history? What are your interests? What equipment do you use?
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#1 Post by Rc103 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:28 pm

Hi my names rob form Brighton uk

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#2 Post by Dave S » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:56 pm

Hi Rob, and welcome. :)
Brunel SP100 (with 4x, 10x, 40x,60x, and 100x (oil) plan objectives), and Canon EOS 4000d Camera (microscopy use only)

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#3 Post by Rc103 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:28 pm

Thank you

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#4 Post by photomicro » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:51 pm

Hi Rob

there is quite a good community of amateur microscopists here in the UK. There are a few Societies, and several meetings throughout the year where you can see the work of others, hear talks, swap ideas, learn from experienced and enthusiastic amateurs, and get gear and useful consumables like slides, cover-slips etc.

What subjects are you interested in?

Do you already have a microscope?

best wishes in your exploration of the fascinating micro world.

Mike

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#5 Post by Rc103 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:16 pm

I have about four microscopes
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#6 Post by photomicro » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:13 am

Is that a Watson Microsystem 70 I see...

Do you have the manual?

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#7 Post by Rc103 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:21 pm

No sorry mike have not got a manual

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#8 Post by photomicro » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:43 pm

Have a look at 'M82' in the list that appears when you load;

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/Little-Imp/index.html

The information on the different illumination systems particularly are useful.

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#9 Post by Rc103 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:48 pm

I got to know how to use it. Mike here is one pic I took with it
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#10 Post by 75RR » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:20 pm

Looks like it might be a Micrasteria, though the lack of sharpness due to empty magnification makes an ID a bit of a guessing game.

Empty magnification is the result of an increase in magnification over what the system (objective, eyepiece and camera lens) can provide.

The image just gets larger without providing more detail, eventually, if magnified past a certain point the result is a blurred image.


Nevertheless a good start and a good catch. Desmids are quite beautiful.
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#11 Post by MicroBob » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:42 pm

Hi Rob,
welcome to the forum!
That is probably a pollen, right?


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#12 Post by charlie g » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:50 pm

Welcome, rob. I too have a closet full of tiny student---toy monoc scopes like you share image of. Your more substantial scope seems a great 'work horse stand'.

I note you actually imaged forum member 75RR's avatar...perhaps it is out of focus more than empty magnified desmid? Thanks for the greeting from UK, Charlie guevara

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#13 Post by mrsonchus » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm

Hmm, intriguing...
I don't think it's pollen though, the indentations between the 'lattice-like' arms appear to be too deep for pollen, maybe...
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#14 Post by charlie g » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:53 pm

It is certainly a desmid species, I'd bet (???) a toy microscope on this...heh, heh. Charlie guevara

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