The AmScope B330A compound binocular microscope has interchangeable pairs of 10x widefield achromatic and 16x plan achromatic eyepieces, a forward-facing nosepiece with four DIN achromatic objectives, Brightfield (BF) LED illumination, a 1.25 NA Abbe condenser, and a double-layer mechanical stage. The binocular viewing head has interchangeable pairs of 10x widefield achromatic and 16x plan achromatic eyepieces and sliding head to adjust inter-pupillary distance, a fixed 45-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and a 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing. The 16x plan achromatic eyepieces provide color correction and improved focus over the entire range of the viewing field. The sliding head has an adjustable inter-pupillary distance. Bilateral dioptric adjustment accommodates individual eye-strength differences. The forward-facing nosepiece has 4x, 10x, 40xS (spring), and 100xS (spring, oil) DIN achromatic objectives that combine with the eyepieces to provide color correction of magnified images at eight magnifications. The 40xS objective is spring loaded to prevent slide damage when focusing. The 100xS spring-loaded oil objective provides increased resolution over a standard objective. A compound microscope is used for inspection and dissection of specimens when two-dimensional images are desired.
The microscope has lower (transmitted, diascopic) Brightfield illumination that transmits light up through the specimen for enhanced visibility of translucent and transparent objects. Brightfield (BF) illumination allows the specimen to absorb light, resulting in a dark image on a light background. Halogen illumination provides bright light in a concentrated path. The 1.25 NA Abbe condenser can be adjusted to control the distance of the light from the stage and has an iris diaphragm to optimize the amount of light illuminating the specimen. The double-layer mechanical stage, with 1mm stage divisions, locks the slide into place and provides precise slide manipulation along the X- and Y-axis to allow coordinates to be recorded, enabling the viewer to return to a specific location on the slide. Separate coarse and fine focus knobs speed focusing. The enamel-coated cast-steel body is durable and resistant to stains and corrosion.
|Objectives||4X, 10x, 40xS, 100xS (oil)|
|Lighting configuration||Transmitted (lower)|
|Condenser||1.25 NA Abbe|
|Light source||Halogen, 6V/20W|
|Overall dimensions||11 x 7-1/2 x 15-3/4 inches/28 x 19 x 40cm (H x W x D)|
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
What’s in the Box?
- AmScope B330 microscope with double-layer mechanical stage
- 10x widefield eyepiece, one pair
- 16x plan achromatic objectives, one pair
- 4x DIN achromatic objective
- 10x DIN achromatic objective
- 40xS DIN achromatic objective
- 100xS (oil) DIN achromatic objective
- Immersion oil, one bottle
- (3) Color filters
- Replacement halogen bulb
- Replacement fuse
- Dust cover
- Power cord (US and Canada standard)
Compound microscope provides high magnification for biological use and educational applications
Binocular viewing head with pairs of 10x widefield and 16x plan achromatic eyepieces and sliding head to adjust inter-pupillary distance, fixed 45-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing
Forward-facing nosepiece with 4x, 10x, 40xS (spring), and 100xS (spring, oil) DIN achromatic objectives that provide color correction of magnified images
Brightfield, halogen illumination, and 1.25 NA Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm for clear examination and light control
Double-layer mechanical stage, with 1.0mm stage divisions, locks slide into place and provides precise slide manipulation along the X- and Y-axis to allow coordinates to be recorded, enabling the viewer to return to a specific location on the slide