The Ken-A-Vision T-17541C CoreScope 2 cordless, digital compound microscope with 1.3 mega-pixel (MP) camera and round, and floating stage has a monocular head, LED lighting with dimmer and on/off switch, a 10x widefield eyepiece with pointer and reverse-mounted 4x, 10x, 40xS DIN achromatic lens objectives with humidity and climate control protection, and is designed for biological use and educational applications. The monocular head has a fixed 45-degree incline and 360 degree rotation for comfortable viewing, and a total magnification up to 400x. Separate coaxial knobs for coarse and fine focus provide sharp focus. The floating stage has clips to hold the slide in place and a stop to prevent slide damage. The built-in bright and cool white LED light has a dimmer and on/off switch for a range of lighting options. The single-cast aluminum body is strong and durable. The head has a built-in USB port to export still and video images to a monitor or computer. The 1.3 mega-pixel (MP), 720P high-definition (HD) CMOS camera is Interactive White Board (IWB) complaint for most recent boards and includes Applied Vision 4 software for Windows (Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, 7), Mac (OS 10.5 or later), and Linux. The microscope includes an allen wrench, cover, power supply, Applied Vision 4 software, and instructions.
|Eyepiece||10x widefield with pointer|
|Eyepiece tube||Variable diopter adjustment + or – 0.20x for optical or camera focusing|
|Objectives||4x, 10x, and 40xS DIN|
|Viewing configuration||Monocular with 45 degree incline, and 360 degree rotation|
|Nosepiece||Reverse 3-hole with 3-position ball bearing stop, and 360 degree rotation|
|Illumination||Bright and cool LED white light with on/off switch and dimmer control|
|Focus||Coaxial coarse and fine focus with left- and right-hand low focus control|
|HD Camera||HD 720P 1.3 MP CMOS camera array, color corrected for microscope application, and USB 2.0 field-corrected to match eyepiece view|
|Stage||Round floating stage with 2 spring-loaded stage clips|
|*Overall dimensions and weight||40.0 x 30.48 x 22.86 cm/15.75 x 12 x 9 inches (H x W x D), 2.31kg/5.1lb.|
|Power source (illumination and camera)||Low voltage USB computer connection or external USB power plug, 120-240V, detachable|
|Certificates||ISO:9001 – 2000, CE, CSA, RoHS|
*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.
Ken-A-Vision Manufacturing, founded in 1957 and headquartered in Kansas City, MO, manufactures educational products such as microscopes, cameras, and software.
What’s in the Box?
- Ken-A-Vision CoreScope 2 digital microscope
- Power supply
- Applied Vision 4 Software
- Microscope cover
Digital compound microscope provides high magnification for biological use and educational applications and exports still and video images to a computer or monitor
Monocular viewing head with fixed 45-degree vertical inclination, and 360-degree rotation capability
10x widefield eyepiece with 3-position stop and 4x, 10x, and 40xS DIN achromatic lens objectives with humidity and climate control coating
Bright and cool LED white light with on/off switch and dimmer control
1.3 mega-pixel (MP), 720P high-definition (HD) CMOS camera with built-in USB port and Applied Vision 4 software exports images to a computer or monitor