Microscopy Facility: Microscopes

Zeiss LSM 510.
Zeiss LSM 510

Confocal laser scanning microscope
Argon2 laser 458, 477, 488, 514 nm
HeNe1 laser 543 nm
NeNe2 laser 633 nm
Plan-Neofluar 10x/ 0.3
Plan-Neofluar 20x/ 0.5
Plan-Neofluar 40x/ 0.75
Plan-Neofluar 40x/ 1.3 Oil
Plan-Apochromat 63x/ 1.4 Oil DIC objective

Download microscope manual [PDF 10,170 KB]

Applied Precision OMX V2 with DeltaVision

OMX V2 Imaging platform including super resolution technology providing spatial resolution far better than the diffraction limited performance in a normal epi-fluorescent microscope. The platform also includes the integrated capability for multiple cameras that can expose simultaneously for extremely fast, high signal-to-noise, live cell, and multiple wavelength imaging applications.

Read a feature article about the OMX microscope.

Zeiss Axioplan 1.
Zeiss Axioplan 1

Universal microscope with DIC, phase contrast and fluorescence capabilities.
Plan-Neofluar 20x/0.5
Plan-Neofluar 40x/ 0.75
Plan-Neofluar 40x/ 1.3 Oil
Plan-Neofular 100x/ 1.3 Oil objective
Photometrics SenSys camera with KAF 1400 G2 chip, 6.8 µm pixel
Device control and image acquisition with IP Lab v. 3.6 for Macintosh

Download software manual [PDF 3.312 KB] IP Lab for Mac v. 3.6

Download software extention [PDF 2,772 KB] IP Lab for Mac v. 3.6 / device control

Download microscope manual [PDF 1,647 KB]

Zeiss Axiovert 200M.

Zeiss Axiovert 200M
inverted fluorescence

The microscope is being equipped with additional components and will be available for use soon.

Download manual [PDF 5,339 KB]


stereo fluorescence

Stereomicroscope with separate beam path (TripleBeam™)
Excitation and barrier filters in one filter carrier
Light source 50W mercury-vapor burner
Zoom 12.5:1, 10 engageable steps
Zoom range 8x–100x, total magnifications 5x to 800x
Numerical aperture 0.125 with plano objective 1x
Field diameter 0.4 - 52,5 mm
Working distances 134 mm, 90 mm, 60 mm, 55 mm, 19 mm
Wide-field eyepieces 10x

Download manual [PDF 1,451 KB]

If you have questions or would like to schedule training, please contact

Dmitri Novikov
phone: (217) 714-9745
email: novikov@illinois.edu

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