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Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope

B&H # CEM500 Mfr # 44104
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You Pay: $112.90
Product Highlights
  • Bottom LED Illumination
  • Monocular Head with Adjustable Angle
  • 10x and 12.5X Eyepieces
  • 4x/10x/40x Achromatic Objectives
  • Up to 500x Magnification
  • Abbe Condenser with Iris Diaphragm
  • Mechanical Stage with Safety Rack Stop

The 500x Advanced Biological Microscope from Celestron is an intermediate level biological microscope with advanced features. The electric LED illuminator provides direct control of light, and the Abbe condenser and Iris diaphragm are supplied to concentrate and adjust the illumination. The microscope includes a mechanical stage equipped with knobs controlling both axes of movement for easy centering of specimen slides. This microscope is ideal for hobbyists or educational environments due to its simple design and versatility. The monocular head adjusts from 0° to 60° for comfortable viewing.

Coarse and fine focus knobs
LED substage illuminator with Abbe condenser and iris diaphragm
Fully coated achromatic DIN objectives
Includes five prepared slides
Microscope Type Compound
Body Type Vertical monocular
Eyepiece 10x Huygens / 12.5x Huygens
Nosepiece 3-hole with click stop
Objective(s) 4.0x, 10.0x, 40.0x
Focuser Rack and pinion with safety stop and coarse and fine adjustments
Light Source LED, 50mm Plano-Concave Mirror
Light Control Abbe N.A. 1.25 Condenser
Specimen Stage 115 x 125mm mechanical stage
Overall Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 5.9 lb (2.7 kg)
Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope
  • 10x Eyepiece
  • 12.5x Eyepiece
  • Set of 5 Prepared Slides
  • Dust Cover
  • Instruction Manual
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
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    Celestron500x Advanced Biological Microscope
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Works properly (4)
    • Accurate (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        For My Son

        By M PINARCI

        from Istanbul

        About Me Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Research

          Comments about Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope:

          My son lives with his mother in Geneva IL. He just did turn ten. When I was in his age. I wanted a microscope, after a long wait my grandparents were able get me a toy one. I do remember clearly trying to pin, tip of my finger to draw a blood sample. Because It was a toy, illustrations in books were better. I never did develop warm heart to that equipment.
          I bought Celestron 44102 step down model for myself, I was blown, I kind of did pick my childhood, where I left.
          Because I wanted a solid start for the little one, I bought this one (must say bit better than mine).
          I only hope that he is having a quality time.
          It is beautiful, as I am writing this I am preparing strawberry leaf to observe.

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          4.0

          Not A Toy!

          By JerryG

          from Seal Beach, Ca

          About Me Student

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Nice advanced features
          • Well Calibrated
          • Works Properly

          Cons

          • Lack of LED illumination

          Best Uses

          • In The Lab
          • Research

          Comments about Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope:

          Many top features for a microscope in this price range. Features such as the mechanical stage and Abbe condenser are usually found only in units in the $250-$300 range. The only disappointment was the lack of LED illumination as stated in the specifications. It does have tungsten illumination which is adequate for most work. The unit is well built and sturdy, and the optics are surprisingly good. I bought an extra 100x used Zeiss objective lens for added magnification, and it works well with the microscope. I should add that that one objective lens cost almost as much as the entire microscope. All in all, a lot of microscope for the money.

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          5.0

          Good value

          By JC

          from Toronto

          About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Works Properly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Lab

            Comments about Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope:

            Very well made, well worth the price.

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            4.0

            Celestron 500X Biological Microscope

            By Gardening in Florida

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Owner's manual lacking

            Best Uses

              Comments about Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope:

              I intend to use this to help identify diseases and 'pests' in my vegetable garden. For the money, this is a well-built microscope with good options. The owner's manual is not very helpful and I contacted Celestron; they don't have an alternative, but are very helpful if you call and ask for help. This scope came with a blue filter; I've contacted B&H and Celestron trying to obtain a yellow and green filter for this scope (Celestron's 1000X microscope comes with all 3 filters), but with no luck. I've searched the web for these two small, colored pieces of plastic and can't find them anywhere. Bottom line: This is really a good microscope and I would recommend it to a friend. Sincerely, Gardening in Florida

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              5.0

              Solid well built microscope

              By Cortron

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Image
              • Works Properly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope:

                  Bought this product for my middle-school age daughter. This product is high quality and a great value for the money. I purchased a cheap unit from [...] for Christmas and I was very dissapointed and threw it away. Then, I purchased this Celestron 44104. It has a moving slide table which is fabulous. The led light source is very nice as well.Be prepared to clean the lenses before use as they collect dust during transport.

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                  5.0

                  Great Microscope

                  By Justyn

                  from Henderson, NV

                  About Me Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Field

                    Comments about Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope:

                    Microscope doe's everything required and more. Easy to setup and use!

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent value

                    By BobW

                    from New York, NY

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Works Properly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope:

                        Very sturdy and extremely well made. Great value for the price. I use the optional light, rather than trying to adjust the mirror. Only two negative comments: (1) The focus with the 4X and 10X lenses are very sharp; the focus with the 40X lens is a bit fuzzy (but perhaps it's simply that an inexpensive 40X lens can't be expected to be crystal clear). (2) The owner's manual is too brief and doesn't cover a lot of subjects. For examples, there are many markings on the scope that aren't explained, and a filter is provided with no instructions how to use it.

                        On balance, for me it's a nice toy (I'm retired).

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                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Microscope

                        By Duracell Bunny

                        from Volcano, Hawaii

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Quality Lenses
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Has to be partly assemble

                        Best Uses

                        • Looking at specimens

                        Comments about Celestron 500x Advanced Biological Microscope:

                        I got the microscope to introduce my grandkids to the microscopic world. I had a microscope when I was a child and that is why I later majored in biology. The microscope is very well made--not like the cheap plastic toys I found in toy stores--and it is a good investment. It is not hard to use and will provide all of us a lot of enjoyment.

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