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National DC5-163-ASC Compound Biological Microscope

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You Pay: $1,599.00
Product Highlights
  • 2Mp Digital Camera Built-In
  • Super High Contrast Objectives
  • Widefield 10x Eyepiece
  • 30° Binocular Head
  • Halogen Illumination
  • Focusing Safety Features
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty

The National Optical & Scientific Instruments DC5-163-ASC Compound Biological Microscope with a 2Mp digital camera built-in and a multitude of features proves its usefulness in the professional world. Additionally, a lifetime warranty gives you peace-of-mind.

The optical system of the DC5-163-ASC is built-around the DIN super high contrast oil immersion objectives of 4x, 10x, 40xR, and 100xR. Other features include a pair of widefield 10x eyepieces set at a 30° incline. Dual diopters, interpupillary adjustment, and a 3-position sliding rod to direct light, round out the optical features.

When it comes to illumination, the DC5-163-ASC is lit with a 12V, 20 watt halogen light with variable rheostat control. Safety and convenience features include an illuminated on/off switch, a 3-wire grounded cord and plug, and a 12V DC power converter for operating between 100-240V without a transformer.

Rack and pinion focusing of the 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser help make the microscope extremely precise. Features like an iris diaphragm and a swing-out filter holder add to the system's versatility. As do safety features for focusing like a slip clutch to prevent over turning, a tension adjustment to eliminate stage drift, and a safety rack stop to prevent damage to slides and objective lenses.

Optical System
  • Widefield 10x eyepiece with revolving pointer. Accepts optional #965-160 eyepiece reticle
  • 30° inclined binocular head, eyepieces with dual diopters and interpupillary adjustment 54mm to 76mm
  • 3-position sliding rod directs light 100% to binocular eyepieces, 100% to camera, 70°#37; to camera or 30% to binocular eyepieces
  • DIN standard 4x (0.10 N.A.), 10x (0.25 N.A.), 40xR (0.65 N.A.) and 100xR oil immersion (1.25 N.A.) objectives. All are achromatic, parfocalled, parcentered and color-coded
  • 12V 20W halogen with variable rheostat control
  • Illuminated on/off switch, 3-wire grounded cord and plug
  • 12V DC power converter operates on 100-240V, 50/60Hz current, without need of additional transformer
  • 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser has rack and pinion focusing, iris diaphragm, swing-out filter holder with clear blue, green, and yellow filters supplied
  • Coaxial coarse and fine focusing controls
  • Slip clutch prevents damage to focusing system
  • Tension adjustment eliminates stage drift
  • Safety rack stop prevents damage to slides and objective lenses
Microscope Type Compound with built-in camera
Head Binocular
Magnification 40x, 100x, 400x, 1000x
Objectives 4x, 10x, 40xR, 100xR DIN super high contrast
Eyepiece Widefield 10x, 18mm
Light Source 12V 20W halogen
Overall Dimensions Height: 16" / 405mm
Weight 13.9 lb / 6.3kg
Digital Camera Imaging Device: CMOS (digital)
Effective pixels: 1600 x 1200
Framed resolution: 1600 x 1200 pixels
White balance: Software white balance
Power supply: USB powered
Requires Windows XP PC or OS X (or above)
National DC5-163-ASC Compound Biological Microscope
  • USB Cable
  • Software
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Microscope
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty on Camera
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