The National Optical & Scientific Instruments DC5-163-P Compound Biological Microscope features a built-in camera and numerous features, making it ideal for institutional research. The defining feature that sets this model apart from the others in the series is DIN plan achromatic objectives. The 4x, 10x, 40xR, and 100xR objectives are oil immersion optics. All are parfocalled, parcentered, and color-coded.
Other highlights of the optical system include widefield 10x eyepieces set at a 30° incline on the viewing head. The eyepieces also feature a revolving pointer, dual diopters, interpupillary adjustment, and a 3-position sliding rod that direct light.
The DC5-163-P has 12V, 20W halogen illumination, for making specimens as clear and accurate as possible. The 12V DC power converter operates on 100-240V current without need of an additional transformer, while a 3-wire grounded cord and plug ensure safe use.
When it comes to focusing, the DC5-163-P utilizes the rack and pinion method with coaxial coarse and fine focusing controls. Safety features that prevent damage to the system include a slip clutch, a tension adjustment, and a safety rack stop. Additionally, the microscope comes with a lifetime warranty. The camera has a 1-year warranty.
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
Compound with built-in camera
40x, 100x, 400x, 1000x
4x, 10x, 40xR, 100xR DIN plan achromatic
Widefield 10x, 18mm
12V 20W halogen
Height: 16" / 405mm
13.9 lb / 6.3kg
Imaging Device: CCD (analog); CCD (digital)
Effective pixels: CCD (analog): 550 TV lines; CCD (digital): 720 x 480
Framed resolution: 1240 x 1024 pixels
White balance: Push button
Power supply: External power supply
Requires Windows XP PC or OS X (or above)