National DC5-163-P Compound Biological Microscope

National DC5-163-P Compound Biological Microscope


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Product Highlights

  • 0.4Mp Digital/500 TV Lines Analog Camera
  • DIN Plan Achromatic Objectives
  • Widefield 10x Eyepiece
  • 30° Binocular Head
  • Halogen Illumination
  • Focusing Safety Features
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
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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.

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 plan achromatic
Eyepiece Widefield 10x, 18mm
Light Source 12V 20W halogen
Overall Dimensions Height: 16" / 405mm
Weight 13.9 lb / 6.3kg
Digital Camera 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)
National DC5-163-P Compound Biological Microscope
  • USB Cable
  • Software
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Microscope
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty on Camera
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