The Celestron CM2000C Monocular Microscope and Digital Imager Kit from B&H includes a scientific microscope with a monocular viewing, achromatic optics, and a digital imager. The kit serves as a versatile tool for your explorations or professional research and allows not only witnessing discoveries but also documenting them in exciting images and videos for your reports, papers, and presentations with the included digital imager.
The CB2000C Monocular Microscope offers a 45°-inclined ocular for viewing or connecting a digital imager or a camera. With a rotating head and fully achromatic optics, you can observe your slides with reduced color defects and improved image quality. You have a choice of four objectives on a rotating nose piece, including the 100x objective that ought to be used with immersion oil for better image clarity and not to damage the lens when it comes close to the surface of your slide. With two included eyepieces, a 10x and a 20x, the magnification spans a range from 40x to 2000x and enables you to study a multitude of samples ranging from insects, plants, or electronic devices to sections of tissues or cellular structures. When it comes to obtaining optimal image sharpness, the quality of optics is not enough. To help you obtain crisp images, this instrument is equipped with both a coarse and fine coaxial focusing gear and a 4.3x5" mechanical stage with precision position adjustments, vernier control knobs, and a linear measurement scale. The stage also has a slide holding bracket with locking screws. When they designed the illumination system, Celestron did not cut corners and provided a bright halogen lamp with a dimmer and a 1.25 NA Abbe condenser, an iris diaphragm for controlling a cone of light, and three color filters. The included blue, yellow, and red filters allow you to pick up and see different details of your specimens in these spectral bands. To add stability and precision to opto-mechanics, the body and mechanical stage are made of metal. The power supply is rated for 110-240V and will allow you to use this microscope in most parts of the world without needing to buy an extra power converter. Also included with the microscope are ten prepared slides.
To empower you with the capability of recording digital videos or capturing digital images while you are making your observations, this kit also includes the Celestron Digital Microscope Imager with a 2MP CMOS sensor and a 10x optic. The imager replaces the microscope's eyepiece and works with eyepiece tubes from 23 mm to 30 mm in diameter. To record and save your data, plug it into your PC or Mac via an attached cable with a USB 2.0 connector. The imager comes with optional image capturing software, the Digital Microscope Suite 2.0 for Windows, but the device itself works equally well with both Windows XP and Mac OS 10.4.9 operating systems or later versions.