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The 160-PH Inclined Monocular Compound Microscope from National Optical is a four-objective optical instrument designed for university students and laboratory use. This microscope is equipped with Phase Contrast objectives that enhance contrast for viewing unstained specimens. The 100xR magnification objective can be oil-immersed for improved light transmission. The objectives are also parfocalled and parcentered, keeping the specimen in focus and centered in the field of view when the magnification is changed. A 360° rotating monocular viewing head enables the inclined eyepiece to be shared with multiple viewers without having to move the microscope.
This configuration of the 160 has separate fine and coarse focus adjustment dials. The focus system also includes a slip clutch and rack stop that prevents mishandling as well as protecting the objective and specimen. The 160 series microscope also features a rheostat-controlled 20W halogen light source and a mechanical stage with low-position x-y specimen adjustment controls. National Optical engineered this compound microscope to be user-friendly yet feature-rich enough to employ advanced microscopy techniques. The 160 series is built for reliable performance and is backed by the manufacturer's lifetime warranty.
10x, 18mm eyepiece with pointer
Phase Contrast objective lenses
4x,10x,40xR, 100xR DIN objectives
40x,100x, 400x, 1000x magnification
100xR enables oil immersion techniques
parfocalled, parcentered, color-coded objectives
360° rotating inclined head for easier eyepiece sharing
Coaxial low-position fine and coarse focusing controls
Elevating stage focus system
Slip clutch prevents over-turning
Tension adjustment prevents focus drift
Rack stop prevents damage to slides and protects lenses
20 Watt halogen illuminator with rheostat dimmer
1.25 NA Abbe condenser lens with rack-pinion focusing
Swing-out filter with blue, green, and yellow filters
0.5A time delay fuse
Base-mounted On/Off switch
Mechanical stage with x-y specimen controls
0.1mm specimen adjustment increments
Cast metal body with inclination joint
Ball-bearing mounted objective turret
Grey enamel finish
16.5" (42 cm) height
13.9 lb (6.3 kg) weight
In the Box
National 160-PH Inclined Monocular Compound Microscope