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Beginner compound microscope provides high magnification for educational applications
Monocular viewing head with LED and mirror illumination and built-in color filter wheel
Forward-facing rotating turret provides 120x, 240x, 300x, 480x, 600x, and 1200x magnifications
Coaxial coarse focus has a rack-and-pinion focus mechanism on a durable and stain-resistant white metal frame
Comes with 52-piece accessory kit and hard-sided plastic ABS case
The AmScope M30-ABS-KT2-W beginner compound microscope has a monocular viewing head with LED and mirror illumination, a built-in color-filter wheel, a forward-facing rotating turret with 300x, 600x, and 1200x magnification, and a white metal frame. The monocular viewing head has LED and mirror illumination and a built-in color-filter wheel for viewing a variety of specimen types. Coaxial coarse focus eases use for young users and has a rack-and-pinion focus mechanism for precise focusing. The plain stage has stage clips that secure the slide or specimen in place during viewing. The white metal frame is durable and stain-resistant. The microscope comes with a 52-piece accessory kit with brine shrimp eggs and hatchery, and a hard-sided plastic carrying case. The LED light is powered by two AA batteries (included).
Magnification 300x, 600x, 1200x
Focus Coaxial coarse
Light source LED and Incidental
Power AA batteries (2)
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens.
Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image.
The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
What’s in the Box?
AmScope M30 microscope
Brine shrimp eggs
Plastic stirring rod
Gum media (bottle)
(5) Prepared slides
(7) Blank slides
(7) Slide covers
(7) Statistical slide covers
(7) Slide labels
(2) Collecting vials
(2) AA batteries
Spare LED bulb
Plastic carrying case
Product Dimensions 15.8 x 14.6 x 5.1 inches
Item Weight 4.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Item model number M30-ABS-KT2-W
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
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Best Sellers Rank #1 in Toys & Games > Learning & Education > Science > Microscopes
#57 in Office Products > Office Supplies
Date first available at Amazon.com November 5, 2013
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