Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

Zeiss LSM 710 inverted confocal microscope


  • Lasers: 405nm diode, Argon, diode-pumped solid state (561nm), Helium-Neon (633nm)
  • Excitation wavelengths: 405, 458, 488, 514, 561, 633nm
  • Modes: xy, xyz, xz, xt, xyt, lambda
  • Detectors: 1 spectral, 2 variable band pass, 1 transmitted light
  • Sequential and online unmixing
  • Resolution: up to 6144  x 6144 pixel resolution
  • Objectives: Dry (5x/0.16 NA, 10x/0.45 NA, 20x/0.8 NA), Water (25x/0.8 NA, 40x/1.1 NA), Oil (25x/0.8 NA, 40x/1.3 NA, 63x/1.4 NA), Glycerol (25x/0.8 NA, 63x/1.3 NA), Silicone oil (63x/1.3 NA)
  • Differential interference contrast optics
  • Motorised XY stage: tile scanning - StitchArt Plus

Stage-top incubator

Stage-top incubator - whole system

The stage-top incubator provides heating ranging from ambient temperature, i.e. 22 degrees Celsius, up to 60 degrees Celsius with carbon dioxide regulation.

The incubation system is controllable via the microscope's TFT interface.

A number of stage inserts are available including Petri dish, 6 well plate, 12 well plate, 48 well plate and 96 well plate.

A holder for chamber slides is also provided.

There are objective heaters for the 40x/1.1 NA water immersion objective and the 63x/1.4 NA oil immersion objective. Objective heaters are not required for dry objective lenses.

Multipoint imaging is possible.

What heating insert can I use?

Heating inserts for the stage-top incubator (175.0 kB, PDF)

Funded by

  • School of Medicine Foundation
  • The University of Auckland

View photos from the launch event

Room extension number


Equipment charges - users from The University of Auckland

$56.21 per hour

Contact person

Jacqueline Ross

Lead Technologist, Technical Services


Telephone: 923 7438 or Ext 87438