Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

New Zeiss Axio Imager.M2 upright microscope installed

22 January 2018


A new Zeiss Axio Imager.M2 fluorescence microscope has recently been installed in BIRU. This microscope replaces the Zeiss Axioplan2 fluorescence microscope. The new microscope is fully motorised with a convenient TFT panel for control of the microscope. All components can be controlled by MetaMorph. The motorised focus drive can be used to acquire z stacks for deconvolution in the same way as the Axioplan2.

Differential interference contrast, phase contrast and brightfield are made easier through the motorised condenser and the ability to store settings for the condenser aperture and field diaphragm positions. Users still have the option of using the UniBlitz external shuter for fluorescence but many are choosing to use the Zeiss reflected light shutter if speed is not an issue.

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