- Overview of the PIC
- ESEM: FEI Quanta
- CLSM: Zeiss 510 Meta
- Epifluorescence: Olympus
- Stereo: Olympus SZX12
- PIC Staff
Olympus BX60 Epifluorescence Microscope
The PIC has a conventional epifluroescence microscope made by Olympus. It features three cubes (UV, blue and green excitation - see specifications below), two types of arc lamps (mercury or xenon), a sutter excitation filter wheel with shutter, and a digital camera (a color Olympus DP70). This microscope is useful for fluorescence imaging of larger samples (the lowest power objective is a 2.5x) and for screening for fluorescence. Excellent bright field or DIC digital images are also possible to capture using this equipment.
Filter Cubes, PIC Olympus Epifluorescence Microscope
Olympus UV excitation
em 420 LP
41020 HQ NB GFP C-53502
Chroma Narrow-band GFP, for minimizing autofluorescence.
em 515 LP
Two extra cubes not installed:
U-M 61002 403 "DAPI/FITC/TXSRED"
Fura2 (NOTE: NO EX FILTER! Use with filter wheel.) Chroma 71000A C71135
Olympus cube specifications.