My Christmas Present

Mrs. Afarensis got me the item below for Christmas:

Here is a description of it’s capabilities:

Celestron Advanced Compound Microscope Biological 500x – 44104 is an intermediate level microscope with advanced features such as an Abbe Condenser, Iris Diaphragm, and Electric Illuminator. The Abbe Condenser is a moveable and more precise condenser that can be moved up and down vertically, regulating the amount of light illuminated. The Iris Diaphragm adjusts the amount of light that passes through a slide specimen, and also allows the optimization of resolution, contrast, and sharpness. The Electric Illuminator gives the user a better and direct control of light. The Celestron Advanced Compound Microscope 44104 has two eyepieces of 10x and 12.5x power. When combined with the Triple Objective Nosepiece of 4x, 10x, and 40x objective lenses, the microscope provides powers of 40x/50x/100x/125x/400x/500x for serious usage. This Microscope also has an adjustable arm of 0° to 60° for a comfortable view. The microscope ‘s stage has a large working area of 115mm x 125mm (4.5″ x 4.9″) giving the user an easier time to center slide specimens. The coarse and fine focusing knobs on this Celestron Microscope make focusing easier at powers of 400x and higher. The Celestron Advanced Compound Microscope 44104 comes with a Blue Filter, useful for enhanced contrast and color correction. In addition to these features is the quality construction of Celestron Microscopes. The Celestron Advanced Biological Compound Microscope 44104 is made of all metal, giving the microscope lasting durability and rigidity. All optical components are made out of glass and are fully coated to eliminate image degrading, reflections, and glare.

She also got me a slide making kit. I’m very excited about it…

4 Responses

  1. Ooooh, jealous. Jealous.

    And GrrlScientist hates your guts for this. I hope you don’t mind.

  2. Well, Bob, you should buy her one! I’m sure she’d love it! oh, no wait…I get it now…

  3. so … have you reproduced Van Leeuwenhoek’s first experiment yet?😉

  4. Not yet, I”m still waiting for UPS to deliver it – should be sometime thid
    e week…

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