SPINNING DISK CONFOCAL OVERVIEW
The DSU is compatible with both inverted and upright Olympus microscopes, including the motorized IX81® and BX61® making it an ideal imaging system for automated Z-stack, 3D image analysis. The water-immersion BX61WI and BX51WI electrophysiology microscopes and the entire water immersion objective line are also supported.
- Image formation is obtained from a CCD camera that allows full frame images to be acquired at up to 15 frames per second. The DSU is excellent for live-cell applications where speed of acquisition and minimal phototoxicity is paramount.
- A CCD camera is used for image acquisition allowing full frame, high resolution imaging at up to 15 f.p.s.
- The DSU mounts off the back of the BX51, BX61 or IX2 conserving valuable bench space on either side of the microscope frame.
- Disk control is fully motorized allowing a computer to easily engage the disk into the lightpath and select wavelengths via the included filter changer.
- Fully motorized disk operation and wavelength selection allows computer control and easy switching between confocal and brightfield techniques.
- DSU is powered by the microscope’s power supply saving important bench space and maintaining cost effectiveness.
UV fluorescence excitation capable
- DSU optical design is optimized for 350nm excitation allowing excellent performance from near UV to near IR. DSU accepts standard Olympus filter cubes for excellent system flexibility.
- Five disks are available of varying slit width and spacing allowing the user to optimize disk performance to different objective numerical apertures and specimen thicknesses.
- Confocal images can be collected with objectives from 10x to 100x.
- Disk switch-outs are easy to perform.
- DSU filter turret has six positions and can accept up to 5 different fluorescence filter cubes for excellent system flexibility.
- Illumination system includes a field stop to control the area of the specimen that is illuminated.