MVX10 MACROVIEW OVERVIEW
- High fluorescence efficiency plus stereo observation.
- Seamless observation from 4x to 125x.
- Zoom factor up to 31 times.
- Long working distance for observation at optimum magnification.
- Maximum specimen protection due to short exposure time.
- Complete system solutions for optimized recordings.
The MVX10 Optical concept
The MVX is a mono zoom microscope designed specifically for fluorescence imaging. Featuring a large diameter single zoom optical path, the MVX is optimized to collect light with unprecedented efficiency and resolution at all its magnifications. The MVX gives the user maximum flexibility in observing the specimen without switching objectives. A series of parfocal objectives is also available along with a dual nosepiece. This allows the user to utilize the full zoom range of two objectives by easily rotating one or the other into the light path. Using the 0.63x and 2x objectives and 10x eyepieces on the MVX10 gives an effective zoom range of 4x to 126x, or a 31:1 ratio that takes your field of view from 55mm to 1.74mm.
The Tilting Trinocular Observation Tube
Allows the eyepiece to be inclined from 0º to 23º for maximum user comfort and offers a two position optical path selector for either 100% to the binocular tubes or 100% to the camera. This is a specially designed observation tube with a unique pupil separation optical path that can deliver a stereo-like image to the eyepieces. The stereo effect can be selected “on” or “off” via a slider mechanism.
0.63x MVX Plan Apochromat Lens has a high numerical aperture of 0.15.
1x MVX Plan Apochromat Lens has a high numerical aperture of 0.25.
2x MVX Plan Apochromat Lens - A unique and specially designed high-numerical aperture lens of 0.50 NA that features a correction-collar for correcting aberrations when imaging through plastic vessels or up to 5mm of water. This 2x PF (part of the parfocal series) objective provides superior resolution of over 1500 lines/mm.
- Transmitted Light
There are three transmitted light bases: basic, advanced and darkfield versions. The advanced model has an adjustable mirror that can be tilted and translated across the field of view, giving contrast-enhancing oblique illumination. The darkfield version has an exceptionally large illuminated field that allows for high and low magnification darkfield observation. All transmitted light bases can be illuminated by a 6V/30W bulb or an optional 150W fiber optic illuminator.
All optical components in combination with the light path design contribute to the optimal fluorescence performance of the MVX10. The single-zoom optical path with a large diameter is optimized to collect light with unprecedented efficiency. Using the latest technologies and new materials, the MVX10 objectives produce minimal autofluorescence. This together with very high numerical apertures results in an extremely good signal- to- noise (S/N) ratio, ensuring excellent contrast for observation of even the faintest fluorescence signals. The MVX Fluorescence Illuminator has a four position turret for brightfield and fluorescence filter sets. Fluorescence excitation is accomplished via dichromatic mirrors in the optical axes of the microscope. The microscope objective acts as both the illuminating and imaging lens.
A new coating technique gives the Olympus HQ filters an exceptional edge steepness and very low autofluorescence. All the filter cubes are equipped to absorb stray light. Light collection efficiency is also maximizsed with an aspherical fluorescence collector, which bundles the light for minimum intensity loss.
The images below were taken with the MVX10 using a 2x MVXPLAPO objective and a DP70 digital camera. The sample is a mouse cerebellum Purkinje cell injected with Lucifer Yellow.