ZEISS - Axio Observer

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Superior Definition and Contrast: The Leap in Optical Performance

Axio Observer boosts high-end materials microscopy by unprecedented optical performance. With extremely low light scattering and surprisingly high contrast, it provides distinctly more information content with the high quality images it generates. Carl Zeiss has redesigned and optimized the entire optics of Axio Observer. The beam path has been apochromatically corrected so it brings out the full power of the Carl Zeiss objectives adding brilliant quality to all contrasting methods.
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Features of Axio Observer

Type: Inverted compound microscope


  • Axio Observer.A1m (manual)
  • Axio Observer.D1m (coded and motorized components that can be read via PC)
  • Axio Observer.Z1m (fully motorized)

Contrasting techniques

  • Reflected light: Brightfield, Darkfield, Polarization, DIC, C-DIC
  • Transmitted light: Brightfield, Darkfield, Polarization, DIC


Epiplan objectives; Enhanced Contrast (EC) objective series: EC Epiplan-NEOFLUAR objectives, EC Epiplan-APOCHROMAT objectives

Imaging Components:

Revolving objective nosepiece:

  • Axio Observer.A1m (6x HD DIC manual)
  • Axio Observer.D1m (6x HD DIC coded)
  • Axio Observer.Z1m (6x HD DIC motorized ACR)

Focus control:

  • Axio Observer.A1m / D1m (manual 2mm / 0.2 mm)
  • Axio Observer.Z1m (motorized)

Options: Include (depending on stand version) various reflector turrets, documentation, switching mirror for two lamps, transmitted light, LCD or TFT display, docking station, light manager, contrast manager)

Analytical System:

  • AxioVision imaging software, modules such as MosaiX, Panorama, TIC measurement
  • Wide range of digital cameras
General Specifications
Microscope TypeInverted
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