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Features of DSU
- 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.
Confocal Scan Method:
Disc rotation method
Maximum scan speed:
Image acquisition less than 33msec/frame
Recommended camera: CoolSNAP HQ, Orca® ER
350nm - 700nm.
Wavelengths of less than 430nm at naked eye observation and DSU observation may reduce the confocal effects.
Fluorescence wavelength at observation:
At less than 450nm, use our HQ filter for observation
Exchange between confocal and non-confocal modes can be performed through the software
ND filter for excitation:
An ND filter will be inserted automatically at the exchange of confocal and non-confocal modes
Electromagnetic shutter for excitation:
Can be controlled through the software
Intermediate attachment method (other cameras can be mounted on C-mount intermediate attachment)
Temperature and humidity:
10°C - 35°C, 30 - 80%
Provided through microscope controller