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Soak in a product like lime away first. Glass lenses cant warp without heat. Plastic even crystal type can absorb minerals. Ultrasonic can help clean all of them. The lime away will remove almost all trace minerals, lye or powdered drain cleaner will remove organics. Gool luck let me know how these ideas woek for you.

Science &... | Answered on Jan 05, 2018

I think the number you gave is the microscope serial number, to hope to get help you need to find the model number so people can help. At least post a picture. In general the microscope needs a light source to be bright enough to use. The transformer is meant to provide power to the light. If you use the microscope with a light shining through the object held by a glass slide then the light is below the stage which holds the object. Sometimes on simpler microscopes they have a mirror below the stage and you shine a bright light beam into the mirror and must adjust the angle to reflect the light through the slide. In more complex systems the light is built into the microscope. For opaque objects you must shine the light from above onto the object. If you can't find the official Nikon light source to connect to the transformer, you may be able to get non Nikon light sources. For my stereo microscope for example, I use a LED ring-light I bought on ebay for ~$25. This lights the objects from above and fits around the microscope tube just above the stage.

Science &... | Answered on Dec 27, 2017

Your question is hard to answer without more detail, including movement rate and required magnification. For relatively slow moving objects you can use a movable stage (X-Y stepper motors tied to a computer). Usually the direction of motion is erratic or unknown, and some digital tracking software will have to be written to drive the steppers so as to follow the designated object of interest. This may be something you have to develop yourself, although there may be some "tracking" software commercially available (or adaptable).

Note that you usually cannot take a video of the object as you track it, due to the quantum action of the stepper motors. However, this does not keep you from taking a series of stills (step - capture - step - capture - step ... etc.) and turning them back into a stop-action video. There are a lot of free or cheap programs out there to do that.

If the motion of the object is rapid, then you have a much bigger problem. One project I did some years back had this problem, and we could not actively track the sudden motion with a microscope. What we did instead was to reduce the microscope magnification, and significantly up the resolution of the high-speed camera (and yes, that was very expensive). At 1500 FPS, we could capture the object as it moved rapidly across the stage, then post-process the resulting frames to center on the object. The obvious limit here is that the object needs to cover a relatively small portion of the overall picture - which limits the magnification you can use. Of course, the offsetting advantage of this method is that you pay more for the camera, but don't have to have a movable stage on the scope.

Science &... | Answered on Dec 06, 2017

you need the software for that microscope from the manufacturers web site suitable for win 8 64 bit

Science &... | Answered on Nov 20, 2017

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Science &... | Answered on Sep 27, 2017

Damage to an expensive precision instrument can result in loss of functions, distorted results, costly repair or replacement. There is also risk of contamination and injury. Damage can result from misuse or lack of maintenance.

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Science &... | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

There are a variety of brands/models of autoclaves and your model is not adequately identified. There are ES models of an autoclave of a particular brand but I have no knowledge of their designation system. A search of an autoclave manual did not reveal an "es" error code. Why not contact technical support or the sales forces of the manufacturer with the query?

Science &... | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

The connect wire might be broken or the print.....

Science &... | Answered on Aug 22, 2017

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