Nikon Offers EPI-Fluorescence Illuminator for Eclipse E200 Microscope

nov. 5, 2000

Nikon has introduced a dedicated epi-fluorescence illuminator for its Eclipse E200 biological microscope. The newly developed epi-fluorescence illuminator mounts between the E200 main body and eyepiece tube, uses 50 watt mercury illumination, and is ideal for basic fluorescence observation. In addition, the illuminator is capable of handling many of the latest techniques, including green fluorescent protein (GFP) illumination.

Key features include the application of a broad range of 25mm filter blocks, and the ability to achieve ultraviolet-range observation by removing the UV-cut filter from the illuminator's mercury lamp house. Two cassettes are mountable at the same time, allowing users to select either of two observation method combinations: fluorescence and fluorescence; or brightfield and fluorescence.

The new epi-fluorescence illuminator attachment is just the latest innovation added to the Eclipse E200 biological microscope, which includes such features as a reversed nosepiece, ergonomic binocular and trinocular viewing heads, exclusive refocusing stage for easy specimen change, an "Anti-Crash" feature that prevents slides from hitting the objective, a 20mm field of view, and a condenser aperture setting marked with objective magnifications.

Plus, the Eclipse E200, the first microscope in its class to incorporate Nikon's renowned CFI60 optical system, can be used with the full line of CFI60 fluor objectives when combining the epi-fluorescence illuminator with an E600/400 eyepiece. Nikon's CFI60 optical system offers the life science professional the brightest, highest contrast, aberration-free microscope imaging at even the highest and lowest magnifications, with notably longer working distances and higher numerical apertures.