SteREO Discovery.V8 from Carl Zeiss
The basis of advanced stereomicroscopy
Göttingen, May 2006. SteREO Discovery.V8 – the powerful basic instrument from Carl Zeiss for modular stereomicrosopy – is suitable both for routine lab and industrial applications and for advanced research work. Its outstanding features are particularly beneficial for workplaces where the optical performance, modularity or egonomic convenience of a manual stereomicroscope with a common main objective are required. The fields of application include, for example, the electronic, semiconductor and automotive industries, particularly for optical inspection in the quality assurance and production areas and for the precise assembly and alignment of very small components. However, a powerful stereomicroscope is also required for optical examinations in research and development, e.g. in universities, institutes and research centers in the biomedical field for the screening, sorting and manipulation of specimens.
The optics of the SteREO Discovery.V8 set new standards for entry level, modular stereomicroscopes featuring a common main objective. The result: higher resolving power, greater contrast and a better 3D effect compared to current standard instruments, providing visibly more information in the microscopic image for all biomedical and industrial applications.
The high degree of modularity of the SteREO Discovery.V8 allows the use of all accessory components of the SteREO Discovery family from Carl Zeiss, permitting it to be adapted to the individual requirements of a wide range of workplaces. Simple, basic configurations are possible for routine workstations, for example, while an extensive line of accessories is available to meet more specific demands, e.g. on ergonomic convenience or stability.
Ergonomically correct components such as the ergotube and intermediate tubes can be used to optimally set the viewing angle and viewing height of the microscope. This guarantees a relaxed seated position at the workplace. The extremely stable stand design ensures low sensitivity to vibrations and stable specimen positioning, even with high final magnifications and heavy microscope systems.
The SteREO Discovery.V8 also meets the requirements of its users with its zoom range of 8:1 with activatable click stops, manual focusing drive with a 340 mm focusing path, a generously dimensioned object space and scratch-resistant work surface. The microscope offers the largest object field in its class. Three high-quality objective series are available: Achromat S (high contrast, three-dimensional images), Plan S (additionally flat, distortion-free object fields) and PlanApo S (additional detail resolution without color fringes).
The new CL1500 ECO cold-light source delivers intensive, infrared-free light at an attractive price; the VisiLED system offers new contrasting possibilities through segmented activation of the LEDs and high reproducibility accuracy through storage of all illumination settings.
Various digital still and video cameras can be attached to the SteREO Discovery.V8 via standardized interfaces. For simple routine requirements, commercial digital cameras often suffice, while AxioCam high resolution microscope cameras and AxioVision imaging software from Carl Zeiss are offered to meet more demanding requirements in image capture and analysis.
SteREO Discovery.V8 – the powerful basic instrument for advanced, modular stereomicroscopy from Carl Zeiss. The CL1500 ECO fiber optic, cold-light light source, seen here with a two-arm gooseneck light guide, delivers intensive, infrared-free light to the object with pinpoint precision.
Printed board with white solder resist, taken with SteREO Discovery.V8 in laterally grazing incident light. Objective: Plan S 1.0x, magnification 15x.