The Celestron 500x Power Biological Microscope is an intermediate-level biological microscope that features an electric illuminator that provides direct control of light.
The Abbe condenser and iris diaphragm are supplied to concentrate and adjust for more or less illumination. A mechanical stage is standard equipment with knobs controlling both axes for easy centering of specimen slides. Other features include 10x and 12.5x eyepieces, 4x, 10x, and 40x objective lenses, fully-coated glass optics, all-metal body with monocular head, five prepared slides, and coarse and fine focusing knobs.
Where cheaper microscopes of a comparable price typically utilize plastic components and flimsy construction, this microscope is precision made with metal components, and includes an Abbe condenser and Iris diaphragm, which beginner scopes rarely include. And it’s amazingly powerful, up to 500X to reveal details you never knew existed.
- Fully-coated glass optics, all-metal body with monocular head
- Abbe condenser, iris diaphragm, and electric illuminator for light control
- 10x and 12.5x eyepieces and 4x, 10x, and 40x objective lenses
- Adjustable arm from 0 to 60 degrees provides comfortable viewing
- Five prepared slides and mechanical stage
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I was pleasantly surprised when the Celestron 44104 arrived. I have not used a microscope since high school biology. I had always wanted to have a microscope, but could never justify the cost. This year, while purchasing presents for others, I decided to buy this for me.
I am glad I did. This instrument is a good quality ‘heavy’ type of device and comes with the electric illumination device. Funny, I did well with just the included mirror light up the slides.
To save money, check out the Celestron 44102. As near as I can tell, that is this model minus = 12.5x eye piece, blue filter, and the AC light thing.