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Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core
at The Center for Health and the Environment

Olympus BH-2 Brightfield Microscope

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The BH-2 microscope features a 160 millimeter tube length optics are configured for Köhler illumination when coupled to LB series objectives and the extensive line of substage condensers. Standard equipment on this microscope included 10x widefield high eyepoint eyepieces having a field number of 20, precentered halogen lamps, aspherical collector lenses, and fully enclosed light paths designed to exclude dirt and dust. Auxiliary components for the microscope included photoeyepieces, an automatic exposure photomicrography system, and a wide range of objectives covering the entire range of correction and magnification. In addition, both mechanical and circular stages were offered as were binocular and trinocular observation tubes. Contrast enhancing equipment included phase contrast, differential interference contrast, darkfield, fluorescence, and polarized light.

Key Features

  • Easy to use
  • Limitless versatility to fit almost any need
  • Outstanding ergonometry for extended use
  • Bright and sharp illumination system
  • Robust form factor to reduce vibrations and shaking
  • High resolution
  • Superior contrast
  • Excellent field flatness
  • Improved stage to reduce contamination and enhance ease of use

Recharge Rates

$2 per hour for trained and qualified users at UCD ($3 per hour for non-UCD)