Turret Phase-Contrast and Brightfield Kit for Compound Microscopes

SKU: PCT

Availability: In Stock

Regular price $1,199.99 $699.99

The Higher the Magnification - The More Detail You'll See

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Magnification is the ability of your microscope to make small objects seem larger. As the magnification increases the area being viewed will be decrease is size but the detail of the area being viewed will improve.

Amscope microscopes come with multiple magnifications to aid you in finding the proper magnification for viewing each specimen.

Camera Connection Types

When comaring 2.0 and 3.0 there are few major differences. First the transfer rates. USB 2.0 offers transfer rates of 480 Mbps and USB 3.0 offers transfer rates of 4.8 Gbps - that's 10 times faster.

Camera Resolution

The most important factor in ensuring successful microscopic imaging is choosing the appropriate optics and camera for your application that gives you more data and higher image quality. When selecting a microscope camera, it is best to base your decision on the most important requirements for your microscopic observation.

Key Features

  • A complete turret phase contrast kit for compound microscopes
  • Phase contrast turret iris diaphragm condenser
  • CT lens
  • Four phase contrast Plan objectives, 10x, 20x, 40x and 100x
  • Mounting size of condenser: 37mm in diameter

The PCT is a versatile upgrade for compatible compound microscopes. It provides all of the tools necessary for use with phase contrast and brightfield.

Phase contrast is used to reveal detail in indistinct objects, such as unstained cells and microorganisms that would otherwise appear invisible. By using a combination of specialized objective lenses and a modified light condenser, these invisible objects can be visualized by manipulating variations in phase. This contrast method provides far more detail than darkfield.

The turret condenser not only provides the annuli needed for phase contrast, but also a brightfield setting with an iris diaphragm. This versatility makes life a lot easier by allowing you to switch between lighting methods by simply rotating a dial. Each annulus on the turret can be centered, and a telescopic centering eyepiece is also included for precise alignment, guaranteeing optimal results. For monochromatic viewing, a green filter is provided to limit light to the central portion of the spectrum. Four plan-achromatic objective lenses are included, each equipped with a phase ring. These provide sharp, high-contrast images at magnifications from 10X to 100X.

Compatible models include: B340, T340, B400, T400, B450, T450, B460, B490, T490, B590, T590, B600, T600, B680, T680. The turret is designed for bottom-mount condenser holders. Because of its weight, a screwdriver is included to assist in tightening retention screws.

Condenser Compatibility
Condenser Mount Bottom mount
Mounting Diameter 37mm
Model Compatibility B340, T340, B400, T400, B450, T450, B460, B490, T490, B590, T590, B600, T600, B680, T680
Condenser Specifications
Condenser Type Turret design with phase contrast and brightfield
Numerical Aperture 1.25
Immersion Medium oil
Centerable Annuli Yes
Phase Contrast 10X, 20X, 40X, 100X
Objective Lenses Compatibility
Optical System Finite
Mechanical Tube Length 160mm
Mounting Thread RMS 20.32mm
Parfocal Distance 45mm

Objective Lenses

Magnification Corrections NA Cover-glass Thickness Immersion Medium
10X Plan-achromatic
Phase contrast
0.25 0.17mm
20X Plan-achromatic
Phase contrast
0.40 0.17mm
40X Plan-achromatic
Phase contrast
0.65 0.17mm
100X Plan-achromatic
Phase contrast
1.25 0.17mm oil

Contents:

  • One turret condenser
  • Four objective lenses (10X, 20X, 40X, 100X)
  • One centering telescope
  • One green filter
  • One screwdriver
  • attribute phase contrast kit
    key features
  • A complete turret phase contrast kit for compound microscopes
  • Phase contrast turret iris diaphragm condenser
  • CT lens
  • Four phase contrast Plan objectives, 10x, 20x, 40x and 100x
  • Mounting size of condenser: 37mm in diameter
  • magnifying power Phase Contrast Kit-10X, Phase Contrast Kit-20X, Phase Contrast Kit-40X, Phase Contrast Kit-100X
    Manufacturer AmScope
    microscope model Phase Contrast Kit-B/T 400/490/590/600 Series
    ns_spec_table Phase Contrast Kit-B/T 400/490/590/600 Series
    phase contrast kit power 10X, 20X, 40X, 100X
    phase contrast kit type Turret
    prop 65 Prop 65 Warning
    type Phase Contrast Kit-Turret
    upc 13964504200

    The PCT is a versatile upgrade for compatible compound microscopes. It provides all of the tools necessary for use with phase contrast and brightfield.

    Phase contrast is used to reveal detail in indistinct objects, such as unstained cells and microorganisms that would otherwise appear invisible. By using a combination of specialized objective lenses and a modified light condenser, these invisible objects can be visualized by manipulating variations in phase. This contrast method provides far more detail than darkfield.

    The turret condenser not only provides the annuli needed for phase contrast, but also a brightfield setting with an iris diaphragm. This versatility makes life a lot easier by allowing you to switch between lighting methods by simply rotating a dial. Each annulus on the turret can be centered, and a telescopic centering eyepiece is also included for precise alignment, guaranteeing optimal results. For monochromatic viewing, a green filter is provided to limit light to the central portion of the spectrum. Four plan-achromatic objective lenses are included, each equipped with a phase ring. These provide sharp, high-contrast images at magnifications from 10X to 100X.

    Compatible models include: B340, T340, B400, T400, B450, T450, B460, B490, T490, B590, T590, B600, T600, B680, T680. The turret is designed for bottom-mount condenser holders. Because of its weight, a screwdriver is included to assist in tightening retention screws.

    Condenser Compatibility
    Condenser Mount Bottom mount
    Mounting Diameter 37mm
    Model Compatibility B340, T340, B400, T400, B450, T450, B460, B490, T490, B590, T590, B600, T600, B680, T680
    Condenser Specifications
    Condenser Type Turret design with phase contrast and brightfield
    Numerical Aperture 1.25
    Immersion Medium oil
    Centerable Annuli Yes
    Phase Contrast 10X, 20X, 40X, 100X
    Objective Lenses Compatibility
    Optical System Finite
    Mechanical Tube Length 160mm
    Mounting Thread RMS 20.32mm
    Parfocal Distance 45mm

    Objective Lenses

    Magnification Corrections NA Cover-glass Thickness Immersion Medium
    10X Plan-achromatic
    Phase contrast
    0.25 0.17mm
    20X Plan-achromatic
    Phase contrast
    0.40 0.17mm
    40X Plan-achromatic
    Phase contrast
    0.65 0.17mm
    100X Plan-achromatic
    Phase contrast
    1.25 0.17mm oil

    Contents:

  • One turret condenser
  • Four objective lenses (10X, 20X, 40X, 100X)
  • One centering telescope
  • One green filter
  • One screwdriver
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