The Olympus IX-70 inverted fluorescence microscope
The Olympus IX-70 inverted widefield fluorescence microscope uses computer-controlled excitation and emission filter wheels to collect multi-channel wide-field fluorescence images on a CCD camera. This system is optimized for quantitative fluorescence microscopy. A programmable stage allows automated ‘return-to-site’ and multiple-field stitching. Currently available objectives on the system are: 100x oil immersion (Plan-Apo, 1.4 NA), 60x air (Plan-Apo, 0.9 NA), 40x air (Plan-Apo, 0.95 NA), 20x air (Plan-Apo, 0.75 NA), 20x lwd air (Plan-Fluar, 0.45 NA), 10x air (Plan-S-Apo, 0.4 NA). The IX-70 microscope currently is located in HSE-1690.