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This is a versatile and portable handheld microscope that is ideal for quality control procedures - particularly those that require accurate XY measurements. The Portascope has a side arm with a coaxial LED lighting system that operates either with the on-board rechargeable batteries or directly from the mains adapter (supplied). The microscope itself has a x10 measuring eyepiece and a x4 standard RMS screw thread objective supplied as standard providing an overall magnification of x40. It is also possible to obtain x2, x10 and x20 objectives to provide a variety of magnifications.
The Portascope performs best when it can be placed flat onto the material to be examined as this increases its stability and ease of focusing. Accurate focus is achieved by rotating the collar in either direction. As with all microscopes that use coaxial lighting, the quality of the image is dependent on the amount of light reflected from the surface of the specimen and how this is affected by the illuminating light source. The key to this balance is to use polarising filters, this Portascope is equipped with a polarising filter insert in the arm of the LED light and an analysing filter that fits above the objective mounting that can be fully rotated to cross or partially cross with the polariser filter.
The Portascope comes with its own quality aluminium attache style carrying case.
Dimensions: 230 x 95 x 40mm. Weight: 850 grams. Weight including case: 1730g
* Magnification: up to x40
* Light Source: LED lighting system
* Power source: mains adapter or rechargeable batteries (both included)