The Novex AP series: a good start for your discovery in the microcosm
The Novex AP microscopes are available in the following models:
This small microscope is ideal for the novice biologist or to introduce children into the wonderful world of nature and microscopy. Both transparent and opaque objects can be studied well with this stereomicroscope. Under the two object clamps, you can easily secure dust, stone or organic material for observation. The AR series contains a number of microscopes in different versions so that you will always find one that meets your specific needs.
- With or without lighting
- With striking or transmitted lighting
- With LED or Tungsten lighting
- With vertical or inclined tube
- With fixed objectives or rotatable lenses
Striking or transmitted lighting
Most stereomicroscopes use a lamp that shines from above on the object. This striking light is reflected on the object and reaches your eye through the lens. Biological microscopes, on the other hand, use transmitted light. With a lamp that shines from beneath the specimen so that it becomes visible. Some microscopes in the AP-series are equipped with both upward and transmitted light, allowing you to observe both thin materials (tissue) and raw materials (minerals). The lighting can be used separately and not simultaneously (with the exception of the models with swivel head).
Led or Tungsten lighting:
A tungsten lamp is a halogen lamp that uses a tungsten filament. The advantage of tungsten compared to ordinary halogen lighting is that it can be placed in smaller housings.
The abbreviation LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, an LED lamp uses an energy-efficient light-emitting diode. LED lamps can produce a large amount of light without using large amounts of energy. A LED lamp lasts an average of 20,000 hours. Another additional advantage is that LED lamps often work on batteries, making microscopes portable. The striking LED lighting can be used as much as 35.
Vertical or inclined tube
The microscopes in the Novex AR series are equipped with a straight tube or a slanting (45) tube. The advantage of tubes placed at an angle is that your neck is less stressed and you can continue to observe comfortably for a long period of time.
Fixed or rotatable lenses
The models that have fixed (but interchangeable) lenses of 2x, you can optionally adjust with 1x, 3x, 4x and 6x lenses. In combination with the optional eyepieces of WF5x, 10x or 20x you can thus have enlargements of 5x up to 120x.
Some models in the AR series are equipped with a rotatable lens (1x / 3x or 2x / 4x). You can easily rotate it in front of the eyepiece for the desired magnification.
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