The Novex P-series: a good start for your discovery in the microcosm
The Novex P 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. In addition, the microscopes in the P-series feature both up and down lighting that can be switched on independently and a handy swivel head that allows you to easily view multiple people. This way you will always find a model that fits your specific wishes.
- With LED or halogen lighting
- With 1x / 3x or 2x / 4x magnification
Which type of lighting: Halogen or LED?
The models from the Novex B series are available with Halogen lighting or LED lighting. Halogen lighting gives the most light, all laboratory models are equipped with this type of light. LED lighting is a new type of lighting in the microscope world and gives less light than halogen, however there are a number of advantages to LED lighting. The models with LED lighting are standard equipped with rechargeable batteries that last about 50 hours, making microscopes with LED lighting also usable in the field. In addition, LED lighting also ensures that there is practically no heat development so that blood, tissue and bacteria die less quickly.
The microscopes in this P-series by Novex have enlargements of 1x / 3x or 2x / 4x.This can easily be rotated in front of the eyepiece for the desired magnification. The 1x / 3x models provide a visual field of 5 and 10 mm respectively and the 2 / 4x version of 6.6 and 20 mm. You can place an object of maximum 30mm height under the microscopes for a good observation. (NB Other magnifications can be obtained when using other lens pairs such as the WF 5x and the WF 10x).
A binocular microscope uses two tubes, so that you can view the sample with both eyes. A stereomicroscope is always a binocular microscope but should not be confused with a binocular, biological microscope.
A stereomicroscope always uses two eyepieces, but in contrast to a binocular biological microscope, a stereomicroscope has two separate optical light paths (with of course two objectives and two eyepieces) that cause the image in the left eyepiece to be slightly different than in the right eyepiece. . These ensure that the image in the left eyepiece deviates slightly from the image in the right eyepiece, resulting in a three-dimensional image of the object being viewed.
It is not recommended to use a camera with a binocular microscope because the light is distributed in a binocular microscope over the two tubes and light is lost. In a stereomicroscope, the light differs from the left and right eyepieces. If you want to use a camera (in the future), you should consider a trinocular microscope or (if the budget is not sufficient) a monocular microscope.
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