DC5-163-ASC National Compound Microscope, Super Contrast

DC5-163-ASC National Compound Microscope, Super Contrast

DC5-163-ASC National Compound Microscope, Super Contrast
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DC5-163-ASC Digital Compound microscope, super contrast
Superior in design and in performance, the DC5-163 incorporates a wide range of features designed for university and laboratory use. Superb optical clarity and reliable mechanical engineering assure years of top performance. Choose from two grades of objective lenses: Standard achromatic lenses deliver excellent clarity and normal flatness of field; Plan achromatic for superior clarity and flatness of field. This microscope is fully functional, independent of the camera application. Supplied with powerful Motic Images Software.


  • Widefield 10x /18mm eyepiece, pointer standard in one eyepiece. Accepts optional #965-160 eyepiece reticle.
  • 30° inclined binocular eyepieces with dual diopters and interpupillary adjustment 54mm to 76mm. 3-position sliding rod directs light 100% to binocular eyepieces, or 100% to camera, or 70% to camera and 30% to binocular eyepieces.
  • DIN standard 4x (0.10 N.A.), 10x (0.25 N.A.), 40xR (0.65 N.A.) and 100xR oil immersion (1.25 N.A.) objectives. Choose from achromatic or plan lenses. Both are parfocalled, parcentered and color-coded.
  • Quad objective turret is ball bearing mounted for smooth, precise positioning of objectives, features textured rubber knurling for easy grip. Mounted in reverse position to facilitate ease in changing slides.


  • 12v 20-watt halogen with variable rheostat control.
  • 12VDC power converter operates on 100v-240v 50H/60H current, without need of additional transformer.
  • Illuminated on/off switch, 3-wire grounded cord and plug.


  • Coaxial coarse and fine focusing controls, coarse has tension adjustment, fine is graduated.


  • Large 140mm x 135mm (5-1.2 in. x 5-1/4 in.) stage; built-in, low profile, ball bearing mounted mechanical specimen holder with low-position coaxial controls, 70mm (x) by 50mm (y) movement with graduations of 0.1mm.
  • 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser has rack & pinion focusing, iris diaphragm, swing-out filter holder with clear blue, green and yellow filters supplied.
Digital Camera
This model permits hook-up to computer with supplied USB cable. Easy-to-use 
software for capturing microscope images, labeling, measuring and storing.
Requires a PC with Windows XP or above. OSX
CMOS (digital) 
Effective pixels  1600 x 1200
Framed resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels
Software white balance
Ppower supply USB powered

Features Benefits
Super Contrast 4x, 10x,40xR, 100xR objectives Sharper images

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