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Nikon NiE C2 Upright Confocal and Widefield Imaging System

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UMN Rate: 
$35.00 Per Hour


Nikon C2 Automated Upright Widefield and Confocal Microscope

Nikon Ni-E Motorized Microscope: Features include Nikon’s newest motorized Ni microscope body. The newly developed CFI Plan Apochromat λ (lambda) series objectives are the key to the series’ optical performance. Nano Crystal Coat, with its ultra low refractive index, provides brighter, high-resolution and high-contrast microscopy images. The CFI 60 objectives for the Ni system are 10x, 20x, 40x oil, and 60x oil, all with DIC capabilities. An LED illumination system for fluorescence, and filters for widefield using DAPI, GFP, and Tex Red filters. The Ni stand uses Nikon’s proprietary stratum structure, used and highly acclaimed for inverted research microscopes, is now incorporated in an upright microscope, allowing a combination of components to be installed. There is a Prior motorized x/y stage and color camera for tiling of large areas of interest in brighfield, DIC, fluorescence and confocal modes.

  • There are 405nm, 488nm, 561nm and 640nm laser lines for excitation.
  • Detectors include are three (3) photo-multiplier tubes (PMTs), plus a transmitted detector.
  • Color digital camera for widefield image capture, including tiling in brightfiled, DIC, DAPI, AF488, AF568 and CY5 fluorescence. 
  • Includes Elements modules for 2D and 3D Tracking and Measurements, Ratio and FRET imaging.