Zeiss Axioplan 2

Location: room B122

The Zeiss Axioplan 2 is an upright epi- fluorescent microscope that interphases with Zeiss’s Axiovision 4.8.1 software (manual as pdf).

This microscope system is fully automated in its ability to acquire, fluorescent, bright field, phase contrast and Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) images.  The software accommodates for either single channel images or combinations of multiple channel images.  There is also a Z-stack module for thicker tissue specimens.

Objectives Available

Magnification Type N/A Immersion DIC Phase
X10 Plan Neo-Fluotar 0.3 Air Yes PH1
X20 Plan Neo-Fluotar 0.5 Air Yes PH2
X40 Plan Neo-Fluotar 0.17 Oil Yes PH2
X63 Plan Apochromat 1.4 Oil No PH3
X63 Plan Apochromat 1.4 Oil Yes No

Fluorescence Digital Imaging

The Fluorescent filter blocks available are for the excitation and emission of blue, green and red fluorochromes.

Filters available: Band Pass DAPI filter block, Band Pass FITC filter, Band Pass GFP filter, Long Pass TRICT/Rhodamine and Texas Red filters.


Further details of the Axioplan 2 microscope and contact for initial training