This instrument is a good introduction to low cost, low power microscopy. It is a well constructed, full size, professional standard, monocular microscope. Working on the same principle as a stereomicroscope, the DM1 has been recommended by the Royal Microscopical Society as an ideal instrument for primary and secondary schools. Produces an erect non reversing image x20. With the use of alternative eyepieces, the magnification range may be extended from x10 to x40.
The DM1 has a pillar coarse focus, rack/pinion fine focus, and clutch adjustment. A micrometer eyepiece can be used for measurement. Working distance 80mm. Reversible black and white stage plate. Suitable for photography. Weight 1.3 kgms.
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