Welcome to Dissecting Microscope

Dissecting microscopes, which is also called as stereoscope are stereomicroscope that are often use on acquiring a 3D view on a specimen. From the name itself, it is usually applicable  in dissection of specimens, but they still have other function.


It has two eyepiece which links the two lens arrays that are arranged to established a stereoscopic image. This allows the researcher to see the 3D object on the platform of microscope clearly. The stage of a dissecting microscope is usually big with a hollow for securing the specimens being examined.


The magnification of this microscope is commonly less than a hundred times and it is lower compare to the compound microscope. This magnification feature can be settle.

Other model is composed of three lenses which can takes videos or photographs. This is also use to make projections that can be applied for demonstrations in classrooms that help students visualize the sample clearly.


On the illumination process, the dissecting microscope uses two types of light from transmitted light or from direct illumination. Opaque objects that are put on the microscope platform or stage can be lighten straight from the illuminator. In this instance, the illuminator can be set whether in an open part on the arm of the dissecting microscope or in an adapter ring affixed to the separate transformer.


Another way is the light from a source like bulb can be mirrored across a transparent object from underneath with the use of substage mirror.  This process of illumination demand the clear glass insert in the microscope platform. Nevertheless, in more cases the opaque stage insert that has black and white part and direct lighting is greatly used.


Producers generates different kinds of objectives, stands, ocular lenses, arms and light sources to enable the dissecting scopes to be used in many application. In addition, dissecting microscope can also be used to study about archaeological artifacts, geological samples and many other objects.


In all cases the microscope makes wider magnification so that people will be able to view objects in detail without going into the depth. Viewing a comparatively big and solid surfaces or specimens is the primary application of a dissecting microscope.


This type of microscope is a helpful device for researcher because it has the ability to manipulate the specimen or sample that is being studied. It is also applicable to more detailed work such as watch making, microsurgery, coin inspection and circuit board inspection.