How to Set Up Your Stereo Microscope in 10 Simple Steps

by Julie S. on August 12, 2015

You may have a keen eye for detail, but if your stereo microscope isn’t adjusted properly your focus may fall short. To be clear, just turn your attention to the following operating tips, and zoom in!

How to Set Up Your Stereo Microscope in 10 Simple Steps

  1. Set your microscope on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Turn on the illumination, and illuminate your subject.
  3. Set the diopter setting(s) to zero.
  4. Adjust the distance between the eyepieces (interpupillary distance) until it’s comfortable and you see a single image.
  5. Adjust the brightness to the desired level.
  6. Zoom up to the highest magnification.
  7. Close your right eye (or the same eyepiece as the diopter adjustment), and adjust the focus until the image is clear.
  8. Close your left eye, and adjust the eyepiece diopter until the image is clear.
  9. Make a note of your diopter setting for future reference.
  10. Enjoy a properly focused microscope.

Following these simple steps will help ensure your sample remains in focus throughout the zoom range.

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