LSM 5 LIVE
The LSM 5 LIVE laser scanning microscope captures up to 120 confocal images per second at a resolution of 512 X 512 pixels, and attains 505 or 1,010 frames per second at reduced formats of 512 X 100 pixels or 512 X 50 pixels. This is combined with zoom optics and a fast Z-drive that permits 3-D image stacks to be acquired every second, especially useful for developmental biologists. With 100 percent excitation efficiency as well as efficient emission yield, the AchroGate beam splitter offers performance on thick or weakly fluorescent specimens, regardless of the color of the excitation light. Tuned zoom optics and scanning concepts permit the size and position of the scan field to be varied without simultaneously changing major optical parameters. Individually adjustable and variable confocal pinholes ensure high confocality in all channels.