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400X STUDENT MICROSCOPE

New, international-standard, full-sized illuminated student microscope, professional quality at a student price. Now comes with a variable intensity 5.5V LED cool illumination system with a built-in rechargeable battery and wall transformer for use or charging. It has turret-mounted achromatic objectives, fine and coarse rack-and-pinion focus and substage diaphragm light control, and a metal frame. It is built to international DIN standards and accepts all DIN eyepieces and objectives. With extras like focus stop for slide protection, adjustable tilt and (2) spring clips, it is a fine instrument for most home science work and projects in the field. If you are looking for more magnification purchase the spring loaded 100X (oil immersion) objective lenses. Brings your scopes total magnification up to 1000X magnification. Our (36) piece assorted specimen set comes on (12) slides. All are great additions.

*Specifications: Magnification: 40X, 100X, 400X.
*Objectives: 4X, 10X, 40X Achromatic.
*Illumination: 5.5V variable LED w/ rechargeable battery
*Stage: 120mm x 130mm with (2) clips.
*Focusing: Rack and pinion coarse/fine
*Weight: 7 lbs., 4 oz. Height:14.5"

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400X STUDENT GRADE MONOCULAR MICROSCOPE

400X STUDENT MICROSCOPE

New, international-standard, full-sized illuminated student microscope, professional quality at a student price. Now comes with a variable intensity 5.5V LED cool illumination system with a built-in rechargeable battery and wall transformer for use or charging. It has turret-mounted achromatic objectives, fine and coarse rack-and-pinion focus and substage diaphragm light control, and a metal frame. It is built to international DIN standards and accepts all DIN eyepieces and objectives. With extras like focus stop for slide protection, adjustable tilt and (2) spring clips, it is a fine instrument for most home science work and projects in the field. If you are looking for more magnification purchase the spring loaded 100X (oil immersion) objective lenses. Brings your scopes total magnification up to 1000X magnification. Our (36) piece assorted specimen set comes on (12) slides. All are great additions.

*Specifications: Magnification: 40X, 100X, 400X.
*Objectives: 4X, 10X, 40X Achromatic.
*Illumination: 5.5V variable LED w/ rechargeable battery
*Stage: 120mm x 130mm with (2) clips.
*Focusing: Rack and pinion coarse/fine
*Weight: 7 lbs., 4 oz. Height:14.5"

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$149.95 EACH

The Better Binoculars

Paul, the guy with vision around here, calls these the binocs to get if you're stepping up your binocular game. From Celestron®, they're Nature DX Series 8 x 42 and lightweight at about 22 oz with BaK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, twist-up eyecups, 7.4 degree angular field of view (FOV), 6.5 ft near focus, linear FOV of 388 feet at 1000 yards, 17.5mm eye relief, 5.2mm exit pupil for brighter images and phase-coated optics. They're completely waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging and are "perfect for birding" per Paul. Measure an easy-to-handle 5.3" x 4.9" x 2" and come with a case, neckstrap and chamois.

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CELESTRON® NATURE DX 8 X 42 QUALITY BINOCULARS

The Better Binoculars

Paul, the guy with vision around here, calls these the binocs to get if you're stepping up your binocular game. From Celestron®, they're Nature DX Series 8 x 42 and lightweight at about 22 oz with BaK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, twist-up eyecups, 7.4 degree angular field of view (FOV), 6.5 ft near focus, linear FOV of 388 feet at 1000 yards, 17.5mm eye relief, 5.2mm exit pupil for brighter images and phase-coated optics. They're completely waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging and are "perfect for birding" per Paul. Measure an easy-to-handle 5.3" x 4.9" x 2" and come with a case, neckstrap and chamois.

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$139.95 EACH

The Better Student Microscope

From Levenhuk®, this nice student microscope has an adjustable Barlow lens and objectives at 40, 100 and 400X. Has an adjustable iris and course focus. Comes  with a blow-molded storage case, (5) blank and (5) prepared slides; pipette; brine shrimp, yeast, sea salt and glue samples; forceps; a microtome; 58-page overview booklet; and 27-page manual. Has metal housing with glass optics, and a lifetime guarantee. Dual adjustable LED illuminator is powered by (3) included “AA” batteries or a 5VDC adapter.

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LEVENHUK® STUDENT MICROSCOPE SET

The Better Student Microscope

From Levenhuk®, this nice student microscope has an adjustable Barlow lens and objectives at 40, 100 and 400X. Has an adjustable iris and course focus. Comes  with a blow-molded storage case, (5) blank and (5) prepared slides; pipette; brine shrimp, yeast, sea salt and glue samples; forceps; a microtome; 58-page overview booklet; and 27-page manual. Has metal housing with glass optics, and a lifetime guarantee. Dual adjustable LED illuminator is powered by (3) included “AA” batteries or a 5VDC adapter.

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$79.95 EACH

Navigate The Stars

Best done with this computerized StarNavigator 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope from Meade® Instruments. Enjoy the stunningly sharp images while you let the telescope take you on a guided tour of 30,000+ celestial objects. Includes the AudioStar hand controller, which not only guides the scope but also tells you, through its built-in speaker, all about what you’re viewing. Features a 1250mm focal length (F13.8), 90mm (3.5”) aperture, single-speed internal focuser and an internal flip-mirror for celestrial/terrestial viewing or photography. Includes (2) Plossl eyepieces, 26mm (48x) and 9mm (139X), full-sized aluminum tripod, red-dot finder and vixen-style dovetail. Works on (8) “AA” batteries or external power source, not included.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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MEADE® 90MM COMPUTERIZED MAKSUTOV TELESCOPE

Navigate The Stars

Best done with this computerized StarNavigator 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope from Meade® Instruments. Enjoy the stunningly sharp images while you let the telescope take you on a guided tour of 30,000+ celestial objects. Includes the AudioStar hand controller, which not only guides the scope but also tells you, through its built-in speaker, all about what you’re viewing. Features a 1250mm focal length (F13.8), 90mm (3.5”) aperture, single-speed internal focuser and an internal flip-mirror for celestrial/terrestial viewing or photography. Includes (2) Plossl eyepieces, 26mm (48x) and 9mm (139X), full-sized aluminum tripod, red-dot finder and vixen-style dovetail. Works on (8) “AA” batteries or external power source, not included.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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$349.00 EACH

Make Your Smartphone Smarter

From Celestron™, this NexYZ™ adapter lets you attach any smart phone to a telescope, binoculars, spotting scope of microscope. You view through the phone’s screen instead of the device’s eyepiece, so what you see is what you capture with the camera function. Great for larger-group viewings and stargazing parties. Compatible with all smartphones, even with the case on, and has three-axis universal mounting for easy alignment, and secure clamps for hands-free operation. Includes adapter rings for smaller 23mm and 30mm microscope eyepieces.

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CELESTRON™ NEXYZ™ OPTICAL SMARTPHONE ADAPTER

Make Your Smartphone Smarter

From Celestron™, this NexYZ™ adapter lets you attach any smart phone to a telescope, binoculars, spotting scope of microscope. You view through the phone’s screen instead of the device’s eyepiece, so what you see is what you capture with the camera function. Great for larger-group viewings and stargazing parties. Compatible with all smartphones, even with the case on, and has three-axis universal mounting for easy alignment, and secure clamps for hands-free operation. Includes adapter rings for smaller 23mm and 30mm microscope eyepieces.

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$54.50 EACH

GROUND GLASS

One wiseacre assumed we meant any package leaving our shipping room that once had a glass object in it. That is a malicious rumor. . . Ground glass is thin plate glass, the surface of which has been physically ground or acid-etched to create a grainy, grayish, opaque surface. Use it to produce an image from a lens or lens system. Even a simple magnifier, held between the ground glass and, say, a window, will produce an image of the window scene on the ground glass. Ground glass has another magical property: it is opaque to any object viewed at a distance, but not if that object is in direct contact with the glass surface. A necessary element of your optical education. 3-1/2" x 4-3/8" x 1/16" thick.

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GROUND GLASS 3-1/2" x 4-3/8"

GROUND GLASS

One wiseacre assumed we meant any package leaving our shipping room that once had a glass object in it. That is a malicious rumor. . . Ground glass is thin plate glass, the surface of which has been physically ground or acid-etched to create a grainy, grayish, opaque surface. Use it to produce an image from a lens or lens system. Even a simple magnifier, held between the ground glass and, say, a window, will produce an image of the window scene on the ground glass. Ground glass has another magical property: it is opaque to any object viewed at a distance, but not if that object is in direct contact with the glass surface. A necessary element of your optical education. 3-1/2" x 4-3/8" x 1/16" thick.

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$3.50 PKG (3)

Wing of Locust, Hair of Dog...

A recipe from the Elizabethan Cable Food Network? No, just a couple of samples from our collection of (48) specimens preserved for your classroom examination, with (4) well-labeled specimens on each of (12) standard-size slides. You get animal, plant, insect, textile, and pollen and spore specimens, including camel hair, camellia leaf, plant louse, fruit fly, fern spore, bee wing, nylon, wool, lily pollen, bamboo shoot, goldfish scale, and three dozen more, including our homonymic favorite, hare hair. Grades three and up.

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SLIDE SET

Wing of Locust, Hair of Dog...

A recipe from the Elizabethan Cable Food Network? No, just a couple of samples from our collection of (48) specimens preserved for your classroom examination, with (4) well-labeled specimens on each of (12) standard-size slides. You get animal, plant, insect, textile, and pollen and spore specimens, including camel hair, camellia leaf, plant louse, fruit fly, fern spore, bee wing, nylon, wool, lily pollen, bamboo shoot, goldfish scale, and three dozen more, including our homonymic favorite, hare hair. Grades three and up.

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$23.95 EACH

OPTICAL GLASS FILTERS

Al Luebbers, our founder, collected glass. Not glass like you'd find on a knick-knack shelf, but optical glass. Lenses, prisms, reticles and filters, for example. Focus on the filters. Many of his filters came out of military surplus, and this is for-real stuff. We mean many are solid dyed optical glass, ground and polished to flatness standards that were probably excessive. Others are from the old days in photographic optics, and their standards were even tighter than your militaristic Uncle's. We've found that photographers, artists, and optical designers still have an occasional need for good glass filters, so we're making a list of some goodies. As always, don't be timid about calling for quotes on quantities. If we have 'em, we'll sell 'em. Just don't sell them back. Please!

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FILTER, NEUTRAL/30MM DIA. X 2.3MM THK/MOUNTED PRECISE MILITARY FILTER

OPTICAL GLASS FILTERS

Al Luebbers, our founder, collected glass. Not glass like you'd find on a knick-knack shelf, but optical glass. Lenses, prisms, reticles and filters, for example. Focus on the filters. Many of his filters came out of military surplus, and this is for-real stuff. We mean many are solid dyed optical glass, ground and polished to flatness standards that were probably excessive. Others are from the old days in photographic optics, and their standards were even tighter than your militaristic Uncle's. We've found that photographers, artists, and optical designers still have an occasional need for good glass filters, so we're making a list of some goodies. As always, don't be timid about calling for quotes on quantities. If we have 'em, we'll sell 'em. Just don't sell them back. Please!

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$2.50 PKG (2)

Super Loupe

This extremely good quality folding jeweler's loupe is in polished aluminum and folds into a protective cover. It measures 1-5/8" x 13/16" and is teardrop-shaped when closed. Doublet lens, 18mm dia, 10X, lit by (2) very bright white LEDs, powered by (3) button-cell batteries that are included. It has a small loop for a chain, and comes in a plastic case with a small tool for accessing the batteries.

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10X FOLDING LOUPE WITH LED LIGHTS PKG OF 3

Super Loupe

This extremely good quality folding jeweler's loupe is in polished aluminum and folds into a protective cover. It measures 1-5/8" x 13/16" and is teardrop-shaped when closed. Doublet lens, 18mm dia, 10X, lit by (2) very bright white LEDs, powered by (3) button-cell batteries that are included. It has a small loop for a chain, and comes in a plastic case with a small tool for accessing the batteries.

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$14.50 PKG (3)

Pretty Sharp

Optimize the power of your microscope and get the sharpest possible image with a drop of clear, colorless immersion oil between the lens and your slide. This 0.5 oz tube of low-viscosity Resolve® Immersion Oil from Richard-Allan Scientific has a refractive index of 1.5150. It is non-drying and non-hardening, and will not damage lenses or valuable slides. But it will definitely enhance your view!

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IMMERSION OIL

Pretty Sharp

Optimize the power of your microscope and get the sharpest possible image with a drop of clear, colorless immersion oil between the lens and your slide. This 0.5 oz tube of low-viscosity Resolve® Immersion Oil from Richard-Allan Scientific has a refractive index of 1.5150. It is non-drying and non-hardening, and will not damage lenses or valuable slides. But it will definitely enhance your view!

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$12.95 EACH

Reach For The Stars

The AstroMaster 76EQ Telescope by Celestron® is great for budding stargazers. 76mm dia with a 700mm focal length. Includes a (35X) eyepiece, starPointer, erect image optics, and a German Equitorial mount, which allows you to track a celestial body on its elliptical path across the sky with the turn of a simple knob; no more chasing the moon and stars through endless blackness. Also has a steel-tube tripod, coated glass optics for crisp images and the SkyX-First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000-object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images. Quick and easy, no-tool setup. For versatility, pick an additional Plössl eyepiece: the 15mm eyepiece at 46X magnification; or the 6mm at 116X magnification.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this scope. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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CELESTRON ASTROMASTER 76MM TELESCOPE

Reach For The Stars

The AstroMaster 76EQ Telescope by Celestron® is great for budding stargazers. 76mm dia with a 700mm focal length. Includes a (35X) eyepiece, starPointer, erect image optics, and a German Equitorial mount, which allows you to track a celestial body on its elliptical path across the sky with the turn of a simple knob; no more chasing the moon and stars through endless blackness. Also has a steel-tube tripod, coated glass optics for crisp images and the SkyX-First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000-object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images. Quick and easy, no-tool setup. For versatility, pick an additional Plössl eyepiece: the 15mm eyepiece at 46X magnification; or the 6mm at 116X magnification.

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this scope. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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$169.95 EACH

Scope It Out

See clearly with this 20X stereo microscope; coins, fossils, circuit boards, bugs and splinters have never been larger. Dual 10X eyepieces provide a stereoscopic view with a 2-1/2" to 3-7/8" working distance while an LED illuminator powered by (2) "AA" batteries (included) brightens and a black/white stage plate with aluminum clips improves your contrast. Eyepieces are also adjustable for those who like to play with interpupillary distance and it stands 10-1/2" tall. Great for students, hobbyists, crafters and more.

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20x STEREO INSPECTION MICROSCOPE

Scope It Out

See clearly with this 20X stereo microscope; coins, fossils, circuit boards, bugs and splinters have never been larger. Dual 10X eyepieces provide a stereoscopic view with a 2-1/2" to 3-7/8" working distance while an LED illuminator powered by (2) "AA" batteries (included) brightens and a black/white stage plate with aluminum clips improves your contrast. Eyepieces are also adjustable for those who like to play with interpupillary distance and it stands 10-1/2" tall. Great for students, hobbyists, crafters and more.

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$79.95 EACH

Microscope To Go

Microscopy marches on. This 20-500X portable digital microscope with a video recording function has a 3” LCD, 5Mp sensor, resolution between 1.3-12Mp as well as VGA, 8-LED illumination and a rechargeable battery, which will power it for 4 hours. Includes a 5 volt adapter for charging, a ball and socket pedestal stand, A/V cable, carrying pouch and chamois. Does some nifty tricks, including extrapolated measurements from kilometers down to microns. Measures 5” x 4” x 1-1/4” overall and weighs just 4 oz. It’s from Levenhuk®, with a lifetime warranty.

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LEVENHUK® 20X-500X PORTABLE MICROSCOPE

Microscope To Go

Microscopy marches on. This 20-500X portable digital microscope with a video recording function has a 3” LCD, 5Mp sensor, resolution between 1.3-12Mp as well as VGA, 8-LED illumination and a rechargeable battery, which will power it for 4 hours. Includes a 5 volt adapter for charging, a ball and socket pedestal stand, A/V cable, carrying pouch and chamois. Does some nifty tricks, including extrapolated measurements from kilometers down to microns. Measures 5” x 4” x 1-1/4” overall and weighs just 4 oz. It’s from Levenhuk®, with a lifetime warranty.

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$134.95 EACH

Little Bitty Lenses

These 9mm dia  plano-convex (PCx)glass lenses have an appx. 154mm focal length, and are perfect for arts and crafts projects, or for making the worlds tiniest telescope. May have a few small chips but we will sort them as best as we can. Call about larger quantity discounts!

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9MM DIA PLANO-CONVEX GLASS LENSES

Little Bitty Lenses

These 9mm dia  plano-convex (PCx)glass lenses have an appx. 154mm focal length, and are perfect for arts and crafts projects, or for making the worlds tiniest telescope. May have a few small chips but we will sort them as best as we can. Call about larger quantity discounts!

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$3.95 PKG (10)

Cute & Bright

Like border collie puppies, these small magnifiers are extremely cute and as bright as anything, with (4) white LEDs around the lens, plus (1) UV LED for your forensic needs. The 1” dia 2.5X acrylic lens is in a 4” long handle in black, red or sky blue (and we’ll pick). Run on (3) button-cell batteries, included.

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COMPACT LED MAGNIFIERS

Cute & Bright

Like border collie puppies, these small magnifiers are extremely cute and as bright as anything, with (4) white LEDs around the lens, plus (1) UV LED for your forensic needs. The 1” dia 2.5X acrylic lens is in a 4” long handle in black, red or sky blue (and we’ll pick). Run on (3) button-cell batteries, included.

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$7.95 PKG (2)

Double Vision

Has the print in your books been getting smaller? Fight back using this 3-1/2" long plastic magnifier with (2) lenses. The 2x lens is 1-3/4" dia., while the 6x lens is 3/4" dia. Kids will love using it to explore bugs, crystals and leaves up close.

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PLASTIC MAGNIFIER, 2 LENS

Double Vision

Has the print in your books been getting smaller? Fight back using this 3-1/2" long plastic magnifier with (2) lenses. The 2x lens is 1-3/4" dia., while the 6x lens is 3/4" dia. Kids will love using it to explore bugs, crystals and leaves up close.

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$3.25 PKG (2)

Back Surface Mirror for Projects 22mm x 1.5mm thick.

Brand spanking new military surplus. New/old if you will. Perfect project mirror for light experiments. It is back surface. (That means the mirror coating is behind the glass.), some may have clear enough backs to be used as front surface mirrors, so bonus for you! 22mm diameter and only 1.5mm thick. Buy a bunch they are cheap!

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Brand spanking new military surplus. New/old if you will. Perfect project mirror for light experiments. It is back surface. (That means the mirror coating is behind the glass.), some may have clear enough backs to be used as front surface mirrors, so bonus for you! 22mm diameter and only 1.5mm thick. Buy a bunch they are cheap!

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$3.50 PKG (5)

Binocular Microscope

This binocular microscope for the serious science student is extremely well-priced. Magnification is determined by color-coded 4X, 10X, 40X and 100X oil-immersion objectives and (2) 10X eyepieces, for 40X, 100X, 400X and 1000X magnification. It offers a 110-volt, 1-watt LED substage illumination, interpupilary adjustment, rack-and-pinion coarse/fine focus, an iris diaphragm, and a mechanical stage with an Abbe condenser. It has a comfortable 45° viewing angle. Brand new, and at a terrific price! It also includes a 1 year warranty w/proof of purchase.  

  • Magnification 40X, 100X, 400X, 1000X (oil)
  • Objectives 4X, 10X, 40X, 100X, oil-immersion, color-coded
  • Eyepiece 10X, binocular, (1) reticle
  • Illumination White Light LED substage
  • Stage Mechanical, with Abbe condenser
  • Focusing Rack and pinion course/fine
  • Weight 9 lbs
  • Height 13"
  • Viewing Angle 45°
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    TOP QUALITY STUDENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE

    Binocular Microscope

    This binocular microscope for the serious science student is extremely well-priced. Magnification is determined by color-coded 4X, 10X, 40X and 100X oil-immersion objectives and (2) 10X eyepieces, for 40X, 100X, 400X and 1000X magnification. It offers a 110-volt, 1-watt LED substage illumination, interpupilary adjustment, rack-and-pinion coarse/fine focus, an iris diaphragm, and a mechanical stage with an Abbe condenser. It has a comfortable 45° viewing angle. Brand new, and at a terrific price! It also includes a 1 year warranty w/proof of purchase.  

  • Magnification 40X, 100X, 400X, 1000X (oil)
  • Objectives 4X, 10X, 40X, 100X, oil-immersion, color-coded
  • Eyepiece 10X, binocular, (1) reticle
  • Illumination White Light LED substage
  • Stage Mechanical, with Abbe condenser
  • Focusing Rack and pinion course/fine
  • Weight 9 lbs
  • Height 13"
  • Viewing Angle 45°
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    $324.95 EACH

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