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21st Century Microscopy

This 20-200X digital microscope from Celestron® has a built-in 5-megapixel digital camera that will take still photos and video of any scientist's discoveries. It's easy to use--perfect for looking at stamps, bugs, coins, rocks, circuit boards, plants and tons of other tiny things. Good for professionals but completely appropriate for curious kids, too. Has a manual trigger on the USB power cord, plus an 8-LED illuminator and a 6" adjustable stand on a 6-5/8" x 4-3/4" base. Comes with Celestron® Micro CapturePro software for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac OSX 10.6-10.7. USB 2.0.

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CELESTRON® DIGITAL CAMERA MICROSCOPE

21st Century Microscopy

This 20-200X digital microscope from Celestron® has a built-in 5-megapixel digital camera that will take still photos and video of any scientist's discoveries. It's easy to use--perfect for looking at stamps, bugs, coins, rocks, circuit boards, plants and tons of other tiny things. Good for professionals but completely appropriate for curious kids, too. Has a manual trigger on the USB power cord, plus an 8-LED illuminator and a 6" adjustable stand on a 6-5/8" x 4-3/4" base. Comes with Celestron® Micro CapturePro software for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac OSX 10.6-10.7. USB 2.0.

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$119.95 EACH

The Smartphone In The Lab

Capture stars and amoebas on your smartphone with the Orion® SteadyPix™, which allows you to take phone pics through a telescope, binocular, spotting scope, and some microscopes. The rubber-coated clamp fits phones from 2-1/8” to 3-3/4” wide, and the twist-lock clamp fits devices with eyepieces between 1” and 1-3/4”. For best results, set the phone timer so you don’t have to touch it and cause vibrations.

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SMARTPHONE PHOTO CLAMP ADAPTER

The Smartphone In The Lab

Capture stars and amoebas on your smartphone with the Orion® SteadyPix™, which allows you to take phone pics through a telescope, binocular, spotting scope, and some microscopes. The rubber-coated clamp fits phones from 2-1/8” to 3-3/4” wide, and the twist-lock clamp fits devices with eyepieces between 1” and 1-3/4”. For best results, set the phone timer so you don’t have to touch it and cause vibrations.

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$24.50 EACH

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

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

Slide Stain

Get 5ml of microscope slide stain in a nifty plastic squeeze bottle with a dropper top and white plastic screw cap. Bottle is approx 2" tall x 3/4" dia, like a standard food-coloring dispenser. You pick red or blue stain.

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BLUE SLIDE STAIN

Slide Stain

Get 5ml of microscope slide stain in a nifty plastic squeeze bottle with a dropper top and white plastic screw cap. Bottle is approx 2" tall x 3/4" dia, like a standard food-coloring dispenser. You pick red or blue stain.

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Prepared Microscope Slides

Choose either the 25- or 100-slide selection of 3" x 1" prepared microscope slides from Celestron®, both in sturdy hinged wooden cases. The selections include a wide range of bacteria; plant, animal and human tissue; insect or reptilian specimens; and a list of each of the slides.

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100 PREPARED MICROSCOPE SLIDES

Prepared Microscope Slides

Choose either the 25- or 100-slide selection of 3" x 1" prepared microscope slides from Celestron®, both in sturdy hinged wooden cases. The selections include a wide range of bacteria; plant, animal and human tissue; insect or reptilian specimens; and a list of each of the slides.

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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)

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

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)

Placebo Lens

Great little glass DCX lenses for all of your project needs.  Utilize their 48.3mm focal lengths for all classroom projects, or combine these with other lenses to build binoculars, magnifiers, microscopes and telescopes. These are seconds so may have small chips.

 

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DCX LENS, 14MM

Placebo Lens

Great little glass DCX lenses for all of your project needs.  Utilize their 48.3mm focal lengths for all classroom projects, or combine these with other lenses to build binoculars, magnifiers, microscopes and telescopes. These are seconds so may have small chips.

 

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$3.25 PKG (12)

Good Looking?

Nothing to it if you have these 20 x 70 binoculars with rubber-coated housing for ruggedness, blue-coated optics, and a K9 prism for sharp images. Great for camping, wildlife viewing, more and large enough for you to enjoy viewing the night sky. Measure 11-1/4” long overall and come with folding eye-cups, right-eye diopter adjustment, a standard tripod mount between the optics, adjustable neck strap and a carrying case.

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20 x 70 BINOCULARS

Good Looking?

Nothing to it if you have these 20 x 70 binoculars with rubber-coated housing for ruggedness, blue-coated optics, and a K9 prism for sharp images. Great for camping, wildlife viewing, more and large enough for you to enjoy viewing the night sky. Measure 11-1/4” long overall and come with folding eye-cups, right-eye diopter adjustment, a standard tripod mount between the optics, adjustable neck strap and a carrying case.

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$62.95 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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$129.00 EACH
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Back-Surface Circles

You get a half-dozen of these 2-1/2" dia x 3/32" thick back-surface mirror glass discs. Call it the crafter pack. What you do with them is a reflection on you, or perhaps a reflection of you. Made in the USA.

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2-3/8" MIRROR DISCS

Back-Surface Circles

You get a half-dozen of these 2-1/2" dia x 3/32" thick back-surface mirror glass discs. Call it the crafter pack. What you do with them is a reflection on you, or perhaps a reflection of you. Made in the USA.

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$3.25 PKG (6)

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.

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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.

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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

DIY Slides

If you want something done right…. And yes, that includes laboratory slides. This 17-piece slide-making kit from Elenco includes (10) blanks, (12) cover glasses, labels, and static slide covers, magnifier, (2) vials & graduated cylinders, shrimp eggs, methylene blue, micro-hatchery, goggles, and more.

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SLIDE KIT

DIY Slides

If you want something done right…. And yes, that includes laboratory slides. This 17-piece slide-making kit from Elenco includes (10) blanks, (12) cover glasses, labels, and static slide covers, magnifier, (2) vials & graduated cylinders, shrimp eggs, methylene blue, micro-hatchery, goggles, and more.

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$18.95 EACH

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

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)

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