Better Microscopy -- the blog
A blog about Microscopy and related topics . . .
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Lost Secrets, continued — Ideal Magnification
This post extends the prior discussion into the realm of the User's Vision, showing how a proper choice of Eyepiece Magnification is nec...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
A New Direction — Lost Secrets of Microscopy!
With this post we shift this Blog into a new dieection – a series examining "lost" historical concepts ("secrets") in th...
Monday, August 26, 2019
Finally — New Book Downloads (Free!)
The popular Better Microscopy Compendium Edition is now available for download as a set of .pdf files. Previously, this book was an aggre...
Monday, October 29, 2018
Secrets of the Leitz Heine — Part 3.
The saga of Leitz Heine "Secrets..." continues with this latest release – Part 3. In this Part, we find that the iconic Heine Co...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Secrets of the Leitz Heine Condenser — Part 2
Part 1 covered technical details of the famous Leitz Heine condenser and its use. Part 2 extends this coverage to show how the Heine can e...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Secrets of the Leitz Heine Condenser — Part 1
Here, finally, is the long-awaited release of current work on the Leitz Heine condenser. This Part discusses the basics of the condenser and...
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Camera Coupling Methods (from Vol. III)
With this post we continue the incremental release of content from the 2016 edition of Volume III of the Better Microscopy book series. T...
Saturday, September 30, 2017
'Heine-IPC': COLOR Phase Contrast... [UPDATE]
Note: For the Original post, see Post of Sept. 24, 2017, immediately below ... One of the more significant justifications for developing ...
Sunday, September 24, 2017
'Heine-IPC': A New COLOR Phase Contrast System?
One incredibly rare bit of microscope technology is the near-legendary Leitz 'Color Heine' phase contrast condenser, shown below, ...
Friday, June 9, 2017
3D Image Enhancement made Easy – Part IV.
Combining contrast methods In prior posts we described a simple method, "Radial-3D Masking," for microscope image enhancement w...
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