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LS560 Microscope
Powered only by its USB computer connection, the LS560 easily records your photos, time-lapse series, and videos directly to your computer.
LS560 Microscope

Green Fluorescence, Brightfield, and Optional Phase Contrast

Use the LS560 Microscope to visualize and capture high resolution widefield images comparable to those from traditional, high-cost microscopes. The LS560 utilizes an LED light source, Semrock filters, advanced optical engineering, and a CMOS sensor to provide near diffraction-limited (theoretical maximum) resolution. Powered only by a direct USB computer connection, the LS560 uses the same USB cable to send your photos, time-lapse series, and videos directly to your computer. And its compact size enables working inside challenging locations including incubators , hoods, and environmental chambers.

The new LS560 has an improved camera and optics plus a C-mount compared to the previous LS520 model, plus the accessible deck and improved phase contrast (optional) introduced in the LS520.

LS720 with Phase Constrast

Features and Benefits

Alpha-tubulin in BPAE cells imaged by LS560
  • Digital inverted microscope compatible with microplates, slides, flasks, dishes, microfluidic chips, custom labware
  • Compact design and environmentally rugged; use in incubators, hoods, and environmental chambers over months
  • Comes with Lumaview software for capture of images, time-lapse series, and live video
  • Simple USB connection to your computer provides power and control
  • Excellent resolution in ambient lighting conditions or with Phase Contrast Accessory
  • Detects green fluorophores, including FITC, Fluo-4 and GFP
  • Includes accessible deck for easy exchange of objectives
  • Optional Phase Contrast Accessory (Olympus condenser) for imaging of unstained samples
The LS560 utilizes a Semrock Brightline®Basic filter set optimized for FITC and other similar fluorophores. The 3-filter set is comprised of 1 excitation filter, 1 emission filter, and 1 beam-splitting filter. The LS560 contains a high sensitivity monochrome CMOS sensor with a 1700×1700 pixel image. Because the emission filter is limited to 508-552 nanometers, brightfield images are monochromatic.

What’s included with the LS560

The LS560 comes with the new standardized deck that includes both the tab for mounting the Phase Contrast Accessory and the removable insert for easy objective change. On the underside of the left end of the deck are 2 tapped holes for mounting the optional Manual XY Stage (see Optional Accessories below).

The LS560 also comes with a USB power/communication cable for connecting to a computer, fluorescence shroud, and external power cord with country-appropriate plug for situations requiring brighter lighting (not typically needed).

The LS560 is controlled by Lumaview software that can be downloaded at no charge from the Etaluma website (see Resources/Downloads).

Objectives are sold separately (see Products/Objectives).

Excitation and Emission Profiles of LS560 filters

Semrock 520 chart
LS560 Microscope Specifications
OpticsGreen fluorescence; brightfield (transmitted light)
Phase ContrastPhase Contrast Accessory (optional)
Objective Options1.25x, 2.5x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x, and 100x(oil) magnification
Objective CompatibilitiesRMS-threaded, infinity corrected, 45 mm parfocal distance
Fluorescence FiltersGreen: Excitation 457-493 nm; Emission 508-552 nm
CameraHigh Sensitivity Monochrome CMOS Sensor; C-mount
Image FormatsBMP, JPG, PNG, or TIF
Image Size100 x 100 to 1700 x 1700 pixels
Field of ViewUp to 1.06 x 1.06 mm at 20x
Video RatesUp to 10 fps; up to 30 fps with reduced frame size
StageManual XY Stage (optional)
Labware Holders (optional)Hold slides, 3 sizes Petri dishes, flasks; custom available
Computer RequirementsWindows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Automation FriendlySDK available
Power RequirementsUSB
Dimensions (WxDxH)24 cm W x 17.5 cm D x 16.5 cm H (9.4 in W x 6.9 in D x 6.5 in H)
Incl phase: 24 cm W x 23 cm D x 37.8 cm H (9.4 in W x 9.1 in D x 14.9 in H)
Weight3.25 kg (7.1 lb); without phase; 4.5 kg (10 lb) incl phase
Operating Conditions0°C - 42°C, 5% - 95% RH non-condensing
Warranty1 year parts & labor
LS560 Microscope Optional Accessories
Phase Contrast Accessory LS620/LS560/LS460 (Olympus pre-centered)Enhances visualization of transparent specimens, including unstained samples
Manual XY Stage for LS620, LS600, LS560, LS460Provides ability to move SBS-dimensioned labware and Labware Holders holding other labware (see below)
Labware Holder for 35 mm Petri dishesFits inside Holder for 60 mm Petri dishes & Terasaki plates to achieve SBS footprint
Labware Holder for 60 mm Petri dishes & Terasaki platesSBS outer dimensions
Labware Holder for microscope slides & 50 mm Petri dishesSBS outer dimensions
Labware Holder for 4 microscope slides in parallelSBS outer dimensions
LumaquantImage analysis software
Image-Pro PremierImage analysis software

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