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Ken a Vision x1000-1 microprojector

Postby Nathaniel Zhu on Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:24 pm

I bought one of these on ebay for only 80 dollars.
It appears to be an inverted microscope from the 1970's.

What do you think about the price?
Also,do you think it'll be good enough for some personal research on cell cultures?
Nathaniel Zhu
 

Re: Ken a Vision x1000-1 microprojector

Postby Paul N. on Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:06 pm

Hi Nathaniel,

I think you got a good deal on the microscope as it is very unique. You will need at least 100x magnification to look at mammalian cells and 400x magnification to look at bacterial cells. What would you like to look at with the microscope?
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Re: Ken a Vision x1000-1 microprojector

Postby NathanielZhu on Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:59 pm

yay. I hope it's not broken when it arrives. The picture on the listing look really good.

I'm hoping to look at animal cells like fibroblasts, muscle cells, Immune Blood cells and others of that size. I'm also probably gonna look at Daphnia or another eukaryotes but I'm not really interested in prokaryotes like bacteria.
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Re: Ken a Vision x1000-1 microprojector

Postby Paul N. on Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:50 am

If you find that the Ken a Vision microscope is not powerful enough you may want to try the following microsope which has magnification up to 400x:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-r ... scope.html
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Re: Ken a Vision x1000-1 microprojector

Postby Nathaniel Zhu on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:59 am

Thanks for the microscope link.
My ken a vision microscope has a 43X objective and a 10X eye piece. That's 430X total magnification then?
Nathaniel Zhu
 

Re: Ken a Vision x1000-1 microprojector

Postby Paul N. on Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:58 pm

Nathaniel,

You are correct. 10x eyepiece x 43x objective = 430x magnification.

Good luck!
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