Category: imaging

New optics boost telescope’s wide-field performance

The 2.3m Aristarchos telescope

THE National Observatory of Athens has taken delivery of a series of high precision lenses designed for its new astronomical imager, the Aristarchos Wide-Field Camera (AWFC). The new state-of-the-art optics will extend the capabilities of the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope at…

Preclinical imaging systems for advanced translational research

Bruker's SkyScan1276 microCT promises speed and high resolution

TWO new preclinical imaging systems from Bruker are designed to facilitate novel translational research into the causes, progression, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. The SkyScan1276 microCT (X-ray micro-computed tomography) combines high resolution with speed and accessibility to advance improved in…

Accessories promise better high speed imaging

High speed photography accessories from Specialised Imaging

A RANGE of accessories from Specialised Imaging are designed to optimise the performance of high-speed imaging cameras used in industrial, defence and scientific applications. High-speed cameras generally employ optical triggers to ensure data collection is synchronised to a transient process.…

How to get gel and blot images at publication quality

Smart Capture Technology from Aplegen means no more wrestling with low pixel counts

ONE common difficulty with automated gel and blot imaging systems is that of photographic resolution. Images are typically displayed on monitors at a standard resolution of 72 dot per inch (dpi). When it comes to printing and publication, this is…

Terahertz laser reaches 230mW power

Terahertz quantum cascade laser (QCL) shown in scanning electron microscope image by Wang, et al/AIP Advances

THE RECORD for continuous power output from a terahertz quantum cascade laser has been almost doubled to 230 milliWatts, researchers in China have reported. Terahertz wavelengths remain a relatively low-power part of the electromagnetic spectrum, lying between infrared and microwave.…

Video shows fracturing at ultra high speed

THE potential for high-speed video to reveal the hidden details of fracture and crush tests is illustrated in a YouTube video posted by Daniel Rittel. Using a Kirana ultra high-speed video camera from Specialised Imaging, the movie shows a number…

Time-lapse cell imaging in better focus

TWO new customisation tools for its IX3 inverted microscopes deliver better multi-well time-lapse images and more stable focus during long studies, says Olympus. The IX3-ZDC2 module provides focal drift compensation for accurate focus stability during long time-lapse experiments. Updated CellSens…

4K microscope camera is ‘noise-free’

THE new UC90 microscope camera has a nine-megapixel sensor to deliver ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K images, says Olympus. The one-inch type (14.6 x 12.8mm) CCD colour sensor provides a large field of view, covering almost the same sample area as…

Better blot and gel imaging at lower cost

GEL and western blot imaging documentation is made simpler with the Omega Lum G, says Aplegen. The imaging package comes with everything needed, it says, to quickly start capturing images of gels and blots. The company says this comes at…

High-speed camera has greater sensitivity

PHOTRON says its new FastCam Mini AX100 high-speed camera is the fastest, most light sensitive high-speed imager available. The camera achieves ISO 40,000 for monochrome and ISO 16,000 for colour. Measuring only 120 x 120 x 94mm, the Mini AX100…