Zeiss LSM 880 Inverted Live-Cell Confocal System

About the Inverted Live-Cell Microscope

The Confocal Imaging Core equipment includes the Zeiss LSM 880 Inverted Live-Cell Confocal System. Learn more about its specifications below.

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Zeiss LSM 880 Inverted Live-cell Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope

  • EC Plan-Neofluar 10X/0.3
  • Plan-Apochromat 20X/0.8 M27
  • C-Apochromat 40X/1.2 W Korr M27
  • Plan-Apochromat 63X/1.40 Oil DIC M27
  • Plan-Apochromat 100X/1.40 Oil DIC M27
Filter Cubes
  • DAPI: 365 nm excitation, 445/50 nm emission
  • FITC/GFP: 470/40 nm excitation, 525/50 nm emission
  • Rhodamine: BP 545/25 nm excitation, 605/70 nm emission
  • Cy5: BP 640/30 nm excitation, BP 690/50 nm emission
Laser Lines
  • 405 nm: Diode 405-30, 25 mW
  • 458, 488 and 514 nm: Argon ion laser, 30 mW
  • 561 nm: DPSS 561-10, 1 mW
  • 633 nm: Helium-Neon laser, 15 mW
Airyscan Module

This microscope system is equipped with Airyscan, a ZEISS technology for improved image resolution and signal-to-noise ratio. Airyscan uses a 32-element GaAsP photodetector that offers a 1.7 times increase in resolution in all three (XYZ) spatial dimensions and a 4-8 times higher signal-to-noise ratio compared with conventional LSM imaging platforms with 1-AU pinhole. More information on Airyscan can be found on the ZEISS website. For details and specifications, refer to this publication about Airyscan in Nature Methods.