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    • Microscope Comparison Chart

      Compare features on Home Science Tools and National Optical compound microscopes.

      Microscope: Kids Home N.O. 131 Home 1000X Advanced Lab Binocular
      Overall Rating Good Better Better Better Best Very Best
      Why Buy? Good beginner microscope Affordable for high school Affordable for high school Greater magni-fication Best quality & features Very best quality & features
      Optical Quality Good Very good Very good Very good Excellent Superb
      Magnification 40, 100, 400X 40, 100, 400X 40, 100, 400X 40, 100, 400, 1000X 40, 100, 400, 1000X 40, 100, 400, 1000X
      Focusing Intermediate Separate coarse/fine Separate coarse/fine Separate coarse/fine Coaxial coarse/fine Coaxial coarse/fine
      Stage Size 95x95 mm 110x120 mm 110x120 mm 110x120 mm 125x130 mm 132x140 mm
      Mechanical Stage N/A Pre-drilled to add one Pre-drilled to add one Mounted 30x65 mm Integrated 30x70 mm Integrated 50x75 mm
      Illumination 15-watt tungsten or LED 5-watt fluorescent or LED 20-watt tungsten or LED 5-watt fluorescent or LED cool, bright long-life LED 20-watt halogen variable
      Diaphragm 6-hole disc 5-hole disc 5-hole disc Adjustable iris Adjustable iris Adjustable iris
      Condenser Fixed 0.65 NA Fixed 0.65 NA Fixed 0.65 NA Adjustable 1.25 Abbe Adjustable 1.25 Abbe Adjustable 1.25 Abbe
      Warranty 5-year Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
      Best Use Elementary, Jr. High Jr. High, High School Jr. High, High School High School High School, Laboratory University, Laboratory
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      Optional Models LED Iris Diaphragm Dual-head   Binocular Monocular

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