Get an LED microscope that will last a lifetime! This home microscope is easy-to-use, sturdy, affordable & allows observers to see intricate cell details. An excellent choice for students, science-lovers & hobbyists alike!
Our Home Advanced LED Microscope is available with a fully adjustable 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser and iris diaphragm to provide better image contrast. Built to exacting standards, this compound microscope will last a lifetime!
This Home Binocular LED Microscope enhances viewing comfort, reduces eye strain, and improves depth perception. Built to exacting standards, this microscope will last a lifetime & is perfect for any home or classroom!
Studying the unseen world with a microscope is like traveling to another universe. And the Microscopic Discovery Kit is the vehicle to get you there. With our #1 bestselling microscope & microscopic slide set, this complete kit is the whole package.
This economical, sophisticated binocular microscope provides enhanced optics & advanced mechanics. This easy-to-use advanced microscope reduces eye strain & supplies depth of field flexibility. Comes with a lifetime warranty!
Don't let the price fool you! This Home LED Microscope features high-quality LED illumination and compound objectives to see up to 1000x. It's an excellent compound microscope for students, families, and hobbyists alike!
This Home Dual-Head LED Microscope is upgraded from the top-rated Home Advanced LED Microscope. Its dual-head design rotates 360° - making it the perfect microscope for teaching or microphotography! Lifetime warranty.
Take a close-up look at these specimens to make your biology studies come alive! The 25 professionally-prepared microscope slides in this set include a variety of specimens commonly studied in high school.
HST's laboratory binocular microscopes for sale include this professional microscope with plan objectives. Provides 95% flatness of field & superb clarity for less than a comparable microscope with achromatic objectives!
This economical, sophisticated dual-head microscope provides enhanced optics & advanced mechanics. This easy-to-use advanced microscope is ideal for teaching & an excellent choice for digital photography! Lifetime warranty.
Compound microscopes for home, labs, kids, beginners and teachers on a budget.
If you're a parent, student, or science teacher looking for affordable compound microscopes, you're in the right place. The Home compound light microscope line provides high-quality and ease of use. The Kids version is great for elementary age children. And if you're doing microbiology labs, try the Ultimate microscope with 1000x magnification. For the most serious scientists, the Lab binocular microscope offers the highest quality.
Compound microscopes magnify the details and structure of tiny organisms in biology and life science. They have much higher magnification than that of low power dissecting or stereo microscopes. With their high magnification settings, fine focus capabilities, and high-quality light source and illuminator, these compound microscopes can be used by students, parents, and science enthusiasts alike to see and study things that are completely invisible to the naked eye. Simply place/drop/swab your microscopic specimen onto a glass slide, cover it with a coverslip, place the slide on your mechanical stage, power up your microscope, and let the exploration begin!
Most homeschool families and hobbyists will need a microscope with at least 400x magnifying power - meaning that a high power compound microscope is the way to go.
So, how do compound microscopes work?
Basically, these incredible brightfield instruments use visible light and lenses (objective lenses and eyepiece lenses) to provide magnification. The magnification of the objective lens (usually 4x, 10x, 40x, or 100x) is multiplied with the magnification of a second lens (the eyepiece - typically 10x) to produce a total magnification of anywhere from 40x to 1000x.
The eyepiece on your compound microscope can be:
Monocular: having one eyepiece through which one individual uses one eye to look through
Binocular: having two eyepieces through which one individual uses both eyes to look through
Dual-head: having two eyepieces through which two individuals each use one eye to look through (these make excellent teaching microscopes)
Trinocular: having three eyepieces through which one individual uses one eye to look through and another uses two (these are the binocular version of a teaching microscope)
Apart from the binocular, all of these compound microscope styles are compatible with special microscope digital cameras.
Compound microscopes have many other high-quality features that are essential to their operation. For example, a mechanical stage allows for precise slide control, making it easier for students, teachers, and science enthusiasts alike to view slides. Many of the 1000x microscopes above include a built-in mechanical stage, and you can add one to most of the models that don't.
Browse through our selection of compound microscopes above, many of which are customer favorites and bestsellers!
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