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Widefield Olympus BX61

Widefield Olympus BX61


The Olympus BX61 is a high quality imaging system that offers three modes of operation: widefield transmitted light; widefield fluorescence; Optigrid structured illumination (confocal like).


The system utilises two separate camera systems, colour and monochrome, (resolution 2048x1536 pixels and 1344x1024 pixels respectively). The widefield transmitted light imaging mode has a DIC and is available on most lenses.

The Optigrid (structured illumination) mode allows users to collect Confocal images and ‘Z’ stacks, which can subsequently be projected as 3D images (stereo anaglyphs) and movies. A range of fluorescent filters are available which cover the commonly used dyes, DAPI, FITC, TRITC and CY5. The illumination source is a wide spectrum alignment free metal halide lamp. Images can be acquired using the Volocity software and data/image analysis can be carried on the workstation 1 with the full version of Volocity. 

  • 100x (oil, 1.25)
  • 60x (oil, 1.42)
  • 40x (oil, 1.3)
  • 40x (air, 0.75)
  • 20x (Air, 0.5)
  • 10x (air, 0.3)
  • 4x (air, 0.13)
Imaging modes
  • Volume x,y,z (3D)
  • Structured illumination (Optigrid)
  • DIC