Omano OM36-LBK Beekeeper Special

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SKU: OM36-LBK

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  • Diagnose Nosema in the bee yards
  • Recommended by Randy Oliver
  • 4 Objective lenses
  • Rechargeable LED illumination
  • Slide starter kit
  • Protective carrying case
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
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Microscope Nylon Case - Small   $29.00
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Starter Slide Kit: OMSK1SP Microscope Starter Slide Kit

Eyecups: Eyecups, Omano Series A (Pair) 28mm

Case: Microscope Nylon Case - Small

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Description

* See related article by Randy Oliver on detecting nosema.

Summary

With the Omano OM36-L Beekeeper Special microscope, you can diagnose hive infections within seconds in the bee yards! Simple to use, this microscope empowers you to make an informed decision, quickly without the need for lengthy sampling and costly Lab analysis. Inspired and recommended by popular writer and beekeeper, Randy Oliver, we are delighted to be able to offer this special microscope package as a small contribution towards the challenges facing beekeepers with CCD. Includes microscope, carrying case and slide starter kit.

"It is greatly surprising to me that with the great interest by beekeepers in Nosema ceranae, how few actually make the effort to monitor the levels of this parasite in their colonies! Even more surprising is that, despite the considerable expense, many blindly treat their colonies without having any idea as to whether their bees are actually infected!" Randy Oliver

Microscope Optics

The OM36-L includes a binocular or optional trinocular Seidentopf microscope head inclined at an ergonomic 45 degrees. The head rotates 360 degrees for flexible viewing positions and includes two Wide Field WF10x eyepieces and rubber eyecups for improved viewing. The oculars both have diopters that enable individual eye focusing while the head can be adjusted through 55-75mm to adapt for different interpupillary distances.

There is a rear facing quadruple nosepiece with four parcentered, coated, parfocal, 185mm achromatic objectives (4x, 10x, 40x spring, 100x spring, oil immersion). Both the 40x and 100x objectives are spring-loaded to mitigate the risk of damage on the slide. Magnification levels include 40x, 100x, 400x and 1,000x unless optional higher power eyepieces are used. A 23mm camera adapter is included with the trinocular version.

Tip: Once you have focused the microscope using the 4x and 10x objective lenses, use the 40x objective lens to Nosema Ceranae infections.

Stage & Focus

The OM36 series includes an oversize double-layered, graduated mechanical stage that measures 110mm x 120mm. The range of X-Y movement is 70mm x 25mm and the stage includes a spring-loaded slide clamp for exact positioning of the specimen. The stage is controlled by convenient dropdown, coaxial coarse/fine controls so the viewer can operate the stage 'eyes down'.

Focusing includes high quality rack and pinion mechanics for longer life and coaxial focus controls for easier focusing. We recommend coaxial coarse/fine focus controls since they enable 'eyes down' focusing. In other words, the viewer does not constantly need to look up in order to find the other focus control.

This benefit is important in enhancing a student's experience and therefore in encouraging a more sustained interest in the microscope. Safety features include a rack stop to ensure that the stage does not impact with the objectives and thereby break the slides and a slip clutch control to mitigate the risk of damaging the focus controls through over extension.

Condenser & Illumination

The condenser is a professional Abbe 1.25 N. A with iris diaphragm for optimal adjustments. Transmitted rechargeable LED illumination includes variable intensity. The LED version requires one 30 minute charge to be used out in the bee yards all day long.

Included Accessories

We have included a padded nylon carrying case with this microscope to protect it in transit to and from the bee yards. At our request, the case has more padding than competing products. Finally, to get you started, our OMSK-1SP slide starter kit is included. The kit includes 50 blank slides, 100 cover slips, immersion oil, 3 well slides, lens cleaning paper and a pipette - everything you need to start diagnosing yourself!

Accessories

Accessories include Eyecups, Nylon Case, OMSK1SP slide starter kit, Dust Cover, Manual, Spare Bulb, Spare Fuse, Immersion oil

Read Randy Oliver's informative article on how to diagnose Nosema Ceranae - Click here Simple Microscopy of Nosema for Beekeepers>

Shipping weight and dimensions: 16lb. 20"x14"x12"

Omano OM36 Series

Specifications

Specifications of Component Options

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  • OM36-BL LED Binocular Compound Microscope

    OM36-TL LED Trinocular Compound Microscope
    SKU OM36-BLOM36-TL
    Warranty Omano Limited Lifetime WarrantyOmano Limited Lifetime Warranty
    System
    System Type Brightfield, PortableBrightfield, Portable
    Optical Design DIN 160mmDIN 160mm
    Head
    Head Type BinocularTrinocular
    Ocular Angle 30°30°
    Diopter Adjustment SingleSingle
    Interpupillary Adjustment Arc (Seidentopf)Arc (Seidentopf)
    Interpupillary Adjustment Range 55-75 mm55-75 mm
    Ocular Tube Diameter 23 mm23 mm
    Body
    Nosepiece Orientation ReversedReversed
    Nosepiece Style Quadruple (4)Quadruple (4)
    Focus Controls Coarse & Fine, CoaxialCoarse & Fine, Coaxial
    Focus Mechanism Rack & PinionRack & Pinion
    Focus Control Location Dual AmbidextrousDual Ambidextrous
    Stage Type Mechanical XYMechanical XY
    Stage Features Fingertip Controls, Slide Holder (spring-loaded)Fingertip Controls, Slide Holder (spring-loaded)
    Configuration
    Includes Eyepieces? YesYes
    Included Eyepiece Quantity 22
    Included Eyepieces (X) 10X10X
    Eyepiece Style WF Widefield (FN 18mm)WF Widefield (FN 18mm)
    Min Standard Mag 40X40X
    Max Standard Mag 1000X1000X
    Included Objectives (Qty) 44
    Objective Lens AchromaticAchromatic
    Included Objective Types BrightfieldBrightfield
    Condenser
    Condenser Type Abbe BrightfieldAbbe Brightfield
    Condenser Features Iris Diaphragm, Rack & Pinion Focus, Swing-out Filter HolderIris Diaphragm, Rack & Pinion Focus, Swing-out Filter Holder
    Condenser N.A. 1.25 mm1.25 mm
    Illumination
    Illumination Type LEDLED
    Illumination Style TransmittedTransmitted
    Collector Type SimpleSimple
    Transmitted Light Type LEDLED
    Transmitted Light Control VariableVariable
    Power Supply Rechargeable Batteries (AA) or 120V AC (Plug-in Adapter Included)Rechargeable Batteries (AA) or 120V AC (Plug-in Adapter Included)
    Compatibility
    Imaging Compatibility (with adapters)  23mm DIN
    Accessories
    Included Extras Dust CoverDust Cover

  • OMSK1SP Microscope Starter Slide Kit
    SKU OMSK1SP
    Best Seller Yes

  • Eyecups, Omano Series A (Pair) 28mm
    SKU OMEC-A-28MM

  • Microscope Nylon Case - Small
    SKU OMSC

  • Summit KK2-1.3 1.3MP Color Digital Microscope Camera

    Summit SK2-1.3X 1.3MP PC / MAC Compatible Digital Microscope Camera

    Summit SK2-3.1X 3.1MP PC / MAC Compatible Digital Microscope Camera

    Summit SK2-5.2X 5.0MP PC / MAC Compatible Digital Microscope Camera

    Summit SK2-10X 10.0MP PC / MAC Compatible Digital Microscope Camera

    Summit SK2-14X 14.0MP PC / MAC Compatible Digital Microscope Camera
    SKU OCS-KK2-1.3OCS-SK2-1.3XOCS-SK2-3.1XOCS-SK2-5.2XOCS-SK2-10XOCS-SK2-14X
    Warranty 1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year
    Product Weight 2.00002.00002.00002.00002.00002.0000
    Backorder ETA Mar 31, 2015     
    Product Display
    New Yes     
    Sensor
    Sensor Type CMOSCMOSCMOSCMOSCMOSCMOS
    Sensor Size 1/3 Inch1/2 Inch1/2 Inch1/2.5 Inch1/2.5 Inch1/2.5 Inch
    Sensor Details  Aptina MT9M111 CMOSAptina MT9T001 CMOSAptina MT9P001 CMOSAPTINA MT9J003 CMOSAPTINA MT9F002 CMOS
    Color/Monochrome ColorColorColorColorColorColor
    Pixel Pitch 3.6 µm x 3.6 µm5.2 µm x 5.2 µm3.2 µm x 3.2 µm2.2 µm x 2.2 µm1.7 µm x 1.7 µm1.4 µm x 1.4 µm
    Sensor Color Depth 8bpp / 24bit RGB8bpp / 24bit RGB8bpp / 24bit RGB8bpp / 24bit RGB8bpp / 24bit RGB8bpp / 24bit RGB
    Scan Mode ProgressiveProgressiveProgressiveProgressiveProgressiveProgressive
    Signal to Noise Ratio  44 db43 db40.5 db34 db35.5 db
    Sensitivity  1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm)1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm)1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm)1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm)1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm)
    Dynamic Range  71 db61db66.5db65.2db63.5db
    A/D Conversion  10-bit Parallel, 8-bit RGB to PC12-bit Parallel, 8-bit RGB to PC12-bit Parallel, 8-bit RGB to PC12-bit Parallel, 8-bit R.G.B to PC12-bit Parallel, 8-bit R.G.B to PC
    Cooling System  NaturalNaturalNatural
    Shutter Electronic, Rolling ShutterElectronic, Rolling ShutterElectronic, Rolling ShutterElectronic, Rolling ShutterElectronic, Rolling ShutterElectronic, Rolling Shutter
    Camera
    Camera Mount Ocular MountC-Mount, Ocular MountC-Mount, Ocular MountC-Mount, Ocular MountC-Mount, Ocular MountC-Mount, Ocular Mount
    Resolution 1.3 Megapixel, 1280x1024 pixels1.3 Megapixel, 1280x1024 pixels3 Megapixel, 2048x1536 pixels5 Megapixel, 2592 X 1944 pixels10 Megapixel, 3584 X 2748 pixels10 Megapixel, 4096 x 3288 pixels
    Camera Output Resolutions 1280 X 1024; 640 X 512; 320 X 2561280 X 1024; 640 X 512; 320 X 2562048 x 1536; 1024 x 768; 680 x 5102592 X 1944; 1280 X 960; 640 X 4803584 X 2748; 1792 x 1374; 896 X 6844096 x 3288; 2048 x 1644; 1024 x 822
    FPS @ Max Res 7.5fps @ 1280 x 102415fps @ 1280 x 10248fps @ 2048 x 15365fps @ 2592 X 19441.9fps @3584 x 27481.7fps @4096 x 3288
    FPS @ Min Res 12.5fps @ 800 x 60050fps @ 320 x 25643fps @ 680 x 51060fps @ 640 X 48027fps @896 x 68427fps @1024 x 822
    Camera Interface USB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
    White Balance Automatic, ManualAutomatic, ManualAutomatic, ManualAutomatic, ManualAutomatic, ManualAutomatic, Manual
    Software Included OptixCam K2ViewOptixCam K2ViewOptixCam K2ViewOptixCam K2ViewOptixCam K2ViewOptixCam K2View
    Driver API Compatibility DirectX, TWAINDirectX, TWAINDirectX, TWAINDirectX, TWAINDirectX, TWAINDirectX, TWAIN
    Camera Power Source USB PoweredUSB PoweredUSB PoweredUSB PoweredUSB PoweredUSB Powered
    File Formats JPEGBMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TGA, TIFFBMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TGA, TIFFBMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TGA, TIFFBMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TGA, TIFFBMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TGA, TIFF
    Exposure Control Automatic, ManualAutomatic, ManualAutomatic, ManualAutomatic, ManualAutomatic, ManualAutomatic, Manual
    Exposure Time 2000ms-0.14Ms2000ms-0.14Ms2000ms-0.128s2000ms-0.21s2000ms-0.21s0.4~2000ms, ROI Auto & Manual
    Operating Temperatures 10°C ~ 50°C10°C ~ 50°C10°C ~ 50°C10°C ~ 50°C10°C ~ 50°C10°C ~ 50°C
    Operating Humidity 30% ~ 80% RH30% ~ 80% RH30% ~ 80% RH30% ~ 80% RH30% ~ 80% RH30% ~ 80% RH
    Storage Temperature -20°C ~ 60°C-20°C ~ 60°C-20°C ~ 60°C-20°C ~ 60°C-20°C ~ 60°C-20°C ~ 60°C
    Other Details
    Included Accessories 0.5X 23mm Ocular adapter, Software CD0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Software CD0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Software CD0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Software CD0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Software CD0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Software CD
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+, Linux (kernel 2.6.26+)Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+, Linux (kernel 2.6.26+)Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+, Linux (kernel 2.6.26+)Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+, Linux (kernel 2.6.26+)Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+, Linux (kernel 2.6.26+)Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+, Linux (kernel 2.6.26+)
    System Requirements 2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port
    Certifications CE, ULCE, ULCE, ULCE, ULCE, ULCE, UL
    Cable Length 1.8m (8ft)1.8m (8ft)1.8m (8ft)1.8m (8ft)1.8m (8ft)1.8m (8ft)
    Camera Warranty 1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year
    Software Support 6 Months6 Months6 Months6 Months6 Months6 Months
    Compatibility
    Imaging Compatibility (with adapters) 23mm DIN23mm DIN, C-Mount23mm DIN, C-Mount23mm DIN, C-Mount23mm DIN, C-Mount23mm DIN, C-Mount

  • Skylight Microscope Smartphone Adapter for Mobile Microscopy
    SKU SKY01
    Warranty Omano Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Backorder ETA Jan 16, 2015
    Product Display
    New Yes
    Staff Pick Yes

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    SKU OMSK-HEMA
    Product Weight 0.7 lbs
    Product Length 3"
    Product Width 1"
    On Sale Yes
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Excellent Review by Randy O.
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"I tried a number of microscopes and the Omano was easily the best value. It has good quality optics and is easy to use in the field. I particularly liked the reverse facing nose piece. The folks at The Microscope Store are also keen to help." Randy O.

(Posted on 4/7/11)

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