The Nikon Optiphot-100S Metallurgical Microscope is used to examine and
display the microstructure of materials. Illumination is by a Universal
Epi-Illuminator 10. Specific features include: bright and dark field
illumination, adjustable field and aperture diaphragms, polarizing
filters, ND8 anti-glare filter, and revolving nosepiece with 5
objectives from 5X to 100X. The stage is moved on two-axes with knobs
and the stage is moved vertically with coarse and fine focusing knobs.
Objects are viewed through the binocular eyepiece or on a TV and computer monitor
through a computer-interfaced digital camera mounted on the eyepiece tube.
RinconHD image capturing and measurement software and a Jenoptik SpeedXT Core 3 USB camera are employed.