Nikon Eclipse Ts2 Inverted Routine Microscope

With the Nikon Eclipse Ts2 inverted routine microscope, you can do more than before.

This sleek, compact microscope fits into every laboratory and is simple to use.

New Streamlined Operation

Control buttons on the Ts2 microscope are intuitively located for a streamlined workflow. Commonly used controls such as the on/off and diascopic/epi-fluorescence switching buttons are located at the front panel for easy reach. Buttons pertaining to either diascopic or epi-fluorescence control are zoned to the left and right sides of the microscope body, respectively, to eliminate confusion and improve workflow efficiency.

Faster, Brighter Images with LED Illumination

LED light sources and built-in Diascopic/Epi-fluorescence illumination systems reduce setup time and allow users to concentrate on their research. LED light source is alignment-free resulting in faster setup and consistent results. LEDs also eliminate frequent bulb replacements, saving the user time and money. Moreover, the new Contrast Shield (optional) provides high signal-to-noise fluorescence observation even in brightly lit culture rooms.

Easy-to-use Mechanical Stage

The high performance mechanical stage (optional) can accommodate a wide range of flasks and cell culture chambers. The new stage design also directly accommodates micro plates. In addition, the sample holder is easily removed to accommodate large flasks.

LED-based high-quality diascopic and epi-fluorescence observation

Two models are available to meet your needs: a diascopic illumination model, the Ts2, and an epi-fluorescence illumination model, the Ts2-FL. High-intensity LED sources are employed for both diascopic and epi-fluorescence illumination. The built-in fly-eye lens ensures uniform brightness across the entire field of view. A wide range of wavelengths is available to choose from for Epi-fluorescence LED illumination.

Compact and highly stable body

Illumination modules including the epi-fluorescence light source have been seamlessly incorporated into the microscope main body, resulting in a compact and simple design form that’s also durable. The compact structure is also vibration-resistant to provide highly stable sample observations. The camera port is located on the side of the microscope to provide unimpeded viewing of the stage even when placed inside a culture hood.

Highly optical performance with diascopic observation

Diascopic observation with high-intensity LED (Eco-illumination) Eco-illumination provides high-intensity light suitable for phase contrast observation. With the built-in fly-eye lens, uniform brightness is provided across the entire field of view. LEDs are an environmentally friendly, low-power-consumption light source. Eco-illumination provides a long lifetime of 60,000 hours and reduces the frequency of lamp replacement.

Phase contrast observation

Phase contrast is an optical contrasting technique that typically utilizes a phase contrast objective lens and condenser annulus. The use of a high intensity LED light source results in clear images even at high magnifications.

Apodized Phase Contrast (APC) observation

APC observation is a type of phase contrast microscopy which minimizes unwanted halos in thick specimens. For example, APC technique provides clearer details of thick samples such as dividing cells.

New Contrasting Technique, “Emboss Contrast”

Comparison of new Emboss Contrast and Nikon Advanced Modulation Contrast

Emboss Contrast is a cost-effective optical technique which does not require costly optics. Utilizing just a bright-field objective lens and two contrast sliders, Emboss Contrast provides pseudo-three dimensional and glare-free images for thick specimens such as iPS cells which would normally suffer from halos with conventional phase contrast methods. Additionally, Emboss Contrast is compatible with both glass and plastic culture chambers, making it a very versatile observation technique.

Accurately reproduce illumination power every time

The Ts2 can be configured with up to three fluorescent filter cubes. The illumination power previously defined by the user is replicated when the same wavelength is used again, thus eliminating the need for manual adjustment of light intensity when switching between wavelengths. The Ts2 also incorporates a noise terminator mechanism which allows high signal-to-noise fluorescent images to be captured.

High S/N epi-fluorescence observation in bright rooms

The new Contrast Shield accessory (optional) blocks room light, providing an easy and cost-effective method for achieving high signal-to-noise fluorescence observation in a brightly lit culture room.

Camera Port

Optional camera port is available for image capturing. Digital Cameras utilizing C- or F-mounts can be attached.

Emboss Contrast Slider

Both condenser-side slider and eyepiece-tube-side slider are available. Contrast modules for lOx, 20x, 40x objective lenses are arranged on the same slider so switching between magnifications is easily achieved by simply sliding the contrast slider.

Thermo Plate TPX (for the Mechanical Stage)

Thermo plate TPX provides accurate and stable temperature control for the specimen from room temperature to 50 degrees Celsius. Proprietary treatment methods ensure that the glass surface of the Termo Plate is breakage-free.

Cameras for microscopy Digital Sight Series

Cameras utilizing either PC-based control or standalone, touch-screen control units are available for use with the Ts2. The optional camera port is required to attach the digital camera to the microscope. Please see the Digital Sight Series catalogue for more information and other products in the series.

The DS-Fi2 is a high-definition, 5-megapixel color camera which delivers high-resolution images of up to 2560 x 1920 pixels and a frame rates up to 21 fps(Display mode: 1280 x 960 pixels).

The DS-Vi1 is a high-speed, live display, color camera that features a high frame rate and a 2.0-megapixel CCD. Displays SXGA live images (1600 x 1200 pixels max.) at l5fps (29fps max.).

The DS-Ri2 is a 16.25-megapixel, high definition camera for microscopes that is equipped with Nikon’s digital SLR camera EX-format CMOS sensor. The DS-Ri2 provides superior color reproduction and fast frame rates.

The DS-Qi2 is a 16.25-megapixel, high-definition camera for microscopes that is equipped with Nikon's FX-format CMOS sensor. This monochrome CMOS camera enables high-sensitivity, low noise imaging.

The stand-alone DS-L3 control unit features a large touch panel display and variety of functions. This makes it possible to quickly and easily capture images without a computer or monitor.

The DS-U3 control unit allows full control of the camera through a PC, from displayand capture to advanced processing and analysis. Flexibly accommodates a wide range of applications.

System Diagram

Ts2 Dimensions

Ts2-FL Dimensions

Ts2 Spefications