Vinyl Record under the Microscope

Microscope World recently took an old vinyl record and put it under a metallurgical microscope to see what the grooves looked like at high magnification.

This first vinyl record image was captured at 100x magnification using reflected light through the objective lens.  A 6.3 megapixel microscope digital camera was used to capture the images.

Vinyl record under the microscope at 100x.

Any guesses as to which album this is?!

Vinyl record under the microcope at 200x.

This final vinyl record image was captured under the metallurgical reflected light microscope at 200x magnification. The microscope digital camera software was used for extended depth of focus to get a finer detail.

For those of you wondering the record album, it is Genesis Foxtrot (1972).

Contact Microscope World for further information on metallurgical microscopes or viewing objects that don't allow light to pass through them at high magnifications, or if you have questions regarding Extended Depth of Focus microscopy software.