Microscope Images at Different Magnifications

Do you need some examples of images at different magnifications under a microscope?

The different images below were taken with two different types of microscopes. The images of Paulownia wood, hair, and frog's blood were captured with a high power compound microscope using a Nikon camera adapter. The compound microscope typically has three or four magnifications - 40x, 100x, 400x, and sometimes 1000x.

  • At 40x magnification you will be able to see 5mm.
  • At 100x magnification you will be able to see 2mm.
  • At 400x magnification you will be able to see 0.45mm, or 450 microns.
  • At 1000x magnification you will be able to see 0.180mm, or 180 microns.

The images taken of the sunflower with the moth pupa were taken with a low power or stereo microscope. A stereo microscope is a good instrument for viewing insects, coins, leaves, or anything you might hold in the palm of your hand, but need to see more detail on the item. The images of the moth were taken using an OIympus camera using a digital SLR  camera adapter.

Paulownia Wood Under a Compound Microscope

Paulownia Wood 20x

Paulownia Wood c.s. (cross section)
under a compound microscope

20x Magnification

Paulownia Wood 40x

Paulownia Wood c.s.
under a compound microscope

40x Magnification

Paulownia Wood 100x

Paulownia Wood c.s.
under a compound microscope

100x Magnification

Paulownia Wood 200x

Paulownia Wood c.s.
under a compound microscope

200x Magnification

 
    

These images are provided courtesy of Robert Lavigne. Paulownia are deciduous trees native to much of China. The Paulownia fortunei tree is a fast-growing tree that is often grown commercially for production of hardwood timber. More information on Paulownia Wood can be found here.

Human  Hair Under a Compound Microscope

Human Hair Under Compound Microscope at 100x Magnification

 Human Hair under a Compound Microscope

100x Magnification

 Human Hair Under the Microscope at 400x Magnification

 Human Hair under a Compound Microscope

400x Magnification

Human Hair Under the Microscope at 400x Magnification

 Human Hair under a Compound Microscope

400x Magnification

 

Frog's Blood  Under a Compound Microscope

Frog's Blood Under the Compound Microscope at 400x 

 Frog's Blood under a Compound Microscope
(Biological Microscope model MT5000)

Image captured using the Lumenera Infinity 1-3 Camera

400x Magnification

 Frog's Blood Under Compound Microscope at 1000x

 Frog's Blood under a Compound Microscope
(Biological Microscope model MT5000)

Image captured with a Nikon Coolipix 3mp Camera

1000x Magnification

 

Moth Pupa Under a Stereo Microscope

Microscope Image of Sunflower Moth Pupa under Stereo Microscope at 10x 

 Sunflower with Moth Pupa in the Stem under Stereo Microscope

All images captured using an Olympus SLR camera

10x Magnification

 Moth Pupa Under Stereo Microscope 30x

 Moth Pupa under Stereo Microscope

30x Magnification

 Moth Pupa Under Stereo Microscope at 60x

 Heath of Moth Pupa under Stereo Microscope

60x Magnification

 

You may find these similar articles interesting and helpful as well:

Types of Microscopes

What is a Compound Microscope?

What is a Stereo Microscope?

 


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