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DescriptionService ProvidedBSU UserNon-ProfitCommercial
Leica Stellaris 5 Confocal SystemConfocal Use & Training $47.20/machine hour$66.31/machine hour$100.00/machine hour
Leica Thunder ImagerMicroscope Use & Training $28.86/machine hour$40.55/machine hour$100.00/machine hour

Contact Information

Cindy Keller-Peck
Core Facility Director – Histology and Microscopy / Principal Research Scholar
(208) 426-2252


Leica Stellaris 5 Confocal System

The Leica Stellaris 5 confocal system is configured with a Leica DMi8 inverted microscope and the following options:
Objectives: 5x/0.15 HC PL FLUOTAR; 20x/0.75 HC PL APO, 25x/0.95 W HC FLUOTAR, 40x/1.10 W HC PL APO, 40x/1.25 HC PL APO GLYC motCORR CS2, 63x/1.4 Oil HC PL APO
Scan Head: four HyD internal detector channels
Laser Lines: 405nm, 488nm, 561nm, and 638nm
Software: LAS X Lightning Expert

Leica THUNDER Imager

The THUNDER Imager Model Organism fluorescence stereo microscope combines a large field of view with high image quality for thick samples. Z-scans through the entire volume of a fish or other small organism is possible due to the removal of out-of-focus signal with instant computational clearing and adaptive deconvolution.
Illumination Source: Leica LED3. >3000mW white light output; 390-680nm wavelength range.
Filter Sets: DAPI, GFP, mCherry, and CY5.
Camera: DFC9000GT sCMOS monochrome. 4.2 MP chip; 2048-2048 pixels, 6.5×6.5 ┬Ám pixel size.