Olympus BX60

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PRESENTATION

BX60

Olympus BX60 manual fluorescence microscope with mercury fluorescence illuminator, and Nomarski/DIC Prism for Transmited Light


Room: 2.1.15

IP: 10.101.134.38 (why?)


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PosMagNAIMCorr.WD (mm)Glass (mm)Color CodePixel Size w/ Ham. OrcaR2 camera (um/pix)Obs
10x0.40AirUPlanApo3.10-0.64-
20x0.70AirUPlanApo0.65-0.322-
40x1.00OilUPlanApo0.120.16Open iris for fluorescence
60x0.9OilUPlanFL N0.2-0.107

Pos Position

Mag Magnification

NA Numerical Aperture

IM Immersion Medium

Corr. Correction Type

WD Working Distance

Glass Coverglass

Obs Observations

40× use with/out coverglass; 100× use with coverglass


PositionExcitation (nm)Emission (nm)FluorophoresModel
U-MWU2BP 330-385LP >420DAPI, hoechst-
U-MNIBBP 470-490LP >515GFP, Alexa488, cy2, FITC-
U-MNGBP 530-550LP >590RFP, YFP, Alexa546, Alexa568, cy3, TRITC-
U-MSWBBP 420-480LP >515only w/ cromossina-


Transmitted light

Halogen lamp

Fluorescence

Olympus U-RFL-T Mercury lamp


Hamamatsu Orca R2 cooled monochromatic CCD camera (1.3 Mpixel), coupled to microscope via a 1x adaptor


 ACCESSORIES


BASIC PROCEDURE FOR MULTICHANNEL GRAYSCALE IMAGES

  • Turn on Hamamatsu Camera control box (button 1).
  • Turn on fluorescence source box (button 2).
    • Do not switch it off for 30 minutes after switching on
    • DO NOT switch on if the metal casing is still warm, i.e., it was switched off less than 45 minutes before.
  • Push the Eyepiece/Camera switch pole all the way in, push in the Fluorescence shutter, and select desired filtercube with the manual filterwheel. Select desired objective and bring your sample into focus.

 

 

  • Turn on the acquisition PC and start HCImage Live program
  • Pull the Eyepiece/Camera switch pole all the way out.
  • Select desired number of channels / fluorophores with drop-down box 1. Start Live acquisition with button 2. Check “Saturation” (button 3), so you can see black pixels as GREEN and white pixels as PINK. This will help you with exposure settings.
  • Click each individual number on box 4 to pick each filter combination – DO NOT CHANGE THE ORDER. As you click each one, the software will ask for the proper position in the filterwheel: WU (ex.: DAPI), NIB (ex.: GFP), or NG (ex.: mCherry).
  • Increase exposure in each filter combination until you see your signal, but very little to no saturation (white/pink pixels). Adjust offset so you see a few black/green pixels in your background (dashed area). If needing very long (>3 seconds) exposures, consider increasing Gain. Image noise will be increased as well, so beware.
  • When you have picked correct exposure settings for all your channels, click Capture (button 5). The software will ask you for the specific filterwheel position for each acquisition. Minimize table vibrations as the software is acquiring images.
  • Right-click on each new 3-color image and choose Save All Channels (48 bit). This means you will be saving a composite image with three 16-bit channels. Save it as a TIFF file on your image folder.
  • Turn off system in reverse order.

You can calibrate your images in FIJI using the “Pixel Sizes” for each objective. You can find these in the Objectives section.


HCImage


 LINKS / USER MANUALS


PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EQUIPMENT

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Telmo Nunes

FCUL

Microscopy technician

mevarrimento@fc.ul.pt

Room 2.1.15
Ext: 22181

Luís Marques

FCUL

Microscopy technician

lfmarques@fc.ul.pt

Room 8.1.79 / 2.1.15
Ext: 28179 / 22181