mini-project: Airborne fungi - Bill
Dembowski (USA) shares results of a fascinating project
collecting, culturing and studying this type of fungi.
with a Meade LPI (Lunar Planetary Imager) digital camera
- Bill Resch (USA) shares
his interesting results and experiences of using this type
A selection of Victorian
papered microscope slides - Barry
Miller (USA) presents an attractive selection of slides
made by some of the famous mounters.
A home-made, light-weight
field microscope - Chuck
Huck (USA) describes an ingenious design using cheap items
that can be found in junk shops.
notes on water immersion lenses. Part 1: Introduction
- René van Wezel (UK) shares
a fascinating overview of this type of objective with a
look at current and older designs and their performance.
Includes images by Mervyn Hobden and a compilation of a
valuable historical notes/discussion offered to the Yahoo
Microscope group by James Solliday, Mervyn Hobden and Aubrey
Copper salts, ciliates, and a taxonomic puzzle
- Richard Howey (UK) shares
his valuable experiences with relaxants for studying
protists and attempts to identify a Spirostomum species.
A personal review of
a Smith & Beck microscope ca. 1856 - Ian
Walker (UK) presents a review of this microscope in
use which was a model favoured by Carpenter.
puzzle in an English church - David
Walker (UK) is intrigued by the microscope depicted in a
stained glass window dedicated to the Rev. Benjamin John
close-up view of the bird's-nest weed Queen Anne's lace
Johnston (Canada) continues his series showing that common
wild plants offer plenty of interest when studied on the
macro and microscopic level.
case for thin coverslips - Paul
James (UK) illustrates how to measure coverslip thickness
and discusses why it is an important criteria
when using higher NA objectives.
Notes on the trial
repair of a microscope objective ca. 1860's - David
Walker (UK) shares his cautious attempts to repair an unusable
discover carnivorous fairy shrimp'
article on 'NPR' website. Great to see that
even new species of macro invertebrates remain
to be discovered in the USA, in this case in
the Idaho desert. Thanks to David Goldstein
(USA) for spotting this link.
stacking: The good folk over on www.amateurmicrography.net
are discussing and sharing impressive results
using the image stacking software 'Helicon
Focus' to improve depth of field.
Thanks to the website's administrator Tom Webster for
highlighting these findings on the 'Yahoo
Rowntree meeting, 4th June, 2005, UK -
details of this popular and very successful
annual meeting are in the 'News' section
below. Information kindly supplied by Mike
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