/ Socs (Pro/Am)
life ID kit
to discuss the hobby or to raise queries.
Italian speaking enthusiasts
French speaking enthusiasts
German microscopy forum; some English categories.)
Microscopical Society's online forum (follow
Kunkel's SEM images
Couger's microscopy links
for Amateur Scientists
polarised light macroscopy/microscopy, both artistic and scientific.
on Micscape and
and photomicrography with the Canon G1 - Guido Ballabio (Italy) shares
some striking images taken with this popular digicam, as well as tips for
undertaking this type of imaging with a G1 and a reversed SLR standard
gallery: Stunning SEM images - James Wetzel (USA) presents some stunning
images of both familiar and less familiar subjects taken using an SEM,
with post image processing to give dramatic effects.
formation. Asexual reproduction in Pediastrum - Chitchai Chantangsi
(Thailand) describes the intriguing formation of colonies in these algae,
illustrated with impressive images. Presented in the wider context as an
example of where reproduction and survival are key features of all organisms.
for drawing botanical subjects under the microscope - Christina Brodie
(UK) follows on from her recent image galleries with a valuable introduction
to the materials, techniques and tips for this type of drawing.
gallery: Diatoms from my slide collection (Part I) - Ian Walker (UK)
presents attractive images of diatoms from his collection of slides taken
using a Nikon Coolpix 4500.
conjugating algae - Bill Ells (UK) describes and illustrates some of
the attractive desmid species that conjugate to form zygospores.
gallery: Coolpix 995 photomicrographs - Gordon Couger (USA) presents
an interesting selection of images mainly taken with the Nikon Coolpix
995, some of them using DIC.
oblique lighting. Part 3. Some final odds and ends - Paul James (UK)
concludes this series of articles by describing a neat way of making the
annular filter rings and also shares some lasting impressions of subjects
he has viewed with this sort of lighting.
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|Microscopy meeting announcements
The Frank Rowntree meeting
held by the Leeds Microscopical Society will take place on Sat.
7th June 2003 in Morley nr. Leeds, UK. The venue is the same as for the
last few years. Interested persons should send a sae to Mike Smith below
or contact him by e-mail. His postal address is
10 Moor Allerton Crescent
(Editor's note: Information kindly
supplied by Mike Smith.)
The Reading Convention 2003
which is an 'open meeting for all microscopists', and organised by the
Microscopical Society, will be held on March 15th 2003. Meeting details
and booking form are here.
(Editor's note: Information kindly
supplied by Kit Brownlee.)
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Database on CD-ROM. Klaus Kemp, well known for his superb prepared
microscope slides of diatoms and butterfly scales, has completed after
four years work an impressive and very extensive diatom database. Visit
his web site www.diatoms.co.uk
(follow the 'New' logo) to learn more about this very significant new resource
for diatom identification.
OS' software for the Intel Play QX3® computer microscope.
The popular QX3 digital microscope can be used on the Mac using the third
party software 'MiXscope 1.2' which Eric Hangstefer has written. Visit
his home page
to learn more and download the free software.
of portable microscopes' on CD-ROM compiled
by Mike Dingley is now available from the
here for details and how to order. Mike has
a special interest in portable microscopes and has created this CD as a