MICSCAPE
(ISSN 1365 - 070x)

Exploring the miniature world

Issue 131: September 2006.
Next update Oct. 13th. 

 

Image right: 'A Zeiss Jug-handle stand as the one likely used by Professor Alzheimer for his 1906 study on the disease that now carries his name.'
Image and caption by Manuel del Cerro.

 


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    The LOMO Biolam microscope - Ian Walker (UK) presents an extensive illustrated overview of this popular stand tracing its development, pros and cons, and discusses his favourite optics, accessories and variants in the range.

    A gallery of benzoic acid photomicrographs - Brian Johnston (Canada) shows the attractive images from this chemical using phase contrast illumination.

    'Polar animals' - photomicrographs of subjects from the animal kingdom under polarised light - David Walker (UK) shares a selection of images of Victorian slides taken using a Nikon D50 digital SLR camera and Zeiss optics.

    In focus: science-info.org is a well known website administered by Gordon Couger which hosts hard to source literature on a wide range of older microscopes and their accessories. Gordon also successfully undertakes the thankless task of maintaining a wide range of microscope links to websites on themes of interest to the microscopy enthusiast and also a valuable buyer's guide.

     

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External links. Below are some of our favourites, which includes sites with extensive links and/or resources for the optical microscopy enthusiast.

External Microscopy forums:
Places to discuss the hobby or to raise queries.

www.amateurmicrography.net forums, galleries, articles 
www.photomacrography.net forums, galleries, articles

Newsgroups
sci.techniques.microscopy

Yahoo groups: a 'P' denotes current and archived messages are public i.e. not limited to members.
'Microscope' P (>1500 members, very active)
'Microscopes'
'Microscopehobby'  P (started Apr 2005)
'RealMicroscopy'  P
(started Sep 2005)
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Microscopio' for Spanish speakers

'Wild M20 microscope'
'Nikon Coolpix photomicro and macrophoto'
'microcosmo'  (for Italian speaking enthusiasts)

Mikroskopie-Treff.de
(Extensive German microscopy forum; some English categories.)

Mikrobiologische Vereinigung München e. V. wide range of articles and resources in German.

Other sites
Clubs / Socs (Pro/Am) Mic-UK links page
Light Microscopy Forum links and articles
Little Imp Publications public domain books on CD, 'The Amateur Diatomist' paper magazine
Mikroskop Museum German website with resources on microscopes / makers.

Molecular Expressions awesome optical microscopy resources
Dennis Kunkel's SEM images stunning images
Microscopies online magazine and Forum  for French speakers
Micrographia articles, projects for the enthusiast
Microscopy Today
paper journal with online archive
Modern Microscopy
online journal by McCrone Group
Fun Science Gallery projects, articles on optics
G. Couger's microscopy links extensive links
Society for Amateur Scientists resources and support
www.viewsfromscience.com projects e.g. chilled stage for crystal growth studies and LED fluorescence
www.amateurmicrography.net  articles and other resources

Web rings
Lightscapes polarised light macroscopy/microscopy, both artistic and scientific.

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