Coins and microscopes -
Robert Pavlis (USA) describes how microscopy can be used to admire and study the features of coins, using a Roman and a 20th century Icelandic coin as examples.
Renovating an Olympus SWHK Ocular - Greg McHone (Canada) shares an illustrated procedure for servicing this stiff focussing eyepiece with applicability to other makers' designs.
close-up view of the silverberry tree - Brian
Johnston (Canada) illustrates the
features of this attractive plant on
the macro and microscopic
Photomicrography With Cheap
Contemporary Digicams - Paul James (UK) shares 'a very brief peep at a sub
£50 digicam' - the Nikon Coolpix L11.
Nineteenth century British microscopy and natural history: Part 8 - Richard Howey (USA) continues his series on fascinating aspects of old journals.
close-up view of the wildflower 'bittersweet nightshade'
- Brian Johnston (Canada) illustrates
the attractive features of this wild flower.
A crystalline herbal and bestiary: A
journey to an alien world Part 7 -
Howey (USA) continues his
illustrated fantasy where
the author visits an alien planet with
a local host describing its exotic
fauna and flora. The story concludes next month.
Fun with filters: Assessing a 400 nm interference filter on a tungsten lamp - David Walker (UK) tries a narrow band filter on a normal microscope lamp as an alternative to an LED to improve resolution.
The Micscape World*. Micscape readers sharing aspects of where they live. Further contributions welcomed.
Jagger Green near Huddersfield - photographic wanderings amongst the trees and valleys - Ian Walker (UK) shares aspects of the landscape and natural history of his local area.
Enjoying Field Studies Council Courses (UK) Part 2: 'Natural history in the highlands' course, Kindrogan, Scotland - David Walker (UK) shares aspects of the beautiful scenery and nature of the Scottish highlands.
* Title and series idea by Dan Holloway.