Overview: The Handheld Digital Microscope Pro by Celestron
is a small, portable microscope with an attached 55" USB 2.0 cable. It has a 20x
to 200x magnification, and has a built-in 5 MP digital camera for capturing
photos or videos of your subject. The microscope comes with a 2-piece
professional microscope stand, and is ideal for viewing
insects, plants, rocks, coins, stamps, and more.
Note: The Handheld Digital Microscope Pro is not a
stand-alone microscope. It has no eyepiece or built-in LCD screen for
viewing your subjects. It must be plugged into a computer via the attached
USB cable and images are viewed using the included software.
Optics: The microscope is equipped with a 5 element IR cut,
high-quality glass lens with the equivalent focal length of 15.8mm.
Built-in Digital Camera: The Digital Microscope Pro has a 5
MP color CMOS image sensor. It can take digital still images as well as record
VGA video at 30 fps. Digital still images can be set to the following
resolutions: 5MP (2592 x 1944), 3MP (2048 x 1546), 2MP (1600 x 1200), and 1.3MP
(1280 x 960). Images can be interpolated up to 12 MP. The shutter release is located on the
USB cable attached to the microscope.
LED Illumination Ring: The microscope has a ring of 8 white
LEDs surrounding the lens to illuminate your subject. The intensity of the
illumination can be adjusted using the Illuminator Adjustment wheel, located on
the attached USB cable.
Focus Wheel: The large focus wheel on the side of the
microscope adjusts the magnification and brings your subject into sharp focus.
It has a range of 10mm to infinity.
Software: The Digital Microscope Pro comes with Celestron
Micro Capture PRO software on CD-ROM. The software allows you to view images on
your computer. It can also help you capture photos and videos of your subjects.
Micro Capture PRO is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and
Windows 8, as well as Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.8.
Power Requirements: The Handheld Digital Microscope Pro is
powered by USB. The attached 55" USB cable has a Type A USB plug, and will provide power when it is plugged into a computer.
Dimensions: The microscope has the following dimensions:
- Microscope (handheld): Diameter=1.428", Length=4.273",
- Microscope (on stand): Maximum Height=8.5"
- Stand: Base Width=4.73", Base Depth=6.685", Shaft
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