Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope Pro

USB-powered digital microscope with 5-megapixel image sensor

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Celestron Digital Handheld Microscope Pro

See the world up close with Celestron's Digital Handheld Microscope Pro and a laptop computer (not included).

A versatile tool for students, hobbyists, and professionals alike

Plug Celestron's Handheld Digital Microscope Pro into your PC or Mac®, and view the world up-close on your computer's display. This compact microscope features a high-quality glass lens and built-in 5-megapixel CMOS image sensor for capturing high-resolution photos and videos of your specimens. Use it with the included height-adjustable stand for a steady work platform in the lab or classroom, or take it off the stand for portable hand-held applications in the field.  Since it's USB powered, you can use it anywhere your laptop computer can go.

The included, feature-rich Celestron software lets you save images of your subjects, add notes or draw on them, record time-lapse animations, and more. The supplied calibration ruler even allows you to make accurate measurements of your specimens.

The microscope's 20-200X magnification zoom range provides a highly detailed view of bugs, plants, gems, skin, stamps, and coins — just to name a few. The manual focus wheel allows you to zero in on your subjects quickly and easily. And a ring of eight adjustable-brightness LEDs in the base of the 'scope provides smooth, even illumination of your subjects for a clear, revealing view.

Product Highlights:

  • handheld or stand-mountable digital microscope designed for use with Mac® and Windows®-compatible computers
  • built-in 5-megapixel CMOS image sensor for high-resolution images and videos of your specimens
  • 5-element high-quality glass lens ensures sharp images
  • magnification: 20-200X (final magnification determined by monitor size)
  • adjustable-height stand included for hands-free operation
  • VGA video capture at 30 frames per second
  • manual focus wheel
  • eight-LED top-illumination ring light with adjustable brightness
  • intuitive image-capture software with measuring features
  • powered by computer via USB connection
  • high-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • weight: 2 lbs. (with included stand)
  • microscope: 1-3/8" in diameter, 4-3/8" long
  • stand: 4-3/8"W x 6-15/16"H x 5-1/2"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • 4-foot USB cable with integrated shutter button and LED illumination adjustment wheel
  • calibration ruler
  • Celestron Micro Capture Pro software CD

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What's in the box?

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  • Handheld digital microscope with attached 55" USB cable (Type A USB)
  • 2-Piece microscope stand (base and shaft)
  • 2" Calibration ruler
  • Celestron Micro Capture Pro software and User's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide

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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", USB Cable=55"
  • Microscope (on stand): Maximum Height=8.5"
  • Stand: Base Width=4.73", Base Depth=6.685", Shaft Height=6.375"

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Great Microscope For the Price

Written By TravA, manhattan, ks on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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Very neat microscope, able to easily focus and review all different types of items. We use it to identify pest species.

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