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LS460 Microscope


The LS460 Microscope provides monochrome brightfield imaging at low cost for a wide variety of applications. LS Microscopes visualize and capture high resolution images comparable to those from traditional, high-cost microscopes. The LS460 utilizes advanced optical engineering and a CMOS sensor to provide near diffraction-limited (theoretical maximum) resolution. Powered only by its USB computer connection, the LS460 easily records your photos, time-lapse series, and videos directly to your computer. And its compact size enables working in challenging locations, including inside incubators, biological safety cabinets, and environmental control workstations.

The LS460 is the new upgraded version in the Etaluma LS400-Series. Its deck includes the bracket for the optional Phase Contrast Accessory and also the accessible deck design

  • Fully functioning microscope empowers users to visualize cells from slides, microplates, flasks, or dishes
  • Versatile and compact design permits use inside cell culture incubators, tissue culture hoods, and environmental workstations
  • Robust software enables time-lapse studies over seconds, minutes, hours, or days
  • Power and control via USB connection facilitates rapid set up and easy use
  • Advanced optics provide excellent resolution in ambient lighting conditions
  • Objective compatibility with standard lenses allows use of your own objectives
  • Optional Phase Contrast Accessory enhances visualization of unstained samples
LS460 Microscope Specifications
OpticsBrightfield (transmitted light)
Phase ContrastPhase Contrast Accessory (optional)
Objective Options1.25x, 2.5x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x, and 100x(oil) magnification
Objective CompatibilitiesRMS-threaded, infinity corrected, 45 mm parfocal distance
CameraHigh Sensitivity Monochrome CMOS Sensor; C-mount
Image FormatsBMP, JPG, PNG or TIF
Image Size100 x 100 to 1700 x 1700 pixels
Field of ViewUp to 1.06 x 1.06 mm with 20x objective
Video RatesUp to 10 frames/second (fps); up to 30 fps with reduced frame size
StageManual XY Stage (optional)
Labware Holders (optional)Hold slides, 3 sizes Petri dishes, flasks; custom available
Computer RequirementsWindows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Automation FriendlySDK available
Power RequirementsUSB
Dimensions24 cm W x 17.5 cm D x 16.5 cm H (9.4 in W x 6.9 in D x 6.5 in H)
Incl phase: 24 cm W x 23 cm D x 37.8 cm H (9.4 in W x 9.1 in D x 14.9 in H)
Weight3.2 kg (7.1 lb) without phase; 4.5 kg (10 lb) incl phase
Operating Conditions0°C – 42°C, 5% – 95% RH non-condensing
Warranty1 year parts & labor