Shelves with microscopes lined up

Zeiss 880 Airyscan inverted confocal

Technical spec and photo of the Zeiss 880 Airyscan confocal microscope
Live imaging of Drosophila mitochondria

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Confocal microscopes are ideal for imaging multi-labelled fluorescent samples up to around 100 microns in depth.

The Zeiss 880 confocal has spectral detection, temperature and CO2 control and photon-counting capabilities. The Zeiss 880 also has an Airyscan detector, which comprises 32 spatially separated detectors to give improved spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio.

The image shows live imaging of Drosophila with mitochondria in green and cytoskeleton in red using the Airyscan FAST mode. (Sample prepared and imaged by Ason Chiang, Ma lab.)