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Syncroscopy automontage

Syncroscopy automontage
Wisconsin, USA
The Syncroscopy Automontage system in the Entomology Department at UW-Madison.

For my images, I have been using two sets of gooseneck fiber-optic light sources. I set the gooseneck ends as far away from the specimens as possible. The light sources are generally pointed horizontally and always cranked up to full power. I place a velum cylinder around the specimen to diffuse the light. I always have the room light off when imaging to avoid artifacts in the images. I usually take anywhere from 10-30 images per stack.

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where did you get the velum cylinder I am in need of one

 
velu,
go to a drafting supplies store or a real diverse art supply store

Camera
What kind of camera are you using? I am considering buying a new trinocular stereo scope, but I have no idea what grade of camera would be ideal (and not be crazy expensive). I've seen digital ones ranging from 1.3 MP to 5 MP and higher.

 
camera
dedicated cameras are expensive - others are from Qimaging, or try Martin Microscope web page for a wide selection. They respond to questions and understand what you are trying to do.

 
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It is a JVC KY F75. Was part of the complete package.

 
Microscope?
The Syncroscopy site only lists software. What is the hardware seen here?

awesome :-)
a desk and a shelf across an exterior door - only in a college! I love it. My setup is pretty much the same although I haven't pulled out the second fiber optic and I am still shooting through a scope. I have found that if I place something over eyepieces, I use the little black plastic cup that salad dressing came in, I don't have to turn off the room lights. The cups stop the flare from the eyepieces.

I want one... :(
I want one... :(

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