Zeiss Axio Observer (Demo, Inverted)

Our light microscopy instruments are quick and easy to use for image analysis for cell and tissue samples. Our imaging equipment and services are available to internal and external users in the Boston area at competitive hourly rates.

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Zeiss LSM 880

Instrument Snapshot

The Zeiss Axio Observer features a stable inverse microscope platform for demanding multimodal imaging of living and fixed specimens. Use fast switchable LEDs or go for powerful and economic white-light sources in combination with the fast filter wheel for highest spectral flexibility and speed. Overall, expect reliability and reproducibility with this microscope.

Applications that this microscope can be used for are cell cultures, fixed, thin tissue slices, small organisms, bacteria cultures, etc.

Reach out to our core facility in Boston with any questions at cils-core@northeastern.edu.




Epifluorescence: DAPI, GFP, DsRed. Cy5


Objective: 10×, 20×, 40×, 63×, 100×


Immunofluorescence labeled tissue or cell culture imaging


Internal NU


External Academia


Additional Resources

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Online Campus

Education in Microscopy and Digital Imaging

ZEISS Axio Observer Manual

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Our facility

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ISEC 080, 805 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA, 02115