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-{{  :​yokogawa_sd.png?​350|}} The Zeiss Cell Observer SD //spinning disk confocal microscope//​ is a fast imaging system which provides a trade-off between confocality,​ resolution and speed. It is an inverted microscope ideal for live cell applications which require fast acquisition speeds rather than high resolution images. The scanning unit achieves confocality by directing light through a spinning disk with many small pinholes. Images are then acquired with a sensitive EMCCD which allows for very small exposure times but is limited in resolution to 512x512 pixels. The stage is motorized and furthermore equipped with a piezo for Z displacement so fast 4D imaging is possible in multiple stage positions. The system is also equipped with a large size incubator for temperature control, a stage top incubator for CO2 supply and with Definite Focus.2 for hardware focus control during large tile or multi-position/​time-lapse acquisitions (check tutorial videos below). You can also use the system as a widefield microscope, using fast-swicthing LEDs for illumination (Zeiss Colibri.2) and a sCMOS camera for acquisition. Even though its resolution is not as high as a //​point-scanning confocal system// such as the [[zeiss_lsm_710|Zeiss LSM 710]], it is much faster. You can also check the [[3i_marianas_sdc|3i Marianas SDC]] if you need a spinning disk with higher laser power illumination. If your personal computer cannot handle all the data you collected, check out the [[big_guy|Big Guy]] or [[colossus|Colossus]].+{{  :​yokogawa_sd.png?​350|}} The Zeiss Cell Observer SD //spinning disk confocal microscope//​ is a fast imaging system which provides a trade-off between confocality,​ resolution and speed. It is an inverted microscope ideal for live cell applications which require fast acquisition speeds rather than high resolution images. The scanning unit achieves confocality by directing light through a spinning disk with many small pinholes. Images are then acquired with a sensitive EMCCD which allows for very small exposure times but is limited in resolution to 512x512 pixels. The stage is motorized and furthermore equipped with a piezo for Z displacement so fast 4D imaging is possible in multiple stage positions. The system is also equipped with a large size incubator for temperature control, a stage top incubator for CO2 supply and with Definite Focus.2 for hardware focus control during large tile or multi-position/​time-lapse acquisitions (check tutorial videos below). You can also use the system as a widefield microscope, using fast-swicthing LEDs for illumination (Zeiss Colibri.2) and a sCMOS camera for acquisition. Even though its resolution is not as high as a //​point-scanning confocal system// such as the [[zeiss_lsm_710|Zeiss LSM 710]], it is much faster. You can also check the [[3i_marianas_sdc|3i Marianas SDC]] if you need a spinning disk with higher laser power illumination. If your personal computer cannot handle all the data you collected, check out the [[colossus|Colossus]].
  
   * **Microscope**:​ [[http://​www.zeiss.com/​microscopy/​en_de/​products/​light-microscopes/​axio-observer-for-biology.html|Zeiss Axio Observer]]   * **Microscope**:​ [[http://​www.zeiss.com/​microscopy/​en_de/​products/​light-microscopes/​axio-observer-for-biology.html|Zeiss Axio Observer]]
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