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Manufacturer: Carl Zeiss MicroImaging
Model: LSM 5 LIVE
Software: ZEN 2009
Year: 2007
SN: 2403000110
 
 
 
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Microscope overview

The Zeiss LSM 7 Live confocal line-scanning microscope is a fast imaging system able to analyze high-speed processes with a time resolution of just a few microseconds. It is an upright microscope equipped with water dipping objectives specially suited for live samples in aqueous media. The scanning unit uses a laser beam with a rectangular cross-section to illuminate a whole line in the sample, instead of a single point. This makes image acquisition by its array CCD detectors faster than conventional PMT light detection but it also lowers the Z-resolution due to the usage of slits instead of conventional pinholes. Note that the system is equipped with two lasers (488 and 561 nm) but dual color imaging is not advised since there are no bandpass filters in the system (channel crosstalk is likely to occur). A UV laser controlled by galvanometric mirrors is available for precise ablation in user-defined regions of interest. The spatial resolution of this system is not as high as a point-scanning confocal system such as the Zeiss LSM 880 or Zeiss LSM 710 but it is much faster than these two systems, achieving scanning speeds which may be even higher than the 3i Marianas SDC spinning disk if the acquisition is performed only in a few lines. If your personal computer cannot handle all the data you collected, check out the Big Guy or Colossus.

Click on the image on the left to see the system beam path in higher detail

System components

LASERs

Laser Unit Wavelength Maximum Power Current Status
Sapphire 488-100 488 nm 100 mW ok
DPSS 561-40 561 nm 40 mW ok

Objectives

Magnification Model Type NA WD (mm)
10x W Achroplan Ph1 Water dipping 0.30 3.1
10x Plan-Neofluar Dry 0.30 5.5
20x W Plan-Apochromat Water dipping 1.00 1.8
40x W Achroplan Water dipping 0.80 3.6

Filtersets (Ocular)

Position Filterset Reference Excitation Emission
2 Green FS10 450-490 nm 515-565 nm
3 Red FS15 540-552 nm > 590 nm
4 Blue (for ablation*) FS49 none 420-470 nm

* Excitation filter has been removed

Filter and Dichroic sets

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Main configuration Emission filters

Microscope Turn On Procedures

Normal Operation

  • The system must be turned on 30 min before usage.
    • To start it turn on the two main switches: SYSTEM/PC and COMPONENTS

  • Login to the computer, wait for the network icon to change to connected state
  • Start the ZEN 2009 software.

After the 30 min:

  • Turn on the metal halide lamp (white box to the left of the microscope).

  • You may now start using the system.

Live Imaging / Time Lapse Operation

  • The system must be turned on 2 hours before usage (in order to properly warm up scanning mirrors).
    • To start it turn on the two main switches: SYSTEM/PC and COMPONENTS
  • Login to the computer, wait for the network icon to change to connected state
  • Start the ZEN 2009 software.

After the 2 hours:

  • Turn on the metal halide lamp (white box to the left of the microscope).
  • You may now start using the system.

Microscope Turn Off procedures

If there's another user for this microscope in the next two hours:

  • Exit the ZEN 2009 software, leave the lasers on and log off the computer.
  • Clean up immersion objectives.
  • Make sure that there really is another user going to use the microscope.

Else:

  • Turn off the lasers, wait 5 min for them to cool down.
  • Exit the ZEN 2009 software and shut down the computer.
  • Clean up immersion objectives.
  • Turn off the metal halide lamp.
  • Turn off the microscope.
  • Turn off the two main switches: SYSTEM/PC and COMPONENTS

If you want to use the UV laser ablation system:

  • Please contact the Bioimaging Facility (Ext: 47316). The ablation system requires specific training even for users that are already trained on the LSM 7 Live itself.

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