- Material: Flame-resistant blackout fabric
- Dimensions, open: 50 x 50 x 30 cm (20 x 20 x 12 in.) (width, height, depth)
- Dimensions, flat: 50 x 50 x 1.3 cm (20 x 20 x 0.5 in.)
What is this?
The Eclipse MicroTent is a unique new product for fluorescence microscopy that provides local darkness around conventional laboratory stereo microscopes while still providing easy access to the sample stage and the focus and zoom controls.
What is the benefit?
You can eliminate the interference from ambient light without being tied to a dedicated darkened room, turning off overhead lights (and inconveniencing your labmates), or building makeshift structures around your microscope. You can even do fluorescence microscopy outdoors in full sun!
Why did we develop this?
We wanted to provide our customers with a way to take full advantage of our Model SFA fluorescence adapter system that enables you to add fluorescence to just about any stereo microscope. Sometimes those microscopes may be on lab benches in shared spaces, near windows, or in other difficult-to-darken locations. Fluorescence can be weak and in many cases it can be difficult to see well if there is any ambient light. And what if you wanted to conduct fluorescence research in the field? An easy-to-use source of portable darkness enables you to do fluorescence anywhere.
How does it work?
The Eclipse MicroTent is a patent pending ‘dark tent’ made out of true blackout material that creates local darkness around a microscope while still providing easy access to the eyepieces, the sample stage, and the focus and zoom controls.
Is the tent all I need for darkness?
Excellent question! Once you have solved the problem of too much light around the microscope the next limiting factor is light entering your eyes from the side. To deal with this with, we provide two pairs of Tru-Block Eye Shields, one Standard and one Compact size, with each tent.
What if I want to take pictures, run CO2 lines, or something like that?
We provide two sizes of feed-through patches so that you can add penetrations for a camera port, power cords, CO2 lines, or other features as you require.