Zeiss LSM980

AiryScan enabled confocal microscope with Colibri lightsource and temperature control

Zeiss LSM 980 Inverted microscope. Multi-purpose confocal with 32 Channels AiryScan, tPMT, widefield & brightfield capability. Motorized stage. LIS Brick and Cube for temperature and humidity control.

Persons in charge: Nicolas Chiaruttini & Thierry Laroche

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Technical Specifications

Imaging: Confocal & Widefield
Inverted Axio Observer
XY-Stage: Motorized XYZ
Illumination: 100W Hal (transmission), Colibri 5 for (fluorescence)
Software: ZEN Blue ver. 3.4.91


2 photomultiplier tubes (PMT) for fluorescence                                                  4 GaAsP detectors for fluorescence
2 high sensitivity near infrared (NIR) detector for fluorescence
1 Airyscan (32 channel PMT) for fluorescence
1 transmission photomultiplier tube (tPMT) for brightfield

CameraAxiocam 506 mono
Chip TechnologyCCD Grayscale
Sensor Format 2752 x 2208
Chip size12.5 mm x 10.0 mm
Pixel size4.54 um x 4.54 um
Dynamic Range14-bit


ObjectiveMag/NAMediumContrastWD (mm)
EC Plan-Neofluar10x/0.30air5.2
LD LCI Plan Apochromat25x/0.80 CorrImmDIC0.57 at 0.17
LD LCI Plan Apochromat40x/1.20 autocorrImmDIC0.41 at 0.17

Laser Lines

WavelengthLaser Type
405 nmDiode
445 nmDiode
488 nmDiode
639 nmDiode
730 nmDiode


The links in the table below will send you to an FPbase configuration page.

BlueBP 390/40FT 420BP 450/40FS 96 HE
GreenBP 470/40FT 495BP 525/50FS 38 HE
RedBP 550/25FT 570BP 605/70FS 43 HE
Far-RedBP 640/30FT 660BP 690/50FS 50


Confocal Tutorial

Airy Scan Tutorial

40x IMM Korr Tutorial

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