[meteorite-list] AD: High quality complete polarising microscope setup ready to attach SLR camera

From: Martin Goff <msgmeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 23:40:58 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKEL=tB7EXp9QngHuhf6nd3XVQzxZb0JXuoY5JeEn7_ro1u0zw_at_mail.gmail.com>

(2nd and last free AD this year)

Hi all,

Through much trial and error and through much hard work and
disappointment I have now arrived at a polarising microscope setup for
thin section examination and photography that i am happy with. During
this journey I have tried many different setups from different
manufacturers and bought countless accessories, parts and adapters
both new and second hand. I have now been able through having
additional parts to build more microscopes the same setup as my own.
The parts are actually worth a whole lot more sold separately but I
would love for someone to get use out of and enjoy the complete setup.
It really is amazing to add another dimension to your meteorite
collecting to be able to view thin sections in cross polarised light.

I have now sold two of these to happy customers within the meteorite
community and will shortly have another one available.

Fully insured shipping can be accommodated via fedex pretty much
anywhere. Cost will be around $200 to Europe and around $300 to the

The microscope is a Nikon Optiphot full polarising setup and dependant
on options the cost would be between $2600 and $3200 plus shipping.

My own setups can be seen here:


The below is a list of what it could include with options:
- Nikon Optiphot main microscope frame
- Nikon trinocular head
- 2 x Nikon 10x CFW eyepieces
- Nikon rotatable analyser with DIN standard 6mm by 20mm compensator
slot (no compensator included but can do for an additional $300)
- Nikon centreable 4x hole nosepiece (needed to centre the field of
view when rotating the stage and much rarer and more expensive then
the standard non-centreable 5 hole version)
- Nikon objectives x 3 (probably 10x, 20x and 40x) This would give
magnifications of 100x, 200x and 400x)
- Rotating stage with 2 x slide clips
- Nikon strain free NA 0.90 condensor with swing out lens
- Swing out lower polariser
- Nikon 50 watt, 12 Volt lamp housing with bulb and 1 x spare bulb
- Light compensating filter box with 4 x push down filters (1 of these
is the NCB10 filter which corrects the halogen light to a normal
colour temperature so it doesnt have an orange cast when viewing and
taking photos (hard to find and expensive)
- Mains power lead (bear in mind this is the 240 volt UK plug version
so you will need an adapter for it to work for you)
- DSLR (Nikon or Canon etc) adapter that slots straight into the trino
tube as mentioned above

If a camera adapter is included it will be a fully fledged, plug in
and go system ready to
add your DSLR and will work straight out of the box to take high
quality photos of meteorite thin sections :-)

I will also consider trades or part sale/trades.

Have a look at the above and let me know what you think :-)



Martin Goff
IMCA #3387
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Received on Wed 09 Sep 2015 06:40:58 PM PDT

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