Primo Star Greatness is a Question of Opportunities.

Primo Star Greatness is a Question of Opportunities.
Microscopy from Carl Zeiss
Primo Star
Greatness is a Question of Opportunities.
Power. Performance. Value.
Invest in the Best in Education, the
Laboratory, Practice and the Field.
Primo Star.
High Performance for
Education and the
Laboratory.
They have to be robust, easy to operate, equipped with
good optics and, above all, reasonably priced: the
demands placed on educational microscopes are very
specific. The constant assembly, disassembly, and handling by inexperienced microscope users as an everyday
course element requires the microscope to be extremely durable and its operation to be straightforward.
Carl Zeiss has responded to these demands and, with
Primo Star, is presenting a new generation of instruments in educational microscopy – a microscope that
has been developed with long-term use and great durability in mind. Robust, with a fresh design and ergonomic viewing. Primo Star incorporates all the experience gathered by Carl Zeiss in the field of light
microscopy, adapted specifically for educational purposes.
• Easy to operate
• Robust and durable
• Quality optics from Carl Zeiss
• Numerous innovative solutions
• Flexible through its modularity
• Excellent price/performance ratio
Primo Star is available in ten different variants. The right
version for every set of requirements. This microscope
– together with its many practical accessories – can be
used for education, in the laboratory, doctors’ practice
and in the field. Genuine Zeiss.
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Primo Star
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Incredibly Practical. Innovative
Solutions in Their Most Attractive Form.
Primo Star is more than just an educational microscope:
Carrying handle:
behind its stunning design lies an intelligent function-
safe and secure
ality. In close cooperation with teaching institutions,
• Maximum safety for the microscope: integrated
Carl Zeiss has developed unique components specifical-
carrying handle
ly for Primo Star. From the modular illumination concept
• Plastic-coated on the inside
and ergonomic Siedentopf tube through to the illumin-
• Once dismantled, convenient and safe transport
ation intensity display, Primo Star impresses with its
in microscopy course rooms and laboratories
numerous well thought-out details. For your students
this means maximum convenience as they learn to use
a microscope. And, for you, that wonderful feeling of
having a “genuine Zeiss” right from the start.
Modular illumination:
Comfort for all users:
cost-efficient or standard?
the Siedentopf tube
• Three illuminations for educational and lab work
• Unique and comfortable in the laboratory and
• 30 Watt halogen light
• LED with stable color temperature and higher
for educational use: swiveling Siedentopf tube
• Ergonomic viewing angle of 30º
efficiency as the most economical solution, and
• Ability to adjust viewing height to users’ height
for long-term usage
• Wide adjustment range for individual interocular
• Tilting mirror for operation without electrical
distance (48 mm to 75 mm)
power
No untidy cables:
the external power supply unit
Modular illumination
• Special rear panel with external power supply
unit and cable
• Adapter for conversion to a table-top power
supply unit
• In the event of repair, just the power supply unit
is replaced
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4
Performance
Swiveling Siedentopf tube
Total control:
Practical:
the light display
stages with right-hand or
• Blue light intensity display on both sides of the
left-hand drive operation
• For laboratory and educational practice: right-
stand
• Important control function allowing lecturers to
check all microscopes in the course room, even
hand and left-hand stage drive operation
• Operation of stage drive using the right hand
and focus drive using the left hand, or vice versa
from a distance
• Quick control of light intensity by the user
• Individual set-up of the laboratory or course
room
Form follows function:
the design
• Innovative design: combination of aesthetics
with maximum functionality
• Quality and high standards with regard to the
choice of materials: mostly metal, minimum use
of plastic
• Functional and stable
Carrying handle
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Power supply unit with plug adapters
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Quality Prevails. Worldwide.
Wherever you are – you are never far from Carl Zeiss.
net, hotline or your own personal contact, you will
When it comes to service and sales, the Carl Zeiss net-
encounter specialist advice and always find the
work is unequaled worldwide. Our comprehensive
right solution for your special application in educa-
technical support network guarantees rapid help and
tion, the laboratory or doctors’ practice.
maximum availability in numerous countries across the
world. The advantage for you: your personal partner
Primo Star – used internationally
can reach you quickly, when it matters. Whether you
Primo Star is a versatile microscope that can be
are in Asia, Europe or the USA, and whether it’s for edu-
used for anything that is relevant to education and
cation, laboratory or field work – Carl Zeiss microscopes
laboratory operation. All the functions and oper-
are held in high esteem the world over. Like Primo Star.
ation can be quickly learned. The ergonomic adjust-
With fresh ideas and the latest technology.
ment of the viewing height, country-specific plugs
and option of use in the field have been designed
for international usage. For this reason, it is suit-
Global presence
able for education and routine work in all areas of
The Carl Zeiss network – your guarantee for out-
microscopy, in all corners of the globe.
standing service. Besides a speedy spare part and
repair service, this also means support with regard
to all microscopy-related issues from an experienced international team of experts. Via the inter-
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International
Learning microscopy made easy
For the required contrast
Designed specifically for education, Primo Star cov-
methods and preparations
ers the various educational stages of microscope
Using Primo Star, it is possible to use all the appli-
use. Starting from useful magnification through to
cations and contrasting methods that are relevant
a perfectly adjusted microscope according to
to education.
Koehler – Primo Star makes learning how to use a
microscope as simple as can be. Thanks to its easy
• Stained tissue sections in medicine
operation and robustness, Primo Star is particular-
• Unstained cells in phase contrast in medicine
ly suitable for use in schools.
and biology
• Plant stem cross sections in botany
Even sophisticated work flows like those at schools
for cytology assistants can be quickly explained and
learned with Primo Star. Special packages are also
available for training facilities at higher education
• Extremely fine structures such as diatoms in
darkfield in biology
• Examination and analysis of germs and bacteria
in field work
institutions for medical occupations and at medical
and biological university faculties. This way, even
the Koehler method becomes an easy exercise.
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More Possibilities. The Right Primo Star
for Every Requirement.
Carl Zeiss has developed ten packages for Primo Star
long-term in this area is variant 3 with LED illumin-
which are geared entirely toward the everyday rou-
ation. If a constant color temperature is important
tine work of education and laboratory practice. The
to you and you intend to use Primo Star for a long
high Carl Zeiss standard of quality is common to all
time, then this is the instrument to choose – primar-
variants. The difference lies in the detail: depending
ily because of its extremely long service life and low
on the level of education and requirement profile,
operating costs.
the individual packages differ slightly in what they
offer. This means that you get exactly what your daily
For standard microscope work at
practice calls for.
the highest level: the Full-Koehler
versions
Packages 4-8, which are used to teach the classic
Fixed-Koehler versions for
Koehler method, are suitable for higher level edu-
standard education
cation. These Primo Star packages also have a some-
Primo Star packages 1-3 – these microscopes mark
what larger field of view, the option of left-hand
the new standard in education. They have all the
operation and a phototube for connection to a digi-
important functions and are very simple to operate.
tal or video camera. They are also available with the
In addition, we offer the stage with left-hand oper-
cost-efficient LED illumination as an option.
ation for all those who wish to use the microscope
with their left hand and write or draw with their
right hand. The most economical solution in the
a. Sliders and filters
b. AxioCam HR
Fixed-Koehler package
Variant with phototube
c. Digital camera
a.
b.
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c.
1. Fossil foraminifera, annular-diaphragm darkfield
Objective: Plan-Achromat 40x
2. Waterweed (Elodea), phase contrast
Objective: Plan-Achromat 40x
3. Flower umbel of the daisy (Bellis perennis)
Brightfield view
Objective: Plan-Achromat 10x
1.
2.
3.
With the help of AxioVision microscope software,
Primo Star with phase contrast
the whole world of camera technology is open to
Primo Star packages 9-10 – In biology in particular,
you: TV cameras, digital cameras and the special
phase contrast is frequently used in education in order
AxioCam microscope cameras from Carl Zeiss. Using
to make the finest structures of unstained cells visible.
the AxioVision LE software, an extremely good value
This is a particular challenge for educational microscopes.
solution, immediately presents itself with regard to
For Primo Star, however, it is a matter of course. As an
digital, interactive image analysis and documenta-
option even with darkfield contrast, to make the smallest
tion for select digital cameras from Canon. This
structures visible.
solution is available specifically for education and
simple laboratory applications.
AxioVision
Primo Star packages
Package
no.
1
Stage drive
right
Stage drive
left
X
2
X
Field of view Field of view
18 mm
20 mm
FixedKoehler
FullKoehler
HAL
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
LED
Ph2
(40x)
Phototube
3
X
4
X
X
X
X
5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6
7
X
X
8
X
X
9
X
X
X
X
X
10
X
X
X
X
X
Requirements/
target segments
Standard education, e.g.
simple course room applications
as no. 1 but with
left-hand operation
as no. 1 but with
LED illumination
Higher level of education, e.g.
universities, laboratory
as no. 4 but with
phototube
as no. 5 but with
left-hand operation
as no. 5 but with
LED illumination
as no. 7 but with
left-hand operation
Higher level of education
X
as no. 9 but with
phototube
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Please refer to the current national price lists for the order numbers and
prices for accessories.
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System Overview
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Performance in Detail.
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*only 359.3 mm in the rotated position
Technical Data
Optical system:
Parfocal distance:
Tube length:
Two stand variants:
Magnifications:
Eyepiece tubes:
Eyepieces:
Nosepiece:
Color-corrected infinity optics
45 mm
180 mm
Full-Koehler and Fixed-Koehler
40x to 1000x for visual observation
4x to 100x for camera observation
Swiveling Siedentopf tube with upper and lower position:
upper position offers approx. 40 mm extra viewing height
Adjustable interpupillary distance: 48 mm-75 mm
Tube can be rotated 360º
30º viewing angle (ergonomic angle)
Binocular tube and binocular phototube
50%:50% (vis:doc)
Several photo adapters available for phototube
WF 10x/18 Br. foc.
WF 10x/20 Br. foc.
Eyepiece pointer can be retrofitted,
all eyepieces anti-fungus treated
4x, inclined backwards
4x, reversed
Objectives:
Condenser:
Illumination:
Stage:
Area of stage:
Travel range:
Z-drives:
Plan-Achromat 4x/0.1
WD: 6.50 mm
Plan-Achromat 10x/0.25
WD: 4.39 mm
Plan-Achromat 40x/0.65
WD: 0.48 mm
Plan-Achromat 100x/1.25
WD: 0.13 mm
Plan-Achromat 40x/0.65 Ph2
WD: 0.48 mm
Abbe condenser 0.9/1.25
Holder for phase contrast
and darkfield sliders
Two variants for fields of view 18 mm (Fixed-Koehler)
and 20 mm (Full-Koehler)
Modular illumination concept with drawer
HAL (30 W/6 V), LED (3 W/6 V, roughly corresponding to brightness of 20 W HAL)
Stages available with either right-hand or left-hand operation
w x d: 140 mm x 135 mm
w x d: 75 mm x 30 mm
Fine drive: 0.3 mm/rot.
Coarse drive: 4 mm/rot.
Total travel range: 15 mm
Accessories
Carrying case, microscope mat, eyepiece pointer
Tilting mirror (only for Fixed-Koehler stand variant)
Phase contrast equipment (Plan-Achromat 40x/0.65 Ph2 + Ph2 slider)
Darkfield equipment (DF slider 0.65)
Camera adapters: C-mount adapter 1/2”; C-mount adapter 2/3”; digital camera adapter
AxioVision LE with Canon camera driver
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Phone: +49 551 5060 660
Fax:
+49 551 5060 464
E-mail: micro@zeiss.de
www.zeiss.de/primostar
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