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Fisher Science Education™ 160 Series Compound Microscopes

Plan phase lenses provide additional image contrast for live specimen.

Manufacturer: fisher scientific  163-PH

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Catalog No. S71003L


Description & Specifications


Condenser Type Abbe 1.25 N.A.
Magnification Power 40X, 100X, 400X, 1000X
Objective Types Plan phase
Head Style Trinocular

  • Incorporates wide range of features designed for university and laboratory usage
  • Widefield 10x/18mm eyepieces, pointer standard in one eyepiece
  • DIN standard 4x (0.10 N.A.), 10x (0.25 N.A.), 20x, 40xR (0.65 N.A.) and 100xR oil immersion (1.25 N.A.) plan phase objectives
  • Quad objective turret is ball-bearing mounted for smooth, precise positioning of objectives, features textured rubber knurling for easy grip. Mounted in reverse position to facilitate ease in changing slides
  • 12v 20 watt halogen with variable rheostat control
  • Illuminated on/off switch, 3-wire grounded cord and plug
  • 0.5A time delay fuse
  • Coaxial coarse and fine focusing controls, coarse has tension adjustment, fine is graduated


  • Large 140mm x 135mm (5.5 in. x 5.25 in.) stage; Built-in, low profile, ball-bearing mounted mechanical specimen holder with low-position coaxial controls, 70mm (x) by 50mm (y) movement with graduations of 0.1mm
  • Phase turret condenser assembly including one brightfield position, blue and green filters and storage case
  • 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser has rack and pinion focusing, iris diaphragm
  • Rugged cast aluminum, gray enamel finish
  • Base dimensions: 185mm x 235mm (7.25 x 9.25 in.)
  • Head and frame in separate molded styrofoam container with vinyl dustcover.
  • Dimensions: 550 x 325 x 325mm (22 x 13 x 13 in.)

Model 162-PH:

  • Binocular viewing head with 30° inclined eyepieces, with dual diopters, interpupillary adjustment 54mm to 76mm, rotates 360° for easy sharing by more than one student
Model 163-PH:
  • Trinocular viewing head with 30° inclined binocular eyepieces with dual diopters and interpupillary adjustment 54mm to 76mm and vertical monocular tube with third eyepiece, rotates 360°
  • Vertical tube removes to permit mounting optional SLR or video adaptors
  • 3-position sliding rod directs light 100% to binocular eyepieces, or 100% to vertical tube, or 70% to vertical tube and 30% to binocular eyepieces