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Categories - GI- Light microscopy / Image analysis

  02. SP8 Liachroic confocal
Short name02. SP8 Liachroic confocal
Full nameLeica SP8 Liachroic-beamsplitting confocal laser scanning microscope

The Liachroic SP8 is a typical confocal laser scanning microscope that is open to all FNWI-staff, but has been principally purchased for and by the Storkebaum group at DCN whose members can use advance priority-booking for 4 days a week from Tuesdays-Fridays. The system is freely bookable on Weekends and Mondays. Tuesdays-Fridays can still be booked in a last-minute manner, whenever same-day booking time is available. It can be used for wide-field and confocal fluorescence imaging, as well as bright field imaging. 


  • Inverted DMi8 CS motorized microscope
  • 2000 FOV scanner SP8
  • Light source EL 6000
  • Filter Cubes:
  • DAPI LP (emission >425 nm)
  • FITC LP (emission >515 nm)
  • RHOD LP (emission >590 nm)
  • Y5 (emission 662-738 nm)
  • Obj. HC PL APO 10x/0.40 CS2  (FWD = 2.56 mm)
  • Obj. HC PL FLUOTAR L 20x/0.40 (7.5-6.2 mm)
  • Obj. HC PL APO 20x/0.75 CS2  (0.66 mm)
  • Obj. HC PL FLUOTAR L 40x/0.60  (3.3-1.9 mm)
  • Obj. HC PL APO 40x/1.30 Oil CS2  (0.24 mm)
  • Obj. HC PL APO 63x/1.40 OIL CS2  (0.14 mm)
  • 1 x PMT Detector
  • 2 x HyD SP GaAsP Detector (sensitive)
  • Brightfield detector for DMI
  • Laser 405 nm DMOD Compact
  • Laser Blue 488 nm
  • Laser Green 552 nm
  • Laser Red 638 nm
  • Leica DFC7000 GT monochrome camera
  • LAS X SP8 Control Software with Navigator Module
CategoryGI- Light microscopy / Image analysis
Techniquefluorescence microscopy, confocal imaging
LocationHG01.236 (optional ML1)
AccessContact Jelle Postma
Contact 1Jelle Postma
Room: Huygens 01.222
Contact 2Geert-Jan Janssen
Room: Huygens 01.222
BookingsPublic booking info