Optical and fluorescence microscope: Olympus BX51

Optical and fluorescence microscope: Olympus BX51

Equipment: Olympus BX51
Technique: Optical and Fluorescence Microscopy
Contact person (UNINOVA): Pedro Barquinha (pmcb@fct.unl.pt), Ana Rovisco (a.rovisco@fct.unl.pt)
Responsible: Rita Branquinho (ritasba@fct.unl.pt)

Description: The optical microscope is a standard modular microscope that permits sample observation and images acquisition and analysis through the Cell A software. The Olympus BX51 is also equipped for Fluorescence observation.


  • 5 objectives (5x, 10x, 20x, 50x and 100x);
  • Amplification from 50x up to 1000x;
  • Bright field and dark field observation;
  • 3 Fluorescence cubes: UV; Blue and Green;
  • 3 Megapixels camera;
  • Image acquisition, analysis and measurement software.

Link for additional information: https://arf.berkeley.edu/files/webfiles/all/arf/equipment/laboratory/microscope/oly_bx51/olympus_bx-51_bx52_microscope_manual.pdf