Some photographs from Jennifer's new toy...

The actual images were much clearer than the photographs show. In particular the pond water showed the algae quite clearly (the green specs in the photograph) as well as some paramecium which kept swimming in and out of focus.

All of these pictures are x100. As soon as Jennifer gets some proper slides and cover slips and stains, she can go up to x1000 with
the oil immersion lens.

Jennifer's considering a proper camera attachment for the microscope too. These pictures were taken by simple holding the camera to the eyepiece.

Beast #1 from pond water.

Beast #2 from pond water.


Sugar illuminated in a crude set up - we used two polarizers salvaged from a LCD.