Here's the latest Micscape for your viewing pleasure. I haven't been able
to devote much time lately to our group of 32 members. We had a good thing
going in the early days with participation by all members. If any of you
out there would like to co-host, assume control or otherwise stimulate
interest, please contact me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "micuk" <micuk-owner@...>
To: "List Member" <ppeters@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2000 7:16 PM
Subject: Mic-UK Newsletter 7
micuk - http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk
** MIC-UK NEWSLETTER **
** [ May 13th 2000 ] **
Welcome to the Microscopy-UK : Newsletter Issue 7
To subscribe or un-subscribe, please visit the front page of
www.microscopy-uk.org.uk and use the facilities near the bottom
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Feedback, comments, critique, requests for inclusions, please to:-
Maurice Smith - Co-ord Mic-UK Email: mol@...
= Contents =
1] Mic-UK Section Updates
2] Micscape Magazine Updates
3] Beyond Magazine Updates
4] Mic-UK Store - New Products
5] Small Ads - Sales & Wants
1]Mic-UK Section Updates
Mic-UK is like a container web site for all things good and
all good people interested in Microscopy. At its heart is the
leading web publication called Micscape - the product of
people around the world. We have the honour of producing
it but it is not ours... it is yours!
Behind the scenes - we promote and work to ensure
Micscape and Mic-UK stay high in the web engine ratings
to ensure enthusiasts both now and in the future will always
have a major respected and loved public arena to share
their knowledge and enjoyment.
2] Micscape Magazine Updates
The May Micscape is now on-line. Many thanks to all the contributors to
this and previous issues who give up their valuable time to share their
enthusiasm for the 'miniature world'. If you enjoy and/or have comments
on their articles please contact the authors as feedback is greatly
Demodex, an inhabitant of human hair - M. Halit Umar, The Netherlands.
An unusual Leitz microscope - Gordon Couger, USA.
Photomicrography with the Intel PC camera - Howard Webb, USA.
The capillary microscope - Peter Abrahams, USA.
Introduction to quantitative microscopy, or how to measure diatoms with a
ruler - Jean-Marie Cavanihac, France.
Experiments with a webcam for photomicroscopy - Bill Ells, UK.
The zebra spider in 3D - Wim van Egmond, The Netherlands.
A note on demonstrating food vacuoles in ciliates - Richard Howey, USA.
Alternation of generations in ferns - Anne Bruce, UK.
Large format B&W photomicroscopy - Paul James, UK.
A macroscopic and microscopic tour around a common wild flower - Dave
3] Beyond Magazine Updates
The March 2000 issue of Beyond is now online:
This issue's feature articles:
* Using the Mark One Eyeball To Study Nature In Close-Up
by Dave Walker with images by Dave & Ian Walker
Dave Walker shares some beaugiful images of Spring in
Northern England and shows us that the Mark One Eyeball
is a great tool for studying the wonders of Nature in close-up.
* Improving Depth of Focus In Digital Images
by Marly Cain-Fryman
In this first of a series of articles on digital camera microscopy,
Marly Cain-Fryman shares a simple tip for improving depth of
focus in digital images.
* The Miracle of Life Part 2
by Bernhard Schopper
In part 2 of this multipart series, Bernhard Schopper explores the
origins and processes of life: the chemical activity of cellular
matter that constitutes basic life.
* A Blast From The Past (Student Microscope Set)
by Guido E. Santacana
Guido Santacana, an avid microscopist and collector, shares
his boyhood dream as he presents a 1965 Student Microscope
Set from his collection that is very special to him. "It's like a
blast from the past!"
* Kids Zone
by Marly Cain-Fryman & R. M. Cain
Go with Marly on the most important cyber-mission in the history
of mankind... Project Methuselah: The Mission. This exciting and
imaginative multimedia extravaganza, four years in the making,
puts YOU right inside the story!
As always, we welcome and appreciate comments and article
contributions from our readers regarding your hobbies and interests.
Contact Beyond Editors: beyond@...
4] New Products added to Shop
Please note: only 46 pairs of OU microscopes left. Once sold, we
will have no more of these original models to sell.
5] Small Ads - Sales and wants from other visitors and subscribers
The following emails were received from other enthusiast microscopists
looking for a certain item or wishing to sell one. To place your small
ad in this newsletter, please visit:-
-- WANTED --
530nm (gypsum) shift plate and/or trinocular head wanted for old Vickers
petrological microscope. Approx plate slot dimensions 12.5x4.5 mm (i.e
probably 1/2" x 3/16"). Trinocular head fitting required of 'male'
/________\ shape, about 5mm (3/16"?) deep, 46mm (1-13/16"??)/ 42mm
(1-5/8"??) diameters, central aperture ~14mm (9/16"?) diameter.
Any suggestions welcomed.
From: henderj westholmes <henderj.westholmes@...>
Date: 27 February 2000 08:47
Subject: Replacement light bulb
I have an old Britex projector microscope and I need a new light bulb. It
takes a Mazda 6V 30 W F/25 with a screw fitting. Any idea where I could
Urgently required Leitz Heine Phase substage condenser
with matching objectives.
Brass microscope, E.Leitz Wetzlar, single lens, c/w rosewood case and key
and some other eyepieces and slides. This scope left the factory on 1st
Jan 1900 to go to Switzerland. I am not a dealer. Please contact asap.
Price to be arranged.
Looking for user and/or service manuals for Olympus BHC.
Many thanks to anyone who can steer me in the right direction.
I'm searching for microscope glass slide labels and inventory database
software. Do you have such a thing, or know where I can find it?
Every pathologist has a collection of glass microscope slides of unusual
diagnoses. Organizing, labelling and later on retrieving them is always
problematic. The frosted end of a standard glass slide is 1" x 1", but
the usual label is 15/16" square.
FROM: LTC Eric Berg, MD
Department of Pathology
650 Joel Drive, Room 2BH38
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Fort Campbell, Kentucky 42223-5349
voice: (270) 798-8381
fax: (270) 798-8544
Wanted an original Mac Arthur portable microscoop
-- FOR SALE --
BOOKS FOR SALE.
I have a large selection of old and not-so-old books for sale on
microscopy and related fields. Please have a look at the list at
Microscoists weekend at Malham Tarn Fiel Center 25th to the 27th Aug 2000
some places still are avauble but contact Peter as soon as you can for
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