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Achromatic. Rotatable Head. LED Illumination. Fine focusing. Magnification: 40–400x

The microscope head is a core element of the microscope that you look through to see a magnified sample
40 — 400
How much the size of a sample increases when you observe it through a microscope
Application and use of the microscope

Product ID 77973
Brand Discovery
Warranty 10 years
EAN 5905555013695
Package size (LxWxH) 35x22x17 cm
Shipping Weight 2.185 kg


Discovery Channel informs, entertains and inspires its audiences around the globe about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Offering millions of people the chance to discover, and satisfy their curiosity, Discovery offers a compelling mix of stories across genres including science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in depth behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organisations that shape and share the world we live in.

We proudly present the Discovery optics series that is produced by Levenhuk and endorsed by Discovery.

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Levenhuk Discovery Pico is a monocular biological microscope with the achromatic optics designed especially for beginner users. It is well suited for studying the microbial world at school and college as well as your first introduction to microbiology. The microscope is robust, easy to use, renders a sharp and detailed image, and comes with the "Invisible World" knowledge book.

The microscope features a monocular head. It can be rotated 360° horizontally, thereby making observations more convenient. The head can also be tilted 30°. This tilt is comfortable for a long-term study. The optical system includes achromatic objectives with 4x, 10x, and 40x magnification and a 10x wide-field eyepiece. The 40x objective features a spring-loaded frame that protects the front lens. The microscope magnification range is from 40x to 400x. The optics are made of glass.

The dual LED Illumination allows for studying samples of any degree of transparency: opaque, semi-transparent, and transparent. The illumination brightness is adjustable. You can use standard batteries (included) or AC power (adapter included) to power the backlight.

The slides are fixed on the stage with clips. There is a diaphragm disk for regulating the luminous flux from lower LED under the stage. The microscope features coarse and fine focusing so that you can adjust the sharpness faster and more convenient. The microscope’s body is made of metal.

The kit includes the "Invisible World" knowledge book about the microbial world. She tells about tiny creatures that can be studied under a microscope, about the structure of a microscope, and scientific experiments that can be carried out right at home. The book is written in simple language with a reduction of complex scientific terms and contains bright illustrations.


  • Achromatic optics with 40–400x magnification
  • Monocular head can be rotated 360°
  • Fine focusing; stage with clips
  • 2 LED Lights; adjustable brightness; powered by AC or batteries
  • Optimal optical instrument for studying biology at school or college
  • Comes with a colorful knowledge book

The kit includes:

  • Microscope
  • WF10x eyepiece
  • Achromatic objectives: 4x, 10x, 40xs
  • AA batteries (3 pcs)
  • AC adapter with a power cable
  • Dust cover
  • "Invisible World" knowledge book
  • User manual and lifetime warranty
Product ID 77973
Brand Discovery
Warranty 10 years
EAN 5905555013695
Package size (LxWxH) 35x22x17 cm
Shipping Weight 2.185 kg
Type biological, light/optical
Head monocular
Optics material optical glass
Nozzle 360 ° rotatable
Head inclination angle 30 °
Magnification, x 40 — 400
Eyepiece tube diameter, mm 23.2
Eyepieces WF10x
Objectives achromatic: 4x, 10x, 40xs (spring)
Revolving nosepiece for 3 objectives
Stage, mm 90x90
Stage moving range, mm 0–10, vertical
Stage features with clips
Condenser N.A. 0.65
Diaphragm diaphragm disc (6 apertures)
Focus coaxial, coarse (0.5 mm) and fine (0.002 mm)
Body metal
Illumination LED
Brightness adjustment
Power supply 110–240V, 3 AA batteries (not included)
Power supply: batteries/built-in battery yes
Light source type lower: 0.2W, upper: 0.1W
Operating temperature range, °C 5...+40
User level beginners
Assembly and installation difficulty level easy
Application school/educational
Illumination location dual
Research method bright field
Pouch/case/bag in set dust cover
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