KERN Basic Compound Binocular Microscope

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The KERN OBE is a very easy to use, robust and stable educational microscope for all common routine applications. Thanks to its dimmable, strong 3W LED light source, it produces impressive images for its class. These microscopes are fitted with wide field eyepieces, achromatic objectives, a nose-piece for up to four objectives, a large, fully-fledged stage, and an Abbe condenser, all as standard. available as a mono or binocular model with diopter adjustment (binocular models only).

A large selection of different eyepieces and objectives, a simple polarisation unit and a dark field unit are also available. Height adjustment is by means of course and fine focus on both sides. A rechargeable model, equipped with a long-life battery, is also available. One of the central features of this variable and simultaneously robust series of microscopes is the stable and precisely adjustable mechanism. This is underlined by the functional and ergonomic design.

  • Eyepieces: WF 10x18 mm
  • Objectives: 4x / 10x / 40x / 100x
  • Quadplex nosepiece
  • Tube 360° rotatable / 30° inclined
  • Overall dimensions WxDxH 324x191x348 mm
  • Net weight approx. 5,5 kg



Technical Specification
  Description Equip Order Number
Eyepieces WF 10x / Ø 18 mm Standard OBB-A1347
WF 10x / Ø 18 mm (with Pointer) Option OBB-A1348
WF 16x / Ø 13 mm Option OBB-A1354
WF 10x / Ø 18 mm (reticule 0,1 mm) (non-adjustable) Option OBB-A1349
4x / 0,10 Standard OBB-A1111
10x / 0,25 Standard OBB-A1108
40x / 0,65 (spring) Standard OBB-A1112
100x / 1,25 (oil) (spring) Standard OBB-A1109
20x / 0,40 Option OBB-A1110
60x / 0,85 (spring) Option OBB-A1113
Monocular tube 30° inclined, 360° rotatable Option OBB-A1227
Binocular tube
  • Siedentopf, 30° inclined, 360° rotatable
  • Interpupillary distance: 50 – 75 mm
  • With diopter adjustment (one-sided)
Standard OBB-A1123
Nosepiece Quadplex Standard  
Mechanical stage
  • Stage size: WxD 120×115 mm 
  • Travel: WxD 50×70 mm
Condenser Abbe N.A. 1,25 (aperture diaphragm) Standard OBB-A1101
Darkfield unit Usable for 4x – 40x objectives Option OBB-A1148
Polarising unit Analyser / Polariser Option OBB-A1276
Illumination 3W LED illumination system (transmitting) (non-rechargeable) Standard  
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OBE 102 Kern Compound microscope Binocular - Achromat 4/10/40; WF10x18; 3W LED
OBE 111 KERN Basic Compound Monocular Microscope Achromatic with 3W LED illumination
OBE 112 KERN Basic Compound Binocular Microscope Achromatic with 3W LED illumination
OBE 114 KERN Compound microscope Trinocular Achromat 4/10/40/100; WF10x18; 3W LED
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