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From:Tim Morken <>
Date:Wed, 31 Mar 1999 08:18:14 -0500 (EST)


Come to think of it, the arrow is only available on a side-arm 
attachment. Why else would you use an arrow? Of course, now with video 
you have shown that a 'stand-alone' arrow component is useful.

We had a 14-head microscope and had the video camera on an occular head 
three side-arms down from the microscope. It worked well and avoids 
losing the multi-head capacity. You will also have the arrow show up on 
the video. Of course, you will need the tri-tube head or a special 
adaptor for this (we actually had one made by our machine shop). There 
was a bit of a challenge to align the arms to get the same image on the 
monitor as throught the occulars of the main microscope.

We have now a Zeiss microscope that allows video and multihead viewing 
with the video attached to the main microscope. 

Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP) 
Infectious Disease Pathology
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333


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From: Laurence Reilly <>
To: "Tim Morken" <>
Subject: Re: Microscope arrow.
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 09:42:51 +1000

G'day Tim,
Thanks for your reply. The component you describe sounds like what we
require. Could you please fax or mail me particulars of this unit. Maybe 
is something which is available in America but not here.

     My fax number is       + 61 7 4781 5558

Thanks in advance.   Regards,  Laurie.

At 08:22 AM 3/30/1999 EST, you wrote:
>Do I understand you correctly in that you want a pointer arrow that 
>shows up in some output devices but not others?
>The pointer arrow is a light source that is a component part of the 
>microscope. All the olympus BH series microscopes that I have ordered 
>had this as an optional component that fits between the microscope body 
>and the occular head. In a multi-head microscope it will be part of the 
>side-arm. The arrow will show up on any occular or video device 
>to the microscope. 
>It may be possible to attach the component under a side-arm occular 
>to get an arrow in one output only.
>Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP) 
>Infectious Disease Pathology
>Centers for Disease Control
>1600 Clifton Rd.
>Atlanta, GA 30333
>FAX:  (404)639-3043
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: Laurence Reilly <>
>Subject: Microscope arrow.
>Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 14:31:23 +1000
>Hello Histonetters,
>Does anyone know where we can procure a device to create a 
>the screens of some monitors which display an image from a video camera
>mounted on an Olympus BH-2 microscope? Olympus don't supply the correct
>item and attempts to put a pointer in the eyepiece have not worked. Any
>ideas will be eagerly listened to.
>            Regards,  Laurie.
>Mr.Laurie Reilly                          Ph 07 4781 4468
>Physiology & Pharmacology                 Fax  07 4781 5558 
>Aust.Inst.of Tropical Vet.& Animal Sc.    
>James Cook University           
>       Townsville  Qld. 4811                            
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