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High resolution digital microscopy

A digital microscope is a microscope provided of a digital camera capable of recording images at varying magnification that are elaborated by a computer. High resolution digital microscopy allows for observing a sample at high resoultion and variable magnification. 2D and 3D measurement as well as surface metrology can be performed.

Fields of application

  • Cultural heritage

    archaeological object and site, architecture, art, decorative arts, demo anthropologic object, film, manuscript, mosaics, musical instrument, painting, papyrus, photo, sculpture, textile

  • Natural heritage

    animal product, botanic collection, fossil, mineral, object in formalin, shell, skeleton, taxidermy collection


  • inorganic

    ceramic (clay/mud brick/terracotta/earthenware/stoneware/porcelain), glass, stone, metal and metallurgical By-Products, pigment

  • organic

    animal parts, binding media, glues, wood, paper, varnishes


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The digital microscope 3D Hirox RH-2000 is equipped with a 2.38 Mega-pixel CMOS Sensor, a motorized stage (maximum scanned area 50x50 cm2) witha Z-resolution of 0.05µm and a X and Y resolution of 0.04µm. It is equipped with a microscope with magnification ranging from 35x to 2500x and a dedicated software for the elaboration of...

Contact person
Francesca Rosi