23 Aug

Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope


I happen to be watching an episode of the crime drama “Criminal Minds” the other night and noticed their lab tech was using a Celeston Handheld Digital Microscope to examine some blood samples.  One of the things I love about my job is noticing all of the different laboratory products that are used on crime and medical shows that we sell, though I think it drives my wife crazy.

The Celestron 44302  is an extremely well priced microscope with great performance.  Features include:

  • Handheld Digital Microscope Powered by a 2.0 USB Cable
  • Digital Camera – built-in 2MP for Snapshot Images and Videos
  • Power – 10x to 40x and 150x
  • LED Illumination
  • CD-ROM – Software for Basic Image Capture and Organization as well as Simple Measurement Function (on Windows based operating systems)
  • Computer Requirements – UVC Plug and Play with Windows 7, Vista, and XP and most MAC 10.4.9 and later, CD/DVD Drive and open USB Port

This is a great microscope for teen as well as adults and is excellent for education, work or just fun.  It’s great for viewing specimens or objects on a computer screen an allows you to take snapshots or short videos.  It comes with a sturdy metal stand with multiple positions for viewing for imaging.  It’s ideal for examining objects like coins, stamps, rocks, as well as specimen slides at low or high power.

Stephen G