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Immersion

1. The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of achilles in the styx.

2. Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.

3. The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness. Too deep an immersion in the affairs of life. (Atterbury)

4. (Science: astronomy) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; opposed to emersion. Immersion lens, a microscopic objective of short focal distance designed to work with a drop of liquid, as oil, between the front lens and the slide, so that this lens is practically immersed.

Origin: L. Immersio; cf. F. Immersion.


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Please help me decide which microscope to buy

... case would I be better off with an inverted microscope (with max magnification of 430X) or a light microscope with a magnification up to 1000X/Oil immersion)? I know quality makes a difference as well such as DIN Plan/semi-plan achromatic lenses, lighting, and other of the sort BUT, conceptually, ...

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by NathanielZhu
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:54 pm
 
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Topic: Please help me decide which microscope to buy
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My Microscopes Potential in viewing life

... I don't know why, or how I came about my "water medium", but I have been using an eye-drop solution, (?) OK I guess? I have used an immersion oil >Type A< for viewing my mushroom spores, but that is the limit of my experience. I am excited about the solution of methylcellulose, ...

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by Retnug
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:24 am
 
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Re: My Microscopes Potential in viewing life

... in methods for lighting, and the choice of lighting can affect what sorts of items you can see in the sample. In particular, if you go with oil immersion at high magnification you should learn to set up Kohler illumination. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohler_illumination

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by jonmoulton
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:23 pm
 
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My Microscopes Potential in viewing life

... soil for some years now! What am I missing here? Is my microscope not powerful enough? Am I only going to see life if I use the 1000 with an oil immersion? Sorry, if this sounds lame; I'm just an old man trying to study my environment on a path to sustainable herb & vegetable growing. I have ...

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by Retnug
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:15 pm
 
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Re: Help with buying a microscope please :-)

... this is a full-featured microscope that will serve you well. It features mechanical stage controls for easy adjustment of viewing area, 1000x oil-immersion magnification, and a fine adjustment knob that is invaluable when trying to focus on the higher magnifications (600x-1000x). http://www.microscope.com/omano-om118-m4-monocular-compound-microscope.html ...

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by PsycoCarrot
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:51 am
 
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Topic: Help with buying a microscope please :-)
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