Zeiss LSM 880 Confocal Microscope



System location: HBTM 9th floor 09012C
To schedule a training session or pilot on the system, please contact Lai Ding ( lding@bwh.harvard.edu) or Teri Zgoda (tzgoda@bwh.harvard.edu).

Reservation is through the Partners Core Management System (PCMS). Users need to register through the PCMS website (see below), then request training.



Available Techniques: Confocal, Super-Resolution, Live-cell Imaging, Brightfield, DIC

Objectives: 10x, 20x, 40x (dry), 40x (water), 40x, 63x (oil)


This Zeiss flagship confocal system offers high sensitivity, enhanced resolution in x, y and z, and high image-acquisition speed in one system. The patent Airyscan feature extends the system’s ability on Sensitivity, Resolution and Speed. Users achieve a 1.7× higher resolution in all spatial dimensions, 140 nm laterally and 400 nm axially. The improved sensitivity leads to better image quality and increased speed. The whole imaging process is possible with standard sample preparation and labeling protocols. The Zeiss LSM880 lets the user take full advantage of large fields of view and the highest speed of any linear scanning confocal microscope at an unsurpassed image quality.


Download our User Manual by clicking here.



PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: If research supported (meaning image acquisition and/or image analysis) by the NeuroTechnology Studio results in publication, please acknowledge our support by including the following statement in your publication(s):

“We thank the NeuroTechnology Studio on providing instrument and consultation on imaging acquisition and image analysis. “

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