Manual

Start Protocol

  1. power on the microscopy control panel
  2. make sure the lamp for transmitted light is switched on
  3. startup the computer
  4. launch Micro-Manager (black icon on the desktop, or via start menu)
  5. select the Leica_MZ_16_FA.cfg in the splash screen

 

Back of the Leitz microscope control panel

Back of the Leitz microscope control panel

leica_dmrbe_power-switches

Start up switches of the Leica DMRBE microscope

MM_splash_mz16fa

Splash screen of the Micromanager, where the microscope configuration is selected.

 

Shut Down Protocol

make sure you transferred your data on a server usb-stick or somewhere else than the microscopes computer (user data gets erased from the hard-disk regularly). 

If you or a colleague is going to use the microscope in the next 5-10 minutes, just log out of the computer and don’t turn anything off…
… otherwise:

  1. shut down the computer
  2. use the switch on the back of the Leitz microscope controler to turn off the microscope

Remark: When exiting MM it takes a moment, don’t get nervous…

 

Alternative Image Acquisition Software

Alternativeley you can use the (old) way by launching “FastStone Image Viewer” that also has a shortcut on the Desktop. To acquire an image go to; File>Acquire Images From Scanner (or simply press ctrl+B). The rest should be self expanatory.