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Nikon Spinning Disk Confocal CSU-W1 SoRa

Charité Campus Mitte, CCO Rm. 01-307, Virchowweg 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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Imaging Modes

  • Spinning disk confocal (DAPI, CFP, GFP, YFP, mCherry, TxRED, Cy5)
  • SoRa-mode (Super Resolution by Optical Pixel Reassignment, 1.4x resolution improvement)
  • FRAP/ PA (photo activation/ conversion)
  • Widefield EPI fluorescence mode (DAPI, GFP, TxRED, TRITC-B, Cy5)
  • DIC for 10x, 40x, 60x, 100x objectives (upon request)
  • Live-cell incubator (temperature, CO2, humidity)

7 Laser lines

  • 405 nm
  • 445 nm
  • 488 nm
  • 515 nm
  • 561 nm
  • 594 nm
  • 638 nm  


  • 2x Hamamatsu ORCA-Fusion digital sCMOS cameras (2304x2304 pixels, 100 fps @ 2304x2048 pixels, 80% QE, 6.5 µm pixel size)
  • Dual-camera system for simultaneous dual-color detection (e.g. GFP/RFP, RFP/SiR, GFP/SiR, upon request)


  • NIS-Elements AR (Advanced Research) including modules for:
    • JOBS (automation)
    • Deconvolution
    • (Artificial Intelligence): denoise, clarify, enhance, segment, convert


  • Nipkow CSU-W for large FOV 1024x1024 px [size in µm for 10x]
  • Uniform spinning disk illumination
  • Enhanced signal-to-noise ratio compared to CSU-X
  • 2 cameras for simultaneous dual-color imaging
  • Fast emission filter wheel for clean multi-color imaging
  • Ultra-fast laser switching for triggered multicolor acquisition
  • SoRa-mode: Enhanced resolution (1.4x) in spinning disk mode
  • Automatic water immersion dispenser (WID)