Faculty of Biological Sciences

Zeiss LSM880 + AiryScan



Zeiss LSM880 + AiryScan

For enquiries or training on the new LSM880 Inverted with Airyscan microscope, e-mail the Facility Manager



  • Improved resolution in x, y and z, higher sensitivity and increased speed
  • 1.7x higher resolution in all three dimensions with Airyscan, compared to conventional confocal microscopy
  • Sensitive GaAsp detectors allow you to use less laser power, performing gentle imaging of your samples
  • Fastest speed of any linear scanning confocal with scans up to 13 fps
  • Full temperature control with heated stage and fully integrated incubator box
  • Faster and more accurate Z-stacks and 3D imaging than ever before with the Piezo stage


  • Maill 5.08


  • See Charges page (internal link only)


  • Axio Observer.Z1
  • Nano Focusing Piezo Stage
  • ZLmulti S1 Incubator box


  • Diode 405 nm
  • Argon 458, 488, 514 nm
  • DPSS 561 nm
  • HeNe 633 nm

PMTs and Emission Filters

  • 2 PMTs plus additional GaAsp detector with fully 'tunable' emmision collection
  • Airyscan module for 1.7x increased resolution with the following emission filters:
    • BP420-480 + BP495-550
    • BP420-480 + BP495-620
    • BP420-480 + LP605
    • BP465-505 + LP525
    • BP495-550 + LP570
    • BP570-620 + LP645