OK, the first MECA Optical Microscope images are down.
First, I am pleading with any "lurker" who knows how to read the product_id for OM images to post a description:
I have been able to figure out the RGBU LED notation ( 3rd character from the end) BUT:
How can we know:
- the sample substrate
- the LED light direction during the exposure
I played with the images to get:
Say, that "looks like" a drop of a clear liquid with a high surface tension in the upper right! Naaaah. ( subsurface?)
And here is a tribute to the MECA team:
And, finally, a kind'a weird picture on a different subsurface:
I am guessing this was lit with the RGB LEDs on the botton of the picture -- but I'm totally unsure.
The UV illumination sequence makes no sense to me.
If I understand correctly, the CCD is not sensitive to the UV light, so only objects that reradiate in the visible should be visible. But in fact the entire field of view is visible with UV illumination?
Maybe this substrate is made of a florescent material? If so, why don't the bright dust particles in the Green image block the light from the substrate?
I am soo confused...