The Nikon CFI Plan Achromat 10X NA 0.25 objective has proved to be an excellent lens for this purpose. It delivers its rated magnification when used with a 200 mm telephoto or “tube” lens, and it has been shown able to cover a full-frame sensor (36mm x 24mm) with high quality image when used with an appropriately wide telephoto. With an APS-sized sensor, this objective can also be pushed down to as low as 5X, by using rear lenses as short as 100 mm.

Nikon CFI M25 microscope objective to M52 52mm adapter


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The last few nights I’ve had some odd dreams.

First was one were I was in some place like a shopping center or grocery but it was mostly a bar. I was drinking and when I was just moving the car an officer of the law started asking me questions like, what is the dream team and who were the falcons, as if that was a way to tell if I was drunk.

The second was different but now it’s gone, can’t remember.

by Chris Isidore @CNNMoney

The broken gasoline pipeline that’s caused shortages and price spikes in the Southeast is just days away from resuming normal operations.

The company, Colonial Pipeline, said Tuesday it’s completed a 500-foot bypass to carry gasoline around the broken portion of the pipeline. It’s currently conducting tests to make sure that the repair will work.

If it does, Colonial expects to start sending gasoline through the pipeline by Wednesday. It will then take several days for the fuel delivery supply chain to return to normal. The company said it has 700 employees and contractors working on the site.

Prices in those states – Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia — have spiked by as much as 20 cents since the weekend. Those states have have declared emergencies and relaxed restrictions on fuel transportation due to shortage.

The leak occurred on Sept. 9 in a rural area south of Birmingham, Alabama, on a portion of the pipeline that’s 53 years old. Most of the pipeline was built in either the 1960s or 1970s, according to federal records.

Hurricane Hermine

• Hermine strikes Florida.

Hurricane Hermine is battering the state, dealing a blow to tourism during the holiday weekend and complicating the fight against the Zika virus.

Here’s how to turn your phone into an early warning system for extreme weather, disasters and other crises.

beer list: week ending 08/28


Consumed: Cellared:
White Pony Zumbi Imperial Porter -H
Sierra Nevada 39th -H
Second Self Thai Wheat -TM
Gouden Carolus Noel Xmas -TM
Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout -TM
Stone Ruination IPA -TM
Left Hand Hard Wired IPA -TM
Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombero -TM
Boulder Hazed and Infused -TM
Founders Dirty Bastard -TM
Blue Point Wet Hop -TM



Consumed: Cellared:
Sierra Nevada 30th Fritz & Ken Sout -H
Southern Tier Tripel Cafe -H
Red Brick 3 Bagger -TM
Orpheous Wadering Blues Sour -TM
Terrapin Hi-10 IPA -TM
Jekyll Hop Dang Diggity IPA -TM
Delirium Tremens -TM
3 Taverns Departed Spirit -TM
Abita Macchiato Milk Stout -TM
Boulevard The Calling IPA -TM
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Sudatchi IPA -H

beer list: week ending 08/14



Consumed: Cellared:
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu -H Three Taverns Wine Barrel Aged
He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA -H Abita Shotgun Double IPA
Sweetwater 18th Anny -H Rogue Cold Brew IPA
Evil Twin Ashtray Heart Smoked Porter -TM
Southbound Shakedown Street Saison -TM
Widmir Brothers Brrrr -TM
Fuller’s ESB -TM
Stone Southern Charred Ale -TM
Boulder Pulp Fusion IPA -TM
Clown Shoes Undead Party Crashers -TM
Founder’s Imperial Stout -TM

beer list: week ending 08/07



Consumed: Cellared:
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout -Home Stone Ruination IPA 2.0
Swamp Head Tropical Disturbance IPA -Home Stone WootStout
Copper Tail Night Swim Porter -Home Evil Twin Femme Fatale Sudatchi
Southbound/Second Self White & Gold IPA -TM Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu
Second Self Citrus IPA -PArma
Gouden Carolus Noel Christmas -TM
Rogue Santa’s Reserve -TM
Stone Ruination 2.0 IPA -TM
3 Taverns Departed Spirit -TM