|A microscope with camera attached|
A single image of a microscope slide or a sample from an object may not capture all the detail we need - the focal depth is sometimes too great for a single image and parts of the field of view may be out of focus.
|A single image of a feather from the Tahitian Mourner's costume, x40. Parts of the image are out of focus|
Using Helicon Focus software, we can take a series of images of a sample, adjusting the focus of the microscope slightly each time. The software then merges the images together, creating a final image which is in focus through the whole depth of field, with no blurry areas.
|10 images of the feather were taken as the microscope focus was slightly changed. The images were stacked together using the software to create this final image.|