LSM980 Airyscan2 8Y FLIM


User Manual

The Basic Principle of Airyscan

The Basic Principle of FLIM

The Basic Principle of FCS


  • High sensitivity point scanning confocal imaging
  • Spectral array GaAsP detectors
  • AiryScan2 SR module with up to 1.5x resolution gain and high SNR
  • AiryScan2 8Y module with up to 8x speed and high SNR
  • Inverted microscope
  • Incubation for live cell timelapse – temp and CO2 control
  • Timelapse with Definite focus2
  • Multi-position
  • Tiles acquisition and stitching of images
  • BF and Nomarski contrast (DIC)
  • FLIM and FCS module from Picoquant

Detailed Specifications

Zeiss Axio Observer Z.1 stand with Definite Focus2
Motorized XY stage
Piezo Z stage

Metal halide fluorescence source for widefield eyepiece visualization
with Blue, Green, Red fluorescence cubes

Full environmental chamber with heating, humidity and CO2 control (Pecon)

405 nm, 445 nm, 488 nm, 561nm, 639nm Diode laser


  • 10x/0.30 Plan-Apo WD: 5.2mm Air (420642-9800)
  • 25x/0.8 Plan-Apochromat Imm LD LCI Corr DIC (420852-9870)
  • 40x/1.3 Plan-Apochromat Oil DIC (420762-9800)
  • 63x/1.4 Plan-Apochromat Oil DIC (420782-9900)


  • GaAsP high QE 32 channel spectral array with unmixing capability
  • 2 standard alkali PMTs in positions for blue and far-red detection
  • AiryScan detector module and AiryScan Fast 4Y-8Y capability
  • Transmitted light detector

Workstation Z6 (HP)
CPU: Intel Xeon ES-2623 v3 3.0 GHz; Memory: 32GB
Acquisition software Zen 3.5
Direct network link to Zeiss offline workstation – designed for Airyscan processing

FLIM and FCS module for LSM (PicoQuant) with Symphotime Software