...and OF COURSE there are wires tack soldered to the back of several pins.

Today's exciting microscope maintenance task: replacing some 40 year old DIP switches with some new ones that (hopefully) stay properly latched.

10 micron tubules on an insect egg. The thread in the first shot is likely spider silk. The entire egg is only about a millimeter tall.

Milly's beam is finally aligned and stable enough to take multiple photos at varying focal depths. Here are two focus stacked pollen grains, and a third non-stacked grain for comparison. Zoom in for full effect.

Voltages I've measured in this chassis: 4.2, 4.8, 7.4, 8.5, 9.0, 28.1, 28.8, 30.5, 33, 52.6, 54, -29, and -30.7 VDC. Also, 352 VAC. THE COLORS, THEY MEAN NOTHING. ⚡

JEOL were masters in understatement. The phrase "may differ slightly" is better rendered as "here there be dragons".

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