Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope, 10x / 40x / 150x Power, LED Illuminated, with USB Interface.


About Celestron

Great product for teens as well as adults for education, discovery, work and fun.

This innovative microscope design allows you to view specimens or objects on a computer screen and allows you to take snapshot images or short videos. A rugged, metal stand is included for holding the microscope steady at various positions for viewing and/or imaging.

The microscope is ideally suited for examining objects such as coins, stamps, rocks, relics, insects, plants, gems, circuit boards, various materials, skin, and many other objects. Also, you can examine specimen slides at low and high powers.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Compact (3)
Difficult to focus (3)

Celestron Features

  • 10x to 40x and 150x Digital Power
  • 1.3mp digital camera for snapshots and video
  • LED illuminator
  • Photo management software
  • Powered by USB 2.0 cable
  • Metal stand to hold the microscope steady
  • Size - 4.25" (108 mm) x 1.25" (32 mm)
  • Weight - 4oz (113g)

Celestron Specifications

USB 2.0 Cable
10x to 40x and 150x Digital Power
White LED
Snapshot & Video
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP & Vista and Apple Mac X10.3 and newer
Other requirements
USB port available, CD or DVD drive, and operates most optimally with USB 2.0 interface
Compliant Standards
CE/FCC/RoHS compliant
4.25" x 1.25"
4oz. (113gr)
Celestron 2 year limited warranty

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 4 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Christmas gift for kids.


from Westminster, CA

Inexpensive tool for teachers and kids. Not for professional use. Magnifies by focus vs. distance.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Wonderful for photographing micro minis


from upstate NY  -  Casual/ Recreational

I make micro miniature dolls - they are in 144th scale and smaller, so they are less than 5/12 of an inch tall. Taking good pictures of such small objects has been difficult, but this instrument allows me to do that easily and cheaply. I found some like it in a web search, but this was the best price by far. Using the base that comes with it, I made it focus forward instead of down, using a small box as a "stage" for my dolls. Works great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Optical Tool


from Jenks, OK  -  Professional Guide

I bought the Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope for geological work. It allows me to instantly capture magnified images of rock samples for later reference. With the aid of color-picking software I'm also able to compensate for red-green colorblindness. The image is very clear and bright. The small size makes it much easier to use on a field desk than a binocular microscope. It's also easy to show others what I'm seeing on the laptop screen. My only things that keep me from giving it 5 stars are the way that focusing changes the magnification, and the measurement feature in the software only works at a set focal distance.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


For contact angle anaysis - good value


from Cambridge, Mass  -  Professional Guide

I am using the microscope for contact angle analysis.

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