Aurox Clarity


The easy and affordable upgrade

Introducing the Aurox Clarity, the compact, easy and affordable upgrade to laser-free confocal imaging using your existing fluorescence microscope.

Clarity packs 15 years of Aurox confocal microscopy and optical technology into a compact, high performance confocal imaging system.

Aurox’s patented structured illumination

Designed to fit virtually any microscope, Clarity uses Aurox’s patented structured illumination technology and a spinning disc to achieve high resolution, high quality confocal images, fast, easily and affordably.

Clarity has a standard microscope C-mount connector and a range of coupling adaptors / spacers to fit historical and new microscope models from all major manufacturers.

The height of versatility and adaptability, Clarity is extremely compact, having dimensions 390 x 220 x 135 mm (WDH) and weighing <6Kg. It can be mounted on upright and inverted microscopes, left or right camera ports.

Microscopes and Z drives
  • Nikon TE2000
  • Nikon TiE
  • Nikon Ti2
  • Leica DMI
  • Leica DM6
  • Leica M Stereo
  • Olympus IX81/BX61
  • Olympus IX83
  • Zeiss AxioObserver
  • Zeiss AxioVert
  • Zeiss AxioSkop
  • Ludl MAC (Z drive)
  • Prior Z stage
  • Thorlabs MFC1 (z-drive)
  • PI P-721 (piezo z-drive)
Connect to CMOS and CCD

Clarity can be connected to a wide range of large format sCMOS and CCD cameras. Selected cameras can be purchased directly from Aurox with your Clarity.

If you already have a camera, a wide range are supported by our Visionary software for use with Clarity.

Supported cameras/detectors include:

  • Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 V3
  • Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4 LT
  • Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4 V2 (USB 3.0)
  • PCO Panda
  • PCO Edge 5.5 USB3
  • Photometrics 95 Prime BSI
  • Photometrics 95 Prime B
  • Andor Zyla 5.5 USB
  • Tucsan Dhyana BSI
Internal 4-position filter cube turret

Clarity incorporates an internal 4-position filter cube turret, accessed via an external door. The turret accepts Aurox’s custom sized filter cubes which incorporate both emission and excitation filters. These filter cubes are user exchangeable and quick and easy to replace by hand and without tools.

A wide range of Aurox filter cubes are available to cover the commonly used bandwidths, which include multi-pass quad band filter cubes.

Custom filter cubes can be produced for your specific research application needs.

Fast and easy to use

Clarity comes with the Aurox Visionary device control and image acquisition software.

Fast and easy to use, Visionary presents all experiment set-up and device controls in one colour coded work-flow, under a single graphical user interface window.

Key features of Visionary include:

  • z-stack imaging
  • Mosaic image tiling
  • Time-lapse & multi-channel multi-position imaging
  • Confocal, wide-field & bright-field modes
  • 3 sectioning modes for optimised resolution or speed
  • OME-TIFF file format
  • One-click image export

For more complicated experimental set-up or control, Clarity can also be controlled using a customised Aurox Micromanager.

Up to 100 frames per second

The high speed version, ClarityHS provides up to 100 frames per second imaging when paired with a compatible high speed camera e.g. Hamamatsu Flash 4.0 V3 with “Camera link option” and a Shuttle computer.

Stand alone instrument and control

Clarity has the option of delivery with an instrument control computer installed with the Aurox Visionary software. The computer is connected by USB and can be either a compact NUC or a Shuttle PC.

LED and metal halide light sources

Designed for use with LED and metal halide light sources, Clarity is free from laser safety restrictions and benefits from low photo-toxicity, low-bleaching, low maintenance and low cost of ownership.

Selected light sources are available directly from Aurox with your Clarity.

If you already have a light source then please contact us to discover whether or not it is supported.

Light source options include:

  • Andor AMH200
  • Exfo X-Cite 120PC-Q
  • Exfo X-Cite 120 LED
  • Lumencor Sola
  • Lumencor Spectra X
  • Cool LED pE-300
  • Cool LED pE-400
  • Cool LED pE- 800
  • Cool LED pE-4000
  • Prior Lumen 200
Key specificationsClarity
Operating principleStructured illumination, spinning disk. 3 grid densities for matching sectioning and throughput to objective and sample
Confocality (PSF)3 sectors provide adjustable sectioning strength down to 0.6 μm (FWHM) with 1.4 NA oil immersion lens
Widefield By-passSelectable mode completely removes disk from the imaging path
Minimum exposure20 ms or 10 ms (HS)
Max frame rates50 fps - 100 fps (HS)
Imaging channels4 user-exchangeable cubes on an internal turret
Channel switching time<200 ms
Excitation range370 - 700 nm
Emission range410 - 750 nm