A stereo microscope providing a three-dimensional view of the object being viewed and in this case at 20X magnification. Stereo microscopes have a lower magnification when compared to compound microscopes however they have a longer working distance and larger non transparent objects can be viewed. They are very simple to operate making them an important educational and industrial instrument. This model is very robust and is used extensively in New Zealand schools. The optics are extremely sharp and are multi coated. Bright mains powered illumination allow for easy viewing in low light situations. This stereo microscope is also an excellent choice for light industry.