Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan Fast Live Cell

Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan Fast Live Cell

The Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan Fast Live Cell is a unique confocal that provides high resolution, sensitivity and speed that enables gentle live cell imaging with super resolution. Airyscan delivers super resolution of 140 nm XY, and 4-8 times sensitivity. The FAST module increases speed 4 times up to 100 fps, which increase productivity when performing quantitative imaging. Temperature, CO2, humidity controlled incubator is optimized for time lapsing live imaging.


  • Airyscan to achieve 1.7x resolution (140nm XY, 400nm Z) and 4-8x sensitivity
  • FAST model for 4x speed up to 100fps
  • Axio Observer inverted platform with motorized XYZ stage
  • Definite focus 2 prevent focus drift over time
  • Piezo with 500um travel range for extremely fast Z stacks
  • Tokai-Hit stagetop incubation chamber
  • Zen Black software with the modules of Z stacks, timelapse,  tiling, multi position, co localization, FRAP, super resolution, deconvoltuion, 3D processing.

Laser Lines

  • Argon:  458, 488, 514 nm
  • Diode: 405 nm
  • DPSS: 561 nm
  • HeNe: 633 nm.


  • EC Plan Neofluor 10x/0.3 NA
  • Plan Apo 20x/0.8
  • Plan Apo 40x/1.2 NA Water or Type W Oil
  • Plan Apo 63x/1.4 NA Oil DIC


  • 2 PMT’s
  • 1 GaAsP (2x sensitivity)
  • 1 Airyscan super resolution detector
  • 1 Transmitted light detector


  • Super resolution confocal imaging of fixed or live samples, photoactivation, or photoconversion in live cells or organisms
  • Capturing fast events such as Ca2+ imaging
  • FRAP
  • FRET


  • Ye He, Ph.D.
    Director, Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility
    Co-Director, MALDI-TOF MS Imaging Facility
    Research Associate Professor, Neuroscience Initiative

Manufacturer / Model

Zeiss / LSM 880 Airyscan Fast Live Cell


Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility


airyscan, cell incubator, fast 3D, live imaging, super resolution