The Pifoc vertical positioning system for microscope objectives by Physik Instrumente (PI) has been completely revised. It now offers higher dynamics, travel ranges up to 800µm and easier handling. The focus is on three systems with travel ranges of 100, 400 and 800µm. In addition, a vertical positioner with 800µm travel is in the portfolio for the first time. A set of adapter rings allows the use of objectives up to thread size M34.
The 2020 Mars Rover mission will have 23 cameras on board. Descent cameras will help pilot the rover’s descent to the Martian surface. Engineering cameras will allow the rover to navigate the rocks and dust that cover the planet. And finally, scientific cameras will make observations and help collect samples.