Advanced Imaging Systems

Advanced Imaging Systems

Best price-performance ratio in the industry

89 North offers a range of advanced imaging systems including the X-Light V2 spinning disk confocal microscope, the OptoTIRF single-line TIRF illuminator, and the L-Spi, macro light-sheet system.



Motorized TIRF, oblique and widefield illuminator for single-mode and multi-mode lasers

  • Easy to set up, align, and run
  • Works with single-mode and multi-mode lasers
  • Motorized movement of illumination spot
  • Joystick or software control
  • Motorized widefield bypass mode


X-Light V3 Spinning Disk Confocal Imager

X-Light V3 is the next generation of X-Light spinning disk confocal series.

  • Advanced optical design to handle difficult fluorescence microscopy applications.
  • New optical layout enhances sensitivity and image clarity.
  • Integrated dual camera imaging at full 25mm field of view.

Live SR


The LiveSR is based on optically demodulated structured illumination technique with online processing.

  • No specific fluorophors required
  • Can be added to any existing microscope
  • LiveSR does not restrict acquisition speeds
  • Motorized Bypass mode
  • Real-time Super-Resolution mode for focusing
  • Simple software interface


Photo Activation

Place your light exactly where you need and precisely the intensity you want

89 North offers a range of products from Rapp Optoelectronics and Cairn Research to help with your Photo-Activation needs; from advanced galvo driven raster scanners to simple spot illumination.


L-SPI Single Plane Illuminator

L-SPI Single Plane Illuminator

Macro light sheet illuminator for 3D imaging of large samples

  • Live-cell imaging with ultra-low phototoxicity
  • Spatial and temporal fractionation of illumination
  • Create up to 4 orthogonal lightsheets to reduce shadowing
  • Long travel piezo stage for precise z-steps

X-Light V2 Spinning Disk Confocal

X-Light V2 Spinning Disk Confocal

Spinning disk confocal imager with unsurpassed price to performance ratio.

  • Large field of view for use with sCMOS and EMCCD cameras
  • Compatible with most inverted and upright microscopes
  • Supports multimode laser excitation sources for exceptional performance

VCS Super Resolution addon

VCS Super-Resolution Add-on

Super-resolution system with real time GPU processing.

  • Add-on to existing X-Light V2 system
  • Lateral resolution down to 150 nm
  • Axial resolution down to 300 nm