The Zeiss AxioPlan 2 upright fluorescence microscope is available for routine micrography. This system uses a QImaging 12 bit cooled CCD camera and easy-to-use QCapture software. A variety of fluorescence filter cubes are available. For transmitted light imaging, the CCD camera is equipped with a RGB filter mask for color. Contrast enhancement can be performed with either phase contrast objectives or DIC components.