Color Temperature Conversion Filter Calculator

Use this interactive Java tutorial to determine the correct color conversion filter for balancing the color temperature of a microscope light source. Instructions for operation of the tutorial appear below the applet window

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In order to determine the proper filter to place into the microscope light path, select the target color temperature from the To Obtain: pull down menu. Next, select the appropriate starting color temperature in the Starting From: pull down menu. The range for both menus is 5500 K to 2900 K. After selecting both color temperatures, the correct color conversion filter, or filter combination, is presented below the menu bars.

Contributing Authors

Mortimer Abramowitz - Olympus America, Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive., Melville, New York, 11747.

Kirill I. Tchourioukanov and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.