IRT-3000 IR Microscope Pics

I picked this up at auction cheap because it looked entertaining. It’s labeled as an “Infrared Microscope” but essentially as far as I can tell it’s general used as an accessory to FT-IR 6000 series IR spectrometers.

The spectrometers have a built in detector, but can be configured to take IR light routed through the microscope. So you use the microscope built in illumination to locate the part of the sample you’re interested in on a slide. Then you can route the IR input/output through the spectrometer and possibly (I’m not entirely certain) use the detector built into the microscope while using the interferometer components of the spectrometer.

All very confusing!

Anyway here’s some pics.