I am relatively new to controlling microscopes via Micro-Manager and am looking for a bit of help. I have a scanning confocal microscope (based on IX81 Olympus system), and I have successfully been able to control things like the microscope stage and objective carousel, however I cannot seem to acquire images.
I am assuming that this comes down to the fact that I don’t have a camera attached but rather 4 separate PMTs. Is it possible to acquire data from PMTs as if they were cameras? I checked micro-manager’s list of supported hardware and there didn’t seem to be anything there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
To provide some context, I am attempting to automate some experiments I am doing. Currently our system comprises of a source meter, lock-in amplifier, automatic syringe pump, and an arduino, all of which are controlled through Python. I know it is possible to control micro-manager through Python also, the only missing component is my ability to obtain images!