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Parts of a microscope

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MaryEllen Epstein

on 21 November 2016

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Transcript of Parts of a microscope

Parts of a microscope
This is a
compound
microscope
9. The eyepiece


Contains the magnifying lens you look through

Magnifies the image ten times (10x)
1. the
body tube
connects the eyepiece to the revolving nosepiece
2. Revolving
Nosepiece
holds and turns the different objectives
3. Low Powered Objective
lowest power
shortest objective
magnifies the specimen to 4 times its original size (4X)

4. Medium Power
Objective
magnifies the
specimen to 10 times
its original
size
5. High Powered
Objective
highest magnification
largest objective
magnifies specimen 40 times its original size
11. ARM
supports the
body tube
15. BASE
provides
support
8. Light Source
allows light to reflect upward through the diaphragm, the slide, and the lenses
13. Coarse Adjustment knob
focuses the image on low & medium power
14. Fine Adjustment Knob
sharpens the image
use on low, medium & high power
7. Diaphragm
controls/ regulates
the amount of light
6. Stage Clips
hold the slide in place
I don't usually use them
12. STAGE
holds the microscope slide
Time to review the parts
Objectives
10. Aperture
the hole in
the stage
never on high
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