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Microscope Introduction

Scope parts and definitions

Malynda Nichol

on 27 June 2012

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Transcript of Microscope Introduction

Microscope Introduction Eyepiece Contains the ocular lens Holds low, medium, and high power objective lenses; can be rotated to change magnification Objective Lenses Magnification ranges from 4x to 40x (red, yellow, and blue) Hold slide in place Stage Supports the slide being viewed Light Source Projects light upwards through diaphragm, the specimen, and the lenses Coarse Adjustment Knob Moves stage up and down for focusing Moves stage slightly to sharpen the image Diaphragm Regulates the amount of light on the specimen Base Supports the microscope Specifically, a compound light microscope Nosepiece Stage Clips Arm Used to support the microscope when carried Fine Adjustment Knob Body Tube Look through eyepiece down tube to objective lenses
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