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Microscope Review

ARM how you carry the microscope, connects the body to the base
base how you carry the microscope, supports the entire microscope
Body Tube keeps the distance between the objective and the eye piece
Coarse adjustment knob gets the specimen in focus, moves the body tube in BIG jumps
Diaphragm regulates the amount of light used during specimen viewing
eyepiece where you look into the microscope
eyepiece magnification 10 x (10 times)
fine adjustment knob used to sharpen the image, makes it crisp and clear.
high-power objective lense magnifies the image, zooms in
when do you use fine adjustment knob USE AFTER COARSE ADJUSTMENT
when do you use Coarse adjustment knob USE ONLY IN LOW POWER
inclination joint permits the tilting of the body tube
when do you use inclination joint used only during dry-mount slides, NOT with use of wet mount slides
low-power objective lense least magnification
when do you use low-power objective lense when you are first viewing specimen
low-power objective lense magnification 10 x ( ten times)
high-power objective lense magnification 40x, 43x, 44x
mirror light source, used to reflect light into microscope
revolving nose piece to change from low power to high power objectives
stage platform that supports the slide
stage clips holds the slide in place during viewing
What part of the microscope do you NEVER touch when using the high power objective? Coarse Adjustment knob
In the field of view, where should you position the specimen you are looking at? the center
How many types of lenses does a compound light microscope have? two lenses
What are the two types of lenses found in a compound microscope ocular (eye piece) and objective
In what objective do you always start and finish your microscope viewing in? low power objective
Why don't you use the coarse adjustment in high power? you can crack or shatter the slide
Created by: mlugerner