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Parts of Microscope

Eyepiece This is the lens that magnifies the specimen, usually by 10 times. This is the lens you look into.
Course Adjustment Knob This knob moves the stage up or down to focus on the specimen. This is the first knob you use to focus on a specimen.
Fine Adjustment Knob Use this lens to sharpen an image under low and medium power. It is the only adjustment knob needed with the high power lens.
Revolving Nosepiece This is where the objective lenses are mounted. Rotate the lens to select low, medium, or high powered.
Objective Lens There are 3 lenses that magnifie the specimen: low power(4✖️), medium power(10✖️), high power(40✖️). Keep the lens free of dirt and fingerprints.
Stage This is where you place a slide for observation. Always keep the stage drie.
Stage Clips These are used to hold a slide in position on the stage.
Diaphragm This has different sized holes that let different amounts of lit pass through the specimen on the stage.
Lamp The lamp supplies the light that passes through the specimen on the stage. Microscopes that do not have a lamp use a mirror to collect and direct light.
Arm The arm holds the tube in place and is used to carry the microscope
Base This provides a stable platform for the microscope. Always set it on a flat, dry, uncluttered surface.
Tube The tube separates the ocular lens from the objective lens at a distance calculated for proper magnification.
Condenser Lens This lens is under the stage. It helps focus light onto the specimen on top of the stage.
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