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Microscope Specs

The functions of each part

I am the lens at the top that you look through. I have power EYEPIECE LENS
I am at the bottom of the microscope and I'm used for support it BASE
I support the tube and I connect it to the base ARM
I connect the eyepiece to the objective lenses TUBE
A steady light source (110 volts) used in place of a mirror. If your microscope has a mirror, it is used to reflect light from an external light source up through the bottom of the stage. ILLUMINATOR
I am the flat platform used to place your slides. STAGE
I am the part that holds two or more objective lenses. I can be rotated to easily change power REVOLVING NOSEPIECE
I give magnifications of 40X (4X times 10X), 100X , 400X and 1000X OBJECTIVE LENSES
I determines how close the objective lens can get to the slide. I am pre set to keep students from cranking my high power objective lens down into the slide and breaking things. ASK the TEACHER SAFETY RACK STOP
I focus light onto the specimen to make images sharper than those with no lens CONDENSER LENS
I am the rough focus knob you use first to get close. Use me first to move the objective lenses toward or away from the specimen COARSE FOCUS
I am a means of moving the specimen closer or further away from the objective lens to render a sharp image. FOCUS
I am the knob used to fine tune the focus on the specimen. FINE FOCUS KNOB
I hold the slides in place STAGE CLIPS
Times (as in 200X or two hundred times magnification). I am determined by multiplying the power of the eyepiece lens by the power of the corresponding objective lens. X
I am the flat glass or plastic rectangular plate that the specimen is placed on SLIDE
Created by: tsteward