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Microscope Functions

Arm Supports the body tube and is used to carry the microscope
Base Supports the microscope and is used to carry it; the bottom part of the microscope
Body Tube light passes through this hollow tube; it also maintains the correct distance between the eyepiece lens and the objective lens
Coarse Adjustment Knob Turns to raise and lower the body tube or stage for focusing; always use this knob first
Diaphragm Changes the amount of light that enters the body tube
Eyepiece Contains the lens you look through; the top part of the microscope
Fine Adjustment knob Moves slightly and is used to sharpen the image
Mirror or Light Source Is used to send light up through the hole in the stage, object, and lenses
Nosepiece Holds the objective lenses and rotates to change the magnification
Objective Lenses Usually range from 10x to 40x magnification; located on the nosepiece
Stage Supports the object (Microscope Slide) being viewed
Stage Clips Holds the microscope slide in place
Created by: mlanderson