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Microscope Parts

Body Tube Reflects light up to the viewer's eye
Revolving Nosepiece Holds the objectives, can be easily rotated to different powers
Low Power Objective The first lens that you use when using a microscope Usually 4x
Medium Power Objective The second lens that you use when using a microscope Usually 10x
High Power Objective The third lens that you use when using a microscope, it is the highest magnification Usually 40x
Stage Clips Clips on the stage, used to hold the slide in place
Diaphragm Used to vary the amount of light passing through the slide, usually it's better if the amount light is low
Light Source The light that helps you see the slide better
Eye Piece The lens at the top of the microscope that you look into By itself it magnifies the slide 10x
Arm The part of the microscope that connects the tube to the base, when you carry a microscope you hold the arm & base
Stage The flat plate where the prepared slides are placed for observations
Coarse Adjustment Largest focus knob, only use when on small objective [power]
Fine Adjustment Used when on the highest objective [power] for fine tuning
Base The bottom support of the microscope, when you carry a microscope you hols the base & arm
Created by: Snew13