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Microscopes

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Base Carrying, supports on a surface
Arm supports body tube above the stage
Slide Hold the specimen
Cover Glass Protects specimen
Stage surface for the slide
Spring clip holds the slide in place on the stage.
Illuminator provides light for viewing specimen
Scanning Lens used fro finding objects 4x
Low power objective lens magnifies image 10x
high power lens magnifies image 40x
eyepiece magnifies 10x
body tube maintains the correct distance between the eyepiece and the objective lens.
Coarse adjustment knob makes major focus changes by moving stage
Fine adjustment knob minor focus changes
nosepiece allows you to change from one objective lens to another
Iris diaphragm regulates the amount of light that passes up to the specimen.
Stage hole opening in the stage which allows light to pass from below stage to the lens.
Created by: FarlowA20