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Microscopes

TermDefinition
Eyepiece The part of the microscope you look through. Has a magnification of 10x.
Base The bottom of the microscope that you hold along with the arm/neck to support when carrying.
Arm The part of the microscope you hold, along with supporting the base when carrying.
Stage The part of the microscope that had the hole for light to pass through, and clips to hold a slide in place.
Stage Clips Attached to the stage - used to hold the slide in place.
Diaphragm A wheel with different sized holes that allow different amounts of light through the stage to the specimen.
Mirror Adjusted to catch light to illuminate the specimen.
Coarse Adjustment Knob The first knob you use to focus an image.
Find Adjustment Knob The second knob you use to get a sharper focus on an image.
Short Length of the first lens you start with when trying to focus on an image. 4x.
Medium Length of the second most powerful magnification. 10x.
Long Length of the most powerful magnification. 40x.
Total power of Magnification The objective lens magnification multiplied by the eyepiece magnification.
Upside down How an image appears when you look at it using a microscope.
Created by: BTLanigan
 

 



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