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Parts: Microscope

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HEAD also known as the body, it carries the optical parts in the upper part of the microscope.
BASE Acts as microscopes support. It also carries microscopic illuminators.
ARM connecting the base and to the head and the eyepiece tube to the base of the microscope. It gives support to the head of the microscope and it is also used when carrying the microscope.
EYEPIECE also known as the ocular. this is the part used to look through the microscope. Its found at the top of the microscope.
EYEPIECE TUBE eyepiece holder.
OBJECTIVE LENS major lenses used for specimen visualization. They have a magnification power of 40x-100X.
NOSE PIECE holds the objective lenses.
ADJUSTMENT KNOBS used to focus the microscope.
STAGE the specimen is placed for viewing.
APERTURE hole on the microscope stage, through which the transmitted light from the source reaches the stage.
MICROSCOPE ILLUMINATOR the microscopes light source, located at the base.
CONDENSER lenses that are used to collect and focus light from the illuminator into the specimen.
DIAPHRAGM also known as the iris. Its found under the stage of the microscope and its primary role is to control the amount of light that reaches the specimen.
CONDENSER FOCUS KNOB a knob that moves the condenser up or down thus controlling the focus of light on the specimen.
RACK STOP controls how far the stages should go preventing the objective lens from getting too close to the specimen slide which may damage the specimen.
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