The Compound Microscope
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Usually contains a 10x lens.
Holds the objective lenses; rotates to enable changing magnification.
Supports the upper part of the microscope; serves as a handle.
Used in combination with the eyepiece to provide a range of magnifications, usually from 40x to 400x.
Usually one on each side of hole in stage; helps to hold slides in place.
Wheel or lever that adjusts amount of light that passes through hole in stage; provides proper contrast.
Coarse Adjustment Knob
Raises and lowers the stage or objective lenses.
Sends light through the hole in the stage to illuminate specimen on slide.
Supports the microscope; serves as a handle.
Fine Adjustment Knob
Raises and lowers the stage or objective lenses a tiny distance for exact focusing.
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