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Parts of a Microscope

eyepiece lens

helps magnify objects 10X

body tube

keeps eyepiece lens the proper distance from the objectives


rotates to help us see better also holds prisms

revolving nosepiece

turns the objectives


supports the microscope


provides different magnification

stage clip

holds slide firmly in place

tension adjustment collar

adjusts tension


supports slides

coarse adjustment

focuses specimen


regulates light

fine adjustment

sharpens image

light source

gives light


turns power on and off


microscope sits on this

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