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Parts of the Light Microscope

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eyepiece
contains the ocular lens
nosepiece
holds the high- and low- power objective leses; can be rotated to change magnification
objective lenses
magnification ranges from 10x to 40x
stage clips
hold the slide in place
stage
supports the slide being viewed
light source
projects light upwards through the diaphragm, the specimen, and the lenses
arm
used to support the microscope when carried
course adjustment knob
moves the stage up and down for focusing
fine adjustment knob
moves the stage slightly to sharpen the image
diaphragm
regulates the amount of light on the specimen
base
supports the microscope
field of view decreases
What happens as the power of magnification increases?