Microscope Parts and Functions
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A microscope with one objective lens that is used to magnify objects 10-40 times their actual size.
A microscope with several objective lenses that can magnify objects 40 to 1,000 times their actual size. Light passes through the stage, so the specimen must be translucent.
The item being examined under the microscope
The lens in the eyepiece (at the end of the tube). It usually has a 10X magnification power.
The part that moves the stage up and down, in order to focus the image. Some compound microscopes have two sets: coarse focus and fine focus. The fine focus is only used when using high power objective lenses.
The part that supports the microscope and connects the base to the lenses.
A lens that sits above the stage. In a compound microscope, there are several objective lenses (scanning, low power, and high power)
The revolving disc that holds the objective lenses.
The part where the object you want to view is placed
The parts that hold the microscope slide in place on the stage
The part of the compound scope that controls the amount of light passing through the opening in the middle of the stage.
The part that reflects light upward through the diaphragm (a.k.a. light source)
A rectangular piece of plastic or glass that holds the specimen being viewed under a compound microscope
A square of plastic or glass that is placed on top of the specimen on the slide.