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The Compound Microscope

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Eye Piece-Ocular Lens
Magnifies image of specimen 10x. It is the lens you look through.
Body
Allows light to travel through.
Revolving Nose Piece
Holds and rotates objective lenses.
Objective Lenses
Magnifies the specimen. It is the first lens that light passes through.
Stage
Where slide is placed.
Diaphragm
Regulates the amound of light reaching the objective lens
Base
Supports the microscope from below.
Mirror/light Source
Provides light to project the image of the specimen.
Stage Clips
Holds slide in position
Fine Adjustment
Used in high power. It is an adjustment to focus on detail.
Arm
Supports the upper parts o the microcope.
Coarse Adjusment
Used in low power. It is the first rough adjustment to focus on the image.
Galileo Galilei
Father of modern physics and astronomy. He worked out the principles of lenses, and made a much better instrument with a focusing device.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
The father of microscopy. He taught himself new methods for grinding and polishing tiny lenses of great curvature.
Robert Hooke
The English father of microscopy. He improved on Leeuwenhoek's design.
Charles A. Spencer
An American who gave maginifications up to 1250 diameters with ordinaary light and up to 5000 with blue light.