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Compound Microscope Diagram

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Eyepiece
Also called the ocular lens
Ocular
Another term for the eyepiece
Arm
Connects the nosepiece to the rest of the microscope
Stage
Holds the slide being viewed
Coarse Adjustment Knob
Used to bring a specimen into view by making large adjustments to the stage
Focus
Being able to see a specimen clearly
Fine Adjustment Knob
Helps to focus your view of a specimen by making small adjustments the the stage
Base
Bottom part; used along with the arm to carry a microscope
Light Source
May be a mirror, LED, or light bulb to allow you to see a specimen
Amount
How much light is allowed through
Diaphragm
Regulates the amount of light projected through the opening in the stage
Stage clips
Holds the slide in place
Objective Lenses
Lenses that range from 10X to 40X that are attached to the nosepiece
Nosepiece
Holds the objectives; can be rotated to change magnification (low to high power)
Body Tube
Connects the ocular lens with the objectives
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