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Microscope parts

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eyepiece
located at the very top of the microscope. Holds the top lens of the microscope.
Coarse adjustment
knob- large wheel found on the arm. Used to raise and lower the body tube.
Stage
flat plate where the object you are looking at is placed.
Objectives
lenses found on the nosepiece. Position of lenses can be changed. The high-power objective makes the object look larger that the low-poer objective does.
Diaphragm
found under stage. Changes the amount of light coming through the hole in the stage and into the microscope.
Nose piece
part of the bottom of the body tube. Holds lower lenses of the microscope.
Mirror
located below the diaphragm. Used to aim light towards the hole in the stage.
Base
bottom part of the tube. Shaped like a microscope. Used, with the arm, to carry the microscope.
Clips
two metal strips attached to the stage. Used to hold down the objective you are viewing.
Body tube
hollow tube in which light can travel. Holds all the lenses of the microscope.
Arm
supports the body tube. Used as a handle to carry the microscope.