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eye piece

contains a lens that magnifies about 10x

body tube

seperates the eyepiece lens from the objective lens

coarse adjustment

moves the body tube for focusing with the low-power objective lens

fine adjustment

moves the body tube for focusing with the high-power objective lens


supports the body tube


controls the amount of light passing through the opening of the stage


supports the microscope

low power objective

magnifies about 10x

revolving nose piece

holds the high and low power objective lenses, allows them to rotate for viewing

high power objective

magnifies about 40x


supports the slide being used

stage clips

holds the slide in place

mirror/light source

reflects light upward through the diaphragm

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