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eyepiece (ocular lens)
the part of a compound light microscope that magnifies an image, usually 10 times, also called an ocular lens
objective lens
The lens on a light microscope that is closest to the stage.
slide clip
Holds the slide in place
Supports the slide
focuses light on specimen
Iris diaphragm
Adjusts the amount of light that reaches the specimen
Light source
projects light upwards through the diaphragm to allow you to see the specimen
coarse focus
Knob that allows you to make major focusing adjustments. (large knob)
fine focus
Knob that allows you to make fine focusing adjustments. (small knob)
Slide mover
Moves the slide
Light dimmer
controls intensity of light
power switch
Turns the machine on and off