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Parts of Microscope
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Contains lenses for magnification . Where you look through to see the image of your specimen .
supports the body tube and is used to carry the microscope
Body tube (Barrel)
Maintains a set distance between the eyepiece and the objective lenses .
Course adjustment knob
Moves the body tube or stage up and down to focus the image ; course focusing .
Fine adjustment knob
Sharpens the image ; fine focusing
Revolving Nosepiece (Turret )
Contain objective lenses . A rotating device to which objective lenses are attached.
The horizontal platform upon which the slid e rests supports the slide being viewed
Stage ( slide) clips , or mechanical stage
Clips hold the slide in place on the stage Mechanical stage aids in centering the specimen .
Sub stage condenser
Lens found beneath the stage that concentrates light before it passes through the specimen to be viewed .
Open holes on a disk under the stage that regulates the amount of light passing through the specimen .
Supports the microscope ; give the instrument stability .
Illuminator (light source ) or mirror
Usually found near the base of the microscope ; the light source makes the specimen easier to see .
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