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Holds magnifying lens used for viewing

Body Tube

Keeps correct distance between eyepiece and lens

Coarse Adjustment

Moves Body Tube up and down for focusing


supports body tube

Fine Adjustment

Sharpens image by moving body tube slightly


Holds high and low power objectives, can be rotated to adjust magnification

High Power Objective

Provides higher magnification, usually about 40x

Low Power Objective

Provides lower magnification, usually about 10x


Holds slide on flat surface

Stage Clips

Grip slide in place for viewing


Controls amount of light entering the body tube

Light Source

sends light upward through the diaphragm


Supports microscope

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