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Microscope Parts - definitions

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Eyepiece
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
Arm
supports body tube
Fine Adjustment
Sharpens image by moving body tube slightly
Nosepiece
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
Stage
Holds slide on flat surface
Stage Clips
Grip slide in place for viewing
Diaphragm
Controls amount of light entering the body tube
Light Source
sends light upward through the diaphragm
Base
Supports microscope