What Are The Mechanical,magnifying Ang Illuminating Parts Of A Compound Microscope?


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  • Mechanical
The structure of the compound microscope is what holds the piece of equipment together to allow the lenses and light to work in the most effective way. The base is the part that lets the microscope remain upright and it also stores the light. In addition, the arm of the microscope is there to connect the base and the top of the equipment together. The top which is also known as the head holds in the lenses and tube that connects the magnifying part to the light.

Moreover, the surface where a substance sits is known as the stage which contains a clip on either side that can be used to hold the specific object in its place. With the majority of compound microscopes you have the ability to move the object up and down with small knobs on the side.

  • Magnification
The lenses are the tools that magnify the tiny details of an object or substance. Within a compound microscope there are two different lenses which are needed in order to increase the magnification process. The eyepiece is the lens that you look through at the top while the objective lens is the one that sits above the substance in question. There are usually four objective lenses that can be chosen depending on how much you want to increase the magnification.

  • Illumination
As I mentioned earlier there is a light source that remains in the base of the microscope. This is an important aspect of the equipment because it helps the user to see the samples in different lights. The base contains a light bulb that can be adjusted in terms of brightness with a condenser.
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These parts move:
Objective lens moves up and down
Fine adjustment
Coarse adjustment
Some microscopes have a stage that can be moved up, down, left, and right by using a screw adjustment on the stage
Some microscopes use an adjustable mirror to reflect light through the stage to the lens

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