What Are The Illuminating Parts Of Microscope?


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The illuminating parts of a microscope are the parts that enable us to see the detail of the subject placed under the microscope.

The three main parts that enable us to do this are:
  • the condenser
  • the objectives
  • the eyepieces
  • Condenser
The condenser illuminates the object that is placed under the microscope. This is achieved by shining a beam of light on the object, either a natural source of light, or in the case of most microscopes, a light that is built-in.
  • Objective
The objective then forms the magnified image of the object under observation. This image is inverted. There are normally at least four lenses in a microscope, varying in size from 4X power to 100X power.
  • Eyepiece
The eyepiece is the part of the microscope that enables us to see the magnified image.
The microscope was so named by Giovanni Faber in 1625 who used this name for Galilee's compound microscope, after he had called it "little eye."
The microscope can be divided into different types:
  • One type of microscope is based on what enables us to see the image; this can be light, a probe or electrons.
  • They can also by grouped according to what is actually seen when looking through them.
  • Different examples of this are those that scan the object via a certain point, and those that show the entire object all at the same time.
  • Some other microscopes use the lenses to focus the light onto the object being sampled, and this is then scanned to analyze different parts of the object at different times.
Plastic microscopes should be avoided. The best microscopes should always have glass lenses, as this enables a better view of the image of the object.
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Anonymous answered
Ocular-the lens where one look to magnify the specimen
objectives-to magnify the specimen

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