The Microscope: Jake Spungen


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The total magnification of the microscope is found by multiplying the number on the eyepiece by the number on the objective being used.
Example: Eyepiece (10x) x Objective (10x) = 100x

PARTS AND FUNCTIONS OF A MICROSCOPE
Eyepiece- Usually 10x magnification
Arm- When carrying a microscope, one hand should be on the arm. The arm connects the base and the barrel.
Coarse Focus- Only for low power objective. Changes the height of the stage for focusing.
Fine Focus- Used on medium and high objective. Makes the picture more clear, sharpens the image.
Power Switch- Turns illumination on and off.
Base- Part where microscope rests.
Projection lens- Acts like a mirror on microscopes reflecting the light through the objective lens.
Iris Diaphragm- Determines the amount of light that goes through the stage.
Stage- Place where slide is placed.
Stage Clip- Holds slide in place.
Low-Power Lens- First objective used for focusing a slide. Coarse focuse is only used on this power.
Medium- Power Lens- Used for sharpening image after looked at on low power.
High Power Lens- Used for focusing detail by detail.
Body Tube- Tube extending from eyepiece to objectives.
Nosepiece- Allows to change the objective lens.
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SAFETY
-A micoscope must be carried properly with one hand below the base and another on the arm.
- A microscope must be used with a clean lens and a clean sheet of lens paper.
- After every use, remover the slide and return the objective to the lowest power.
- The microscope is not a toy.

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