Functions as the handle of the microscope.
Located in the upper end of the body tube and focuses light on the retina of the eye. The power of the lens is usually 10x.
Large knob used to make large movements of the objective lens when focusing on a specimen.
Located either on the top of the course adjustment knob or separately. Manipulating this kob clarifies detail of the specimen.
Lowest part of the microscope in contact with the table.
Located in the base of the microscope.
Located under the diaphragm and the stage aperture. This structure converges light rays from the light source so that they pass through the specimen on the slide and into the objective lens.
Regulates the size of the opening in the diaphragm.
Large platform below the revolving nosepiece. The microscope slide is placed on the stage.
Attached to the sage and used to secure the slide in position.
Attached to the revolving nosepiece. The number and magnification of the objective lenses vary with the type of microscope. The objective lenses are housed in several steel tubes that are threaded into the revolving mose piece. The power of the objective lenses is usually 4X, 10X, 40X, and 100X.
Circular structure that houses the objective lenses.