The Light Microscope

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A light microscope uses a series of to produce a magnified image of an object:
Method of Use:
The object to be viewed is placed on a rectangular slide.
The slide is placed on a stage with a source below.
Light shines through the object and into the lens.
The light passes through the lens and from there into your eye
You can focus the image using one or more focusing .
It is safer to focus by using the knobs to move the stage , rather than upwards.
There is a chance of the objective lens and slide colliding if you focus .
Microscopes often have three or four objective lenses on a that you can turn.
It is reccomended to observe an object using the magnification lens first.
You may need to adjust the and the amount of light as you move to higher magnifications.