Supports the microscope
Substage light or mirror
Located in the base, light passes upward through the microscope.
where the slide sits on it while being viewed.
small substage lens, concentrates the light on the specimen
Iris diaphragm lever
arm attached to base. regulates the amount of light passing through the condenser.
Coarse adjustment knob
used to focus on the specimen
Fine adustment knob
used for precise focusing once coarse focusing has been completed
Head or Body tube
supports the objective lens system, and ocular lens
vertical portion of the microscope connecting the base and head
observation are made through the ocular, has a magnification of 10X.
roataing mechaninism at the base of the head.
used to change the objective lens
adjustable lens system.
use of a scanning lens, low-power lens, high-power lens, and oil immersion lens. have differnt magnifying and resolving powers