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binocular microscopeclick to hear

Its two eyepieces allow both eyes to be fully applied; this provides a degree of depth to the image and prevents eyestrain.
binocular microscope coarse adjustment knob body tube revolving nosepiece arm mechanical stage stage fine adjustment knob mechanical stage control condenser height adjustment condenser lamp base condenser adjustment knob field lens adjustment glass slide stage clip objective limb top eyepiece draw tube

coarse adjustment knob click to hear

Medium-precision focusing device for adjusting the distance between the objective and the object under study.

body tube click to hear

Metal casing that houses the microscope’s two eyepieces and through which light rays pass.

revolving nosepiece click to hear

Rotating plate to which objectives of different powers are fixed to allow them to be used in succession during a study.

arm click to hear

Vertical part of the microscope that supports the components (draw tube, stage) and contains the focusing mechanisms.

mechanical stage click to hear

Adjustable part with two guiding screws that moves an object from right to left and from front to back on the stage.

stage click to hear

Metal plate with an opening in the middle; the glass slide and the components keeping it in place are placed on it.

fine adjustment knob click to hear

High-precision focusing device for adjusting the distance between the objective and the object under study.

mechanical stage control click to hear

Device for raising and lowering the mechanical stage.

condenser height adjustment click to hear

Screw for raising and lowering the condenser.

condenser click to hear

Optical system that usually has two lenses to concentrate the light emitted from the lamp onto the object under study.

lamp click to hear

Electric device that produces a light beam to illuminate the object under study.

base click to hear

Support that stabilizes the microscope.

condenser adjustment knob click to hear

Screw that centers the condenser’s light beam in the field of vision by moving it along a horizontal plane.

field lens adjustment click to hear

Device with a variable-diameter opening that adjusts the amount of light illuminating the object.

glass slide click to hear

Fine glass plate on which the object to be studied is placed.

stage clip click to hear

Springlike metal blade that keeps the glass slide on the stage.

objective click to hear

Lens system that captures the light from the observed object and makes it converge to form an enlarged inverted image.

limb top click to hear

Upper part of the arm that supports the revolving nosepiece.

eyepiece click to hear

System of lenses that acts as a magnifier; the eye looks through it to see an enlarged image of the image produced by the objective.

draw tube click to hear

One of two cylindrical tubes that house the eyepieces; it is often made up of two converging lenses.