How to Use a Compound Microscope

How to Use a - How to Use a Compound Microscope From microscope.com NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE TESTED ON THIS Focusing the Microscope 1 Start by turning

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How to Use a Compound Microscope From microscope.com NOTE : YOU WILL NOT BE TESTED ON THIS Focusing the Microscope 1. Start by turning the revolving nosepiece (turret) so that the lowest power objective lens is "clicked" into position. The lowest power objective is the shortest one. This objective is the easiest to focus and center the image in the field of view. 2. While looking at the objective lens and the stage from the side, turn the coarse focus knob so that the stage moves upward toward the objectives. Move it as far as it will go without touching the slide. 3. Now, look through the eyepiece(s) and adjust the illuminator and diaphragm until you attain the maximum, comfortable level of light. 4. Slowly turn the coarse adjustment so that the stage moves down (away from the slide). Continue until the image comes into broad focus. The turn the fine adjustment knob, as necessary, for perfect focus. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor William during the Spring '11 term at Harvard.

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How to Use a - How to Use a Compound Microscope From microscope.com NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE TESTED ON THIS Focusing the Microscope 1 Start by turning

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