Microscope Parts & Function



Parts of the Microscope

1. Eyepiece

Contains a magnifying lens that focuses the image from the objective into your eye.

2. Course Adjust

For focusing under low magnification

3. Fine Adjust

For focusing under high magnification or low

4. Low Power Objective

For large specimens or overview

5. High Power Objective

For detailed viewing or small specimens

6. Specimen on glass slide

What you want to look at

7. Stage

Supports specimen in correct location to lens

8. Condenser

Focuses the light on specimen

9. Diaphragm (iris or disc)

Regulates amount of light and contrast

10. Light Source

Illuminates the specimen for viewing