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Compound Microscope Basics

Compound Microscope Basics

Compound microscope is a general term and covers a wide variety of microscopes; they can be anything from a basic student scope you would see in a classroom all the way up to highly expensive and specialized microscopes used in research labs. However, regardless of their price, all compound microscopes utilize a set of two lenses (one found in the eyepieces and one found in the objective lenses) to produce a highly magnified image far beyond what our unaided eyes can see. These sets of lenses are collectively known as a compound lens system.

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