Microscope Notes. The proper use of microscopes is important in your study of biology. In the class you will find two different types of microscopes, a compound (high power) microscope and a dissection or stereo (low power microscope). Low power dissection microscope.
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Low power dissection microscope
High power compound microscope
High power microscopes have two lenses which provide the magnification. The first lens is located in the eyepiece and is 10X. The second lens is found on the revolving nosepiece and contains a 4X, 10X, or 40X objective lens. Total magnification is equal to the eyepiece x the objective lens selected.
*When done using a microscope move the objective lens to low power and place the cover over the microscope.
Field of view
Field of view = 500 micrometers
Field of view : 500 micrometers
Field of view : 1000 micrometers
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