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Eyepiece: The lens (or combination of lenses) at the eye end of a microscope or telescope by which the image is viewed.

Arm: holds up the body of the microscope, use one hand around this part for transporting the microscope

Nosepiece: attachment site for the objectives

Objectives: a series tubes in various heights that contain lenses of different magnifications

Stage: the platform where the slide rests

Mechanical stage: a device attached to the stage that has a lever type arm to hold the slide in place.

Diaphragm: controls amount of light that is traveling through the hole in the stage

coarse adjustment knob: moves stage up and down.

fine adjustment knob: focuses image for detail

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