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Using a Bright Field Light Microscope

Using a Bright Field Light Microscope

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Learn the steps required to view a specimen in a bright field light microscope, including proper slide mounting, adjusting the condenser and oculars, finding a target, working up in magnification and adjusting for the thickness of a specimen.

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Author(s): David R. Caprette, PhD
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Using a Bright Field Light Microscope

Mount a Specimen

Adjusting the Oculars

The Condenser

Find the Target at Low Power

Strategy for Working up in Magnification

Focusing at High Magnification

Focusing on Multiple Surfaces

Looking “Through” a Specimen

Oil Immersion Microscopy

Placing an Oil Immersion Lens

Focusing with an Oil Immersion Lens

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