What Is the Inclination Joint of a Microscope?


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The inclination joint of a microscope is located at the bottom of the instrument, where the base connects to the arm. The inclination joint allows a microscope to tilt.

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A light microscope has many components. The eyepiece is located in the body tube. The fine adjustment knob is used to focus the specimen after using the coarse adjustment knob. The nosepiece holds the specimen. The high and low power objective are used for magnification of the specimen. The diaphragm determines the amount of light allowed through the specimen. The arm of the microscope is used to grasp and to carry the microscope.

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