Dissecting microscopes, also known as stereo microscopes, are scientific instruments used to obtain three-dimensional images of obtained specimens. The microscope trains two different lenses on the specimen in order to o... More »

A compound microscope can be used to observe or analyze microscopic objects or organisms that may otherwise be too small for the naked human eye to accurately observe. Compound microscopes differ from common light micros... More »

A compound light microscope uses lenses to collect light to view objects on a slide. The microscope magnifies the object so that the smallest structures are visible. More »

A comparison microscope is a specialized microscope that allows for a side-by-side comparison of different materials. Invented by Calvin Goddard in the 1920s, these microscopes are often used today by the FBI and other l... More »

Objects appear upside down when viewed using a microscope due to the fact that many microscopes use multiple lenses; this causes rays of light to cross, which results in an inverted object. A microscope that utilizes mul... More »

Dissecting microscopes are low-magnification microscopes that can focus on a three-dimensional object that is too thick to be viewed in a regular compound microscope. Dissecting microscopes are also called stereo microsc... More »

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The low-power objective on a microscope is the shortest or second shortest objective lens found on standard laboratory microscopes. Low-power objective lenses typically add 10x to the magnifying power of the microscope. More »