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 different types of microscopes include compound, dissection, confocal, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). These microscopes vary widely in complexity and design. Many opera... More »

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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 »

Antony van Leeuwenhoek is best known for discovering bacteria and creating more than 500 simple microscopes. He also discovered sperm cells, blood cells, protists and microscopic nematodes. More »

Monocular microscopes, or single-eyepiece microscopes, are often used to study very small objects and organisms that can't normally be observed by the naked eye, such as cells, fungi and bacteria. These microscopes featu... More »

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 »

The parts of a binocular microscope are the eye piece (ocular), mechanical stage, nose piece, objective lenses, condenser, lamp, microscope tube and prisms. Each part plays an important role in the microscope's function. More »