Besides observing, what are some additional tasks for hobby microsopy?

Environmental observation is, naturally, a central focus for many amateur microscopists. There are also several other activities in which an amateur microscopist can engage in. This can include:

  • slide making
  • collecting antique microscopes and slides
  • microscope maintenance and tinkering
  • photography through the microscope
  • drawing of images

For other hobbyists, the microscope is a supportive instrument. People who collect stamps or fossils, for example, might own a stereo microscope to observe their collection at a higher magnification.

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