Category: Theory


Concave slide

What are the pros and cons of concave microscope slides?

Concave microscope slides have either one or two depressions to hold larger specimens.

What is Köhler illumination?

Köhler (Koehler) illumination significantly increases the image quality when doing photographic work.

What objective types are there for compound microscopes?

There are several ways in which the different microscopes objectives can be grouped.

How much magnification do I need?

Your compound microscope should be able to magnify from 40x to 400x (having a 4x, 10x, 40x objective).

What are the differences between achromatic and apochromatic objectives?

The different colors of light do not behave equally when passing through the lens system of the objective.

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