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Optical microscope

An optical microscope is a microscope based on optical lenses. The scientist most closely associated with its development is Anton van Leeuwenhoek.

  1. ocular[?]
  2. obiective turret[?]
  3. obiective[?]
  4. focussing stage[?]
  5. object holder[?]
  6. mirror
  7. condenser[?]
Basic microscope main elements

Due to diffraction, even the best optical microscope is limited to a resolution of 0.2 micrometers.

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