The microscope worksheet answers some of the questions that you may have about the instrument. In this article I will show you how to use your microscope properly and answer some of the questions that you may have about the instrument. There are a number of steps that you need to follow to properly use your microscope.
Firstly, you need to make sure that you have selected the correct microscope worksheet. You can either purchase a manual or an electronic one, which will answer a number of important questions.
Questions like what light source should you use? Do you use the magnification or the eyepiece? Which eyepiece do you use and do you have the best one?
Other questions like what lens do you use, what ocular lens size do you use and which tube size? All these questions will be answered on the worksheet for you.
The next thing that you need to remember is that you need to get a good quality microscope. Unless you have a very high specification microscope you may find that it is best to go for a slightly cheaper model. This is because you will find that a slightly lower specification model will give you better image quality and resolution.
However, if you are on a budget and are looking for a high resolution image, then you may want to purchase a more expensive model. The price of a very good microscope can be up to five times the price of a standard type.
Now that you have made your choice, it is time to purchase a pair of low power lenses, which you will use with your instrument. Don’t worry about the lenses; just ensure that they are suitable for the instrument that you are using them with. Remember that you should always use high quality eyepieces, which should give you high resolution images.
Secondly, it is important that you remember to take out the equipment when you are not using it. When it comes to disassembling your microscope, you need to remember to firstly unplug the device, and then remove the eyepiece, the prisms, the rims and the frame.