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Compound microscope

Compound microscope
Compound microscope is the most practiced microscope in science, work and hobby. It consists of two optical parts: ocular lens (the one next to your eyes) and the objective lens (the one positioned close to the watched sample). Compound microscope was first introduced by the Dutch spectacle maker Zacharias Janssen (he is also known for inventing a telescope). His sophisticated device for a year 1590 performed two tasks: viewing stars and small objects. The instrument became the invention of the first compound microscope and telescope at the same time.



Having a compound microscope with a video camera attached to it is a wonderful experience, you can view and record micro organisms and see the different world around us which is not seen by the naked eye. This video shows simple life forms in a drop of water taken from the nearest pond.

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