A compound microscope is an instrument that is used to view magnified images of small objects on a glass slide. ... The objective lens or objectives located on the nosepiece have a short focal length and are close to the target object where it collects light and focuses the image of the object into the microscope.
The compound microscope
has two systems of lenses for greater magnification, 1) the ocular, or eyepiece lens that one looks into and 2) the objective lens, or the lens closest to the object. Before purchasing or using a microscope
, it is important to know the functions
of each part.