Category Archives: Microscope

Types Of Compound Optical Microscopes


Compound optical microscopes are also known as compound microscopes, light microscopes or optical microscopes and come in several varieties. These include digital, inverted, stereo, monocular and binocular. All work on the same principles and deliver an enlarged image to the viewer. They have some differences though, which will be detailed here. Monocular: These are probably the […]

Telescopes And Kaleidescope Experiments


Reflection and refraction of light is a very important phenomenon when it comes to your kids’ home school science curriculum. What we see around us is nothing but a pattern of light rays that come together to form an image at the back of our eye. Today I am going to teach you how to […]

Compound Or Stereo Microscope?


Your application is the most important factor in choosing a microscope. What you need to see and what you want to do with that image will determine what kind of microscope you need. Microscopes typically come in two types: compound or stereo microscope. The most common is the compound microscope. It is the one most […]

Biological Microscopes And The Processes Of Life


When you want to study living organisms and their life processes, one of the best equipment to perform the job are the biological microscopes. Under their lenses, you can see through to the cells and their components, often in full color. These microscopes can range from the very simple setups used in schools and homes […]



Taking digital photos through a microscope is the best way to preserve the images that you observed through microscope lens. The digital photos can be used for documentation, publication or just for fun of sharing the fantastic view you have. It can be challenging because of the low light conditions. However, taking pictures through microscope […]

Getting To Know Your Compound Microscope

Under Microscope

What is a compound microscope? How is the term related to the inverted microscope? Or perhaps the other configuration, upright microscope. Yes, you’ve read it right, the compound microscope uses two optical parts. We will discuss each of them below: The eyepiece – also called the ocular, this is the part where you look through […]

What Is Inside the Microscope?

Microscope Diagram

A microscope is an instrument that makes an enlarged image of a small object, thus revealing details too small to be seen by the unaided eye. The most basic type of optical microscope is the magnifying glass. It is best to know all the different microscope parts before purchasing a microscope so that you can choose […]

False Magnification Or False Advertising?


An increasing number of microscope websites advertise microscopes with 2,000x magnification, which is strange since 2,000x is double the magnification for which standard light microscopes are designed. Regretfully, since most consumers are not that familiar with microscopes, there is a natural assumption that 2,000x must be bigger and better than 1,000x magnification. This, however, is […]

Appreciating Life Through Biological Microscopes

Microscope Image

What are biological microscopes? How do these instruments differ from industrial microscopes? Can you differentiate its use from other microscopes such as stereo microscopes? Well, to make matters clearer, remember your high school science class. When you talk about biology, you are actually studying living organisms. In short, when you talk about biology, you are […]

All About the Trinocular Microscope

Trinocular Microscope

Today, with the many names and terms related to the field of microscopy, we are sometimes confused as to what each of them means. You have terms like the research microscope, digital microscope and inverted microscope, among others. Then you have the trinocular microscope? Just what is it? How does a trinocular microscope differ from […]