The Objective

  • Dee Lawlor


The objective is one of the most expensive and influential parts of your microscope. So, a knowledge of how to use your objective optimally is an essential weapon in the microscoper’s armoury.

In this chapter, we will go through the different codes that you will see on an objective and what they mean. This will enable you to choose the right objective for the job and help you get the best from your equipment. We will also cover how to use and clean air and oil objectives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dee Lawlor
    • 1
  1. 1.AberdeenUK

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