Introduction to the light microscope

On this page you can download twelve articles that explain the use and function of the light microscope.

  1. The microscope stand
  2. Elementary Optics
  3. Illumination in the microscope
  4. Microscope Objectives, part 1
  5. Measurement with the microscope
  6. Image contrast manipulation
  7. Microscope Objectives, part 2
  8. The stereo-microscope
  9. Image recording with the microscope
  10. Digital imaging
  11. Cleaning microscope lenses
  12. Buying a microscope

These articles were published in the Bulletin of the Quekett Microscopical Club over five years between (No. 29, Summer 1997) and 2002 (No. 41, March 2002).