What type of microscope would you use to examine the living surface of the finger?

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What kind of microscope do you use if observing living surface of a finger? Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
What kind of microscope is used for observing a dye stained slide of a section of your finger? Compound Light Microscope

At what magnification can you see skin cells?

Place a coverslip on the slide and view with a light microscope. Cells from the cheek are a type of epithelial cell, similar to skin. They can be seen faintly even at 40x (scanning power), but the most dramatic images are at 400x where the nucleus is clearly visible as a dark spot in the center of the cell.

What microscope is best for living organisms?

Light microscopes
Light microscopes are advantageous for viewing living organisms, but since individual cells are generally transparent, their components are not distinguishable unless they are colored with special stains.

What microscope has the lowest magnification?

Scanning Objective Lens (4x) A scanning objective lens provides the lowest magnification power of all objective lenses.

What can you see with 1000x magnification?

At 1000x magnification you will be able to see 0.180mm, or 180 microns.

Can you see blood cells at 400x magnification?

At 400x magnification you will be able to see bacteria, blood cells and protozoans swimming around.

What does 1000x magnification look like?

What can you see with 2000X magnification microscope?

With a limit of around 2000X magnification you can view bacteria, algae, protozoa and a variety of human/animal cells. Viruses, molecules and atoms are beyond the capabilities of today’s compound microscopes and can be viewed only with an electron microscope.

How to find magnification on a microscope?

How to Find Magnification on your Microscope Magnification markings can be found in two places. The first is on the eyepiece. The eyepiece is the lens that you will look through and is placed in the eyepiece tube.

What is the working distance of a microscope?

Some special microscopes have extended working distances for these purposes. Zoom microscopes have a fixed working distance throughout the zoom range. When using a 100x objective lens (1000x total power) your working distance might only be 0.04mm (40µm). The lens will be extremely close to the specimen!

What is the range of a light microscope?

A light microscope can see things down to about 0.002 millimeters and an electron microscope can see things down to about 0.0000001 millimeters. Below is a chart to give you a sense of the range and scale of the different microscopes.

What is the magnification of a photomicrography lens?

This is often done to provide ease in specimen framing for photomicrography. These lenses usually have very small magnification factors ranging from 1.25X up to 2.5X, but use of these lenses may lead to empty magnification, a situation where the image is enlarged, but no additional detail is resolved.