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Can you give a brief description of Hooke's compound microscope?


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October 06, 2009 9:04PM

Hooke's compound microscope was consisted of two thick lenses at either end of the eyepiece, which looked much like a kaleidoscope. The specimen was mounted on a pin at the end of the eyepiece and beside the pin was a globe full of liquid (usually water) to give the image an illusion effect. The light to produce the image of the specimen was simply an oil lamp with a small circular mirror.