What job does the focusing knob do on a microscope?
if you zoom in on a microscope sometimes the object will appear blurry. The focus knob makes the image more clear
There are two knobs. The "coarse focus" knob changes the focal length very quickly, so you use that to get a close to sharp image. Then, you use the "fine focus" knob to perfect the image. Both knobs do the same thing, just at different rates. Resource: http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/mjvl/biology/microscope/microscope.htm
The compound microscope consists of an arm to support base, lens to see through, stage to place the slides, illuminator for steady light and rack stop for adjustment. A dissecting microscope consists of diopter for adjustment, lens for viewing, focus knob for focusing on the subject and rotating objective turret for zoom control.
After having a slide on the microscope, slowly turn large knob until you can see what is on the slide, then turn small knob to view better details on the slide like silhouette or cilia. Turning the dial on front to control light can let a person see what's on the slide better. Some microscopes have multiple lenses, so start with 4x and after focusing, go to 10x refocus, than 40x and refocus.
Assuming that you were talking about a microscope, then . . . the fine adjustment is really the normal adjustment. It's easy to use to get a great focus because it moves the focusing mechanism very little per turn. On the other hand, the fine adjustment simply won't get you close to initial focus without spending a day or two turning the dern thing. On the other hand, the COARSE focusing knob will get you…
The fine adjustment knob is used with the power objective on the microscope. Since the objective is already at the highest objective possible for that microscope, using the coarse adjustment knob would focus to much on the object making the details harder to read. Using the fine adjustment knob, you are able to see the fine details within the object or organism you are studying. The higher the power, the finer the knob and the…