Jan
22
2011

Who Invented the Compound Microscope

Compound microscope is the advanced model of high power microscope developed with multiple and selectable lens of different magnifications. The first compound microscope was invented and patented by Zacharias Janssen in the year 1595. Soon after his invention, Galileo Galilei invented another type of compound microscope out of a telescope. And on the basis of above inventions, several scientists have refined their inventions and introduced advance models of compound microscopes. Compound microscopes are useful for biological research and professional laboratories.

A compound microscope is designed with fittings of convex lenses. The high magnification capacity of these convex lenses enables the detailed study of the cell, tissues and micro organisms. These are widely used in medical research.

Scientist Woman Microscope Who Invented the Compound Microscope

The light source of the microscope is reflected through a mirror in form of natural light or as a lamp at the base of microscope. The light makes the object focus sharply on the microscope to appear brighter and make the object stand out in contrast.

When an object is focussed through the microscope, the lenses create a real and inverted image of the object inside the focus of ocular lenses. The ocular lenses convert the inverted image and produce an upright image and thus the image is enlarged as seen by the observer.

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