# Why is it important to record the magnification used when drawing cells seen using a microscope?

## Why is it important to record the magnification used when drawing cells seen using a microscope?

The magnification of a microscope describes the increase in apparent size of an object compared with its actual size. An object magnified 10 times (10X) appears 10 times larger than it really is. Record the magnification of the ocular lens in the eyepiece.

### Why is it beneficial to determine the total magnification of an object?

Why is it beneficial to determine the total magnification of an object? Lower the magnification, the greater the thickness you can see, so the greater the depth of field.

#### Why is it important to start 4x magnification observation?

Why do you need to start with 4x in magnification on a microscope? The 4x objective lens has the lowest power and, therefore the highest field of view. As a result, it is easier to locate the specimen on the slide than if you start with a higher power objective.

**What is the total magnification of the microscope?**

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To figure the total magnification of an image that you are viewing through the microscope is really quite simple. To get the total magnification take the power of the objective (4X, 10X, 40x) and multiply by the power of the eyepiece, usually 10X. | |

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**What is the difference between magnification and total magnification?**

Resolving power or resolution: the ability to distinguish objects that are close together. Magnification: the process of enlarging the size of an object, as an optical image. Total magnification: In a compound microscope the total magnification is the product of the objective and ocular lenses (see figure below).

## What is the meaning of 100x magnification?

Total magnification = Objective magnification X ocular magnification. So for 10X objective and 10X ocular, Total magnification = 10 X 10 = 100X (this means that the image being viewed will appear to be 100 times its actual size).

### Does resolution increase or decrease with magnification?

The true resolution improvement comes from the NA increase and not increases in magnification. Optical resolution is solely dependent on the objective lenses whereas, digital resolution is dependent on the objective lens, digital camera sensor and monitor and are closely tied together in system performance.

#### What is the difference between magnification and resolution can either increase without the other?

Can either increase without the other? The total magnification of a compound light microscope is the product of the magnification of its objective and ocular lenses. Magnifications of about 2000x are the upper limit for light microscopes, and at magnifications above this, resolution does not improve.

**Why is resolution more important at higher magnification?**

While bigger is often better, magnification can be meaningless if the necessary resolution is lacking as Jackson once again demonstrates. So, resolution is the ability of a system to define detail, and this becomes increasingly important the more you magnify something.

**What is the relationship between magnification and FOV?**

There is an inverse relationship between the total magnification and the diameter of the field of view – i.e., as magnifications increases the diameter of the field decreases in proportion, so the diameter of field of view at different magnification can be calculated mathematically, using the formula.

## When the total magnification is increased?

If the total magnification increases, the diameter of the field of view decreases. The resolution limit of a compound microscope is about 0.2 microns (0.0002mm) See the Table at the of the Lecture.

### What is the field of view what happens to the field of view as magnification increases?

What is Field of View? As magnification increases, the diameter of the field of view decreases. In other words, you can see less area of the specimen as you increase the magnification.

#### How does working distance change as total magnification increases?

Working distance is how much space exists between the objective lens and the specimen on the slide. As you increase the magnification by changing to a higher power lens, the working distance decreases and you will see a much smaller slice of the specimen.

**How are total magnification and illumination related?**

Compound Microscopes The total magnification is calculated by multiplying the magnification of the ocular lens by the magnification of the objective lens. Light is passed through the sample (called transmitted light illumination). Larger objects need to be sliced to allow this to happen efficiently.

**What new details are you able to see on the slide when the magnification is increased to 10x?**

At 10x magnification, the cell wall or the cell membrane can be visualized along with the cell’s complete shape. The cell organelles and the cytoplasm will not be visible. AT 4x, the cell will look like blurry shapes, but with 10x the characteristic shape, the cell membrane of the cell can be visualized.