Fig. 5: Ocular Micrometer

The ocular micrometers provided are calibrated so that when using 1000X oil immersion microscopy, the distance between any two lines on the scale represents a length of approximately one micrometer. Remember this does not hold true when using other magnifications.

Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: August, 2017
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