The 40-Piece Compound Microscope Kit from Vivitar comes with a range of specimen collection and preparation tools, prepared slides, interchangeable eyepieces and more. This monocular microscope has three objectives, providing 300x, 600x, 1200x magnification, which is adequate for viewing a variety of specimen types. This beginner microscope also features several user-friendly functions that enable convenient viewing. Instead of sliding the specimen around by hand, this microscope's mechanical stage permits enhanced specimen control on both X and Y axes. In addition to the LED illuminator under the stage, this microscope is equipped with a reflecting mirror that can light the specimen using a natural light source. Rotary focus control, battery-powered illuminator, and a lightweight frame help make this entry-level microscope ready for observations in the field or the classroom.