Sluder, G. and Nordberg, J.
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The first part of this chapter provides basic background information on how microscopes work and some of the microscope issues to be considered in using a video camera on the microscope. In this we do not intend to reiterate the material covered in the chapters by Ernst Keller on microscope alignment and by Jan Hinsch on mating cameras to the microscope; the material outlined here is intended to provide an introduction to these more detailed presentations.