Name the important parts of a compound light microscope and also give their functions.

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Illuminator or source of light, condenser (focuses light through the specimen to be seen), eye piece or ocular lens (which magnifies the image formed by objective the lens), body tube (transits the image from the objective lens to the ocular lens), objective lenses (primary lenses that magnify the object), stage (the platform that holds the slide), diaphragm (which controls the amount of light entering the condenser), coarse focussing knob (for major adjustments) fine focussing knob (for precise adjustments).

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