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virtual image

an optical image formed by the apparent divergence of rays from a point, rather than their actual divergence from a point
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  • This virtual image may be seen by looking through the lens toward the object.

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  • The other lens, the eyepiece forms a virtual image of this real image.

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  • When placed over the microscope ocular the divisions of this scale measure the actual size of the virtual image in millimetres.

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