Microscopy is the use of a microscope for the observation of samples. For my observations I use a Luminoptic Binocular Digital Compound Microscope, which has an inbuilt camera which connects to a computer via a USB cable. This allows me to take both pictures and videos, as well as use the conventional optics for ease of viewing. This microscope also has a maximum magnification of 1000x with oil immersion. I generally collect my samples in plastic sample jars, and use slides and cover slips.