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science space and astronomy# How do you calculate the size of an object under a microscope?

Last Updated: 18th January, 2020

**figure**the estimated

**length**ofthe cell. If the number of cells is 50 and the diameter youareobserving is 5 millimeters in

**length**, then one cell is0.1millimeter long. Measured in microns, the cell would be1,000microns in

**length**.

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Consequently, what unit of measurement is used to measure the size of a specimen viewed under the microscope?

Micrometre, also called micron, metric **unit**of**measure** for **length** equal to 0.001 mm, orabout0.000039 inch. Its symbol is μm. The micrometre iscommonlyemployed to **measure** the thickness or diameterof**microscopic** objects, such as microorganisms andcolloidalparticles.

One may also ask, what is actual size? The **Actual Size** is the exact **size** ofyourair filter, and the **true dimensions** when you measurethelength, width, and Depth (thickness). The **ActualSize**typically includes a fraction number within the**dimensions** -for example: 19 1/2" x 19 1/2" x3/4".

how is bacterial size measured?

**Bacteria** are **measured** in unitsof**length** called micrometers, or microns. One millimeterisequal to 1,000 microns; it takes about 25,000 microns to makeupone inch (2.5 centimeters). Some **bacteria measure** onlyonehalf a micron.

How do I determine the size of an image?

- Step 1: Multiply the detectors number of horizontal pixelsbythe number of vertical pixels to get the total number of pixelsofthe detector.
- Step 2: Multiply total number of pixels by the bit depth ofthedetector (16 bit, 14 bit etc.) to get the total number of bitsofdata.