Date of publication: 2017-08-22 23:38
Deliberations are expected to resume Friday morning. If Campbell is convicted of first-degree murder, he could face the death penalty. Superior Court Judge Henry Hight told jurors they also could consider a lesser charge of second-degree murder.
6) Learn to spot a few constellations and maybe a planet or two with the naked eye. If you can't point to M97, how do you expect to able to point a telescope (which has a much narrower field of view) there?
"Eric Campbell had no intent to rob, to hurt, to steal. when his father killed the Faulkners," Durham said in his closing argument. "His only goal was to survive."
Ramsden and Huygenian are 7-element eyepiece designs. While simple, they exhibit narrow fields of view, have numerous aberrations, and terrible edge correction. Generally supplied only with the least expensive telescopes. While not of much use visually, they make good solar projection eyepieces (. you can risk 'em). About $75-$95.
Is the primary function of a telescope really to make things look bigger? Not necessarily. The primary function of a telescope is to gather light. The more light a scope gathers, the more powerful it is. And remember, telescope apertures are circles, and the areas of circles increase with the square of the radius, so moving up in aperture, even modestly, can yield big results. Our hypothetical 7X55 binoculars (above) gather over twice the light of the 7X85's, even though they look about the same size. Put another way, the owner of an 65" Schmidt-Cassegrain who decides to upgrade to a 67" will see a 99% increase in light-gathering ability. Not bad for a 7" increase, eh?
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5) You don't need more than 8 or 9 carefully chosen eyepieces in your collection at first. The minimum quality you should consider are Kellners (and their offshoots). A barlow is useful tool for doubling your collection at minimal cost.
Authorities say Campbell and his father, Edward Watson Campbell, stormed into the Faulkners' home in northern Granville County, robbed them, killed them and set fire to the house before fleeing in both the couple's Chevrolet Silverado and a stolen SUV.
Eric Campbell, 79, of Alvin, Texas, is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, second-degree arson, robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, financial card theft, identity theft and two counts of cruelty to animals in the Dec. 86, 7569, deaths of Jerome Faulkner, 78, and his wife, Dora Faulkner, 67.
The star parties also come in handy when I DO want to look through a big scope. I just look through someone else's. This way, I get my share of "big gun" observing time and I don't have to deal with the hassle of set up and break down.
Astronomy is a lot like that. The probability that a telescope will be used is inversely proportional to its size. This seems to apply to just about everyone, regardless of experience. I've carried on a correspondence with a fellow astronomer. He has an 68" "Luxo-Dob", I have a tiny TeleVue Ranger. Our conversations tend to go something like this:
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The defense has maintained throughout the three-week trial that Eric Campbell suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. That left him incapable of standing up to his father to prevent the carnage in the Faulkners' home.