Re: observations (pulsed sparks)

In a message dated 99-10-23 08:22:56 EDT, you write:

> Actually what I observed was;  When I turn up my variac for the NST. the
> toroid will begin discharging slowly at first and emit sparks at about 1
> spark every second or so. As the variac is increased, the sparks become more
> rapidly discharged. When slowly discharging at a slow rate, I could watch
> the clear bulb dim during this discharge. Have I confused everyone yet??
>    George Stein


Does, the spark gap also fire every second or so in synch with the
toroid sparks?  Or does the spark gap fire continuously despite the
one-a-second toroid sparks?  This would be the harder-to-explain case

John Freau