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Re: JHCTES Photos

Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>

Hi John,

I would have to agree with Terry about the shape. I've seen a fireball and
it was
a sphere and very bright. It was not from anything Tesla related. This occurred
25 years ago while ripping a wall plug out by the cord during a short circuit
condition. The cord ripped out of the back of the plug and a fire ball floated
horizontal to the floor all the way across the room (about 10 feet). When
it met
the wall, it disappeared. Probably a burning carbon molecule, but
nevertheless, a
fireball which could only be described in shape as a 1 inch sphere. I
suspect all
fireballs have a central source keeping the fireball burning until the
energy is
consumed or forced out. I doubt the next sparks out of a coil would cause a
fireball to extinguish as mentioned in the photos text.

Take care,

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
> Hi John,
> My guess is that it is a reflection of the spark gap in the lenses of the
> camera.  A dark background with a very bright light is perfect for
> producing these lens reflections.  Photographers have an official name for
> these but I forget it.  It does not seem bright enough or the right shape
> for a fireball.
> Cheers,
>         Terry
> At 10:57 AM 5/6/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> >
> >I have posted some photos taken in the late 1980's of some of my TC researh.
> >I was trying to plot the electric field strength around an operating Tesla
> >coil by photographing the corona. A high level lighting with black
> >background was used to show the filaments in the spark and the corona. In
> >one photo a strange object appeared "Fireball"? Click on the following
> >
> >      http://www.mgte-dot-com/tesla/
> >
> >John Couture
> >
> >-----------------------------------
> >