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Original poster: "Malcolm Watts" <m.j.watts@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

On 4 Apr 2005, at 8:45, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Steve Conner" <steve.conner@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>  >Please respond on the bizarre phenomenons...
> The freaky dots are caused by the light from your spark gap. Because
> you moved the camera a lot during the long exposure, they smear all
> over the frame. The spark gap light is not continuous but a series of
> very short flashes so that explains why it appears as a chain of dots.
> I've seen some similar dots in my pictures on this page
> http://www.scopeboy.com/tesla/t2tl.html
> but the camera was on a tripod in this case so the explanation must be
> different. I think the light was bright enough to confuse the camera
> chip or something.

I think it may be electrical interference ending up in the memory.
Note the regular dot pattern in the shot of your coil (regular
impulses occurring while the CCD was scanning?).


> Nice coil!
> Steve Conner