Phantom Streams as Proof
Of Kinraide Photographs
Appearance of Kinraide's "Filiciform Discharge" from an
electrograph I made in 2005
Original glass photograph of Kinraide's Filiciform Discharges
An inverted image of my photo
In their normal diffused state when produced by a Tesla Coil, Phantom
streams appear as faint straight discharges moving perpendicular from
the discharge electrode,
or the extents of
spark or brush discharges (when present). This electrograph
was made with two charged wires from a bipolar Tesla Coil.
In their more refined state, Phantom Streams appear as thick positive
branches. In the above photo there is a glimpse
of the branches that I've now become quite familiar with.
branches match Kinraide's original glass plate negatives exactly in
shape and appearance. To the naked eye, they appear to be the
same, but with high speed electrographs
such as this the exact appearance confirms this.
A high resolution scan of the original photo
The next step will be to decipher the meanings of the beautiful
characteristics of these discharges.
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(C) Jeff Behary, 2010