Can Crusher in Operation!

Here are some cool pictures taken when we fired the Can Crusher...

This is a picture of a gas discharge tube that was inserted into the coil of the Can Crusher. You can see as the can crusher fires, there is a concentration of plasma near the coil. You can also notice the cathode spot on the needle shape electrode.
This picture was taken by a double exposure. The first exposure was taken in the dark while the spark gap of the Can Crusher triggered. The second one was taken in normal conditions. Note the the copper coil was shorted for some reason which also gave a gorgeous spark around it.
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