Electric Eclipse


On the grounds of Steve Dodder's Stone Haven Observatory, purple sparks leap into the air from a Tesla coil, generating a corona reminiscent of a solar eclipse. The electrode is an ordinary aluminum pie plate!

To see Steve's own photos of his Tesla Coil, please visit Steve's web page.

Date: February 23, 2001
Time: ~9pm MST
Location: Maricopa, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 on fixed tripod
Film: Kodak E200 Pro slide
Lens: 50mm
Aperture: unrecorded
Exposure time: unrecorded (several seconds)
Scanned with Nikon Coolscan LS-10E

Revised: June 3, 2001
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