Live stream 19:30 CET 28 March 2021
Review of further experiment recordings by volunteer DAVE, including some at higher frame rates and in some cases 2 cameras. Combined with new techniques I have developed to merge sequence frames, nearly complete tracks have been recorded revealing in breathtaking detail various forms of traces that do not behave like standard kinetic trajectories.
Some observations are similar to those by Ken Shoulders in 1983 and with data already demonstrated by many authors, including myself, the present imagery could provide explanations for the form of, so called, Strange Radiation tracks.
Some of the largest and most interesting features produced in VEGA experiments have been born on surface features or gaps between electrodes. In the image below which was also the title frame for the live discussion above, it appears that the oscillating emission is coming from the small gap between two brass plates that form part of the cathode.
I appears as if the track is only ‘lit’ when it is in the excited gas area and goes dark when it leaves, is it reflecting or re-emitting the light it is exposed to? Regardless, this recorded behaviour implies that it is not producing its own light. Moreover, despite being emitted from the gap between two plates on the cathode, it does not fly into the anode which is in the top left of the frame. The rest of the reactor enclosure is at cathode potential, together, this may suggest that whatever the track is made from, it is neutral. You can download the full resolution uncompressed 60fps sequence here.
In the below image, there are two emissions of similar type, diameter and velocity recorded on two cameras simultaneously, however, trace one is rotating at a higher rate than trace two. By simulating a further increase in rotation, the 3D path is a very good match for the 2D constrained SR track first presented in 2010 by Claude Daviau et. al.
In the video below (which you can view on youtube full frame), you can first see a sequence at 60fps and then at 30x slower (2fps). At the slower speed it appears that many of the traces are interacting with each other. You can download original here.