NST Star Mode

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Mark Rowley
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NST Star Mode

Post by Mark Rowley » Tue May 14, 2019 3:15 am

This is the best star I could muster up with a 15kV NST. The diff pump pulls way too deep of a vacuum so constant throttling was required to keep the star from extinguishing. Being a shunted power source the maximum voltage I could attain was just over 8kV. The star in the pic was at about 43 mTorr. Any lower and the NST was useless at maintaining a plasma. I’ll be getting the X-ray transformer assembled over the next few weeks.
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Re: NST Star Mode

Post by Richard Hull » Tue May 14, 2019 4:34 am

A very nice star. Few folks ever get this nice of a star image, unless they actually are doing fusion.

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