Focus fusion movie with real ICCD images released
LPP worked together with the Focus Fusion Society to compile images from the experiment’s high-speed camera into an overall movie of what is happening when Focus Fusion-1 fires its capacitor bank.
LPP hopes to rent a camera that would take 10 images in sequence (aka a real movie) in a single shot. (Funding pending. The cost is $5000 per week to rent, $500,000 to own).
For now, a reminder that the images here were taken in separate shots to form the sequence shown. You may want to watch the DPF Film to compare these ICCD camera images with the representation of what is happening.
There is also a version of the ICCD image sequence without the frills:
Or even this animated gif.
The camera has been further adjusted since these images were taken, with a bigger window to get the full picture, so stay tuned for even cooler things to come!