Reconstruction of theLoose Bottom 28-05-2004 formation | |||||

1. |
Draw a circle. Draw and extend the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||||

2. |
Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 1, pointing up. | ||||

3. |
Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 1, pointing down. | ||||

4. |
Construct the circumscribed circle of the lowest triangle, enclosed by triangles 2 and 3. | ||||

5. |
Copy circle 4 to the center of circle 1. | ||||

6. |
Copy circle 4 to its lower intersection with the vertical centerline. | ||||

7. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 6 at the lower side. | ||||

8. |
Draw the three rays of triangle 3, from the center of circle 1, and extend these up to circle 7. | ||||

9. |
Copy circle 4 to the intersection of circle 7 and the lower ray 8. | ||||

10. |
Copy circle 4 two times, to the intersections of circle 7 with the other two rays 8. | ||||

11. |
Draw the connecting line between both intersections of circles 4 and 6. | ||||

12. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of circle 1 and lower ray 8, tangent to line 11. | ||||

13. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 12 at the near side. | ||||

14. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 12 at the far side. | ||||

15. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 9, tangent to circle 12 at the upper side. | ||||

16. |
Copy circle 15 two times, to the centers of circles 10. | ||||

17. |
Extend rays 8 up to the outer sides of circles 15 and 16. | ||||

18. |
Copy circle 12 six times, to the intersections of circles 15 and 16 with circle 14. | ||||

19. |
Copy circle 12 three times, to the intersections of circles 15 and 16 with lines 17 (extended rays 8). | ||||

20. |
Circles 1, 5, 9, 10, 13, 18 and 19 make up the constituent parts of the reconstruction. These circles are all fully visible in the formation itself. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

21. |
Colour all parts, corresponding to standing... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

22. |
...or to flattened crop. This finishes the reconstruction of the Loose Bottom formation of 28-05-2004. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

23. |
courtesy the Crop Circle Connector photo by: David Russell | The final result, matched with the aerial image, shows a good fit on most places. | |||

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Copyright © 2004, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||

Since 1-Februari-2005 |