Reconstruction of theBishop's Sutton 9-05-2005 formation | |||||

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

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Construct the circumscribed octagon (regular 8-sided polygon) of circle 1, with the midpoint of one side coincident with the righthand intersection of circle 1 and the horizontal centerline, as shown. | ||||

3. |
Construct the circumscribed circle of octagon 2. | ||||

4. |
Draw the two rays from the center of circle 1 to the righmost two angular points of octagon 2. | ||||

5. |
Construct the inscribed circle of the triangle formed by rays 4 and the rightmost side of octagon 2. | ||||

6. |
Copy circle 5 to the righthand intersection of circle 3 and the horizontal centerline. | ||||

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Draw a line from the upper intersection of circles 5 and 6 to the right, parallel to the horizontal centerline. | ||||

8. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of circle 1 and line 7, tangent to circle 5 at the near side. | ||||

9. |
Copy circle 8 to the righthand intersection of circle 6 and line 7. | ||||

10. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 6, tangent to circle 9 at the far side. | ||||

11. |
Copy circle 10 to the center of circle 9. | ||||

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Construct a circle centered at the intersection of the rightmost side of octagon 2 and line 7, tangent to circle 8 at the righthand side. | ||||

13. |
Copy circle 12 to the righthand intersection of circle 11 and line 7. | ||||

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Circles 1, 3, 9 and 13 together make up the reconstruction of the formation. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

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The reconstruction of the Bishop's Sutton formation from 9-05-2005 is completed by colouring the area corresponding to standing... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

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...or to flattened crop. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

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courtesy the Crop Circle Connector photo by: Steve Alexander | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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Copyright © 2005, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||