Reconstruction of theUffington Castle 8-07-2006 formation | |||||

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

2. |
Construct two inscribed nonagons (regular 9-sided polygons) of circle 1, one pointing to the left, one pointing to the right. | ||||

3. |
Construct the inscribed circle of nonagons 2. | ||||

4. |
Construct a circle, defined by the following two end-points of its centerline: the righthand intersection of circle 1 and the horizontal centerline, and the righthand intersection of both nonagons 2 just above the horizontal centerline. See detail. | ||||

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

6. |
Copy circle 4 five times, to the lefthand intersection of circle 5 and the horizontal centerline, and to the corresponding intersections of successively copied circles, as shown. | ||||

7. |
Copy circle 4 six times, to the righthand intersection of circle 5 and the horizontal centerline, and to the corresponding intersections of successively copied circles, as shown. | ||||

8. |
Copy circle 4 one more time, to the lefthand intersection of leftmost circle 6 and the horizontal centerline, and move this circle (copy and delete original) to its own corresponding intersection. | ||||

9. |
Construct twelve circles, all concentric to circle 8, passing through the centers of successive circles 6, 5 and 7, as shown. | ||||

10. |
Construct a circle centered at the righthand intersection of both nonagons 2 just above the horizontal centerline, tangent to the same centerline. | ||||

11. |
Copy circle 10 to the righthand intersection of the rightmost circle 7 and the horizontal centerline. | ||||

12. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the center of circle 11 (and of circle 8). | ||||

13. |
Draw 26 connecting lines, all from the center of circle 11, to the successive intersections of circle 12 with circles 8 and 9. Extend all these lines up to circle 3, as shown. | ||||

14. |
Construct a (small) circle centered at the righthand intersection of the largest circle 9 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to the nearest lines 13, as shown. | ||||

15. |
Copy circle 14 to the center of circle 11. | ||||

16. |
Circles 1, 3, 8, 9, 11 and 15, and lines 13 make up the necessary elements for the final reconstruction. | ||||

17. |
Remove all parts invisible in the formation itself. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

18. |
Colouring all areas corresponding to standing... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

19. |
...or to flattened crop, finishes the reconstruction of the Uffington Castle formation of 8-07-2006. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

20. |
courtesy the Crop Circle Connector photo by: Steve Alexander | The final result, matched with two different aerial images. The outer ring seems to be not exactly circular. | |||

photo by: The Crop Circle Connector | |||||

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Copyright © 2006, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||