Reconstruction of the2001 Old Shaw Village formation |
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1. |
Draw a circle. | ||||

2. |
Draw 16 rays, evenly distributed around circle 1. The formation has 8-fold symmetry. First, one eighth segment is reconstructed (except for the concentric circles), and only near the end, all relevant parts are copied and distributed. | ||||

3. |
Construct a circle tangent to circle 1 at the inner side on the right, and tangent to the two shown rays, the second above and the second below the horizontal centerline on the right. | ||||

4. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 3 at the near side. | ||||

5. |
Construct the inscribed square of circle 4. | ||||

6. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the intersections of square 5 and every second ray, starting at ray "1" (the one above the horizontal centerline on the right). | ||||

7. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circle 6 and rays "1" and "7". | ||||

8. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to line 7. | ||||

9. |
Copy circle 6 to the end-point of the horizontal centerline on the right. | ||||

10. |
Copy circle 4 to the intersection on the left of circle 9 and the horizontal centerline. | ||||

11. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 10 at the far side. | ||||

12. |
Extend all rays up to circle 11. | ||||

13. |
Copy circle 8 to the center of circle 10. | ||||

14. |
Construct two lines from the center of circle 1, tangent to circle 13 on both sides. Extend both lines up to circle 11. | ||||

15. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of the horizontal centerline and circle 11, passing through the intersections of the latter with lines 12. | ||||

16. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the upper right intersection of ray "1" and circle 3. | ||||

17. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circle 16 and rays "1" and "7". | ||||

18. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to line 17. | ||||

19. |
Copy circle 8 to the intersection of circle 18 and ray "1". | ||||

20. |
Draw two lines from the end-point of ray "1" (its intersection with circle 11), tangent to circle 19 on both sides. Extend both lines up to circle 1 (on the opposite side). | ||||

21. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of circle 18 and ray "9", tangent to both lines 20. | ||||

22. |
Copy circle 21 to the center of circle 15. | ||||

23. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 22 at the near side. | ||||

24. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the center of circle 13. | ||||

25. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 13 at the near side. | ||||

26. |
Construct the inscribed square of circle 11. | ||||

27. |
Construct the inscribed circle of square 26. | ||||

28. |
Construct the circumscribed 16-sided regular polygon of circle 1, pointing up. | ||||

29. |
Construct the inscribed square of polygon 28, such that angular points of both coincide. | ||||

30. |
Construct the inscribed circle of square 29. | ||||

31. |
Construct the inscribed square of circle 24. | ||||

32. |
Construct the inscribed circle of square 31. | ||||

33. |
Copy circle 1 to its intersection with the horizontal centerline on the right. | ||||

34. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circles 1 and 33 (the perpendicular bisector of the right half of the horizontal centerline of circle 1). | ||||

35. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to line 34. | ||||

36. |
Construct six circles, all tangent to both lines 20, centered at the intersections of ray "1" and circles 35, 32, 30, 25, 16 and 23, respectively. | ||||

37. |
Construct three circles, all tangent to both lines 14, centered at the intersections of the horizontal centerline on the right and circles 35, 32 and 27, respectively. | ||||

38. |
Copy the fifth circle 36, the one centered at circle 16, to the opposite, the intersection of the latter with ray "9". | ||||

39. |
Draw two parallel lines tangent to both (corresponding) sides of both circles, circle 38 and fifth circle 36 (see inset for details). | ||||

40. |
Trim away all parts of lines 39, except the upper right parts between circles 4 and 18. | ||||

41. |
Trim away from circle 3, the part on the right between both tangent points (on the rays). | ||||

42. |
Circles 13, 15, 19, 22, circle sets 36 and 37, lines 40 and arc 41 together form the parts of one eighth segment of the pattern. | ||||

43. |
Copy all parts mentioned in step 42 seven times and distribute them evenly around circle 1. Together with circles 1, 4, 6 and 8, these form all necessary parts for the reconstruction. | ||||

44. |
Trimming away all superfluous parts, and making black areas corresponding to standing crop, finishes the reconstruction of the 2001 Old Shaw Village formation. | ||||

45. |
courtesy The Crop Circle Connector photo by: Steve Alexander | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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Copyright © 2001, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||

Since 1-February-2005 |