Reconstruction of theStanton Bridge 8-08-2010 formation | |||||

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

2. |
Copy circle 1 to its righthand intersection with the horizontal centerline. | ||||

3. |
Copy circle 1 to the upper intersection of circles 1 and 2. | ||||

4. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circles 2 and 3. | ||||

5. |
Draw the connecting line between the upper and righthand intersections of circle 1 with circles 2 and 3. | ||||

6. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to line 5. | ||||

7. |
Copy circle 1 to its intersection with line 4. | ||||

8. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circles 2 and 7. | ||||

9. |
Copy circle 1 to its intersection with line 8. | ||||

10. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circles 2 and 9. | ||||

11. |
Construct a circle centered at the righthand intersection of circle 6 and the horizontal centerline, passing through the intersection of circle 6 and line 10. | ||||

12. |
Copy circle 11 to its upper intersection with circle 6, and move this circle (copy and delete original) to its own corresponding intersection. Repeat this 22 more times, relative to every last copied (and moved) circle, as shown. | ||||

13. |
Construct the inscribed regular 24-sided polygon of circle 6, by drawing the connecting lines between the intersections of each of the circles 11 and 12 with circle 6. | ||||

14. |
Draw the 24 rays of polygon 13, from the center of circle 1 to the angular points, and extend these rays upto circle 1. Number the rays counterclockwise from 1 to 24, starting with the righthand ray just above the horizontal centerline. | ||||

15. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circle 1 with rays 14 nrs. 1 and 12. | ||||

16. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the intersection of line 15 and ray 14 nr. 4. | ||||

17. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of circle 16 and ray 14 nr. 5, passing through the intersection of circle 16 and ray 14 nr. 20. | ||||

18. |
Extend line 8 upto the opposite side of circle 1. | ||||

19. |
Copy circle 17 to the intersection of circle 16 and line 18, and move this circle to its own intersection with line 8. | ||||

20. |
Copy circle 17 to the intersection of circle 16 and line 8, and move this circle to its own intersection with line 18. | ||||

21. |
Copy circle 16 to its own intersection with line 18. | ||||

22. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 20, tangent to circle 21 at the lefthand side. | ||||

23. |
Copy circle 22 to the center of circle 19. | ||||

24. |
Construct a "two-points" circle (defined by the two end-points of a centerline) between the intersections of ray 14 nr. 13 with circles 6 and 20. | ||||

25. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the intersections of ray 14 nr. 1 with circles 6 and 19. | ||||

26. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 24, tangent to circle 22 at the lefthand side. | ||||

27. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 25, tangent to circle 23 at the righthand side. | ||||

28. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of circle 22 and line 8, passing through the center of circle 17. | ||||

29. |
Copy circle 28 to the center of circle 24. | ||||

30. |
Copy circle 28 to the center of circle 25. | ||||

31. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the lefthand intersections of ray 14 nr. 13 with circles 24 and 29. | ||||

32. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the righthand intersections of ray 14 nr. 1 with circles 25 and 30. | ||||

33. |
Construct a circle centered at the lower intersection of circle 20 and the vertical centerline, tangent to ray 14 nr. 19. | ||||

34. |
Copy circle 33 to the lower intersection of circle 1 and the vertical centerline. | ||||

35. |
Copy circle 1 to its upper intersection with the vertical centerline, and move this circle to its own corresponding intersection. | ||||

36. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the upper intersection of circle 35 and the lower intersection of circle 34 with the vertical centerline. | ||||

37. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the center of circle 35 and its upper intersection with the vertical centerline. | ||||

38. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the center of circle 37 and the lower intersection of circle 34 with the vertical centerline. | ||||

39. |
Copy circle 38 to the center of circle 34, and move this circle to its own upper intersection with the vertical centerline. | ||||

40. |
Draw the seven connecting lines between intersections of circle 6 and the following pairs of rays 14: nrs. 15 and 9, 13 and 7, 11 and 5, 9 and 3, 7 and 1, 5 and 23, and 3 and 21. | ||||

41. |
Draw the seven connecting lines between intersections of circle 6 and the following pairs of rays 14: nrs. 8 and 14, 10 and 16, 12 and 18, 14 and 20, 16 and 22, 18 and 24, and 20 and 2. | ||||

42. |
Circles 1, 6, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 36 and 39, and lines 14, 40 and 41, are used for the final reconstruction. | ||||

43. |
Remove all parts not visible within the formation itself. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

44. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

45. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the Stanton Bridge formation of 8-08-2010. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

46. |
Courtesy the Crop Circle Connector Photo by: Olivier Morel | The final result, matched with the aerial image. The fit is reasonable or good in most places. | |||

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Copyright © 2010, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||