Reconstruction of the 2016 Nursteed Farm formation | ||

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

2. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon (regular 6-sided polygon) of circle 1, pointing up. | |

3. |
Construct a "two-points" circle (defined by the two end-points of a centerline) between the midpoint of the righthand side of hexagon 2 and its upper righthand angular point. | |

4. |
Copy circle 3 to the center of circle 1. | |

5. |
Copy circle 3 six times, to the angular points of hexagon 2. | |

6. |
Draw the ray of circle 1 from the center to the upper righthand angular point of hexagon 2. | |

7. |
Copy circle 3 to the lower lefthand intersection of the upper righthand circle 5 and ray 6. Move this circle (copy and delete original) to its own corresponding intersection. | |

8. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the center of circle 7. | |

9. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 8, pointing up. | |

10. |
Copy circle 3 five times, to the other angular points of hexagon 9. | |

11. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 4, pointing up. | |

12. |
Construct the inscribed circle of hexagon 11. | |

13. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 12, pointing up. | |

14. |
Construct the inscribed circle of hexagon 13. | |

15. |
Copy circle 14 six times, to the centers of circles 5. | |

16. |
Construct a circle centered at the upper intersection of the upper circle 10 and the vertical centerline, tangent to the upper circle 15 at the lower side. | |

17. |
Copy circle 16 to the upper intersection of upper circle 5 and the vertical centerline. | |

18. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 17 at the upper side. | |

19. |
Copy circle 16 to the top of hexagon 2. | |

20. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 19 at the upper side. | |

21. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 20, pointing up. | |

22. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the righthand intersections of circles 4 and 12 with the horizontal centerline. | |

23. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the center of circle 22 and its righthand intersection with the horizontal centerline. | |

24. |
Copy circle 23 six times, to the angular points of hexagon 2. | |

25. |
Construct three pairs of parallel lines, each tangent to circles 24 at both sides, from three angular points of hexagon 2 to the three opposite angular points, as shown. | |

26. |
Construct six pairs of parallel lines, parallel to the sides of hexagon 2, each tangent to circles 24 at both sides, as shown. | |

27. |
Copy circle 23 to the intersection of the righthand side of hexagon 9 and the horizontal centerline. | |

28. |
Construct two circles concentric to circle 7, tangent to circle 27 at both sides. | |

29. |
Copy circles 28 eleven times, to the centers of circles 5, and to the other angular points of hexagon 9. | |

30. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to the outer circle 28 at the lower lefthand side. | |

31. |
Copy circle 23 two times, to the top and upper righthand angular point of hexagon 9. | |

32. |
Construct a pair of parallel lines, parallel to the corresponding side of hexagon 9, tangent to circles 31 at both sides. | |

33. |
Repeat steps 31 and 32 five times, for the other angular points and sides of hexagon 9. | |

34. |
Circles 12, 15, 18, 28, 29, and 30, hexagon 21, and lines 25, 26, 32, and 33, are used for the final reconstruction. | |

35. |
Remove all parts not visible within the formation itself. | |

36. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... | |

37. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the 2016 Nursteed Farm formation. | |

38. |
The final result, matched with the aerial image. |

Copyright © 2016, Zef Damen, The Netherlands |