p61 Herschel loop 1
|p61 Herschel loop 1|
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|Number of cells||3549|
|Discovered by||David Buckingham|
|Year of discovery||1996|
P61 Herschel loop 1 is a period-61 Herschel loop oscillator constructed by David Buckingham on August 6, 1996, being the first period 61 oscillator to be discovered. At the time, 61 was the minimum-period Herschel loop constructible and makes heavy use of eater 2. With the discovery of eater 5 and some related eaters, this minimum was reduced to 57, and periodic conduits enable the construction of period 56, 55 and 54 oscillators.
- David Buckingham (October 12, 1996). "My Experience with B-heptominos in Oscillators". Paul Callahan's Page of Conway's Life Miscellany. Retrieved on November 9, 2020.
- "Stable glider reflector and Herschel tracks" by Paul Callahan