Simkin's p60
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Simkin's p60  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  70  
Bounding box  33 × 31  
Period  60  
Mod  60  
Heat  32.8  
Volatility  0.92  
Strict volatility  0.92  
Discovered by  Michael Simkin  
Year of discovery  2015  
 
 
 

Simkin's p60 is a period60 oscillator consisting of two B60 conduits. It is the smallest known emu. Due to the fact that in order to directly liberate the first natural gliders the period must be 69 or above, two eater 5 variants must be used to suppress the FNG before it hits the next Herschel.
In other similar situations where the gliders must be removed even more quickly, a sparker such as the p6 pipsquirter can be used instead, but an eater 5 is much more compact and works just as well in this case. Using mazing to eat the gliders reduces the minimum population to 58 at the expense of increased bounding box, discovered by iNoMed in May 2023.^{[1]}
(click above to open LifeViewer) RLE: here Plaintext: here Catagolue: here 
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References
 ↑ iNoMed (May 22, 2023). Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 70 cells
 Periodic objects with minimum population 70
 Patterns with 70 cells
 Patterns found by Michael Simkin
 Patterns found in 2015
 Patterns that can be constructed with 36 gliders
 Oscillators
 Oscillators with period 60
 Oscillators with mod 60
 Oscillators with heat 32
 Oscillators with volatility 0.92
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.92
 Patterns with 180degree rotation symmetry
 Emus