Lagoglyphs: The Lepus Constellation Suite


Eduardo Kac, Lagoglyphs : The Lepus Constellation Suite (2009)
5 engraved and painted steel discs (20 inches diameter each) with lagoglyphic interstellar messages transmitted to the Lepus Constellation on March 13, 2009 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Disc #1 is in the collection of Alfredo Herzog da Silva, São Paulo.

Disc #2 is in the collection of Monique Pignet, Paris.

Disc #5 is in the collection of Virgile Novarina, Paris.


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The five lagoglyphic interstellar messages transmited to the Lepus Constellation, 2009.

These five lagoglyphic messages were transmitted towards the Lepus Constellation (below Orion) on March 13, 2009 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Based upon its stellar characteristics and distance from Earth, Gamma Leporis (part of the constellation Lepus) is considered a high-priority target for NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder mission. The transmission was accomplished through satellite broadcasting equipment and a parabolic dish antenna.

Lepus Constellation [Gamma Leporis star] is 29 light-years from Earth. Kac's messages will arive in 2038.


Disc #3

Transmission characteristics are as follows:

Date: 13 March 2009

Time: 7:15 PM EDT US

Transmission Duration: 5:00

Transmission Origination:
North Latitude: 28° 23' 18"
West Longitude: 80° 36' 18"

Transmission Direction:
Azimuth: 135 degrees
Elevation: 75 degrees

Transmission Frequency: 6105 MHz

Transmission Polarity: Vertical

Transmission Bandwidth: 36 MHz

Transmission Power: 500 Watts

Transmission Equipment: High-powered klystron amplifiers connected by a traveling wave-guide to a five-meter parabolic dish antenna

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