Tanner's p46
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Tanner's p46  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  41  
Bounding box  23×26  
Period  46  
Mod  46  
Heat  21.87  
Volatility  0.87  
Strict volatility  0.87  
Discovered by  Tanner Jacobi  
Year of discovery  2017  
 
 
 

Tanner's p46 is a period 46 oscillator that was found by Tanner Jacobi on October 20, 2017^{[1]} involving a pi running a small conduit containing a PT8P and PT38P.
Synthesis
Mark Niemiec posted a trivial 19glider synthesis of Tanner's p46 two hours after its discovery. This can be reduced to 15 gliders to produce a stator variant that replaces the two snakes with eater 1s.
Uses
David Bell used Tanner's p46 and a twin bees shuttle to build a period 46 glider gun:
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There are also various other guns that can be constructed by combining two of the oscillators themselves, one of which produces middleweight spaceships without any gliders required.
In June 2018, Nathaniel Johnston built a gliderless LWSS gun using three copies of Tanner's p46.^{[2]}
References
 ↑ Tanner Jacobi (Kazyan). Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
 ↑ Nathaniel Johnston. Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
External links
 Tanner's p46 at the Life Lexicon
 Tanner's p46 at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 41 cells
 Patterns with 41 cells
 Patterns found by Tanner Jacobi
 Patterns found in 2017
 Patterns that can be constructed with 15 gliders
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 41
 Oscillators with period 46
 Oscillators with mod 46
 Oscillators with heat 21
 Oscillators with volatility 0.87
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.87