54P17.1
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54P17.1  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Oscillator type  Billiard table  
Number of cells  54  
Bounding box  15×13  
Period  17  
Mod  17  
Heat  3.9  
Volatility  0.24  
Strict volatility  0.24  
Discovered by  Dean Hickerson  
Year of discovery  1997  
 
 

54P17.1 is an unnamed period 17 oscillator. It was the first period 17 oscillator to be found, and was discovered by Dean Hickerson on April 27, 1997.^{[1]}^{[2]} In terms of its 54 cells, it had been the smallest known period 17 oscillator for 17 years until discovery of honey thieves in September 2014.^{[3]} It has one wellknown variant, 71P17.1, which is shown below. This oscillator is related to 42P10.1.
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References
 ↑ "Life Credits". Retrieved on April 5, 2009.
 ↑ "Game of Life Status page". Retrieved on April 5, 2009.
 ↑ "Class 2 Objects Catalog". Retrieved on April 5, 2009.
External links
 54P17.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 54 cells
 Patterns with 54 cells
 Patterns found by Dean Hickerson
 Patterns found in 1997
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 54
 Billiard tables
 Oscillators with period 17
 Oscillators with mod 17
 Oscillators with heat 3
 Oscillators with volatility 0.24
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.24
 Unnamed periodic objects