Sombreros
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Sombreros  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  50  
Bounding box  18×11  
Period  6  
Mod  6  
Heat  5.3  
Volatility  0.25  
Strict volatility  0.25  
Discovered by  David Buckingham  
Year of discovery  1972  
 
 

Sombreros is a period6 oscillator that was found by David Buckingham in December 1972.^{[1]}^{[2]} Each half by itself is called a sombrero.
If the two sombreros are moved three spaces closer to one another then the oscillator's period drops to 4, and the result is just a less compact form of Achim's p4.
goldenratio found a 37glider synthesis of a sombreros variant in October 2020.^{[3]}
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References
 ↑ Lifeline Volume 8, p. 1
 ↑ Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
 ↑ goldenratio (October 3, 2020). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
External links
 Sombreros at the Life Lexicon
 50P6.9 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 50 cells
 Patterns with 50 cells
 Patterns found by David Buckingham
 Patterns found in 1972
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 50
 Oscillators with period 6
 Oscillators with mod 6
 Oscillators with heat 5
 Oscillators with volatility 0.25
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.25
 Patterns with rectangular orthogonal symmetry
 Seminatural periodic objects