Subj: Eltanin Info
Date: 7/24/01 1:05:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time
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Asteroid Eltanin Fell into the Antarctic Ocean / NAO
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Eltanin (T-AK-270) was launched on 16 January 1957 by Avondale Marine Ways, Inc., Avondale, La. She was turned over to
Military Sea Transportation Service in October 1957 for operation in a noncommissioned status. On 23 August 1962 her
classification was changed to T-AGOR-8.

 ELTANIN (Gamma Draconis). Because it was the pole star during a time of ancient
               Egypt, Thuban is the most famed star of Draco, the Dragon, and justly received Bayer's
               Alpha designation even though at bright fourth magnitude it is hardly the constellation's
               brightest star. That honor goes to bright second magnitude (2.23) Eltanin in the Dragon's
               head, which nevertheless was called Gamma even though notably brighter (by half a
               magnitude) than the other bright star of the head, Rastaban, which became Beta. The
               star's importance, however, is seen in its name, which stands for the whole constellation,
               from Arabic meaning "the serpent." The star is prominent for several other reasons as
               well. It is the closest bright star to the "winter" side of the "solstitial colure," the circle in
               the sky that passes through the poles and winter and summer solstices, the star lying
               almost exactly 75 degrees north of the winter solstice in Sagittarius. Eltanin's high
               northerly position also takes it nearly through the zenith, the point overhead, as seen from
               London, causing it to acquire the now obscure name "zenith star." As a result the star
               was heavily studied. In attempting to find stellar parallax, the annual shift in stellar
               position caused by the shifting position of the orbiting Earth (from which we get stellar
               distance), in 1728 James Bradley discovered in "aberration of starlight," which is caused
               by the velocity of the moving Earth relative to the speed of the light coming from the star.
               The discovery once and for all proved that Copernicus was right and that the Earth truly
               does move around the central Sun. Eltanin is also moving toward us, and will make a
               close pass at a distance of 28 light years 1.5 million years from now, when it will be the
               brightest star in the sky and will rival our current Sirius. Physically, Eltanin is a cool (4000
               Kelvin) class K orange giant shining from 148 light years away with a luminosity 600
               times that of the Sun, its only marked characteristic a slightly low iron abundance.
               Calculations from the temperature and luminosity as well as from the measured angular
               diameter agree that the star is 50 times the solar diameter, a bit over half the size of
               Mercury's orbit. As a giant it is dying, its days of core hydrogen fusion long over.
               Beginning life as a star with a mass about 1.7 times that of the Sun, it is now probably
               slowly increasing in brightness as it prepares to fire its internal helium.

Betrifft: "Nature"-Publication: "Geological record and reconstruction of the late Pliocene impact of the Eltanin
                asteroid in the Southern Ocean" (Erscheint am 27.11.1997, 6658, vol. 390, S. 357-363)

Eltanin Asteriod impact:

This is important: forward to Charlie at Elfrad:


Subj: Sleuth: more on Eltanin Antenna
Date: 7/24/01 12:35:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Kent: I had the Eltanin Antenna at my site back when Raphiem first analyzed it's location at Then when Whitley covered the story at Undiscovered Country, I had already studied the related links.

This is the most I could find related to Eltanin. Yet another antenna was found in Alcocebre, but most likely no photos exist. BUT: either way, it HAS to be the antenna metal can't be scratched. (Just like Roswell UFO metals?) I already asked Bruce Cathie: he said he didn't know of any other photos of Eltanin-type antennas.

That LUMMI ISLAND slant oughta hit real close to home, eh, Kent? That egg thing baffled me. I'll keep looking for EGG stuff.

I have the coordinates for the original Eltanin antenna, if anyone can't find them fast enough.

UFO sighting in Alcocebre 07/26/1970:

Eltanin-type antenna found in Alcocebre ('Four on the Floor' section):

Eltanin-type antenna found in Alcocebre (In Spanish):

Tenthmuse link mentioned Lummi Island.
EGG object in Lummi Island, Washington:

Subj: Eltanin Antenna thoughts
Date: 7/24/01 8:04:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time

In looking at the pictures and letting my mind wander about its
apparent construction, I was struck by the positioning of the
"radials"(horizontal elements) and the apparent globes on the end
of them. That assumes that they might *be radials*. Frankly, water
usually makes for a wonderful radial/ground plane medium. Ask
any Ham Operator who has operated a Field Day station near a
sizeable body of water. But, in looking at the elements I was struck
by the fact that the Eltanin Antenna *might not be a ground plane

You might notice that the horizontals form something of a spiral,
the way that their ends are positioned. Perhaps, the purpose of the
antenna is not at all for horizontal propagation of radio waves at all.

Consider the possibility that due to the age of the picture, and the
relatively unsophisticated state of the art of photographic
equipment, at that time, that we are missing the fact that the
Eltanin Antenna is in fact a Helical Antenna, a highly directional
antenna, that gives very high gain in an extremely directional
pattern, in both transmission and reception. What I propose that
we might not be seeing is some form of wire-type element that
spirals up the mast, held away from the mast by the horizontal
elements and mounted on the end globes, which may be some
form of large insulator, to withstand extremely high RF output in a
conductive medium like seawater.

Such an antenna would be very directional and focused, but on
what or where, for it would be focused outward from the earth. Not
being much at maths, past the odd addition and subtraction,
perhaps one of the more mathmatically adroit sloothZ can divine
what frequency range the antenna would operate within, if the
height of the structure is known.