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»Lagoglyphs: The Lepus Constellation Suite«
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© 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. Di

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Information
Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Eduardo Kac - »Lagoglyphs: The Lepus Constellation Suite«”. https://digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/lagoglyphs-the-lepus-constellation-suite.html (retrieved 2022-15-02). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Eduardo Kac - »Lagoglyphs: The Lepus Constellation Suite«}, url = {https://digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/lagoglyphs-the-lepus-constellation-suite.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2022-15-02}
Technology
Material
satellite broadcasting equipment and a parabolic dish antenna
Method
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
Descriptions & Essays
Eduardo Kac 30-03-2022
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.
Eduardo Kac: Lagoglyphs: The Lepus Constellation Suite, 30-03-2022, in: Archive of Digital Art
Literature
Paul, Christiane. »Life Encoded - The Communication Art of Eduardo Kac.« In Curatorial essay written for the exhibition, edited by n/a. Rio de Janeiro: 2010.
Kac, Eduardo. »Space Poetry.« http://www.ekac.org/spacepoetry.html.