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The coordinates for this cache are “hidden” in the stereo graphic image to the left. In order to pick out the last three digits of the latitude and the longitude you will need to look at the graphic using the technique called cross-eyed stereo vision. When stereofused the last three digits of the latitude will appear, maybe 1/4 inch, closer to your eyes than the plane of the screen. The last three digits of the longitude will look a bit farther away than the plane of the screen. To determine the correct order of the numbers that appear above and below the screen, arrange them in the order that they appear when scanning from the top of the graphic to the bottom of it. Higher up on the list = sooner in the order.
To see the 3D effect, start by aligning the left and right black dots until you see three of them. The center one is two that are fused. Force them into focus. If it is not, then try, try and try again. Possible headaches aside, the more you try the better you will get at it! Don’t worry; your eyes will not stick in the cross-eyed position! When properly aligned you should see three boxes. Pay attention to the flashy middle one. Many colors will appear ghost-like, coming and going. That in fact will make the job of stereo fusing the two blocks more of a challenge, hence the rating of difficulty on this cache. [NOTE: it’s always easier to do this when the graphic is small. It may be easier to copy the graphic to a Word document then adjust it to shades of gray.]
I’m sure there are ways to get around the stereo viewing technique. Since the reason for this cache is to teach people how to stereofuse two images to see in 3D w/o having to use special glasses, I do not think anyone should claim this as a find unless they get the coordinates in the way I intended them to be obtained. If you do succeed tell us about the experience when you post your log.
Shown to the right here is one of the many cross-eyed viewing 3D images I’ve taken. Click on it. I greatly exaggerated the depth. If you like what you see and are a premium member, take a look at this “off-topic” thread I started.
In the cache you may find anaglyph glasses. Take one per family please. They are red/cyan. If you trade for a pair, make sure to go to this website! Try Googling anything with the word anaglyph and see what you can find. After viewing for a few minutes take the glasses off and look around the room first with your left eye then with your right eye only. Another neat thing to do is when looking at a crater on Mars, reverse the colors for each eye. Stare at it for a few seconds and it should turn into a bump!
Here is one of my favorite anaglyph images of Mars.
Good luck! Click on the Earth for a coord verification.