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CASSIOPEIA IN UENO PARK

A cache by Puttsun, Keiko and Fuchy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/13/2004
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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(Description in Japanese here: [visit link])

According to ancient greek history
Cassiopeia is bound to her chair and forever circles the pole with her head downward.
A fitting punishment by the Nereids (Sea Nymphys) for her boast of being more beautiful than all the Nereids.
The treasure of Cassiopeia is located at the north pole star. It is your task as a geocacher to find the treasure and help Cassiopeia to access her treasure box.

If you look up on heaven, you can easily locate the constellation from its five most prominent stars that build the heaven's W.
These five stars in smaller scale are located in Ueno park and they mark Cassiopeia's
A: toes
B: knee
C: waist
D: heart
E: right hand

How do you find these locations?

Locate stars B-E in Ueno park from the picture supplied in order to complete the whole W.
Start at the position that you get from the coordinates of this cache
N35 42.711 E139 46.447 (WGS84).
See the biggest guy with his dog. What is the direction in which he is looking. From that direction point B is found by turning left by about 140 degrees in a distance of about 300m.
Go there and find the stone (see picture) of the museum located here. Log the coordinates with your GPSR.
Walk towards the zoo of Ueno. On half way you are on the centre of Ueno park.
Find the stone given in the picture and log its coordinates (C). Its exactly in the middle of squares.
Continue your walk towards the huge symmetric building with tiles on the roof.
Before you cross the road in front of that building you find a metal plate on the ground (see picture). This is point D. Measure its coordinates.
Greek history is the end of your hike through Ueno park. When you turn left along the road in front of the huge museum, after about 200 meter you find an ancient subway station with greek columns (see picture).
Measure the coordinates when you stand in front of that building.
This is point E and you managed to find the right hand of Cassiopeia.
Cassiopeia would like to move her hand towards her treasure. but she is bound to her chair. So you have to help her.

Do you know, how to find the pole star after locating the heavens W?
You see that the points (A-E) that you have logged build a W.
Its best that you now transfer these points on a piece of graph paper or a map. Read the hint, if you do not know the construction of pole star (point N).
(You can use the map by GSI [visit link])
Go to N and find Cassiopeias treasure!
Be aware that due to measurement errors your construction might yield a point that could be a bit apart from the cache. So, best is that you print and bring the photo of the environment and the photo of the hiding place (marked by an arrow) with you.When logging, please report here, how far away you have been from your calculated point.

Initial Cache content:
Kuma-kuma; geolutin
Silver Ring
Gemstone-Ankh
Chorker
Rosary
Pachinko-ball
Bell
Little Bear-keychain
Log Book and 2 Pencils (please don't take out)

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svaq cbvag S juvpu vf gur pebffvat cbvag bs yvarf N-O naq Q-R.
Qenj gur yvar guebhtu S naq P. Gur cbyr fgne A naq gur pnpur vf ba guvf yvar
naq gur qvfgnapr S-A vf svir gvzrf gur qvfgnapr S-P.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

  • Position of the polestarYou can find the treasures of the queen here. Same as the image of stones of B-E, You should beteer to bring this image.
  • stoneB-EThe stones B-E are shown here. You would better to print this image and bring with your hunting.
  • The environment around the polestarLooking around the polestar, you will see this view.

180 Logged Visits

Found it 145     Didn't find it 16     Write note 18     Needs Maintenance 1     

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