the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Hessen

1.5 km (1.0 miles) SSE of Mainhausen-Zellhausen, Hessen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 134 m (439 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 50°S 171°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#1: Location of CP

(visited by Thomas Barthel and Hans-Peter Barthel)

25-Feb-2009 --

On the third day of my holidays in Germany I wanted to visit my third confluence point.

It is situated near the hometown of my parents. So I asked my father to join and to collect some new experiences of using a GPS device. We drove a short distance and reached Zellhausen/Mainhausen. The car can be parked near a cemetery in the south east of the village. From there it was a 900 meters walk through a forest to the confluence point location. The motorway is situated directly next to the cp location. So it is not a very quiet place.

It was after noon and the weather was good for the time of the year. So I did the necessary pictures. But in opposite of my first two CPs it was not possible to find the coordinates with a zero in the end for longitude AND latitude. The figures were jumping around the wanted point! Maybe I should invest in a better device or it’s the influence of the strong radiation of the near transmitter ‘DCF77’.

It was my first confluence point in Germany and I am sure it won’t be the last!

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#1: Location of CP
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: GPS
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